Couple position • Private Villa • Live in • Chef/ Housekeeper|Belgium

Belgium - Bruges Shore Based Villa

29 Nov 2021

Belgium - Bruges

Shore Based Villa

Couple Position Villa

Permanent

1

3 - 5 years

4000 - 4000 EUR


Full Driving License (International), Driving License (National)

Laura Mauzac l contact@marinescence.com

About the Villa

It is a beautiful large Villa located in the historical part of the city of Gand, in Belgium.

The owners are from Belgium (Belgian Flemish Community).

The Winter Villa is composed of 7 bedrooms. The private part of the villa is around 1800m2 and the distillery part of the winter Villa around 1200m2. 

The family counts 5 people: the parents and their three children (they are all adults and studying). 

The family has 2 large properties, one is a Summer property and one is a Winter Villa. These two villas are close to one another. The owners use these two Villas, depending on the season of course. 

In the summer villa, there is a Portuguese couple working for the owners. Therefore, they are looking for a couple for their winter villa. 

The project

At the moment, there are no staff in the winter villa, 2-3 employees are working in the distillery. 

The winter villa is located in the historical center of the city of GAND. 

The owners use the winter villa from mid October till May.

The villa is build in a very historical style with very large rooms, there is 1 interior garden and 1 interior swimming pool. 

The owners have a dog.

This is a Live in position.

We are looking for a Couple who is used to work together and who will take the position ASAP of being:

  • Chef/ Cook
  • Head housekeeper

The duties of the Chef/ Cook will be as follows:

  • You will cook very light and healthy cuisine, the owners are all sporty
  • The 2 owners generally have soup in the evenings for instance, or something light to eat.
  • 2 children out the 3 children are vegetarians, however, the children are all studying abroad ; they come from time to time to visit the family.
  • The husband likes more traditional dishes and cuisine 
  • Sometimes, the owners receive family, friends or business guests, therefore, they want a more formal and refined cuisine style to host their receptions. 

The duties of the Head housekeeper will be as follows:

  •  You will be in charge of the Housekeeping 
  • Groceries and food provisioning, all kind of purchases for the Villa needs as per maintenance products for instance
  • Laundry: the clothes of the owners and the villa's laundry 
    • take care of all the duties in regards to the Laundry generally speaking
    • Basically, you will in charge of all the clothes and all the linen when the family is around and all the linen of the Villa such as towels, bathrobes, bath mats, bed sheets, pillowcases, kitchen cloth, table cloth, etc...
    • You will be in charge of washing them and cleaning them, removing possible stains, drying them, ironing them, checking that they are in a perfect state before folding them in wardrobes or putting them on hangers in the dressings. 
    • You will also be in charge of ironing all the linen and the clothes. 
    • You will be in charge of cleaning the wardrobes and the dressings. 
    • You will be in charge of putting the clothes and the linen within the proper wardrobes and dressings. 
    • You also need to clean the handbags and the shoes before putting them back in the wardrobes. 
    • You will  be in charge of putting/changing the bedsheets on all the beds, depending on the frequency given by the owners. The beds must always be immaculate and in a perfect state.  
    • You will also be in charge of contacting the dry cleaners for specific clothes that can not be washed by hand or in a washing machine but need specific treatment and ask them to come and collect them.
  • There are different materials in the house, such as marble, crystal, silverware, noble materials. Therefore, we need someone who is used to work with these materials and have experience, delicate to be able to do the job properly. 
  • Generally speaking, the winter villa is easy to maintain even if it is very big
  • Welcome external subcontractors 
  • Check that they are working properly that they do not damage anything
  • Call external subcontractors if needed when you see something is not working or suffering of dysfunction. 

The Couple will be living in the winter house, on the 3rd level, in a beautiful apartment of approximatively 100m2 including 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and 1 large living room. You are not fed. No animal ideally.

Desired profiles 

  • You must be organised, experienced, friendly, fidelity , loyal and positive attitude. 
  • Fluent in English, ideally Flemish Belgium speaking 

For the Chef:

  • Significative experience in VIP Villas as a Chef
  • Significant experience as a Head Chef or as a Chef
  • Extensive knowledge in Italian cuisine, mediterranean cuisine, healthy cuisine
  • You must be very autonomous and able to report and respect your hierarchy in the same time. 
  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about cuisine and likes to work in private villas. Previous experience as a Head Chef or as a Chef is MANDATORY. 
  • You are comfortable in all ways in a kitchen.
  • You are comfortable with safety and hygiene processes
  • You are positive and flexible, able to react under demand.
  • You are a smiling person, you like to work in a team and you are discrete. You have a positive attitude. 
  • You are always on time and present well, you have a real sense of human relations and communication comes with an ease to you.

For the Head Housekeeper: 

  • You must be very autonomous and able to report and respect your hierarchy in the same time. 
  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about service and likes to work in private villas. Previous experience as a housekeeper or as a Head Housekeeper is MANDATORY. 
  • You are comfortable in housekeepingservice and laundry
  • You are multi task and flexible, able to follow the processes that are already implemented and able to be reactive when facing something unusual. If someone in the team needs help, you need to be hands on. The team is very close, and everybody, even the Villa Manager work hands in hands. 
  • You are a smiling person, you like to work in a team and you are discrete. You have a positive attitude. 
  • You are autonomous but you know to work in a team. 
  • You are always on time and present well, you have a real sense of human relations and communication comes with an ease to you. 


Salary: 4000 euros net/ month for the couple, negotiable 

You will work less in summer and you will just be doing housekeeping and maintaining. 

Declared Belgian contract with 38/40 hours per week.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please go to our website www.marinescence.com and register, if you haven't already done it. All applications registered via a marinescence profile will be taken into account.
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