- Joined Apr 18, 2002
I recently interviewed for a private chef job in New York City and am fairly certain I did not get the job because we were at odds over my salary. (I actually haven't heard back, but it's been a while). The position would have entailed making dinners Mon-Thurs (approx 6 hours a day for shopping, cooking, cleaning) for a family of 5, which sometimes would be a family of 8. There were also kids who would need slighly varied meals. I asked for $40 an hour and they acted like that was unreasonable. This job would take a fair amount of time in terms of menu planning and because I cater dinners and small parties as well, it would cut into that business. For those of you who've done this kind of thing, can you tell me if I was way off in what I asked for? (Remember, it's NYC so everything costs more). They did mention the possibility of a beneifts package through their corporation (the nature of which is unclear to me...) so I might be willing to go down a little if that were the case. But how much??? I must retain some dignity and make it worth my while...Thanks.