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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 Saint Matthews personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
I had never used Thumbtack before. Joe Merchanthouse, a personal chef, responded to my request for same. He stepped in at the last minute to handle a private dinner party for my husband and myself. Cannot say enough about Chef Joe. He developed a menu, worked within my budget, prepared a fabulous meal, and spoiled my guests. Absolutely cannot wait for any excuse or event to have him back. My guests are still talking about him. A consummate professional. Thank you, Chef.
Joe Merchanthouse Private ChefJoe Merchanthouse Private Chef
Thumbtack Customer
For my parents' anniversary I wanted to do something special for them that was truly unique. Upon posting my request for a personal chef I had no idea how lucky I was going to be. From the first time we spoke, Joe was extremely professional and worked with me to come up with the perfect menu. Joe, having lived and worked in Tuscany for three years prepared an unbelievable 3 course Italian meal. My parents are excited to have more meals cooked by Joe in the future and I would highly highly recommend his services. Thank you Joe!!!
Joe Merchanthouse Private ChefJoe Merchanthouse Private Chef
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