As stated in the FAQ file, the availability of cooks for
private hire is very much a function of the strength of the local economy.
unemployment runs anywhere from 5% to 25%.
, unemployment is very low (around 3%). We
import labor from those other countries. Chefs are very well paid on the island,
but I have a local lady who will cook a dinner for you & family (which I
recommend). She offers great service. Our guests have hired her with excellent
results. Carolyn buys the food, drives herself to the house, prepares, serves
and then cleans up afterwards. It is a real luxury to have dinner served to the
adults on the patio after Carolyn has fed the children and they are watching a
movie in the house. There are many great restaurants on the
…. you will want to try them.
If you have a special dinner and want something more grand; contact
caterer- does many weddings for my guests)
My personal view on hiring a full-time cook (I have
had them before on other islands)…I felt obligated to hang around for
lunch/dinner instead of going to the great restaurants…and not all in the
group are ready to eat a big lunch/dinner at a specific time. I also was
having strangers in the house while we were at the beach or shopping. That
island has a ton of crime, as opposed to
. I would rather the house be locked
when we are not there. Same with daily maid service; however our maid (Sharon)
is very trustworthy and has cleaned Cayman Sands for over 5 years with nothing
missing. She is available for extra maid-service for about CI$25/hr.