Find a personal chef near Newport News, VA

Find a personal chef near Newport News, VA

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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 Newport News personal chefs
Harvey B.
Wow! Wow! Wow! I could have never imagined when I had the idea to surprise my wife for our anniversary that the stars would align in such a way that I would find the BEST personal chef (company) this area has to offer. In my search for a personal chef experience, I was surprised that a couple of the vendors that I contacted didn’t even bother to reply. That had me questioning the quality of thumbtack and the personal chef industry altogether. However, my faith was repeatedly restored in every phase of my dealings with Chef Anthony and Dina. The professionalism was beyond what I could have asked. The experience was priceless...they literally tapped into the pulse of the vision I wanted to create for my wife and they executed throughout the entire evening. For Chef Anthony (and Dina) was just another day at the office, but for my wife and I it was—by far—our greatest anniversary celebration thus far. Thank you 🙏🏾 both for a lovely evening and making my vision a reality and helping me put the biggest smile on my wife’s face. Chef, your Marshall Dillon Ribeye took me back to Texas! Continued success and you know I’m referring you all across town.
Thumbtack Customer
Omg I surprised my husband with a personal Chef and never thought that it would turn out to be a big hit like it did... He was sold on the fantastic meal that Chef Demetris repaired for us on site piping out and everything fresh... Very open minded to help me with my menu because I am a very picke eater but everything he recommended I tried and surprisingly was delicious.. He was the best if you want someone to come in and take some of the worries of your shoulders then I recommend bringing in this guy Chef Demetris he will deliver and get the job done that's a promise... we will continue to use him for all our functions Mr. & Mrs. Forrest had the best Anniversary ever because of him thanks again Chef
Time2Eat LLCTime2Eat LLC
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