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Cooks, Private Household - 35-2013.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Personal Chef (CPC)
  • Personal Chef
  • Personal Private Chef
  • Private Chef

SOC Occupation Groups

35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
35-2000 Cooks and Food Preparation Workers
35-2010 Cooks
35-2013.00 Cooks, Private Household

Related Occupations


  • Cool, package, label, and freeze foods for later consumption and provide instructions for reheating.
  • Create and explore new cuisines.
  • Direct the operation and organization of kitchens and all food-related activities, including the presentation and serving of food.
  • Keep records pertaining to menus, finances, and other business-related issues.
  • Peel, wash, trim, and cook vegetables and meats, and bake breads and pastries.
  • Plan and prepare food for parties, holiday meals, luncheons, special functions, and other social events.
  • Plan menus according to employers' needs and diet restrictions.
  • Prepare meals in private homes according to employers' recipes or tastes, handling all meals for the family and possibly for other household staff.
  • Serve meals and snacks to employing families and their guests.
  • Shop for or order food and kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Specialize in preparing fancy dishes or food for special diets.
  • Stock, organize, and clean kitchens and cooking utensils.
  • Travel with employers to vacation homes to provide meal preparation at those locations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Cook foods.
  • Coordinate activities of food service staff.
  • Create new recipes or food presentations.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Plan menu options.
  • Plan special events.
  • Prepare breads or doughs.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Serve food or beverages.
  • Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Culinary Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Enlisted Aide (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Food Service Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Marine Aide (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Nutrition Care Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Public Quarters Enlisted Aide Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Cook