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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 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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Maro has been an unbelievable find for us. We have had many personal chefs in the past, but Maro is premier to them all. She is very punctual and always shows up early (if she is going to be late she will let you know ahead of time). She cooks enough food for a couple of hungry guys while meeting our budget. (which could be a tough task). She listens to our needs and meets them within her cooking. You can taste her passion for cooking in every single bite! Maro's cooking is very diverse and never bores our taste buds. I would recommend her to anyone- besides her cooking, she is extremely professional and very courteous. We are so happy we found Chef Maro via thumbtack and look forward to working with her for a long time! Tanks thumbtack.
Maro's International CuisineMaro's International Cuisine
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!
Elemental TableElemental Table
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