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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 Palm Springs personal chefs
Jennifer D.
Chef James concluded our stay in Palm Springs with a delicious plated dinner for six. It was a new experience (and such a treat) to have a personal chef come to our AirBnB and prepare dinner...we could enjoy every course with no dishes/pots/pans/grill/oven to clean afterwards. It was magical.
Erin S.
Chef Owen was great, and his food was delicious! He prepared a lovely meal for a group of 8 women on a bachelorette party in Palm Springs at our rental house. He was very responsive when we were planning it out, and flexible. We got exactly what we wanted - delicious Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food - and he was prompt and pleasant to talk to. The presentation was lovely as well. I Highly recommend his services if you’re looking for a personal chef or caterer in the area!
Chef Owen CartwrightChef Owen Cartwright
Kimberly W.
We hired Chef Tim for a Bachelorette Party in Palm Springs and truly, with out a doubt, it was the best night of the whole weekend. He showed up and went straight to cooking while continued enjoying our afternoon. He prepared more food than us 7 girls were able to eat and it was absolutely delicious. He's extremely personable, made the night so much fun, and even gave the bride a beautiful toast to her weekend. He made the weekend memorable and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a personal chef!
Timothy Brice Private Chef ServicesTimothy Brice Private Chef Services
Jennifer K.
Ramona was amazing!! Everything about the experience was great - from booking to the actual dinner. She was so accommodating with our dietary restrictions and pleasant to work with. We surprised my mother with a personal chef for our first night in Palm Springs and had a Mexican dinner. The food was delicious. My husband said it was the best queso he’s ever had. Everything was perfect and I highly highly recommend hiring her. I wish we could do it again.
Ramona ZamoraRamona Zamora
Rebekah S.
I had an incredible experience with Jessica and team! I recently organized a bachelorette party at an airbnb in Palm Springs and hired a "man servant" and personal chef through Jessica. Darrel, our man servant, arrived just before the festivities began and was on top of EVERYTHING from the moment he walked through the door. He had great attention to detail when prepping snacks, and we were never without a drink in hand. The drinks were supper yummy, both the mocktails and cocktails. We are all busy ladies and were super grateful to be catered to all day. Most importantly, the bride absolutely loved the experience! For dinner we went Mexican Fiesta style. The food was delicious and the chef was very personable. The creme brulee we had for dessert was amaaaazing! The team packed up all the leftovers for us and left the kitchen spotless. This was a truly great experience and a very memorable one for the bride-to-be and all the girls present. Jessica was very easy to communicate with and I'm so happy we were able to book through her. Thank you for everything!
Awesome Events by JessicaAwesome Events by Jessica
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