Subi Kumari

6 things to keep in mind when hiring a cook for home

February 10, 2023

5 min


“One cannot think well, love well or sleep well if one hasn’t eaten well.”

-Virginia Woolf

In a world that’s always on the run every minute of the day, one doesn’t have the time to cook healthy meals for themselves. As a result, there is a growing need for home cooks, from an individual staying away from home to a family of working members.

Here are some of the essential points that one needs to keep in mind when hiring a cook:

1. Look for a cook nearby

Find a cook in your area. Hiring someone who stays nearby makes it easier for them to commute to your house, reducing absenteeism and the number of leaves.

2. Experience

Nobody knows your food preferences better than you. So, search for an experienced cook who is open to feedback and suggestions. A professional cook is essential to ensure healthy food and hassle-free kitchen management.

3. Verification

Like any other professional setup, you should carefully check your cook’s Government ID and police records before hiring. Besides, you should never hesitate to provide the cook with your verification details either. Proper verification of both parties will help you build a trustworthy relationship with them.

4. Trial

This step is vital to understand the experience of the cook that you want to hire. Some people have special requirements. For example, some want to eat simple oil-free meals all the time; others want to try multiple cuisines, etc. It also helps you ensure they follow health, hygiene and safety guidelines. Book a trial with the cook to ensure that you both are on the same page.

5. Number of Leaves

You must talk about the number of leaves your cook wants to take in a month. It will help in avoiding any chances of misunderstanding in the future.

6. Number of People and Salary

When you hire a cook for home, it is possible to have guests over. Therefore, you must be honest about how many guests the cook may expect every month. You should also clarify the number of people they will cook for and discuss their monthly salary accordingly.

Apart from these six points, ensure your cook comes from a reliable reference, so there are no chances of a poor experience.

ChefKart is an online food-tech platform that provides professionally trained multi-cuisine home cooks to hire for a month, a party or one-time cooking while keeping the points mentioned earlier in mind.

We give you the option to book a trial before hiring a cook. All the cooks are professionally trained and verified. Their skill assessments happen from time to time, making them dependable and more efficient.

To book and learn more, visit here


Subi Kumari

She is an exceptional individual with a diverse range of skills, and a love for literature, art, and life. With a strong academic background in English Literature and Public Administration, she offers a unique perspective to her work, blending creative expressions in painting, poetry, and cooking. Her passion for the mountains and deep connection to life's extremities is mirrored in her vision of the world, making her an invaluable addition to our team.

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