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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 Sacramento personal chefs
Brenda W.
After hearing from my physician I have diabetes, I decided to hire a personal chef. I will be taking another blood test before my upcoming appointment. In the meantime, my friends have been advising me about selecting the right foods to stir away from. Why not go to a professional chef! Chef Sat prepared my meals at one site and I surprised my husband with some of the dishes. He was ready to eat it all! He can’t wait to try the others. He has coronary artery disease, so he has to watch what he eats as well. I wouldn’t mind more of a vegetarian diet with grass fed meat occasionally. We have already arranged the next appointment and will share with a New York City actor staying at my home while he rehearses his role for 3 weeks and performs in our town for 5 weeks.
Sat Khalsa, winner of best personal chef of Thu...Sat Khalsa, winner of best personal chef of Thu...
Jeff R.
Adam was simply amazing in every aspect. He was personable, explained anything we had questions about, and put a tremendous amount of pride into his work. His attention to detail and drive for perfection were incredible. This dishes he created for us were well thought out, complimentary of one another, gorgeous when plated, and unreal in flavors and texture. We had never experienced anything like having a personal chef come to our house to cook for our special event, and Adam absolutely blew us away in every aspect. Do not wait another second to book him and his staff for your next event!
Golden State CateringGolden State Catering
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