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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 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.

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 Baltimore personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
Chef Tony was everything in a personal chef you could want. He was very knowledgeable and made the experience comfortable and memorable! He cooked for my boyfriend and I's anniversary and it was fantastic! I would definitely recommend him!
Tony Lawrence - Global Wine ChefTony Lawrence - Global Wine Chef
Thumbtack Customer
Tony drove from Philly to Baltimore to provide a personal chef dinner to my partner and I. He customized the entire experience to our likes and budget. We ended up with an incredibly filling and thoughtful meal served over the course of 7 hours, all for a very very reasonably price.
Tony Lawrence - Global Wine ChefTony Lawrence - Global Wine Chef
Marlowe S.
With my busy life and on the go. I am not a cook but definitely a food snob. I have hired FIT Nutrition on a weekly basis to prepare a wide variety of food dishes for me. They have great options to choose from. The food is excellent. The service is excellent. The Healthy Food level is top notch. Feels good to have my own personal chef for my day to day living and special occasions.
F.I.T. NutritionF.I.T. Nutrition
Joakina S.
For my 36th birthday I hosted an adult slumber party with my friends at an AirBNB (the Claremont in Baltimore). One night we had a personal chef cook for us. I shopped around before deciding to go with Cheffin. I'm glad I decided to go with them! The company was organized, the prices were reasonable and they accommodated my diet (with items that weren't on the menu). On the day of the dinner, Chef Darien was on time, friendly and thorough. He walked us through what he was doing while he cooked, explained different parts of the meal and cleaned the WHOLE kitchen when he was done. And most importantly, the food was delicious!!! I highly, highly recommend supporting this business.
Cheffin, LLCCheffin, LLC
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