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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 Fort Lauderdale personal chefs
Gloria H.
Chef Megan gave us a personal experience with a meal better than any high-end restaurant. I would highly recommend!
A Taste To Remember Inc.A Taste To Remember Inc.
Brianna B.
The Dancing Palate was amazing! Food was incredible! They are so so accommodating and so friendly, overall the best experience. I’d highly recommend them to anyone who needs a personal chef!!
The Dancing Palate, Inc.The Dancing Palate, Inc.
Martha K.
I am a chef so my standards for quality, creativity and taste are quite high. During a personal event, I hired Chef Duclerc so I can relax and have time to spend time with my guests. Chef Duclerc and her partner exceeded my expectations. Both are very committed, creative and easy to work with. Food and presentations were all excellent! I would hire her again without hesitation.
Duclerc Personal Chef and MixologyDuclerc Personal Chef and Mixology
Tamber T.
I decided to hire a personal chef instead of the usual restaurant celebration for my husbands birthday! He was very surprised. I had never hired a personal chef before and vivian for sure didn’t disappoint. The food she cooked was delicious and she even made extra for my dad to try. I can’t believe she drove all the way from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale for us. She was so friendly and our kids loved her. We definitely connect because we are both moms of twins! We will definitely hire her again😉
On The Go GourmetOn The Go Gourmet
Jarod N.
Chef Sergio was amazing from the moment of booking him until he left after creating an amazing meal! The food was INCREDIBLE and there were left overs for the appetizers and dessert that we all gladly enjoyed the next day! Would definitely hire him again on our next visit to FL and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a personal chef for any event or get together! 5+++ Stars!!
Chef Steele "Gordon Ramsay's Next Level Chef S1"Chef Steele "Gordon Ramsay's Next Level Chef S1"
Claudia R.
Chef Shari did an amazing job for our family celebration. Her menu was superb and everyone was extremely amazed by the MX if flavors and the quality of the ingredients Omar who was part of her team was nice, professional and very hands on on taking care of us. I hijo recommend Shari if you want s wonderful culinary experience , at your house , with a personal touch
Creative Catering SolutionsCreative Catering Solutions
Gretchen H.
Working with Traci was a lifesaver for me! He was able to help me pull together my party in only 4 days from our first contact. He used the best quality ingredients and prepared and cooked them to perfection. Presentation of the food was beautiful. Traci also put together a last minute appetizer for me. His staff was helpful and friendly and offered to help me in ways I hadn't thought of. They were punctual and the kitchen was left clean. I really enjoyed my first time using a personal chef and reccomend Traci!
Good Eating SobeGood Eating Sobe
Taylor H.
Chef Jules is the real deal! My fellow bridesmaids and I wanted to treat our bride to a delicious meal cooked at home and we couldn’t have had a better experience. I knew from the first phone call with her that she was going to be incredible just based on the ease of communication. Fast forward to the night of our dinner and OH MY GOD was it out of this world. From the display set up (which she brought everything with her), to the most amazing meal, and finally the impeccable service, we were left feeling so happy and full. So much so that we ditched our plans of going out after and put on our PJs instead. If you’re stuck on what to order, I highly highly recommend the charcuterie board to start. She made our dreams come true and we could’ve eaten that alone and been happy. If I had the means to bring Chef Jules up to Boston to be my personal chef, I would, ten times over. She’s a wonderful and thoughtful human being and clearly so very skilled at what she does! Hire her immediately!
Pure Prana Chef ServicesPure Prana Chef Services
Jermaine D.
Hands down this was the best personal chef we’ve ever hired. Kisha cooked for a party of 10 with several people having food allergies (gluten & pork). She prepared gluten free (GF) French toast, scrambled eggs, GF fried chicken, turkey sausage, and the best shrimp & grits ever had by mankind. Everyone ranted and raved about her food for days. Once people took their first bites, there was no more talking. Literally everyone got quiet until we took a breath to say how AMAZING the food was. Kisha had great communication, arrived on time, super professional, and is operating in her calling! We ate on the left overs for days with everything tasting as good as it did when she prepared it. And those GRITS have literally been on our minds ever since. We can’t recommend her enough. We just hope we’ll be able to still afford her when we need her in the future.
Kisha's Royal EatsKisha's Royal Eats
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