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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 Tukwila personal chefs
First time hiring a personal chef to cook for us at a dinner party and she was amazing! Best experience, I’ll be hiring her again and recommending her as well. Thank you for the wonderful memories!
Switchback KitchenSwitchback Kitchen
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was excellent. He not only catered the meal to our entire family's preferences, but also went out of his way to learn how to prepare specific Burmese dishes that we were craving (and nailed it!). We would highly recommend Michael as a personal chef and would definitely hire him again.
Meals per DiemMeals per Diem
Thumbtack Customer
Hamid's dinner exceeded all expectations. The food was delicious, Hamid was a delightful host taking care of all the details including setting the table, preparing and serving the food and cleaning up. My friends and I got to relax and enjoy an entire evening focused on food, drinks and conversation. Hamid took care of the rest. This was the first time we had hired a personal chef for an evening at home and it was everything we hoped for. Thank you Hamid!
Moroccan Cuisine Personal ChefMoroccan Cuisine Personal Chef
Thumbtack Customer
Late to the game but wanted to leave a review because even almost a year later we still think about the amazing dinner that Aubrey cooked for us. She went above and beyond what was asked for and everything tasted delicious and what was such an added surprise is just how laid back and great and personable she was. We wanted her to stay all night just to hang out! I would highly recommend her for any personal chef needs you need!
Drum Beets | Aubrey JenkinsDrum Beets | Aubrey Jenkins
Liz E.
Valerie is just who I needed in my life! I have been looking for a personal chef for some time now, but was never able to find anyone who met my needs...then along came Valerie. I'm a working professional who doesn't always have time to cook, and to be honest, I'm not the greatest cook either. Additionally, I'm on a strict diet plan following keto and cannot have dairy or gluten. Valerie knew what I was looking for off the bat and was so wonderful to work with - her professionalism, quick response time, candor and passion was beyond refreshing! She is a fantastic cook and I plan on using her services on a regular basis. I can't wait to see what else Valerie cooks up (pun intended) and so excited to taste more fantastic dishes!
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