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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’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 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 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 Camarillo personal chefs
Linda L.
Chef Renny was so responsive and easy to work with. She gave me a number of options and ensured that the menu fit our request. She tailored it to include a cooking class for appetizers and a relaxing dinner. She responded to all my calls and texts quickly and gave me confidence in the evening as this is the first time using a personal chef and wanted it to be perfect for my friend's 40th. Chef James and Ri arrived at my house to prepare before the event and were so organized. They had everything prep'd and chopped very quickly and kept the kitchen clean and ready to go. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the walking taco cups and steak rolls. We had the most amazing smothered pork chops with mashed potatoes and green beans. Best of all, everything was clean when they were ready to leave. They walked the dishes and the kitchen was spotless. I will certainly hire Renny and her team for future events. With young kids, it was so stress-free to be at home and get an amazing meal and event that we all enjoyed.
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