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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 New Orleans personal chefs
Ethel C.
Chef Kenneth was excellent. He was professional and courteous. The food was delicious. My friends and I were enjoying a staycation in New Orleans and considering COVID, we thought a personal chef would be a nice alternative. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the presentation amazing! He was very accommodating to each of our food preferences. We enjoyed several courses and I always managed to make more room. I recommend him for your personal chef experience. Thanks Chef Kenneth!
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Robyn M.
My friends and I did a girls trip earlier this year to New Orleans and for a first night I decided it would be a real treat to have a personal chef come in to cook as a great way to start off our vacation especially after traveling from the West Coast. My my what can I say Chef Taylor dishes were everything and thensome. Hand sound the best bread pudding I have ever had. If you are ever in Nola needing a private chef I highly highly highly highly recommend Taylor You will not be disappointed.
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Rhonda H.
Chef Carlos was extremely professional with a warm and inviting personality. He made our private chef experience something to remember, the menus were personalized and the table was set beautifully. Every single course was perfectly seasoned and prepared with love. Even his sweet tea and lemonade was spot on. With his food being a mixture of family and self made recipes, we were able to get a real taste of that famous New Orleans cooking we were looking for. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality personal chef experience. I could really tell that we were truly valued as customers. Thank you again chef Carlos for making my mother's surprise birthday dinner amazing!!!!!
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Kelsey G.
My friend wanted a personal chef for her bachelorette party. Erik was exceptional and extremely professional. He was a breath of fresh air and his food was fabulous. We all had a great evening because of him! If you want a party that runs perfectly and flavorful food this is your guy! Enjoy!
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Becca B.
RUN, don’t walk, to book Chef Taylor for your next event!!! If you are looking for a personal chef to cook you the most incredible, delicious, fresh, authentic cuisine you’ve ever tasted from the comfort of your own home, look no further then Chef Taylor – she is your girl! We worked with Chef this past weekend for a surprise Bachelorette dinner, and it was a massive hit!! Not only was the food delectable (& reasonably priced) but Chef was beyond responsive & helpful in the weeks/days leading up to the event. She provided numerous mouthwatering menu options and graciously allowed me to swap out different dishes that catered to our preferences. We had a large group with a lottt of different food allergies/dietary restrictions. Chef took each and every one into consideration when crafting the menu and could not have been more kind & accommodating through the whole process! On the day of the event, Chef arrived with all of her own equipment & was completely self-sufficient in the kitchen. While our group was out exploring New Orleans during the day, she provided me status updates via text which gave me complete peace of mind knowing I could count on Chef to deliver exactly what we discussed by the time we arrived home. When she was finished cooking, the kitchen was immaculate--you would have never known they were ever there. If Thumbtack allowed, I’d give Chef Taylor (and her assistant J—shout out to J!) more than 5 stars. She was a true delight to work with start to finish and I can’t thank Chef enough for making our weekend so memorable. Chef Taylor—THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for an UNBELIEVABLE experience! You are a true Culinary Talent, Boss Lady & and Incredible Human. I’ll be dreaming about that Skillet Cornbread & Crab Dip for weeks! Until next time…
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Kimberly A.
This was the best experience a foodie could ever have. I traveled to New Orleans for my Life-day celebration and hired personal chef, St Erik to provide a personally catered dinner for my guests. First thing to note is his involvement throughout the whole process with constant communication. Next, he arrived ON TIME to prepare our meal- in house. Third, he was very professional and has an excellent demeanor. He and his assistant, dressed the table, served us, and cleaned up when they were done (he brought his own cookware and serve ware.) The last thing to mention is the food, which was the best- so I saved it for last! I requested a simple meal of salad, salmon, lamb, risotto and a chocolate birthday cake. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! Simply the BOMB. Salmon perfectly seasoned, lamb super tender and flavorful, risotto was perfect and the cake...moist and delicious! I can’t really give it justice, but I hope the pictures will. Book Chef St Erik for a wonderful experience.
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