A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a personal chef near Birmingham, AL

Find a personal chef near Birmingham, AL

3 near you

Find a personal chef near Birmingham, AL

3 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 3 Personal Chefs near Birmingham, AL

Personal Chefs Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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 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 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. 

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
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.