Find a personal chef near Sacramento, CA

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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 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. 

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...
Brandon J.
I have never hired a personal chef before, but decided to give it a try for a special anniversary dinner. Overall, the fiancé and I were very pleased with the quality of the food, and the experience for the evening. Jeremy was very personable, and easy to talk to throughout the night, and all of the dishes were amazing. The only reason I am not giving him 5 stars is that he was 1.5 hours late, so we ate dinner quite a bit later than expected. But, despite that, the experience was good enough that we would hire him again. I would definitely recommend.
J.H.E.L  Eatery and CateringJ.H.E.L Eatery and Catering
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