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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’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 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 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 Miami personal chefs
Stefani t.
Chef Daniel was absolutely amazing the best meal my husband and I ever had he and his wife made it extra special and personal for us as we were celebrating an anniversary
Exclusive Personal EventsExclusive Personal Events
Michael B.
Our experience with Chef Sergio was incredible! We had some last-minute changes for a bachelor/bachelorette party I was planning and Chef Sergio came through. He was highly communicative, prompt, and worked with us to get the menu just right. Apart from the presentation, the flavors were so varied and distinct. We were looking for Asian-inspired with Miami/local flavors and Chef Sergio delivered. Everyone raved about how delicious our meal was — and it was the perfect addition to our last night in Miami before heading out. This was a great value and I highly recommend contacting Chef Sergio if you need an excellent personal chef!
Chef Steele "Gordon Ramsay's Next Level Chef S1"Chef Steele "Gordon Ramsay's Next Level Chef S1"
Desire R.
This was our first time hiring a personal chef. It was a great experience. The menu planning process was super easy. We coordinated date, time and payment with no issues. Chef Danny is a genuinely nice person. He arrived timely and very prepared. The meals were delicious! Top quality ingredients. Well thought out and the presentation was also a part of the fun. Would highly recommend
LucaBellaLucaBella
Tommy M.
Chef Steven provided more than a brunch. He delivered an experience. He crafted the menu based on what we were interested in. Every ingredient was fresh and full of flavor. Chef Steven was personable and truly delivered on the vision we wanted to put together for this brunch. He also crafted his own cocktails that was absolutely delicious. If you want a top notch personal Chef for whatever experience/event you want to put together. Chef Steven is who you want to get, and he’s going to give you a fair price. Thank you for making this event one to never forget. Highly recommended!
Chef Steven Lyles (838 Catering)Chef Steven Lyles (838 Catering)
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Danny to do a sushi-making "class" for my mom's birthday. It was very fun and interactive and Danny was super knowledgeable and helpful! 100% would hire again and would definitely recommend him for any personal chef needs you may have.
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Xavier B.
This was the best food I have ever had in my life. If you don’t book this chef, it will be one of your life’s greatest mistakes!!!! Ok seriously, Chef Bacari was amazing. She was very responsive and added personal touches that made my dinner a whole EXPERIENCE. Every request I made she made sure was heard and executed to perfection. Please give her food a try, you won’t regret. And no, I am not a friend/relative leaving this review!
Chef BacariChef Bacari
Thumbtack Customer
Chef Danny is the man! We had a family reunion in Miami, FL with about 20 adults. Everyone loved Danny's food. Danny is professional and will arrive on time. He will go above and beyond. Flexibility was the key with our group. The entire family loved Danny's creativeness with all dishes prepared. I would highly recommend Danny as a personal Chef. Next time I am back in Miami I will be sure to contact Danny. Even if I am staying directly on South Beach I would rather have a cooked meal by Danny delivered to my hotel room :) Thank You Chef Danny! my entire family was raving about you after we left.
LucaBellaLucaBella
Thumbtack Customer
I run a private concierge company whose clientele enjoys entertaining family and guests at their personal homes. From planning the menu, procuring the food ( including the beef that was flown in from Texas that day), to preparation and service, Chefs Brian and Jose were outstanding. Their presentation and interaction with the guests were delivered with a casual elegant style and received great praise from all who attended.
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Avalon W.
Not only was Danny's food absolutely amazing but he was a delight to be around! I wanted to custom make a Caribbean themed menu for my husband's surprise yacht birthday party. Not only did Danny listen but he brought my vision to life. The food was full of flavor with a pinch of Danny's personal flare! My husband was extremely impressed by Danny's chef skills, and recommended we hire him again. I agree, this will not be the last time Danny will be with my family and I!
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