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Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Hire one of our 16 Private Chefs in Al Dhafra and personalize your menu, 1808 clients in Al Dhafra have already booked their chef!

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Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Al Dhafra in March, 2017, more than 16 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Al Dhafra and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Al Dhafra.

Starting from 2017, 1808 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Al Dhafra through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 315 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 5187 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.38 out of 5.

Our guests in Al Dhafra typically reserve menus of 410 AED per person, which include 4.51 courses, sharing an average of 3.76 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Al Dhafra!

How does it work?


We cook in your home
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We serve each dish
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We clean up before leaving
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16 Private Chefs in Al Dhafra

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Al Dhafra

Vanessa Bayma - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Vanessa Bayma


I have 20 years of experience working in the culinary industry in different positions including Executive Chef, Catering Chef, Manager, and Consultant... view more

4.6 (5)
31 services
Phillis Kagundu - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Phillis Kagundu


I am a professional chef born and raised in Central Kenya with over 8 years of experience in the culinary world. My dad and my brother inspired me to ... view more

4.2 (18)
31 services
Mika Tolkachev - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Mika Tolkachev


Have been shared the vision of the fine dining with: - The Ritz Carlton Hotel - Le Duck French restaurant Michelin Starred - Radisson Collection Hotel... view more

4.9 (8)
19 services
Andrea T Karidis - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Andrea T Karidis


As a disciple of nose to tail eating, I believe in not wasting anything. Introducing people to new flavors, reinventing classical dishes and sticking ... view more

4.9 (3)
13 services
Luca Cima - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Luca Cima


I am Italian and I am specialized in Italian food. I cooperate at RUYA and at Bice Mare, two of the top restaurants in their categories in Dubai. I ta... view more

4.8 (7)
12 services
Denise Leoy - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Denise Leoy


I'm a Michelin Trained chef with experience in 2* Michelin star restaurant "Le Clarence" in Paris and 1* Michelin star "restaurant 108" in Copenhagen ... view more

5 (4)
7 services
Jessica Queitsch - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Jessica Queitsch

Abu Dhabi

14 years of global experience as a chef, I am passionate about getting the maximum nutrition out of real home cooked dish. Real food for gourmands who... view more

4.2 (4)
6 services
Jean FRENCH CHEF - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Jean French Chef


good afternoon My name is Jean, French chef based in Dubai with over 20 years experience in 5 stars property all over the world and Michelin stars re... view more

5 (1)
4 services
James Hitchens - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

James Hitchens


My name is James Hitchens and I have been a chef for 14 years and specialise in classic and modern European cuisine. My experience starts from award w... view more

5 (1)
1 services
Mohamed Shehab - Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Mohamed Shehab


I am an Executive Chef specializing in European Cuisine, including French, Italian, and Spanish in addition to Arabic and Healthy Cusine. Talent for i... view more

4.3 (1)
1 services

315 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Al Dhafra

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 1800 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.4/ 5



The guests in Al Dhafra have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.11.



Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.33 average score.



The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Al Dhafra has been scored with a 4.33 on average.

Food quality


The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Al Dhafra received an average score of 4.33.

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The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Al Dhafra has received a score of 4.56!

Chef Bayma did an amazing job with our in home dinner! She provided a set menu for our stay in Dubai with an Arabian theme. Each dish was explained to us and delicious. She also gave the opportunity to ask questions about recipes during and after the meal. If I’m even back in the Middle East, I would definitely book Chef Bayma again!

Tiara Goodwin - Apr 22 2019

5/ 5

Amazing chef! Very attentive and she prepared a super delicious meal for all four of us! I definitely recommend Chef Phillis as your chef.

Indra Ozola - Nov 11 2019

5/ 5

Chef Michael over-delivered on its performance. We had an excellent evening and unique dinning experience, to be repeated.

Stephane Jeegers - Feb 18 2020

5/ 5

Chef Andrea was excellent in her demeanor and her culinary prowess. We very much enjoyed her meal both in taste and presentation. She fulfilled all of our requests and did so without hesitation. I recommend her wholeheartedly to this community. She is engaging and outgoing and a pleasure to have worked with.

Dave S Kang - Feb 14 2020

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Al Dhafra

Discover more details about our Private Chefs in Al Dhafra and their services.

43 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Al Dhafra

40% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Al Dhafra.

5 hours

The average wait time from submitting the request and the first menu.


First Private Chef service in Al Dhafra.

11.5% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Al Dhafra.

16 bookings

Maximum number of bookings for a Private Chef in Al Dhafra by a single client.


Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Al Dhafra in the last year

2 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Al Dhafra.


Percentage of guests that hire a Private Chef more than once.

5 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

12 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Al Dhafra.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Al Dhafra each month?

Depending on the destination, Private Chef reservations can fluctuate seasonally to a greater or lesser extent throughout the year. In the case of Al Dhafra, you can check the monthly fluctuations of Private Chef reservations in the following table.

Thruthfully, any month of the year is good to enjoy a Private Chef in the comfort of your home, but due to the fluctuations in the demand for Private Chefs in Al Dhafra, prices may vary especially for last minute reservations. Step ahead and book a Private Chef to avoid any surprises!

How much does a Private Chef cost in Al Dhafra?

The cost of hiring a Private Chef depends essentially on the number of guests who will be enjoying the experience. On average, for bookings of 2 people, the price of a Private Chef in Al Dhafra is 485 AED per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 371 AED per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 330 AED. For 13 or more people the average price is 308 AED.

On another hand, each destination is totally different, and seasonality usually makes prices vary considerably. On the following chart you can find the differences on the average pricing charged by our Private Chefs in Al Dhafra on each particular month of the year.

What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Al Dhafra?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Al Dhafra: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Al Dhafra is the Surprise cuisine, and the less booked type is the Latin American cuisine.

But beyond these six types of cuisine, our Private Chefs personalize thousands of menus for their clients every day, adjusting every detail to find the perfect menu for every occasion and every group. Of course, our Private Chefs will adapt their dishes to any allergy or dietary restriction, and they can also propose other cuisines or fusions. Sumbit your request and discover the menus of your Private Chefs in Al Dhafra!

Discover our Private Chefs

Each Private Chef in Al Dhafra is absolutely unique. All of them have professional cooking training and years of experience in all kinds of restaurants. Each one of them has made their own way to becoming a Private Chef. Tell us the details of your event and discover the best Private Chefs in Al Dhafra who will personalize every detail of your experience.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Al Dhafra.

What does a Private Chef service include in Al Dhafra?

A Private Chef service includes everything necessary to enjoy the experience, from the customization of a menu to the purchase of ingredients, the mise en place prior to the service, the preparation of the menu at the guests' home, the complete table service, and lastly the set up and cleaning of the kitchen and the spaces used during the experience. Tableware and glassware are not included. Gratuity is entirely up to the guests' discretion.

How much does a Private Chef cost in Al Dhafra?

The price of a private chef service depends essentially on the number of people. On average, for bookings of 2 people, the price of a Private Chef in Al Dhafra is 485 AED per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 371 AED per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 330 AED. For 13 or more people the average price is 308 AED. It is important to point out that, depending on the destination, Private Chef reservations may be more or less seasonal and, therefore, the price may fluctuate. This also applies to last minute bookings, where prices may also vary.

How can I hire a Private Chef in Al Dhafra?

To hire a Private Chef just select a date, number of people, let us know your food preferences and intolerances and share with us a few details about your kitchen. In a matter of a few hours, you will receive four tailor-made menus and will be able to review the chef's profile, reviews and pictures of their dishes. You will also be able to speak directly with each chef through the messaging area on the platform and ask for menu modifications, price changes, and generally discuss any questions you may have. Once you have chosen your favorite chef and menu, you can finalize your reservation on the website. Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive the chef's direct contact information to finalize the details.

How can I find a Private Chef in Al Dhafra?

In Al Dhafra there are currently 16 Private Chefs available. To find the best chef, you only have to fill in the form and the 4 best local chefs available on the chosen date will send you their menu proposal. You will be able to check in detail their professional profile and choose the chef/proposal you like the most.

What is the maximum amount of people allowed for a Private Chef service?

There is no maximum number of people, although a Private Chef service is usually carried out in a more intimate level along with friends or family, and usually in homes where space is limited. Even though there is no maximum number of people, generally the groups do not exceed 15 people.

Does the Private Chef cook at my house?

A Private Chef always prepares the menu at the client's home, as it is an inherent part of the experience. However, depending on the complexity of the menu, the chef may prepare a mise en place before going to the client's home, as some dishes take several hours to prepare and it would be impossible to execute all the steps at the client's home.

Can I cook along with the Private Chef?

Absolutely! Usually, there are always several food lovers among the diners who take the opportunity to share some time with the chef, learn some tricks in the kitchen and the step-by-step of each of the dishes on the menu. For those diners who really want to get hands on, they can of course join the chef and cook!

Are the ingredients for a Private Chef service fresh?

Every Private Chef gives the utmost importance to the freshness of the ingredients used in their menus. The main difference between a restaurant and a private chef is in the personalized treatment of each diner. The chef personalizes the menu, and based on that menu, makes the necessary purchases to develop the menu chosen by the customers. Therefore, the freshness of the ingredients is one of the key elements of a Private Chef service.

Are drinks included in a Private Chef service?

Drinks are not included by default. However, you can reach an agreement with the chef in order to add drinks as an "extra" to the menu proposal.

How much should I tip a Private Chef in Al Dhafra?

Each guest can freely decide the tip he/she wishes to give to the chef, as it is up to their discretion. On average, based on the tips given by 1808 guests in Al Dhafra, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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