Now Hiring: Marcus Samuelsson, Top Chef, Hill Country
Photo by Claire Dollan
(Horribly Unappealing) Job of the Week:
Private Chef - Hamptons
**Experienced in a private setting**
Very professional, full uniform
Looking for class, creativity, and beautiful presentation
Familiarity with Vegan diets and Macrobiotics a plus
Meal planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation, clean-up
Must be able to plan and prepare meals with very little direction
Work Fri, Sat, Sun through Labor Day
Family of 5, frequent entertaining
Must provide own tranportation to/from Hamptons
Salary based on experience
PLEASE send resume in Word format
Marcus Samuelsson, whose African cookbook, The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa, won the James Beard Award for International Cookbook of the year, is looking for a general manager for his "African-inspired" restaurant, Merkato. The restaurant will have 175 seats and will be in the Meatpacking District. It is set to open in September. "Addis Merkato" is the name of Africa's biggest open-air market, located in Ethiopia, where Samuelsson was born.
Tasca is getting set to open for brunch, and they're looking for "strong line cooks."
A new Italian place, Accademia Di Vino, is opening on the Upper East and is holding open calls for all front- and back- of house positions.
Michael's needs a host. Perhaps you can discreetly hand out your clips with the menu?
Top Chef is holding an open call for the fourth season on July 22nd at Craftsteak. You can start by sending a photo, resume, and some sort of personal statement to: email@example.com.
Hill Country is packed every night and needs a line cook/sous chef. Here's the weird part: The wine list, which Peter Meehan (in an otherwise rave) called "an afterthought," will soon be completely Texas-sourced.