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Find a personal chef near Rochester, NY

Find a personal chef near Rochester, NY

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Find a personal chef near Rochester, NY

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Q & A

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 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 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. 

Reviews for Rochester personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
I surprised my fiancé on Valentine's day with a personal chef and I had a great experience with this couple. They had awesome food and great presentation. I will defiantly be using there services again in the near future.
Spinelli Catering Events & Chef ServicesSpinelli Catering Events & Chef Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mark and Stephanie made our whole night a success! I hired them for a personal cooking demo at my cousin's bachelorette party, and they were more than up for the challenge. The demo was great and so was the food! We all had so much fun and I would highly recommend Spinelli Chef Services for any event you might have planned.
Spinelli Catering Events & Chef ServicesSpinelli Catering Events & Chef Services
Amanda A.
Mark and Stephanie were an absolute delight to work with. They were hired as a gift as an in home personal chef experience for a friend. They were friendly, charismatic and accommodating. They worked with the hostess to develop a 4 course meal for her and her guests and everyone was impressed. I can't imagine what they would do for a larger group of people! I highly recommend Spinelli and team. You won't be disappointed.
Spinelli Catering Events & Chef ServicesSpinelli Catering Events & Chef Services
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