Find a personal chef near Annapolis, MD

Find a personal chef near Annapolis, MD

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Find a personal chef near Annapolis, MD

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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 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 Annapolis personal chefs
Amanda W.
I hired Elakel Catering for a private event and they were amazing! Head Chef Moustafa and his staff arrived to our home, brought everything they needed and the rest of the night was filled with eating incredibly delicious food! I loved this entire night! Many people from our group took his card and plan to contact/refer individuals and I will be purchasing a night for my parents to have Elakel Catering come in and cook for them. :) I would highly recommend this company for your catering/personal chef needs!
Elakel CateringElakel Catering
Christopher M.
Chef Dorien was absolutely excellent. I told him what wanted to have private dinner for 6. We worked on the menu together. I wish I would have taken picture. The dishes for plated very beautifully. The food delicious my guest were very impressed with the main course and deserts which was my person favorite. I would recommend choosing Chef Dorien for all event big and small. He was very professional and personal with all us. I wish him success with his company. Look forward to working with you in the future.
Cheffin, LLCCheffin, LLC
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