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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 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
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted to give my husband a new experience for his 30th birthday and having Mr. Newsome as our personal chef for the evening was amazing. The food was great, very professional and is definitely something that we will do again! Thank you Sultry Soul for helping me give my husband the best 30th birthday. We will never forget the experience!
Sultry Soul (Will responsed by Google/Facebook)Sultry Soul (Will responsed by Google/Facebook)
Tonya J.
We were just three ladies celebrating our 30 year Friendship-iversary (Friendship Anniversary) and we had the best time. Chef Dave was part of the success!!!! He catered two meals for us and "oh boy" were they the best. I had never hired a personal chef and now I will do it way more often. The sad part is that every chef moving forward will be measured by Chef Dave. What I loved most was the pride he took in not only preparing our meal, but in selecting the best quality foods to serve us and his consideration of what we needed. We asked for things not on his menu and he provided. I am pretty sure we helped him create a new dish for his food repertoire. Hopefully, he will name it after us. Second, Chef Dave was like having a family member as our chef. From the time he entered the home he was professional and personable. He knew when to engage and when to just the ole' girls cackle and reminiscence. Just an FYI, he arrives with everything he needs, knows his way around the kitchen, only needs you to relax and enjoy the magnificent meal he is preparing, everything is cooked on site and leaves the kitchen spotless.
Chef Dave's Private DinnersChef Dave's Private Dinners
Mit B.
Having a personal chef was such a good idea and Chef Dave blew our socks off over a 4 day period for lunches and dinners . I can’t wait to work with him again. It makes so much sense to do this when you want to make it easy, have high quality and relax into a great experience. Chef Dave is a genuinely nice person , is creative, grounded and has great attention to detail. Lunch was a family affair while dinner gave my aunt the opportunity to have friends over . The menus which included appetizers at dinner were exceptional and reflected a collaborative effort as he got to know us . Chef Dave was creative , used organic ingredients, had the presentation part down along with simply “slap your momma “ good tastes. Remembering the meals makes me recall our good times with him while eating exceptional meals: blackberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream , chowder soup with She crab , orzo lemon soup with veggies, roasted chicken, pork medallions with peach relish , medallion potatoes, a kickass burger with a mix of chuck and brisket on a brioche bun with a Wisconsin cheese &lettuce , tomato, onion and air fried crinkly fries, roasted chicken , pea pods , phenomenal salads , homemade dressings based with carrots & ginger , Gumbo( I don’t want to give away his secrets) , organic tomato soup with 2 sided cheese , white bean hummus with crostini, burrata on crostini with honey and mint , ahi tuna on wonton crackers - to name a few . This is a stream of consciousness on my part , I can’t do justice to his phenomenal meals and I know I have left off a few... we paired great wines with it all, had iced tea some nites , scotch for my aunt, gin martini for me , i could go on and on . Thank you Chef Dave! 😎 .
Chef Dave's Private DinnersChef Dave's Private Dinners
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