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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 Tampa personal chefs
Denise P.
Excellent food. I had a personal chef before and the food was horrible.
Personal Chef KegonPersonal Chef Kegon
Jake L.
I wanted to do something special for my wife for her 30th birthday party. I have never hired a personal chef to come to our home and cook for us before and thought it would be a great idea. I was right!! Chef Cheryl made the process very easy and had above and beyond communication through the whole process. The food was delicious and the only hard part was deciding what to eat from her many options. Our friends love the food and the chef and thought it was an awesome idea! We would highly recommend anyone looking for a personal chef to speak with Chef Cheryl!!! We have saved her information and will plan to reach out again soon!
Chef Cheryl LLCChef Cheryl LLC
Sophia N.
David was extremely professional and the food was amazing. He arrived on time, interacted while cooking, presentation was on point, and food was simply delicious. We will definitely use he services again and recommend that you book him for your personal chef needs!
JeanLouis cuisinesJeanLouis cuisines
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a personal Chef very last minute (like 2 days before my dinner party) and he responded right away with a full quote. His cost was lower than other chefs that had contacted me due to the fact that he does not charge a separate fee for groceries. He was on time and even brought an assistant with him to help with clean up and she served us just like we were in a restaurant! The Meal included two appetizers, an entree AND dessert all of which were amazing! I highly recommend Chef Antwan's services to anyone who is looking for a professional, fun, and experienced chef for their next event or dinner party.
Chef Antwan ColemanChef Antwan Coleman
Ca B.
Cheryl did a great job of providing an epic event on short notice in a house that was still under remodel (while I was running late with spotty cell phone coverage). She took care of everything down to the smallest detail. Her personal touch floored my wife and made me look like a hero! I told my wife that I had "impossible to get reservations" at an "exclusive spot". My wife had NO IDEA what was up to when we pulled into our driveway. But she loved it! The food was great and the service was better than anything you will get in at the finest restaurant in town. Seriously, how often will the chef prepare, serve, and discuss the meal right there at your table (in your house)? Just do it... and don't get mad when your wife posts it on Facebook.
Chef Cheryl LLCChef Cheryl LLC
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