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    Default How / where to find a private cook?!

    How sad, I can't even cook..

    Soon I'm going to Santo Domingo for 5 months and I was wondering if it's possible to get your own private cook. I mean I saw it's possible to get a maid, but I rather take care of the cleaning myself.

    All I need is a healthy meal each day.

    So how and where to find a private cook?!

    And what are the prices of a maid? And what are the prices of a private cook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    6000 pesos a month plus live in and meals should handle it. You should be able to get the both of them in one person for the same price. If you expect him/her to speak English and drive you around and warm your bed the price goes up as high as you choose.
    Hoo hoo, now wait a minute.. did you say live in?!? So it's like they expect me to give them a room as well?!

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    No fear imfromda305, you can find a person who won't live-in if you prefer. You will pay a bit more for live-out [most homes/apts have service quarters, and you not only provide a place to live, but also their food, toiletries, etc.]

    My in-law's all have live-in help. They do all the cooking, cleaning, laundry. Last time we discussed it, they were being paid 6500 pesos and 7000 pesos a month. One is a family of three, the other a family of 5.

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    Hi, I think this is also something I need to be looking around for locally. I never had a private cook, I was lucky my neighbor was there for me if not some girls if not McDonalds and Chinese food. But I can't take that no more.

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    I know families in Santiago using private cooks: they come in the morning, cook, clean etc and leave at night. I think your best bet is to ask around locally, and make sure they have references

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    Be careful when hiring, if you let some workers to close into your personal life- a personal cook could easy transform into a personal crook.

    Good Luck

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