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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 University Park personal chefs
Thumbtack Customer
Was Professional,Kind ,Clean,and neat best person to use for personal chef..Best Experience..Will hire for all occasions...Big Thank You!!!
POWER CateringPOWER Catering
Sekoyah E.
This was my first time hiring a personal chef and I had an amazing experience. I will definitely hire him again for my events , the food was AMAZING 🤩
Hip-Hop G Grill by DaChef ShadigidyHip-Hop G Grill by DaChef Shadigidy
Zain B.
We were hesitant to get a personal chef seeing as we hadn’t done it before, but after our experience with Chef Niko we were incredibly happy we did. Prior to the date, Chef Niko was very responsive and extremely communicative about availability and what to expect for the meal (we had the pleasure of booking him for Valentine’s Day). He sent us an idea of what he was thinking for the menu as a first draft and was open to any and all changes due to taste preferences, dietary restrictions, etc. After a little back and forth we had the finalized menu set. For the actual meal, Chef Niko was well prepared, providing everything that was needed (including plates and cutlery). He was prompt to set up and went at our pace when going through the courses. Now for the most important part, the food. Through and through each course was immaculate - Chef Niko gave a little description of what he prepared before serving and each course exceeded our expectations. Overall, he was a delight to have in our kitchen and made our first experience with a personal chef incredible. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking to hire a personal chef and will definitely be asking for his services again!
Fresh & Simple: By Niko CruzFresh & Simple: By Niko Cruz
Bailey T.
Khanh was amazing! The food was outstanding... flexible with the menu, understanding with mat minute likes/dislikes. I wasn’t sure of what to expect from a personal chef- well he excepted all expectations!
Chef Khanh Fine DiningChef Khanh Fine Dining
Alyssa A.
Chef Daniel and his lovely wife showed up 15 minutes early and served us the most amazing meal! Every course was a crowd pleaser and they work like a well-oiled machine. Very impressed with both the food and service we received, and definitely know who to go to if we need a personal chef/catering again!
Creole Cowboy CateringCreole Cowboy Catering
Rosalyn R.
I have been utilizing Gourmet Express for the past several months and couldn't be happier. Mike is professional, arrives on-time and the quality of the food is outstanding! I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a personal chef.
Gourmet Express Personal Chef ServiceGourmet Express Personal Chef Service
Mike M.
DaChef was amazing. From helping select a menu to executing dinner. He created a beautiful souvenir menu with great graphics on it. We had a Caribbean theme and he knocked it out the park! The food was amazing full of flavored perfectly seasoned… And Chef was incredibly entertaining. He made our anniversary perfect. I would highly recommend DaChef to anyone looking for a personal chef!
Hip-Hop G Grill by DaChef ShadigidyHip-Hop G Grill by DaChef Shadigidy
Maria E.
We loved our personal chef experience with Chef Luke. We hired him for our wedding dinner, just 7 people (one of which was a vegetarian). Choosing the menu, and Luke's proposal for each course was customized and delicious, it was also very easy to accommodate the menu for our vegetarian guest. Every dish was extraordinarily well executed, and everyone loved it! Highly recommend him and would definitely work with him again for other projects!
LK CulinaryLK Culinary
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience! We wanted to do something unique and special for a great member of our Team at work, and someone suggested an in-home personal chef experience. We found Claudine on Thumbtack and worked with her to set up the arrangement and establish a budget. Claudine then worked directly with our Team member and made it a wonderful event that created a lot of smiles. I would highly recommend her.
Fancy's Personal Chef ServicesFancy's Personal Chef Services
Pauline W.
Where do I even begin on this review. First thing is that this was our first time having a personal chef. I didn’t know what to do and didn’t know what menu to put together. I contacted another chef that gave me a few menu options. It seemed overwhelming. I was never contacted back. I kept getting alerts with Chef TL Hooker’s info and others. I contacted Chef TL and all I had to do was contact him, give him an address and pay. I’m 6 hours away so all I could do was trust what he said. I explained this was an anniversary dinner and I just wanted it special. He stated in contact with me. He came down to my level because I didn’t even know food items he was talking about. He was on time and brought everything with him. He even sanitized the kitchen area. We were so impressed. He works so clean. He was neat and professional. The food was sooooo good and I mean it. I wasn’t aware he was even going to bring his own dishes. He brought a 5star restaurant to us. I highly recommend for any event. Also, last minute because of an iodine reaction we had to change the menu. We were given several choices and I’m glad it was changed. We enjoyed the sea bass. Very professional. Exceeded expectations. This is an experience that I will drive 6 hours to come back for only if Chef TL is our chef. I don’t even want to try another. You will not be disappointed. God Bless you chef and your business.
T. L. Hooker Personal & Private ChefT. L. Hooker Personal & Private Chef
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