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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 Kissimmee personal chefs
Shenita F.
Choosing Chef Eli as a personal chef for my mom's 75th birthday dinner proved to be the right choice. Chef Eli is very courteous, responds promptly, and delivers on providing deliciously tasty food. Family came from Savannah, GA and Miami, FLA to celebrate my mom and Chef Eli's food only enhanced the birthday celebration!
Ez Eats LLCEz Eats LLC
Brachelle m.
Look no further!!! If your seeking a personal Chef, book Chef Kegon you will not be disappointed!! Taste, presentation, timing of food coming out, excellent. He’s crew was so friendly, they cleaned everything up as well. BOOK HIM!!!!
Personal Chef KegonPersonal Chef Kegon
Joel W.
We had a very nice dinner with Chef Mark. He did a beautiful table scape and the food was so delicious. We were able to enjoy a quality dinner with family and friends while Chef Mark took care of everything. We would highly recommend him if you are looking for a personal chef. He worked with us to get our preferences exactly right.
Mark Charles Your Personal Chef LLCMark Charles Your Personal Chef LLC
Karen H.
This was our first experience with a personal chef and THE EXPERIENCE WAS OUTSTANDING. The Chef assessed my expectations and he delivered. He quickly and patiently responded when I had questions, he thorughly explained food preparation techniques, and he offered excellent suggestions for my husband's 60th BD celebration. My husband and his 5 golf buddies were blown away with the professional services the Chef and his team provided. THE FOOD had all 6 of them licking their spoons.
InGenious Elegance CuisinesInGenious Elegance Cuisines
Thumbtack Customer
It was my first time to hire a personal chef so i didnt know what to expect. It was for my 30th birthday and it has to be special. When i learned about thumbtack, i wasnt really sure if i would be able to find a chef thats within my budget and of course that would cook good. Reading all Chef Antawn's review i got excited and got in touch with him right away which he responded. I was surprised that i can really do afford it. Chef Antawn replied back in a timely manner, agreed to all my needs, and was on time. Everyone loved the food, and kudos to his team for making my birthday dinner all memorable! I would definitely hire him again!
Chef Antwan ColemanChef Antwan Coleman
Courtney C.
Chef Clay created an incredible dinner for a bachelorette party I helped host. Our group was all blown away with the amount of detail Chef Clay put into every dish! We started with three-cheese stuffed mushrooms with blistered cherry tomatoes on top. One of the girls had never like mushrooms and she promptly ate all of hers. That was followed by a salad with a delicious champagne vinaigrette dressing that I wish I could eat every day! Our main course was shrimp, scallops, asparagus, and stone-ground grits. I can honestly say I don't know what was more impressive - the grits or the scallops. Chef Clay started the grits as soon as he arrived and you could tell that he took all the time that good grits need! The scallops blew every single one of us away. We all raved about them being the best we had ever had. One of our group doesn't eat seafood so Chef Clay made her chicken and she was just as happy as the rest of us. As if everything else wasn't enough we finished with personal size key lime pies. These were perfectly tart and sweet and a great end to the meal. Chef Clay was gracious with his time and gave us tips and tricks and recipes for everything that we asked about. We couldn't have asked for a better or more fitting chef for our group. If and when I am in Orlando again and have the pleasure of having a personal chef, Clay will be our first choice. Thank you again for such an amazing meal! ROLL TIDE!
Chef GilchristChef Gilchrist
Pamela P.
Chef Eli made my 55th Birthday Celebration extra special. It was my first time hiring a Personal Chef. So, I was a little nervous. I read the reviews( which were very favorable), said my prayers, and hoped for the best. And I have to say, I was not disappointed. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I had a party of 9 guests and EVERYONE enjoyed the food. In fact, they're still talking about it. Dinner was scheduled for 7pm and Chef Eli arrived early and even took pictures of me and my guests. Our menu consisted of Ceasars Salad, Jerk Wings, Roasted Potatoes, Salmon, Steak, and Green Beans. Everything was deliciously seasoned and cooked to perfection. We even had food left over which we happily ate for breakfast the next morning😊 I HIGHLY recommend Chef Eli to cater your dinner/function. You will not be disappointed. I can't wait to return to Kissimmee just so that I can hire Chef Eli again. In fact, I already recommended him to friends that will be traveling to Florida in a few months. Thanks again Chef Eli. Grace n Peace!
Ez Eats LLCEz Eats LLC
Lance S.
I recently had the pleasure of hiring Wine & Dine US for a guys weekend and I have to say, it was fantastic. From start to finish, everything was flawless and exceeded all of my expectations. The chef (Summer) was extremely professional and accommodating, even helping with our drinks. They went above and beyond to ensure that the presentation of the food was as beautiful as it was delicious. They also cleaned up everything afterwards, leaving my kitchen spotless and tidy. Overall, I would highly recommend this personal chef experience to anyone looking for a unique and memorable dining experience. The food was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, and the entire experience was truly one-of-a-kind. If you're looking to impress your guests or treat yourself to an indulgent meal, look no further than this amazing chef service.
Wine and Dine USWine and Dine US
Chris O.
If you are looking for a personal chef you can stop now. Dameon is awesome. He prepared a wine paired filet mignon dinner that was delicious. Breakfast got rave reviews and the reception he provided with lamb, shrimp and sliders was perfect. It is clear no matter what menu items you choose they will be great. His attention to detail is obvious when you meet him. Stop looking and call Dameon.
Spice House Catering , LLCSpice House Catering , LLC
Orpha M.
Jillian was beyond incredible. She was very patient and understanding with all the changes made before our event time. Jillian and her assistant were attentive and made us feel special. Everything from the service and the food was A+ She even let us enjoy some time alone then came back later on for clean up. If you are looking to hire a personal chef she’s your gal!!! You will not be disappointed!!
Wine and Dine USWine and Dine US
Tracey A.
My family and I travelled to Orlando for a Christmas vacation. Chef Maurice came each day for a week and catered to a family of 13 which included 7 adults and 6 children, age 3 to 14. He was able to prepare meals to accommodate finicky children to hungry adults. He was able to meet the demands of our daily changing schedule. Not only was he flexible, he easily meshed with the personalities of our family. This could not have been easy since we were in and out of the kitchen. The food was terrific. Breakfast was made to order as everyone tumbled out of bed to the smell of coffee and the menu of the day. Although I was offered to create a menu with the chef, I chose to tell him our likes and dislikes. Everyday was a wonderful surprise. Everything from steak dinners, grilled meats to wraps. I personally loved the meatballs. Chef Maurice created desserts, including a special birthday cake for us. The spread of appetizers for New Years Eve was spectacular! This was my 1st experience having a personal chef. His expertise, professionalism and service were outstanding. Without a doubt, he enhanced our vacation with his gourmet food. I would highly recommend his company.
Hidalgo Catering CompanyHidalgo Catering Company
Marvin M.
Krystin made our dreams come true today. I had asked for shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, and macaroni and cheese, and for dessert a carrot cake. Everything was amazing. So tasty and every single piece hit the spot. She graciously added a fruit plate that was fresh and absolutely perfect. Krystin was dressed professionally in her chef coat and was a true pleasure to talk to and get to know on a personal level. She cooked everything at home and the family absolutely loved her. This is the way to go if you want a private chef. Look no further. Krystin is awesome and communicates every step of the way. Krystin, Thank you so much for being part of our family today. We will definitely see each other very soon.
BlendidKitchen by Krystin JanayBlendidKitchen by Krystin Janay
Nena W.
Chef Rallo was the BEST selection I made for my 40th Birthday Dinner. He made the process simple, personal and all the food options he listened sounded so great that it made my decision hard. He kept communication open and made me feel free to ask questions and made the menu what I wanted. My three course meal was Seafood Soiree, Bourbon Glazed Salmon with Paella, Brussel Sprouts and to close the meal I asked for a Banana Foster which he added a Bread Pudding and French cream. Needless to say everything was to die for!!! The portions were large enough for us to have two days worth of meals. Flavorful and every plate was at a ready to eat temperature. Chef’s table side manner was excellent! Very pleasant and explained each dish and what we were to expect from its flavor and ingredients. He was prompt and had dinner ready on time. He will definitely be my “Go to Chef” whenever I visit Orlando, hands down. He also gave me a birthday gift (a bottle of his salt free seasonings). I will be putting it on EVERYTHING!! Thank you so much Chef Rallo for making my day AWESOME EVENT!
Prolific Fare LLCProlific Fare LLC
5 Stars and well worth it. I Decided to get a personal Chef for my Girlfriend and I for her 30th Birthday. Not being from the area I looked around until I found Wine and Dine US! Definitely best decision I made. Crystal and Kaleb were amazing and the Food was FANTASTIC! From the appetizers down to the Desert. They were very kind and definitely great company to be around. As for the Owner of Wine and Dine US “Jillian” she was one of the Kindest people I’ve talked to. She helped me throughout the whole process of creating the menu and helping me decide which appetizers would go good with the main entree. I appreciate everything she has done from start to finish. I highly recommend hiring “Wine and Dine US” for any event or even for a kickback at the house for days you want to eat out but not leave the comfort of your own home. Thank you so much and you definitely have a life long customer.
Wine and Dine USWine and Dine US
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