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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. 

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. 

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.

Reviews for Decatur personal chefs
Russell P.
Clearly the absolute best level of professionalism I’ve EVER experienced with any caterer or personal Chef. She’s the person I’d trust everyday in my home and with my stomach! So glad real chefs with real passion like this still exist!
Good Fork CateringGood Fork Catering
Wiley R.
I had a delightful meal with Chef Brandon. He is very knowledgeable about his craft and a great person to work with. He turned out a five star meal in my one star kitchen. I will definitely be using him again on my future endeavour's. He severed an unforgettable meal for me and wife for her birthday. If you need a personal Chef then look no further.
Chef Brandon MooreChef Brandon Moore
Cierra S.
I booked Chef Lauren for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and we were both blown away by her food, professionalism and presentation. Out of all the personal chefs I reached out to, she was the first to respond and when we had our consultation later that day, she was extremely sweet and so down to earth. On the day of the dinner, she came in and did her thing. She even decorated with roses and candles. Overall, we had an amazing experience and her prices were extremely reasonable for the level of effort she put into making this a memorable night. Thank you Chef Lauren! I 100% recommend and can’t wait to book her again! Oh and she even gave us some jars of pickles to try!!! They taste soooo AMAZING!
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