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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 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. 

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.

Reviews for Charlotte personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
Chef Reeves is very nice and professional. The food had great presentation, and it was delicious and served at the appropriate temperature. Chef Reeves will definitely be my personal chef for all future catering needs.
Divine Cultural CuisineDivine Cultural Cuisine
Earlie J.
This is my first time ordering a personal chef and words can’t explain how satisfied I am.
Kenneth Williams CateringKenneth Williams Catering
Shatima S.
This was my first time using a personal chef and Chef Reeves has set the bar high for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. It started with his initial prompt response and great communication about the plans for dinner. I was very pleased to see that he had a menu of items to choose from. He was punctual and the food was amazing!! Great portion sizes...we even had enough for left overs. This was definitely a great first experience with a personal chef and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Divine Cultural CuisineDivine Cultural Cuisine
Pierre W.
Chef Kingsley is absolutely awesome. She cooks meals for my daughter and I weekly and the food is amazing. She also is really good at getting the most out of your money. This was my first experience using a personal chef and I can’t believe I went so long without one. I’ll be using her for a long time to come!
A Taste For... LLCA Taste For... LLC
Marcus R.
Chef Reeves prepared an amazing meal for my wife and I for our anniversary. Each course was so good and Chef provided such a great experience in our home. My wife is a VERY picky eater but ate ALL her food and said Chefs world famous chicken salad “might” be better than her mom’s chicken salad(it’s her signature dish)…don’t tell my mother in law lol Seriously this was one of the best experiences in our marriage and the perfect way celebrate our anniversary. Chef will do our small gathering later this year and will be our personal chef going forward. He is the real deal Holyfield!! *mic drop*
Divine Cultural CuisineDivine Cultural Cuisine
Nachaska H.
Let me tell your, if you are looking for a Personal Chef, he’s your man! From the time I sent an inquiry about a personal chef he was so quick to respond. We were able to coordinate everything and he was very attentive with what my family needed. He was able to Carter to my children needs myself and my husbands. Now let me take a moment and brag about the food.. OHHHHHHH BOY, everything was DELICIOUS. Finger licking good. The salmon, shrimp and scallops were cooked to perfection. The salad we had was amazing also… he was able to create a separate entree for my children, chicken Alfredo, they loved it so much and his portion sizes were perfect. My husband and I throughly enjoy our experience and we will definitely be using his services from now on! Super Chef is a very befitting name and we highly recommend his services for anybody inquiring about a chef.
Charlotte's Super ChefCharlotte's Super Chef
Elizabeth B.
Fifteen of us from up and down the East Coast wanted a Personal Chef to cook the opening meal for a Wedding Shower Weekend in an AirBnB in Charlotte. Chef Tyler’s menu, centered around Chicken Marsala and Asparagus Risotto, was over the top and exceeded our already high expectations. Then he topped it off with a Chocolate Lava Cake – WOW! Of special note was his willingness to cook Gluten Free versions of the dishes for one guest. Super responsive, super delicious – Highly recommended.
Personal Chef to the StarsPersonal Chef to the Stars
Allan S.
We are four close couples who enjoy each other’s company and meet often to share good food and drink. We are not running out of interesting restaurants but thought it would be fun and different to have a Personal Chef come to the house and prepare a gourmet meal while we watched. Chef Tyler responded to our Thumbtack request and presented us with a meal concept that seemed just like a winner. And a winner it was. Ever dish was delicious, beautifully garnished, different, and interesting. He used locally sourced produce, unique cooking techniques, sous vide for example, and you could tell he was really into what he was preparing, making sure it was special. A wonderful experience and one we would recommend to all.
Personal Chef to the StarsPersonal Chef to the Stars
Brian W.
If Thumbtack would allow 6 star ratings that is what I would give him. Devonte is very professional. His communication skills were excellent. Devonte was on time for his appointment that I scheduled him for. Devonte came to my place ready and prepared. Now lets get to the good part. Devonte meals were absolutely delicious. The appetizer was fresh. The entree (filet mignon) and sides were perfectly cooked and prepared. The dessert which is always my favorite was the best. The deconstructed apple pie was the perfect ending. Devonte plated presentation was on point. Devonte even educated me with some fine dining tips. Devonte was knowledgeable and will versed with his meal plans. Devonte will accommodate you by allowing you to customize your meal. I can't say enough about besides the consummate chef that he is he's also a pretty cool guy to chat with. He cooked for my guest and I, served our meals, supplied a complimentary bottle of wine and also had to go containers for our leftovers. Trust me you won't be able to eat all of the food Devonte makes in one sitting. I definitely without a doubt would hire Devonte for my next personal chef experience again.
Edible PaletteEdible Palette
Jazmen c.
If I could give Ms Lindsey 100 stars I would. Ms Lindsey prepared a dinner for my husband and I for his birthday on Christmas Eve and everything tasted amazing. We had a cowboy rib-eye steak, Mac and cheese, rice, grilled shrimp, crab cake, Brussels sprouts, stuffed chicken, and a delicious salad!! Words can’t explain how great everything turned out. I highly recommend the Mac and cheese if you’re a Mac and cheese lover like I am. She also prepared everything fresh and she didn’t take that long to prepare and serve our food. She responds back quickly and is very kind. I asked for a candle light dinner and she made our table look like we were at a fancy restaurant. I would recommend Ms Lindsey to anyone looking for a personal chef. She did great!
Soulful Food Co.Soulful Food Co.
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