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How to prepare for your interview with a chef

Have you always wanted for you and your family to eat healthier, but found little time to learn how to cook healthy meals? It can often be difficult to conjure up delicious, healthy plates when you're busy working all day and driving your kids to extracurricular practices. However, you can solve this problem by hiring a professional chef.

A professional chef can typically cook a range of different foods and adhere to a family's dietary and health restrictions. If you are going to hire a cook, you need to know how to interview him or her. Here's how we suggest preparing:

1. Create a plan
Discuss with your family what you want the potential chef to accomplish. Do you want the professional to cook new types of meals or stick to traditional dishes? Would you like the chef to focus on cooking healthy meals or ones that mainly just please your family's taste buds? These types of questions will help you bring the right person on board.

2. Ask questions that dig deep into their background
The types of questions you ask is critical to hiring the best employees. Ask ones that will help you learn more about the candidate. Here are a few questions The Balance suggested:

  • What made you want to become a chef? 
  • Could you discuss your education and training more in depth?
  • What is your management style?

Other questions you could ask include:

  • What style of cooking do you feel most comfortable with?
  • Have you ever cooked for children before? Or people that have strict diets?
  • Can you describe a really difficult situation and how you overcame it?

If you're planning on interviewing a chef, don't hesitate to prepare diligently. Doing so can help you hire a great professional that can cook for your family for years to come.

If you're looking for chef jobs or want to hire a personal chef, contact Colonial Domestic Agency today!