Find a personal chef near Gaithersburg, MD

Find a personal chef near Gaithersburg, MD

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Find a personal chef near Gaithersburg, MD

20 near you

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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 Gaithersburg personal chefs
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I first stumbled upon Audrey when looking for a way to help friends, but it decided to try out her services. I've had two other experiences with personal chefs when visiting family in California. Because of medical conditions and a long-term disability, meal preparation and balanced diet has been difficult for me. From our first interaction over email, I found her to be warm, friendly, patient and flexible. She is willing to make adjustments so that things work best for me and my needs. On our scheduled cook date, she came in, prepared three main dishes and three side dishes, and left – with hardily a trace of her being there (Everything was cleaned up well.). Things were nicely labeled with clear directions on how to reheat the food. This saved me time and greatly assisted the individuals who help me with my daily activities. The meals she has prepared have been delicious and nutritious! I look forward to having her back in the near future. And, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to save time in meal preparation and/or needing assistance following a special diet.
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