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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 Los Angeles personal chefs
Chike O.
Do not hesitate in hiring Chef Danyale for your personal chef needs! The food was amazing (so amazing that my roommate and I still talk about her bacon wrapped dates). She was very personable as well; and honestly speaking, I can’t wait to hire her again in the near future!
Rob W.
If you are looking for one of the most professional, skilled, and resourceful chefs in LA, you’ve honestly found he here ! ‘Personal Chef & Baker’ could not have provided us with a more magical meal & evening! I contacted her in a last minute pinch, and after a few exchanges she happily accepted the job. She arrived promptly with groceries and all of the necessary ingredients and made an incredible meal for both me and my partner in celebration of his birthday. This was an experience we will both take with us forever—not to mention, neither one of us had to lift a finger!! She left the kitchen absolutely spotless (my partner is a clean-freak, so that speaks volumes! Lol). All-in-all an A+ meal & experience with freshly baked desserts bound to make your head explode!! We will definitely be calling for more and have already recommended her services to friends & family!
Personal Chef & BakerPersonal Chef & Baker
Thumbtack Customer
Marc is fantastic! This is the first time i have used a personal chef and can say its the best choice ive made.. I train gym 4-5 times per week and approached mark to make me 6 meals for 6 days of the week all equally portioned with proteins and carbs. The food was delivered fresh every two days and packed in plastic containers. It was even labelled with the nutritional values. The food itself was restaurant quality! I have eaten out at restaurants alot over the years so was little worried about how the quality of the meat would be and how well it would be cooked. Marc uses the freshest ingredients and cooks the products to perfections! I would highly recommend mark wether its a small dinner gathering or something more serious like myself with 36 meals per week! Thanks Marc
Chef Marc's Meal PrepChef Marc's Meal Prep
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