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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 Denver personal chefs
Alex D.
This was the first time we've had a personal chef come to our house and cook for us. It was a wonderful​ birthday present and I would definitely do it again. Dustin and Andrea made it so easy. They brought all silverware and plates, and left no mess for us. It made for a relaxed atmosphere and fabulous food.
Underground Fine DiningUnderground Fine Dining
Alexus B.
Best personal chef experience I ever had!!! Dustin was very professional and easy to work with. He made my birthday brunch perfect. Everything he made for my girls and me was amazing. The presentation was great. The food was fabulous. Do not look any further! He is awesome and will not disappoint. I promise. Loved loved loved!!!!
Underground Fine DiningUnderground Fine Dining
Laura L.
I recently hired Chef Hannah at "For Chef's Sake" to serve a custom 6-course meal. Her menu options were diverse while maintaining a local and seasonal flair. My personal favorite was the Kale Cesar with brown butter crumb "croutons", and the Roasted Lamb Chop was the overall favorite of the dinner party. I really enjoyed the White Cheddar Tortellini, with crispy Pork Belly. She also prepared special alternatives for our vegetarian guests. We also heard rave reviews about the Chocolate Hazelnut Tart from our dinner guests. Excellent communication and responsiveness and she even showed up early with extra folding tables and chairs for the space we were renting. Even better - we learned that Chef Hannah is willing to travel, and we plan on taking her on the road with us!!!!
For Chef’s SakeFor Chef’s Sake
Katie L.
I hired Mag, the chef, for my wife’s birthday. I had no idea what I was doing with regards to hiring a personal chef. Mag made it easy. He was full of ideas. He was also honest in the Mexican cuisine was his specialty. He wasn’t kidding. He made a dish for the special occasion Chile en nogada. Nogada is a nut in this case walnut cream sauce. It was so GOOD!! It’s paired wonderfully with a fruity Riesling. Mag was friendly and very professional. I will be hiring him again. His pricing is very fair. Almost to fair. With that kind of quality meal he could charge more. Thanks Mag for making a COVID-19 birthday a wonderful birthday. Cheers!!!!
The Bomb EnchiladaThe Bomb Enchilada
Emmanuel D.
From his initial response, all the way to dinner time, Thomas is simply put, excellent!!! His response to my search for a "personal chef for a special date" was right on point. He made the whole process very easy and enjoyable. The dinner itself was delicious. A lot of detail went into putting the menu and my wife was very impressed. He was great during the preparation process allowing us to ask as many questions as we could. I recommend Thomas and will definitely keep him in mind for the next "at home dinner date" that I arrange!!!
Your Own KitchenYour Own Kitchen
Charissa M.
Wow. My partner and I hired Christopher as a the chef for our wedding, and we are so glad we did! Quality, professional, efficient, understanding/compassionate, focused, yummy! He impressed us from the start with his professionalism - at the tasting, he had everything prepared and the space clean and ready for us on time, and that same level of detail and professionalism was shown on wedding day. He is laid back and flexible (I think because he is very capable and experienced), which made it very easy and comfortable to work together to come up with a menu, make adjustments, and coordinate prior to and on the event day. He was always kind and understanding, and he really showed up on wedding day to provide a delicious meal and experience for us and our guests. They loved how personal it felt, and the food was high quality and so good. He also had someone supporting day of, and she was kind and attentive. I very much appreciated the clean-up (a clean kitchen-ish after a long night was so nice) and extra help they provided. I especially appreciated not having to worry about much food-wise, he had it covered and didn't need much throughout the night. I wish we could have Christopher as our personal chef all of the time or for all of our events ;)! Thank you!!! Still craving the food!
Chef Chris's KitchenChef Chris's Kitchen
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