Job: Butler / Cook, Johannesburg, Johannesburg

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General Information

Job title:
Butler / Cook
Job location:
Johannesburg, Johannesburg  0000 South Africa
Requisition code:
838 SA
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Job Description

A professional family residing in Johannesburg, South Africa requires the appointment of a flexible and presentable Butler, Chauffeur & Cook.

?The principal's extensive home is currently serviced by two housekeepers and an all-round gardener & maintenance man. A Butler & Cook is required to join and lead this team for all services need in the private residence areas, business meeting areas and guest accommodation on the property.

A very flexible candidate who can commit to the role as Butler (both corporate & private to the principal), has proven experience & references on his or her cooking ability and has managed a private home in all aspect before may expect a very competitive remuneration package.

Varied duties including chauffeuring & catering for receptions are required over and above the normal day to day management of all services rendered in the home.

Professionalism, Qualifications, Experience and Confidentiality will be prioritized in the screening process and appointment.


Fluent command of English in verbal and written communication
Honest and Trustworthy individual with a pro-active mind set
Detail oriented with the ability to manage: Housekeeping, Cooking, Laundry & Ironing, Deep Cleans
Extensive experience in similar position within a luxury private family residence
High level of experience in a Housekeeping position with cooking ability
Flexible and able to accommodate principle and guests schedule
Service orientated and highly skilled
Certified Qualification and experience in house management/ hotel management / guest house management

Duties & Responsibilities

Planning cleaning schedule and tasks in different parts of the property
Managing and scheduling periodical deep cleans, as well as daily cleaning of the property
Managing a VIP wardrobe
Managing laundry department
Ensuring upkeep of porcelain, crystal, gold and silverware
Maintaining and inventory of cleaning products and materials
Flower arranging & plant care
Overseeing stock and supply operations in regards to cleaning products and supplies
Managing the purchase of fresh produce
Maintaining and inventory of fresh produce
Creating and cooking of weekly menu's with the private chef
Managing cleaning and upkeep of hygiene standards within the kitchen
Breakfast, lunch and dinner preparation with short notice _ assisting the private chef
Dinner service duties during receptions and special occasions
Geared towards general hygiene and cleaning standards set by family
Managing of service providers and deliveries with security a priority
Stock control
Working within a budget, expense reporting and admin
Client concierge and meet & greet services during and after office hours
Chauffeur responsibilities when and where required during the daily schedule
Room preparation to hotel standard based on principle and guests schedule

Other details
Very good salary for the most suitable candidate.
All travel expenses, meals and accommodation may be included.
Own vehicle _ for which maintenance and travel will be covered.
Completely flexible schedule _ in accordance to the Principal's requirements with short notice

Job Requirements


Experience working as a Butler in a private residence _ Min 3 years.
Fluent English (additional languages would be a plus)
Cooking and Housekeeping experience - with Certificates may be advantageous
Dynamic, friendly yet professional person with kind and honest attributes who values the discretion required
(Job number: 3765180)
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