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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a personal chef cost?

Hiring a personal chef usually costs anywhere from $40-$100 or more per person. Request free cost estimates from personal chefs in your area so you’ll know exactly how much it will cost to hire one for your needs. For an accurate quote, be sure to let the chefs know the number of people they’ll need to feed, what you’d like on the menu and other relevant details. 

To learn more about the factors that impact the cost to hire a personal or private home chef, read our cost guide.

How do you find a personal chef?

You can find local personal chefs by searching on Thumbtack. Once you enter in your details (how many guests the chef needs to feed, the date, your zip code, etc.), you’ll see a list of chefs who fit your needs.

What is a private chef?

private chef is usually employed by one household or client, and they work full time for that client. They are in charge of preparing all the meals for the day. Private chefs often cook fresh meals and prepare snacks throughout the day. 

How do you hire a personal chef?

To hire a personal chef, start by searching on Thumbtack. Here, you’ll find a list of top-rated personal chefs in your area. Read the chefs’ customer reviews and profiles so you can learn more about their specialties, quality of work, reputation and professionalism. 

Before you hire a personal chef, ask them a few questions about their process, skills, references and prices. Request price quotes from at least three chefs so you can hire one who’s great at what they do and offers reasonable prices.

What’s the difference between a personal chef and a private chef?

The main difference between a personal chef and a private chef boils down to their clients. A personal chef typically prepares meals for multiple clients or households, whereas a private chef will usually work full time for one client or household. Both types of chefs can shop for your ingredients and prepare meals for formal events. 

What is a personal chef?

Personal chefs typically have multiple clients, and they create customized meal plans for those clients. They’ll discuss your dietary needs, create menus, shop for ingredients and prepare the meals. Some personal chefs may also prepare a meal for a special event. They might even offer cooking lessons. 

Reviews for Birmingham personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
Chef Shaun did a great job not only with the food, but explaining and taking time with each dish to ensure we fully understood not only what we were eating but where it came from and why things were paired the way they were. Highly recommend using Chef Shaun for anyone looking to use personal chef services!
Chef Shaun Michael, Personal ChefChef Shaun Michael, Personal Chef
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Chef Shaun Michael to be a personal chef for a small dinner party I was throwing for a friend to celebrate her birthday. He was extremely helpful in developing a menu to fit the occasion, but most of all, he cooked a delicious meal that everyone loved! He was very easy to work with and was a true professional throughout the evening. I would definitely hire him again if we should ever need a chef!
Chef Shaun Michael, Personal ChefChef Shaun Michael, Personal Chef
Jonathan h.
I want to start off by saying me and my wife had an excellent experience. I wanted to plan something special for my wife’s birthday so i decided to hire a personal chef. It was my first time hiring a personal chef and i was pretty nervous. After scheduling Matt and contacting him he was able to answer all the questions i had. He super polite and put my mind at ease. Matt was really versatile with what he could cook and came up with the best menu that fit me and my wife’s restrictions. On the day of he was on time and very professional. His communication was awesome. He asked us how quickly or slowly we would like everything to be brought out. He brought appetizers to the living room and let us know when dinner was ready. The whole night was like we were at a 5 star restaurant in our own home. He even made a menu as if we were at one. Now the food was absolutely amazing from the appetizer to the desert. For the appetizer he did a Moroccan lamb pastry dough filled with minced lamb, mint, spices and herbs with a mango chutney Greek yogurt dip. We had a Caesar salad in between that and dinner. For the main course we had Grilled Tilapia with Picatta Sauce over herb roasted red and purple potatoes with grilled asparagus. And for desert Molten Lava Chocolate cake with crumbled pistachio, raspberry compote garnish. Me and my wife had a desert wine we had been meaning to open and try for a while. It was the the perfect desert for it. Matt was an amazing exceptional chef and we definitely hire him again.
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