Help interviewing a personal chef

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by loguy, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. loguy


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    Hi All,

     My wife and I are in the process of hiring a personal chef to cook for us a few times a week (the chef will only cook 1-2 days per week, but will also prepare meals for us to finish cooking the other days).

     I am seeking advice on what I should ask them to prepare as a "test" dish to evaluate their abilities.  In reading the "professional chef forum" I saw some interesting posts on methods they use to evaluate new prospects, but I do not have the skill level to break down if someone makes the perfect omelet or not :).

     I am wondering what a reasonable request is to ask of someone interviewing that would allow us to gauge their level of skill?