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Working as a Private Chef in Switzerland

Switzerland is an attractive place to live for a variety of reasons and it’s also a great place to work. Switzerland has one of the best economies in the world and has been voted one of the best places to live in Europe.

Salaries are generally higher in Switzerland compared to other European countries, however, this is necessary as it is also one of the most expensive places to live in Europe. Workers in Switzerland are generally considered to have a good work/life balance and the average working week is 40 hours Monday - Friday. Swiss cities are also regularly ranked as having among the best quality of life in the world.

There can be challenges at first when working in Switzerland, just like any other country, differences in culture and language can be difficult. It’s important to do some research prior to taking a job as a private chef in Switzerland to ensure that you know a little bit about the culture and the Swiss lifestyle.

Food preferences and cooking styles are likely to be different in switzerland therefore research needs to be carried out so you are aware of Swiss cuisine. Another challenge at first may be with finding good food suppliers and getting a good relationship with them, carrying out research prior to starting your new job can help with this.