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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. 

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 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 Rockville personal chefs
Douglas W.
We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary last month and thought what better way to make it a memorable event than by hiring a personal chef to cook/serve us dinner in our own home. We found Sandra on Thumbtack and from the very beginning, she was very responsive to our emails and upfront with what we should expect from this experience. Sandra is a dream to work with and she’s definitely accommodating with what the customer wants. She cooked us a fantastic dinner with all the bells and whistles which far exceeded our expectations!! There was so much food we couldn’t eat it all in one sitting. If you’re looking for a 5-Star personal chef who is warm, friendly and professional, contact Sandra! Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Creative Visions Cuisine, LLCCreative Visions Cuisine, LLC
Tanisa C.
Hire My Special Touch Catering and you will NOT regret it. We hired them for a last minute soiree that we put together in our backyard. Despite it being last minute, the event came together as if it had been planned for weeks. The special touch catering were super helpful in achieving that. They brought ALL the food, the pot/pans, serving utensils, drinks. We did nothing but sit back and relax which was SUCH a treat. They brought out all the food and did the set up. They cleaned everything up. It was so nice to just enjoy our experience with our friends without having to worry about cooking duties. Having a personal chef is such a treat for a special occasion. We enjoyed every minute of it and our guests were absolutely in love with our two chefs. The favorite was the chicken and waffle (the poor chefs had to make three batches because people ate them the moment they were put on the table). I cannot rave enough about them and say enough good things. We were sure before about what to expect with a personal chef but after such a lovely treat, and reviews from our lovely friends, we will definitely be hiring My Special Touch Catering again for our next backyard party, or even just a dinner party. Thank you again!
My Special Touch Catering LLC.My Special Touch Catering LLC.
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