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I do cook vegetables, I just might not eat as many as you. My fridge is stocked with veg this week, so I'll have some good stuff to practice with.
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I don't want to be too hyperfocused, either. Perhaps a tasting of end of summer dishes using ingredients native to different cultures, starting with Spain, ending with America, maybe?

It's an advantage if she was just there. A lot of local dishes are pretty simple, and small tweaks can really make big changes. Plus, she own have an easily point of departure. Also, it's not hyper-focused, just plain old focused. It provides an interesting narrative, and would help facilitate her talking about her trip, which is a big bonus, since everyone loves to talk about themselves.
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related to private chef'ing, but unrelated to mm; how easy is it to get a private chef job? You guys make it sound like they're in pretty high demand?I think it looks like me and my little family of 2.5 are gonna move to NY instead of Tokyo, I'm thinking my lady could maybe look into being a private chef since she has the 2 year diploma in French from CB and a bit of cooking time... she can obviously cook Japanese and some other things as well, so she'd have a decent repertoire to offer NY people, but really, is it that bad of a job, or are there good gigs as well? If it's that bad, I don't want to subject her to that kind of bullshit for $50,000-80,000 NY dollars.
It really isn't that bad. Definitely use a good agency for placement. People who have complaints generally don't go through a reputable agency or they don't have the right mentality/temperament for the job.The right agency is important. The agency I used convinced me I needed a house manager and sent over some resumes. I received the very impressive resume of a gentleman who had been with Larry Page and Sergey Brin for 8 years as their 'private office' manager. Basically he coordinated everything in their lives, right down to purchasing their aircraft, homes, cars, hiring and firing, creating budgets and schedules as well as procuring anything they needed/wanted. Had I not gone through a high quality agency I would have never encountered him. I didn't decide to meet (salary requirement: $350k yr +bonus, living allowance, and benefits) with him but it opened my eyes to the sort of individuals who choose to work for someone in that kind of capacity.Agencies like that one will want to do a thorough interview/background check but beyond that, if the person is a good cook, has great references and has a service mentality it isn't usually difficult to place them with someone they will enjoy working with. Remember she would be interviewing her employers as well and there is usually a trial periodIf you think she would really be interested in doing it send me a PM and I'll suggest an agency or two. The two agencies I have used handle placements all over the world and can probably assist in helping her decide if it's something that will work for her.

350k/yr to be someone's personal assistant? damn... What the hell was on his resume?
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350k/yr to be someone's personal assistant? damn... What the hell was on his resume?

This isn't as simple as being an assistant. He would be in charge of managing someone's staff, houses, purchasing, budgets etc. No different than being the CEO of a small company. Just with a much nicer budget

Resume was stellar and he is now working for another technology billionaire
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350k/yr to be someone's personal assistant? damn... What the hell was on his resume?

The guy is a majordomo.
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Feigon Hamilton has a reasonable amount of info on household/family office staffing
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