No, you should never pay any charges for getting a cook job in Chennai. We have heard of many cases from domestic cooks where they have paid money to agents for getting a cook job, and lost their money without getting a job. Agents are supposed to charge the employers for placing a candidate.
In today’s world, you can use the internet to find a job easily. Portals like jobnukkad.com will give you multiple options where cook job openings are there. You don’t need to visit any office. You will be connected directly with the employer and you can negotiate with them without any middleman.