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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 Hoboken personal chefs
Adam V.
Charly is a fantastic chef! I hired him to prepared a 5 course brunch for my wife and I on Mother's Day. He sent a proposed menu and then worked with us to customize it to our preferences. The food was absolutely delicious! He was friendly, professional and on time. I would definitely hire Charly again for the next special occasion and strongly recommend him to anyone thinking of hiring a personal chef. Thanks Charly!
Andrea C.
My husband and I were looking for a personal chev given the need to eat healthy and lose weight. I went on Thumbtack and wrote to a couple of experts including Chef David. David responded immediately, was very cordial and professional. After listening to our needs, he came up with a personalized weekly menu with ample variety that was still affordable. Our first week of started today and the food is delicious and healthy- just what we were looking for. Look forward to continue working with Chef David.
Dining by DavidDining by David
Thumbtack Customer
Tony was an amazing personal chef! Tony worked with me throughout the week to create a personalized, unique menu and had it printed for our dinner. I wanted to plan an intimate birthday dinner for my fiance and Tony went above and beyond. He brought all of the ingredients as well as any necessary additional cookware. On top of all that, he was a great instructor, explained every meal he was creating, AND provided us with great entertainment with stories of his travels. We can't wait to have Tony back for more occasions!
Tony Lawrence - Global Wine ChefTony Lawrence - Global Wine Chef
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