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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 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 Atlanta meal preparation professionals
Yolanda W.
Chef Moore prepared an excellent meal for my son’s birthday. He arrived early, prepared everything with the highest level of professionalism and served a delicious meal. My son was very pleased, I would highly recommend Chef Moore!
Chef Brandon MooreChef Brandon Moore
Thumbtack Customer
Chef Kim was extremely professional and prepared a meal which exceeded our expectations. Was a special night for my wife and I on our anniversary.
Good Enuf 2 Eat CateringGood Enuf 2 Eat Catering
Avis L.
I highly recommend Embry Hospitality and Chef Jay! She prepared a 4 course meal for two to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. It was truly a 5 STAR meal. Every item from our Salmon Tartare appetizer to our Triple Chocolate Cheesecake was prepared to perfection. She is very creative; her presentation was impeccable and she is so talented at layering of flavors with great depth.
Ember Hospitality LCEmber Hospitality LC
Thumbtack Customer
Sabrina prepared a beautiful and delicious meal for our 10 year anniversary at our home. This experience was easily one of our favorite anniversary moments. I highly recommend Sabrina for your catering needs.
Good Fork CateringGood Fork Catering
Shemille c.
John prepared a delicious meal for my family for Father's Day, as a surprise for my husband. It was absolutely delicious! He showed up on time, and explained how to plate the food- it was very simple. My husband can't stop talking about the Swedish meatballs :)
John Fravel Private Chef & CateringJohn Fravel Private Chef & Catering
Renell H.
Jan was amazing! Had the best night with her. She prepared a lovely 3 Course meal for 2. Lolipop chicken wings. A delicious Scallop risotto and a crepe cake for dessert. Can’t wait for her to cook for us again .. I want to try everything! Thank you for everything
Chef Jan HillChef Jan Hill
Latoya H.
This was beyond the best chef ever!!!! Highly, highly, highly recommend Chef Mo!!! I surprised my husband for his 50th birthday by hiring this Chef to come in and prepare his birthday meal! My family was impressed and enjoyed the food. Everything was seasoned to perfection. Did not disappoint at all.
Mo SeasonbayMo Seasonbay
Dare A.
We hired Chef Trey to do our weekly meal prep and so far he has been excellent. His meals are well prepared and very nutritious. It’s sometimes hard to make health food taste good but he pulls it off. He is very accessible and very responsive. So far he has been an absolute pleasure to work with and I wish we had found him sooner. I am looking forward to working with him for a very long time.
Trey Beau Personal Chef and Event ServiceTrey Beau Personal Chef and Event Service
Travis T.
Chef Jan was very professional and reliable. She was extremely easy to work with. She was on time, had a fantastic set up making us feel as tho we were at a 5 Star or better restaurant. Her food was to die for, she prepared a perfect 3 course meal. We will be using her again
Chef Jan HillChef Jan Hill
Jason J.
We hire Chef Brandon for an anniversary dinner and he did an amazing job. Leading up to the date, he stayed in communication and was very consultative when it came to personalizing the menu for us. Chef Brandon arrived early and was 100% prepared. The meal was made with premium ingredients and cooked to our taste. I highly recommend Chef Brandon.
Chef Brandon MooreChef Brandon Moore
Thumbtack Customer
We used Keri-Anne to assist with cooking meals for a week. She was reasonably priced and prepared a very interesting menu. She was professional with making arrangements to meet and was very flexible. Additionally, her meals were packaged well and labeled for ease of use. The food tasted great. The only reason we didn't continue use is because the portions didn't allow for left-overs the next day for lunch. That is no knock against her, it was just a stipulation for us if we were going to use a personal chef in place of our own cooking. I would highly recommend.
Rosemary HarvestRosemary Harvest
Afton M.
“Chef Nefy,” was hired to serve 12 women at a 60th birthday celebration on July 29, 2017. The service, attention to detail,and their professionalism was on point!! They arrived in a very timely manner and dinner was served on time! The food was awesome and very tasty and prepared with care and from scratch. The portion size per serving was more than enough food. I really liked the fact that “Chef Nefy,” introduced each “entrée” before serving it! This was a 5 course meal and every person enjoyed the meal! I would give Chef Nefy 5 STARS, for her service and the food!!! Angella
A Taste Of ParadiseA Taste Of Paradise
Tamara R.
John was very good. He arrived on time, brought everything he needed with him and prepared a very good meal. He was friendly, attentive and even cleaned up when he was done. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants a private meal in their home. The only thing that I will take a few points off for was the pears in the salad were a bit overripe and the lobster tail was a little over cooked, making it a bit chewy. The meal was steal great and there were so many great components. Below are pics of three of the five courses that were served. The main course was snapper, scallops and lobster with potatoes and asparagus. The hor d’oeurves was chicken satay with homemade peanut sauce and fresh Georgia shrimp with homemade bbq sauce. Desert was a dairy free brownie with caramel and toasted pecans.
John Fravel Private Chef & CateringJohn Fravel Private Chef & Catering
Amanda M.
Francesca is awesome, she communicated with me the entire time leading up to our date. I told her that my husband and I are vegan and she prepared a tasty meal for us. She arrived on time and ready. She is very kind and the food was amazing. Francesca also sung for our occasion and her voice is beautiful. I will definitely use her services again.
The other helperThe other helper
Staci M.
I hired Chef Elliott for my 31st Birthday to prepare an Asian inspired dinner menu. The 3-course meal was delicious and he even spoke to us about his recipes and answered any questions that my guests had concerning the dishes. My guest have all mentioned what a great time they had and how great the food was. I will definitely hire Chef Elliott for events in the future.
The East-West ChefThe East-West Chef
Arthur B.
Chef Trey was awesome!!! I was looking for something special to do for my wife's birthday during this Covid-19 pandemic, so I decided to hire a chef. I'm so glad that I chose Chef Trey. He was very quick to respond and I was more than impressed with our discussion about what he could provide and what different types of foods he could prepare for my wife's special day. I didn't look any further and decided to hire him. Chef Trey showed up on time and ready to go! He was very professional and was ever so concerned with ensuring that we were going to receive one of the best meals ever.....and let me say that he did not disappoint. I told Chef Trey that my wife loves to try just about everything on a menu and how much she loves bacon. He provided us with a six course meal and bacon was in just about every dish.....even candied bacon in the apple cobbler dessert!! My wife was overly impressed and loved the menu. Now for the food.....OUTSTANDING!!! The food was very flavorful and nothing like we had ever tasted before. Chef Trey's plate presentations were very elegant and he thoroughly explained the makings of every dish as he brought them out to us. My wife and I are foodies and we love to go out and explore different restaurants to dine. I would put Chef Trey up against any meal that I've had at restaurants like Holeman & Finch, Floataway Cafe, Bacchanalia, Gunshow, etc.. I look forward to having Chef Trey coming over again and preparing us another one of his fabulous menus. Please be sure to check out my photos of the meals he prepared for us.
Trey Beau Personal Chef and Event ServiceTrey Beau Personal Chef and Event Service
Dr C.
Our small dinner party turned out beautifully. The 𝕗𝕠𝕠𝕕 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕨𝕠𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕗𝕦𝕝! Baby green beans with roasted shallots, braised and seasoned cauliflower (a great alternative to potatoes) and the main course of perfectly prepared beef Wellington with a mushroom pâté was so tender that you could almost cut it with just a fork. Dessert was cream brûlée with a delightful raspberry Chantilly side. It was 𝕒 𝕨𝕠𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕗𝕦𝕝 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕣𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕖𝕨𝕤 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕘𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕤. The cost was much less than a fine restaurant and staying home to enjoy a fine meal without any prep or cleanup is my cup of tea. We hope to be using Chef John monthly when we are not traveling. Dr CMB PS. The appetizers were delicious too.
John Fravel Private Chef & CateringJohn Fravel Private Chef & Catering
Margaret D.
This is the first time I have used thumbtack for a private in home dining experience, and I was “over the moon” with the surf and turf gourmet meal he prepared for us. Lobster tails were amazing, perfectly cooked, and the tenderloin was amazing! I asked for rare and medium/well, and he delivered perfectly. The bernaise sauce was perfect, and having a choice of a horseradish sauce was great too. Really enjoyed his baked Brie appetizer ( made with his homemade jam), and asparagus side. John and his help were professional, courteous and made me and my guests so so happy. I look forward to our next small gathering and finding out what other delicious menu options he can put together for us. So thrilled to find this kind of top quality option on Thumbtack. Thank you John!
John Fravel Private Chef & CateringJohn Fravel Private Chef & Catering
Lakesha M.
Restaurant, for what?? OMG! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Before, I get to the food, I want to tell you about Trey! He was so professional, personable, and he thoroughly explained how he prepped and prepared each step of all the delicious food. The food was the best Fine dining I’ve ever tasted! The portions were perfectly portioned which allowed me to completely enjoy every bite of all courses of the meals without me feeling super stuffed. When I took the first bite of the first course, a Caesar salad, I was in heaven! For our second course, the lamb chops were tender, the blackened salmon was flavored perfectly, and his lemon pepper asparagus was to die for!! And coming from someone born and raised in the south, with country Big Mamas, Trey made the best peach cobbler I’ve ever tasted!! He did it all; from prep to clean up! I just can’t say enough! This was THE best experience I’ve ever had.
Trey Beau Personal Chef and Event ServiceTrey Beau Personal Chef and Event Service
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