Domestic Staff

Finding the perfect candidate for your domestic roles is made all the easier with AmeriExpert– we handpick our domestic candidates to fill your criteria.  With all the staff referenced where possible, you can be assured that you will have your pick of the very best..

It could be a pro-active, multi-tasking Domestic Couple to take care of your country residence, or perhaps a modern, capable House Manager to take charge of multiple properties around the world. We are happy to help Clients with any level of private household staffing needs

Read more about the different positions we could fill below

Chef/Cook

A Chef has typically attended a culinary school and can prepare a variety of gourmet foods from appetizers to desserts. There are many levels of Cooks from a very good family-style Cook to those who can prepare gourmet meals. Chefs / Cooks prepare detailed menus and food for the family and social events. A Chef / Cook may also prepare meals for the staff. The Chef / Cook is responsible for anything food or kitchen-related, including organization, clean up and grocery shopping.

 

Domestic couple

A full charge household team. Typically a married couple, usually one person is responsible for the inside of the home: cleaning, cooking, shopping, menu planning, laundry, serving and overseeing the daily activities of the house. The other person is responsible for the outside grounds, gardening, light maintenance, repair and maintenance of machinery and automobile care. In more formal situations, Couples may only oversee the inside of the house. Housing is usually provided.

Chauffeur/Security

A Chauffeur will typically be responsible for driving family members and guests to social and professional appointments. He or she is also expected to care for the vehicles, making sure they are always clean and operating properly. A Chauffeur may also be required to run errands and assist the employer in his or her home or office. Many Chauffeurs protect clients when in public and help maintain their privacy. He or she is usually physically fit, trained in personal protection techniques and martial arts and may be required to carry a firearm. Chauffeur / Security hours often vary, so flexibility is important.

Houseman/Handyman

A Houseman is usually responsible for the heavy housework, such as cleaning the hardwood and marble floors, vacuuming and polishing silver and brass. He may be required to care for the front entry area of the house and the walkways. In a home where there is only a Houseman, he typically does what a Housekeeper would be required to do. A Handyman has full charge of both the outside and inside maintenance of the home. Typical duties include general repairs, painting, gardening, plumbing, carpentry, overseeing workmen and scheduling annual repairs.

Caretaker / Gardener

A Caretaker’s responsibilities can overlap with that of a Houseman / Handyman. A Caretaker also oversees the care and repair of the automobiles and other equipment such as lawnmowers, snow blowers, etc. SomeGardeners have a degree in horticulture, and take care of formal gardens, lawns, shrubs, flowers and other gardens. The Gardener also supervises any outside vendors who come on the grounds and orders supplies and equipment for the estate. A top of the line Gardener would have knowledge of insecticides and chemical application. Many have greenhouse experience as well.