The private chef is a pillar of their employer’s home. Under no circumstances may the pillar groan, tremble or crack. The peace and security entrusted to him or her will be sacrificed if this should happen.
Even the most masterful chef must admit there are occasions where something does not go according to plan or unforeseeable events make demands upon the evening. It is natural to feel stress or be intimidated by the responsibility and expectation from time to time. However, the dining experience is as dependent upon the conduct of the chef as it is the presentation of the dish. A perfect bite, despite its initial flavor and undertones, will be undermined if the chef is visibly struggling.
Cool composure and warm reception must always be at the ready in the presence of the employer or their guests. After all, the ability to create a dish or craft a menu is not the extent of the responsibility entrusted to the chef. The private chef is an accent to the overall living experience. This experience will be poisoned by an individual who is panicked to return to the kitchen or cross when they appear in the dining room.
It is essential that circumstance does not intrude upon dining. A private chef should not allow anything to change the demeanor their employer prefers. The experience that a qualified private chef has will inspire a confidence that the situation is always well in hand. A truly impressive chef will never let on to any concern and will maintain the reputation of someone who is comfortably in control.
No matter what may change, this expectation is constant.
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