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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.

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. 

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 Columbus personal chefs
Laura S.
I hired Chef Jeff as a personal chef for my parents' 30th anniversary. Chef Jeff responded to messages in a timely, friendly manner and created a menu to suit tastes and budget. I couldn't pick a favorite dish of the night because it was all so fresh and delicious! I will definitely being hiring Chef Jeff again for future occasions.
ChefJeff Catering and Consulting LLCChefJeff Catering and Consulting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
She was great. Very professional. She was on time and was really engaged. The food was amazing and she catered to our every need. I will recommend Olivia to anyone who is looking for a personal chef to come to their house. She will definitely be back to mine.
Table Culinary SolutionsTable Culinary Solutions
David M.
Chef Brittney is truly next level incredible. From the super easy totally collaborative planning process to the meal itself, everything was top notch. Each of the 4 courses - all incredible on their own - was better than the last. A meal that told our personal story and honored our personal memories, it was just perfect. Brittney made it fun, interactive and truly special for both of us. We can’t wait to work with her again and again. You truly won’t be sorry booking with her!
Chef Brittney KesslerChef Brittney Kessler
Benjamin M.
Chef K was everything we expected and more! I was looking for a private dinner for 2 for my girlfriends birthday. She worked with me to create a menu my girlfriend loved and tasted amazing. Both her and her assistant were timely, personable, clean, and fun. My GF is particular about things and she enjoyed every prepared course from the crab cakes to the biscuits to our personal favorite the gumbo! Highly recommend her and her services for events!
Island SoulIsland Soul
Todd W.
I found Chef Brittney during my search for a personal chef for a small, intimate wedding weekend for my good friends. She provided 3 meals over 3 days including a rehearsal dinner on Friday evening, a wedding dinner on Saturday evening, and a farewell brunch on Sunday morning. Chef Brittney executed all 3 perfectly: the brides and the entire wedding party were extremely pleased with the results. Brittney did a thorough pre-event consultation with the brides, took their dietary preferences and came up with all 3 menus that left no one wanting. She brought along an assistant (extra cost) that was extremely attentive and well worth it. Brittney’s chicken breasts were so moist and flavorful, and she has a knack of putting together great tasting salads full of hearty ingredients that could serve as meals all on their own. She laid out the most amazing charcuterie board I have had the pleasure of digging into. The main event consisted of a wonderful, moist Chilean sea bass that was melt-in-your-mouth pleasing. The Sunday brunch was served buffet style and had so many great, delicious choices, it put many restaurant brunches to shame (she baked some wonderful blueberry muffins that we all thought could easily fit in at any bakery and the avocado toast with smoked salmon was an excellent surprise). Chef Brittney was punctual and professional for all 3 events, and was so easy to work with the entire time. She not only made great suggestions on the food, but she provided the table settings, and created tasteful and elegant tablescapes that accented the joyous event so well. If you are looking to hire someone to give you that personal, hands-on experience for your next special event or dinner party, I would highly suggest you get Chef Brittney on your calendar. The only negative thing I could say about Chef Brittney is that she doesn’t live in California (which is where the majority of the wedding party hailed from). Columbus is very lucky to have her! *** I’m not good at remembering to take photos, so I regret I don’t have more to share with this review.
Chef Brittney KesslerChef Brittney Kessler
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