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Find a personal chef near New Orleans, LA

Find a personal chef near New Orleans, LA

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Find a personal chef near New Orleans, LA

6 near you

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Top 6 Personal Chefs near New Orleans, LA

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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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. 

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. 

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!
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!
Chef St Erik PPCS LLCChef St Erik PPCS LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chef Jewel is AMAZING!! We traveled to New Orleans to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday and brought along 12 friends and family members. We rented an entire house and hired Chef Jewel to prepare breakfast for our group of 14. 1. Professional. Chef Jewel responded to my inquiry within an hour and proposed a 4-course menu that far surpassed my imagination! 2. Personal. Chef Jewel came to the house the night that we arrived to meet us in person - her only purpose for that visit was to connect with us personally and to make sure we felt comfortable with our selections and the process. 3. Perfection. There is no other way to describe the absolutely delectable food, the flawless presentation, and the superior service she and her staff provided. She made our breakfast the grand event I wanted it to be. My guests felt completely spoiled. It was an unforgettable experience!!
Chef Jewel RobinsonChef Jewel Robinson
Thumbtack Customer
Holli was unbelievably amazing! She completely exceeded our expectations for our 16 girl bachelorette party. She worked very well with the many food allergies within our group (gluten, soy, dairy and shellfish). I did a lot of research before booking a personal chef and I could not be more please! Her menu was exactly what we wanted and the food was absolutely amazing. She even surprised us with a speciality cocktail in honor of the bride (delicious!) and made little menus to keep as a keepsake! She even decorated with runners that matched our theme (completely unexpected). She brought everything that she needed, so No work on my end at all! We loved her so much we asked her to join us after she was done cooking. She also gave great recommendations for things to do in NOLA. You will not be disappointed!
DelishNOLA Catering and Personal Chef Service, LLCDelishNOLA Catering and Personal Chef Service, LLC
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