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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 Nashville personal chefs
Joe r.
The meal for two was delicious, tasty and yummy. I got exactly what I wanted, an awesome meal from a personal chef!! The wings, steak, salmon, cheesecake and salad were delicious. The cheesecake was better than Juniors in Brooklyn. The steak came with cognac creme sauce. Amazing.!!
Famish'd Eats LLCFamish'd Eats LLC
Molly E.
Chef Q came and cooked for us at an Air BnB for my friends 40th birthday. He was amazing to deal with during the process. I had no idea what I was doing/asking for because I had never hired a personal chef before and he guided me through the entire process. When he got here I asked if he wanted to be left alone to cook or if he cared if he had an audience. He said he preferred having people around. We got to watch him work his magic and got to ask questions along the way about him and his cooking techniques. When it came time to eat the food was beyond amazing. Everyone loved everything we had and we were all stuffed at the end of the meal. He cleaned up after himself and left. For my first experience with a private chef it couldn't have gone better. He has set the bar high for if we ever do this again. Too bad Chef Q doesn't live in Michigan so we could use him again! Highly recommended to anyone wanting a fun in home dining experience
Kool’N’Blue CateringKool’N’Blue Catering
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