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Find a personal chef near Livermore, CA

Find a personal chef near Livermore, CA

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Find a personal chef near Livermore, CA

16 near you

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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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. 

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. 

Reviews for Livermore personal chefs
Shakti Vishnu K.
I reached out to Chef Hernandez for our Anniversary dinner. He was quick to respond and we agreed on a price and menu within no time. He was in constant touch on the day of the dinner and brought an assistant with him to carry all the stuff that he needs. He was quick with the setup and just around the time we were hungry we had our courses ready. Every course was very delicious and it felt like we were fine dined but at the comfort of our home. His passion for fresh ingredients and cooking in general was evident through his talks and the food. Our personal favorite was the Risotto. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a private chef for their events.
Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed ChefAlbert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef
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