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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 Moraga personal chefs
Anita B.
I want to acknowledge that I know that this review is long and may be all over the place due to my excitement to be writing it, but please take the time to read it. My experience with Chef Chet started weeks before I ever tasted his food. It started with the initial contact. Chet was responsive, clear, and thorough without being nit-picky about every little detail all at once. He was fluid up to the last 48 hours which I appreciated in our case. We used Chef Chet’s personal chef services when we visited the San Francisco area recently. We wanted to be pampered and having a chef was part of it. Chet offered amazing menu items but we kept our selections very homey. Little did we know that even “homey” type of selections would come with a twist of ingredients that made you dance in your chair and wiggle with each bite. Chet serviced us for for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He made himself available the entire 4 days to care for every single one of our needs as it related to our meals. On top of that the food was just incredibly, tantalizingly delicious. He entertained our palates with flavors we haven’t experienced yet. For instance, his Eggs Benedict was the best I have ever had in my life! The bacon and sausage was so flavorful and perfectly cooked! He made homemade lemon/ricotta/poppy seed cookies for us that melted in our mouths, his chocolate cake was divine. We had a mix of Southern California and Deep South barbecue dinner one of the nights and his potato salad and baked beans were out of this world! Our first night included a drop off meal of lasagna and salad since we got in late. I was expecting something that was just alright but this darn lasagna and salad were crazy delicious! The portions were also generous. Chet gave us full blown table service which was not required but he did it whenever it seemed appropriate, such as if we were all engaged in belly laughing joyful conversation at the dining table, and interrupting us to tell us that the food was ready would interrupt our flow. This is a Chef who enjoys his craft and it shows in his food and how he treats his clients. Will I use Chef Chet again? A resounding YES! I would fly this man out in a heartbeat to service my needs. He is a class act and at the end of your event you’ll feel like family. P.S. So sorry that I don’t have photos of the food. I was thoroughly relaxing and gobbling up the food as fast as he put it down over those 4 days.
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