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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 Jersey City personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
Charly prepared an excellent dinner!! He is a very nice personable person and a great chef. We are going to have him back again. If you are interested in a personal chef and have a taste for cuisine from southern France Charly is your man.
Gopi V.
For my engagement to my now fiance, I wanted to hire a personal chef and bartender to come to our house and cook us a meal with paired drinks. I also planned on having a small after party with our closest friends. Chef David accommodated all of my requests. He gave us a full 4 course meal from starter to desert, and appetizers for the afterparty. The food was amazing and delicious and made our engagement very memorable. David made me look good when it was all him!!! Thank you David for making our engagement something to remember.
Dining by DavidDining by David
Tyrell G.
You know the food is amazing when the entire room is silent during dinner…. I can’t say enough great things about Rasheem. He was quick to respond and patient through the entire process. He had a menu that made me want EVERYTHING. Leading up to the event he was communicative and personable. And he took time to greet each guest and help get us all setup. Rasheem is by far the best experience that I’ve had with a personal chef. I cannot wait to use him again.
Rasheem Food With FlavorRasheem Food With Flavor
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