How to hire a cook for home in Mumbai
India is a diverse country. Each region has its own language and culture. And consequently, each region has its distinct style of cooking. For eg. Gujarati style of cooking rotis is different from Marathi style and Konkani style of cooking fish is different from Bengali style. Therefore, it is tricky to find a suitable cook for your home. This is more pertinent in a city like Mumbai where people from all corners of the country migrate to earn a living.
Based on our experience of hiring hundreds of cook maids for our clients at JobNukkad, we present some points here that will help you to hire a cook for home as per your requirement
1. Interview questions to be asked:
2. Practical Trial:Ask the cook to prepare a dish that she knows well. Observe her speed of cooking. Finally, taste the dish and let her know if it is different from your preferred taste. Observe how flexible she is to incorporate your suggestions. If the dish is largely ok and the cook is receptive to suggestions, this item on the checklist is ticked.
3. Job Description:
4. Salary discussion:Salary to be offered to the cook will depend on the following factors:
Generally, in Mumbai the salary for a domestic cook who cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids is Rs 6000 per month. There is a premium to be added in South Mumbai.
Remember, don’t be too stingy with your Cook. Rs 500- Rs 1000 is not a big amount for you but it may be all that she will be able to save every month.
Now, the next question is how to source candidates who may be interested for your job. Broadly, there are three sources: