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If you suffer from a food allergy, every meal can be an ordeal. The constant monitoring, researching and planning of nutritious meals – that are still tasty enough for your family to eat – can become really stressful. That’s why people are turning to Gem’s House Consultancy to alleviate some of the stress of preparing meals for themselves and their families.

Selective chefs at Gem’s House Consultancy have extensive experience in the food allergy sector, and have spent countless hours researching substitutions, reading labels and sourcing a mouth-watering selection of ingredients to satisfy their clients’ needs. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience in creating dishes for people with food allergies and intolerances, Gem’s House Consultancy chefs enjoy experimenting with new foods and recipes to avoid mealtimes becoming monotonous, creating delicious yet nutritious dishes for all to enjoy.

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As a food connoisseur, enjoying the traditional food and delicacies from the places you visit is always a must. Experiencing the richness and diversity of new places is a way to better understand the world and the context that we live in.

Nevertheless, we know that travelling to places like Abu Dhabi or Dubai, either for business or for a longer period, might involve a change in your day-to-day routine. Hiring a private chef is a great idea, not only to maintain eating healthily in your new location, but also to enjoy the best dishes from luxury Michelin Star chefs.

We have come up with a list of tips for hiring a private chef abroad.

Communication is Key

At Gem’s House Consultancy we have a range of Michelin Star chefs experienced in a wide range of courses, specialities and cuisines. However, if there is a cuisine that is your preference, we can help match you with a chef who specialises in that cuisine specifically.

We all have our own expectations, likes and dislikes or allergy requirements, and we are here to listen to you, help you and guide you with your new hire. This way, we will ensure a safe environment for you and the best satisfaction with the service.

Consulting With Your Current Private Chef

If you currently employ a private chef, it is of great benefit to consult with them to learn in greater detail your preferences and any other recommendations they can offer for hiring a new potential private chef abroad.

Like any new hire, there is a period of learning. While there may be a geographical distance between your current chef and your new hire, ensuring open communication and introducing them virtually can speed up the learning process.

Staying Open Minded

Travelling abroad is an extraordinary opportunity to have new experiences, blend in with the local culture and try new food. Hence, we highly recommend you to be open to the chef’s recommendations. With experience in the best restaurants in the world, they will share with you their experiences and the best recipes for you to enjoy your time abroad to the utmost. This way you will discover new dishes, and your experience in Dubai or Abu Dhabi will be enriched to new levels with their local cuisine for the period you are there.

It is also essential to be mindful of cultural differences, foreign delicacies and ingredients, and that some special requests won’t be able to be fulfilled when you are abroad.

Assessing Your Budget

Private chef costs abroad may vary compared to what you have paid previously. For example, some may charge per meal, per month or per hour.

In this case, it is crucial to know how they charge and price ingredients whilst taking the exchange rate into account.

Your essential household staff have played an enormous role in your day-to-day in the UK. You understand the value of a robust support system, as your team of excellent household staff has shown you. It has allowed you to juggle various priorities within your professional and personal life, so why should your international life be different?

As relocating may not be as easy as we wish, hiring essential staff when living abroad is an investment in yourself and your home life. And with your international team prepared, they will be a great advantage in assisting you to move smoothly through this transitional period. Whilst fitting seamlessly into your daily routine, they will provide you with support and union between your estate or property.

Give Domesticated Opportunities To Those Who Desire To Work Within A Household

Over the last century, there has been a more positive attitude towards household employment, which plays an essential role in running a busy home. Maintaining organisation, cleanliness and order within a large property takes efficiency, time and skill.

There’s a whole world of employees who desire to work within a household. For example, our private chefs, personal assistants, housekeepers and nannies etc are just a few professionals with expert knowledge and experience. At Gem’s House Consultancy, we provide an extensive range of staff ready to effortlessly fit into your international home.

Essential Staff to Consider Taking Overseas

The right housekeeper will oversee, manage and be responsible for the upkeep of the household. This essential staff member will liberate you from tedious cleaning procedures and keep on top of the organisation within your home whilst you enjoy life overseas.

Your housekeeper’s responsibilities will relieve pressures such as laundry/ironing, cooking, wardrobe management, unpacking/packing of suitcases, errands, cleanliness maintenance etc. Essentially your housekeeper is one (or some) of the most crucial staff members you can enrol in your home.

Private Personal Assistant
So, running a home, maintaining a successful career and keeping on top of your busy social calendar is becoming a tiny hurricane of madness? A private personal assistant or live-in assistant could be the perfect solution to this whirlwind of a lifestyle you might have going on. They’re here to help you with your day-to-day administrative priorities, diary management, ad hoc personal errands etc. Having an international personal assistant can help assist you with the big move, whilst also helping you get into the flow of life in a new city. Let them show you their fantastic organisational skills and all-around personable persona to take your life from frantic to peaceful in no time.

Private Live-in Chef
Food is an integral part of our daily routine, and as we are becoming more conscious of what we put in our bodies and how food is prepared, it can become a very time-consuming act. So, when it comes to the end of our day, spend less time in the kitchen and more time indulging in other luxuries with the help of your private chef.

At Gem’s House Consultancy, we provide Michelin Star standard private chef services, who will offer you the day-to-day assistance in making mouth-watering meals for all occasions. Forget about ingredients, measurements and all that comes with cooking up a gourmet storm in the kitchen, as your chef has got that covered. Read more on what you need to know when hiring a private chef abroad.

Private Chauffeur
You’re in a new city, and maybe you’re unfamiliar with the local and surrounding areas, but you still want to explore. The unknown shouldn’t stop you from experiencing the richness and culture of your new home or the smooth running of your day-to-day life (when you’re not living for the moment). Taking a private chauffeur onboard is the key to resolving this. A chauffeur will assist you in moving from location to location and ensuring your safety, welfare and comfort along all journeys. You might also want to consider a security chauffeur for your travels, who can provide you with security services whilst also being your point of call to get you safely from A to B.

Garden and Maintenance Staff
Your grounds are just as important as the maintenance of your property. Staffing trusted professionals, your home will have a constant support system if any problems arise.

Your garden is the first impression family, visitors, clients and colleagues get when visiting your home. That’s why your garden must be maintained and look its absolute best. Your head gardener, skilled in horticulture, will propel your garden forward by developing beautiful landscapes for your outside environment, whilst also being on hand to discuss any plans you may have.

We like to call them ‘the unsung heroes’ – residential maintenance staff. Without them, nothing works, quite literally. Your property will need maintenance help from time to time, and these solution providers are nothing but angels sent from above. Quick and effective problem solving is crucial when looking after a large property.

Whilst all of our suggestions above are there to guide you, take the time to dive deeper and discover our luxury, private and domesticated household staff.

Make that move overseas with confidence and take on your new life with a support system that’ll cater to your needs. You’ll soon be delegating duties and responsibilities to your staff. Allow your international household staff to make your life easier, safer, more comfortable and enjoyable for the length of your stay. We are here to support you and your international journey.

You can also give us a call at Gem’s House Consultancy on +44(0) 778 428 3797 and we can discuss your options in more detail.

Seven Sisters partners with acclaimed UK Chef Erren Gem to launch new À La Carte menu.

Seven Sisters, the upscale bar and lounge located in the heart of Dubai’s Business Bay on the first floor of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is adding yet another reason to visit. Alongside skyline views, a pumping soundtrack and exciting mixology, diners can now indulge in a new menu created by renowned UK-based Chef Erren Gem.

The chef comes to Dubai with more than a decade’s experience working in Michelin Star restaurants and hotels and specialises in a wide range of cuisines. From travelling the world and building concepts for multiple restaurants, to cooking for high profiled clientele, Chef Gem brings his culinary expertise to this new collaboration with Seven Sisters.

The artistic A Lá Carte menu harmonises Mediterranean delights, Asian flavours and authentic tastes from the Americas. His carefully curated dishes boast unique flavours and new levels of creativity that are bound to tantalise the palate.

Seven Sisters’ new culinary journey begins with freshly prepared guacamole, salty and spicy edamame, crispy soft-shell crab with jalapeno mayo, and the exciting 23k gold katsu Wagyu sandwich. Highlights from the raw bar include seabass tiradito with passion fruit and black quinoa, tuna ceviche combined with mango and red onion, and beetroot and truffle goat cheese salad. Sushi lovers can enjoy a sumptuous selection of sushi rolls, from classic favourites such the California roll, to prawn tempura rolls and salmon sashimi with yakitori.

Dishes from the grill include marinated baby chicken with pineapple jerk sauce and cashew salt, beef sliders with caramelised onions and blue cheese, whilst other offerings include the demi miso black cod and grilled lobster with yuzu koshu butter.

For a sweet treat, diners can indulge in the signature Seven Sisters cheesecake with hazelnut malto, a classic apple tart-tatin or refreshing fruit sorbets.

“Dubai has really proven itself as one of the dining capitals of the world and I am excited to be part of this new adventure with Seven Sisters, pushing boundaries and reinventing the perception of a typical experience with this new menu” – Chef Gem said of the collaboration.

GO: Call +44 7784283797 for reservations and more information.

Seven Sisters has launched a new menu created by renowned UK-based Chef Erren Gem.

Guests can start their culinary journey snacking on the freshly prepared guacamole, salty and spicy edamame, and crispy soft-shell crab with a jalapeno mayo, while the 23k gold katsu Wagyu sandwich is a specialty.

Offerings from the Raw Bar include a seabass taridito with passion fruit and black quinoa, tuna ceviche combined with mango and red onion and a beetroot and truffle goat cheese salad.

Sushi lovers will find a selection of sushi rolls, from classic favourites such as the California and prawn tempura roll, to the salmon sashimi with spring onion and yakitori.

Dishes from the grill include the marinated baby chicken with pineapple jerk sauce and cashew salt, and beef sliders with caramelized onions and blue cheese, while other highlights include the demi miso black cod and grilled lobster with yuzu koshu butter.

For a sweet ending, diners can indulge in the signature Seven Sisters cheesecake with hazelnut malto, a classic apple tarte-tatin with vanilla ice-cream or the selection of fruit sorbets.

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