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Find a personal chef near Portland, OR

Find a personal chef near Portland, OR

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Find a personal chef near Portland, OR

12 near you

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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 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 Portland personal chefs
Jessica A.
Ryan was fantastic at curating a personal menu for my husband’s 30th birthday dinner, was punctual, friendly, and a phenomenal chef. Dinner was incredible and it was such a cool experience.
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Anna B.
Chef Ryan is fantastic, he's food was amazing and he was a welcomed addition to our small gathering! I had to regroup last minute for my boyfriend's 50th birthday with the fires, and he made it so special for us all. It was my first time hiring a personal chef and now with Covid, it's something I will continue to do and I would definitely hire Chef Ryan again!
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Anne S.
I wouldn’t change a thing about my interactions with Sage and Linda. Professional, personable, responsive and the food was delicious. My choices were all interesting and creative and the final meal was outstanding. I will be telling my friends about Sage and they will definitely be my first call if I’m looking for a personal chef in the future!
Sage - Personal Chef ServicesSage - Personal Chef Services
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