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Cook housekeepers
Live-in Live-out Full-time Part-time London Country Overseas

Our cook housekeepers have over 4 years' relevant experience and have been interviewed and checked by us.
Their skills vary from cooking meals for the children and the family or for dinner parties and other social events.
We provide cook housekeepers who live-in or out of their employer's houses.
We have over 40 years' combined experience of recruiting in the household staff sector.
We are happy to advise on current salaries and benefits.
We are often able to introduce you to suitable candidates within hours of your enquiry.


We insist that our cook housekeepers have over 4 years' experience of working in a private household and, in most cases, they have considerably more. With reference to housekeeping, we may, in exceptional cases, accept hands-on and supervisory experience in the hotel sector. We interview them to assess their skills and personality. Wherever possible, we check their recent references by talking directly to previous employers. If you wish, we will carry out a free DBS [formerly CRB] check. Before presenting candidates to clients, we ask ourselves a simple question - "Would we employ this person in our home?".


A cook housekeeper will prepare good, wholesome meals for the family. In many cases, they are able to cook for small dinner parties or social events too. We tend to describe their culinary skills and the cuisines they are familiar with on their CVs. Often, they will prepare meals for the freezer or for 'heating up' on your return from work.

When not preparing meals, they will, at the very least, clean the house and wash and iron clothes. Some have the ability, if time is available, to care for special floor and kitchen surfaces, look after antique furniture and other special items, shop for groceries, deal with tradesmen and contractors, look after pets and babysit. In other words, ensure the smooth running of the household. Please visit the Job descriptions page for a full list of duties.


A live-in cook housekeeper needs to have special attributes as it is not easy to have a complete stranger living in your house. For example, previous experience of living-in, the capacity to respect your privacy, the art of discretion and the ability to merge seamlessly into the family's routines. On top of this, the 'chemistry' between employer and employee has to be absolutely right to ensure a long-term employment. At Massey's Agency, we make no apologies for taking time to talk to you so that we get to know the type of person you are looking for and the skills they need to bring with them.

We are happy to advise you on current salaries and benefits.


A live-out cook housekeeper will work either full-time or part-time [a minimum of 3 hours a day] to suit your requirements. As a London-based agency, we tend to attract those who wish to work in the Greater London area and some parts of the Home Counties. For this reason, we are generally unable to recruit live-out cook housekeepers outside this area. If you are not sure we cover your area, please call us on 020 3033 0000 and we will quickly check our database of candidates. We are happy to advise you on current salaries and benefits.


We have over 40 years combined experience in this sector so, if you are looking for a household staff agency that will introduce well-matched, professional cook housekeepers to you, often within hours of your enquiry, then please make Massey's Agency your first choice. Call 020 3033 0000 now, or leave a message at and we will call you back. In doing so, we believe you will be impressed by our knowledge, standard of service, attention to detail and, above all, friendly manner.