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Whether you’re too busy to grocery shop and cook, have special diet or health considerations that require careful meal planning and preparation, or want to enjoy or share delicious cuisine with friends and family, a Park Cities personal chef gives you more time to savor foods you love. Each meal is made to your specifications in the highest accordance with food and health regulations, and chefs provide clear instructions for food stored for later consumption. Forget crowded restaurants and noisy patrons – any dish you desire can be prepared with the highest quality ingredients right in your home.

Hire a Personal Chef

Park Cities at Home’s personal chefs work with households of every size, giving adults and families the option of enjoying delicious cuisine from the comfort of their own homes. Our multi-step screening process sees only 10% of candidates chosen, so both your chef and dishes will be the cream of the crop.

Duties of a Personal Chef

Our chefs are attentive, creative, problem-solvers with a passion for cooking delicious meals for a wide range of palates. Regardless of dietary restrictions or nutritional requirements, they work with clients to create dishes and meal plans that they will enjoy. A personal chef’s duties don’t start or end with cooking meals – they also take care of shopping, preparing and storing ingredients, and cleaning up the kitchen once a meal is served and complete, so clients have more hours in the day to work or relax. Park Cities at Home screens candidates that are skilled, reliable, trustworthy, and personable, so they can also cater for small gatherings of family and friends while elevating the atmosphere. 

Our Screening Process

There are many in-home staffing candidates, but working with Park Cities at Home provides reassurance that each candidate you consider is qualified and experienced. The recruiting process begins by casting a wide net across many mediums, including print, web, and sourcing candidates directly. Each candidate then has to go through Park Cities at Home’s intensive screening process, eliminating most applicants. This ensures that our clients do not have to spend any time sifting through applications or worrying about qualifications. You can make one call and rest assured that we will quickly find you the best household staffing candidates for your needs.

  • 1. Experience and pre-qualification review
  • 2. Screening interview
  • 3. References checked and former employment verified
  • 4. Two-step background checks –
    • a. Level 1 background check (pre-screening): Basic Identity Research (SSN issuance information and names associated with the SSN in consumer reference files), Multijurisdictional Criminal Records Database Search, and Driving History (driving record from the state in which the individual is licensed).
    • Level 2 background check (run on the candidate when you make a job offer): US Department of Justice sex offender website search, DPS criminal record database, county criminal checks under all names in all counties associated with the person in the past seven years, and criminal searches under all names in each federal district associated with the person in the past seven years
  • 5. Highest level of education verified

Also available per client’s request at an additional cost: 5-panel drug screening.

Why Park Cities at Home?

Park Cities at Home has been serving clients since 1994, and our expert team provides comprehensive services for your home. Our benefits to you are:

  • Personal Service: Park Cities at Home is known for being extremely responsive, providing excellent customer service, and our personalized matching.
  • Expertise and Experience: Our veteran staff know the industry standards and can provide you with expectations for your position, minimizing miscommunication with your household employee.
  • Exceptional Candidates: All candidates are have completed an extensive screening process. We also do customized recruiting for each position.
  • Longevity of Placement: Our tried and true processes, including trial time, a household employment contract, and review forms forms, greatly increases the length of placements.
  • Post-Placement Support: Our replacement guarantee, quarterly check-ins, and our ongoing availabilty for problem solving / coaching ensure that we will continue to stand by the success of your placement.
  • Depth of Services: The agency places a range of household staff, giving you one call for all of your in-home staffing needs.
  • Reduced Overall Cost of Employment: We save you money by reducing your time spent in screening, providing you with only qualified candidates, a proven household employment contract, and decreased chance of turnover.

To start your household staffing search, begin a client application.

Membership Fee:

To begin the search for any of our household staffing positions in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, there is a membership fee of $300.

Placement Fee:

When you hire household staff for your family, a referral fee of 20% of the candidate’s gross annual compensation* will be due. All referral fees are non-refundable and are due after an offer has been extended and accepted. All fees are payable by ACH, check or major credit card.

*Total Annual Gross Compensation is based on 52 weeks in a year.
**Credit card fees over $1,000 will be subject to a 3% third-party payment processing fee.

Replacement Guarantee/Discount Schedule:

Time After Initial Placement

0-120 days
121-180 days
181-270 days
271-365 days
After one year

Percent Discount


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