Lucille O.|Langhorne, PA
5 yrs exp
Professional Live-In Housekeeper
I am currently employed as a live-in estate housekeeper in Princeton New Jersey. I have worked in the same capacity for two other families and have great references. I have been at my current position since June, 2013. My skills involve very focused and detailed work and organization. I keep a spotless home. My kitchen is constantly well-stocked I grocery shop and cook most nights. I prepare balanced, nutritious, and wholesome meals. I cook a lot of Italian food, some French, Mexican and American fare (roasts, stews, soups, salads and etc.). I am not a gourmet chef, but I know how to prepare tasty, comforting meals-and I know the accompaniments. The family and I prepare meals together. They are passionate about food. They often cook their native food and we entertain frequently. I have many years experience in the food service industry and do well engaging guests and serving. The family travels often. I procure items they will need to go away, iron their clothing and pack their bags. I drive them to various airports, train stations and venues. I also have a passport and I am open to travel with principals. I am alone at the estate for months at a time. I oversee the house and keep it secure, collect mail and field phone messages. I contract vendors and consult the property manager when issues arise. The principal's family and their children come for extended stays frequently. I look after their children, oversee the safety of their activities and supervise them in the pool. In the summers, I prepare meals in the cabana and entertain guests with the outdoor amenities. I am single by design and do no social networking. I have one son. He and his wife are both physicians in the DC/Baltimore area with a toddler. Their schedules are such that I don't get to spend much time with them. I don't have any distractions from my work and it is always a priority. I strive to be pleasant and polite, professional and as flexible as possible at all times. My mind and heart are open to any and all possibilities.