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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 Laurel personal chefs
Latisha M.
I booked with Have Some Charisma a couple of days before my event. I was a little nervous because booking professionals through Thumbtack has been hit or miss, for me. Chef K was professional from our first interaction through Thumbtack’s messaging. She suggested a consultation call before booking to go over how things work and to answer any questions I had. When we spoke over the phone, she was just as professional. I was seeking a personal chef to cook meals for two(one plant-based and one non plant-based). After viewing the menu, I(plant-based) decided on something that was not on the menu, and that Chef K had never made, and needed a few of the menu items altered to accommodate my diet. She said it would be no problem. From signing the contract to paying my deposit, everything went smooth. Chef K, arrived on time. She was pleasant and personable. Her table set up was nice. Her service was excellent. Our three course meals were delicious and presentation was excellent. I had vegan stuffed jalapeños, a vegan steak(her first time making, yet it was delicious), truffle mashed potatoes(altered to vegan), and sautéed string beans and the flourless chocolate cake(altered to vegan) with vegan ice cream. My date had grilled wings with honey and old bay, filet mignon with shrimp, sautéed asparagus and skillet macaroni and cheese and funnel cake tower. Chef K created and executed the perfect fine dining experience in the comfort of my home. I highly recommend Have Some Charisma and will be using their services again.
Have Some Charisma LLCHave Some Charisma LLC
Nancy K.
This was my first time using a personal chef. And now I can't wait to hire Charisma again! The food she prepared for a special birthday meal for 7 family members was extraordinary. She exceeded every high expectation I had. We enjoyed the appetizers (calamari and lettuce cups with veggies), pork chops, risotto, and broccolini. The creme brûlée for dessert was luscious--and she even used a torch to caramelize the top (just as I hoped). Charisma asked at a couple of different points if we wanted to delay the next course--a great idea because that meant we were able to really savor every dish. Her hard work and attention to every detail allowed all of us to focus on each other. She made my husband's 75th birthday party a memorable occasion. Thank you, Charisma!
Have Some Charisma LLCHave Some Charisma LLC
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