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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 Bowie personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic experience with Chef Allen. Catered magnificently to almost 100 guests as our personal grill chef. Sourced great meat locally and made sausages and burgers by hand. Takes pride in his work. Super personable and fun to have around. We definitely recommend Chef Allen and will book him in again.
Chef Allen's Dinner ExperienceChef Allen's Dinner Experience
Jessica G.
Chef Christina was extremely accommodating from the very beginning. I mistakenly searched in the wrong area for a personal chef. After speaking with her we laughed and she still traveled to us! She was personable, her personality and expertise made the experience not only tailored to our specific needs, but fun! The food was delicious and plentiful. Can’t wait to book with her again!
The Exotic Chef (Personal Chef &Catering Services)The Exotic Chef (Personal Chef &Catering Services)
Every Day M.
Very satisfied, highly recommended, would rehire. The menu was fantastic! Gourmet but oh so tasty 👌 and satisfied all dietary issues/restrictions. Chef was very flexible in working with me to develop the menu. Once the menu was agreed upon he took over all aspects of the project...the only thing I had to do was coordinate the time of his arrival. He obtained all needed ingredients, prepared and served the meal, engaged the dinner participants on culinary secrets (great atmosphere), then cleaned up. Just as he agreed. This was the first time I've hired a personal chef and my first time using Thumbtack. Thumbtack was perfect for organizing the project and finding my chef. And, Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept was the perfect chef solution.
Pure Kitchen Culinary ConceptPure Kitchen Culinary Concept
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