Private Chef in Melbourne
Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Melbourne in March, 2017, more than 129 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Melbourne and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Melbourne.
Starting from 2017, 11239 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Melbourne through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 3013 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 49920 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.65 out of 5.
Our guests in Melbourne typically reserve menus of 152 AUD per person, which include 3.12 courses, sharing an average of 3.9 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Melbourne!
How does it work?
01We cook in your home
02We serve each dish
03We clean up before leaving
129 Private Chefs in Melbourne
Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Melbourne
Well traveled and highly experienced chef with 20 years in the industry. From Michelin starred restaurants in France, to stints in Peru and Ecuador... view more
Matteo is the former Executive Chef at Jonahs in Whale beach, an iconic venue in the northern beaches of Sydney. Italian born Matteo Zamboni’ impre... view more
I’m a professional chef who loves learning new cooking techniques every day I moved at a young age to Australia and worked next to head chef David... view more
The boy had a dream... Chef Ben grew up in Kenya, dreaming about becoming a chef and watching professional chefs ignited his passion for good food... view more
I am an Italian professional chef with 15 years of experience around the world between Europe, Russia and Australia. I love to cook with local and... view more
• Passionate chef with over 20 years experience • Previous owner of 2 restaurants in France for over 7 years • Everyday is new challenge Looking t... view more
I have been Sydney based for 10 years where I have met passionate people, great produce and a vibrant coffee community. I am a French Chef with 2... view more
Hi there, my name is Elia and I am from Italy. My passion, curiosity and interest in cooking goes all the way back to my childhood when even as a... view more
I have been a professional chef for the last 8 years. I started my apprenticeship in Brisbane, in Australia and once finished I moved to the culina... view more
Lucia Del Prete
Hi, I’m Lucia, 36 years old, Italian living in Sydney for over 9 years. Been working as a private chef for the last 9 years, mostly for private cli... view more
Graziela Franca De Matos
Creative and forward-thinking Chef with 3 years of experience in brazilian cuisine besides general cooking. Enthusiastic about international food i... view more
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Key information about Private Chef in Melbourne
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How many services of Private Chef are booked in Melbourne 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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne?
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 Melbourne is 178 AUD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 140 AUD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 120 AUD. For 13 or more people the average price is 104 AUD.
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 Melbourne on each particular month of the year.
How many Private Chef register in Melbourne each month?
After many years of offering our services in Melbourne, we are lucky to have a fantastic team of chefs that keeps growing all the time!
Every month, 2 Private Chefs register with us. Our verification team reviews these new Private Chef profiles daily to categorize them, allowing you to discover incredible new chefs every month.
What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Melbourne?
We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Melbourne: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Melbourne 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 Melbourne!
Discover our Private Chefs
Each Private Chef in Melbourne 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 Melbourne who will personalize every detail of your experience.
A Private Chef makes you enjoy the best gastronomy
Enjoy a Private Chef experience in the comfort of your own home! Let Take a Chef turn your kitchen and dining room into one the city’s best dining establishments. It’s a truly unique experience, ideal for special occasions and also a great way to put a fresh twist on dates, lunches with friends and family dinners. To get started click below!
Melbourne's best Private Chefs go home
With over 70 chefs in Melbourne, Take a Chef really offers you a wide variety of profiles. Some of our chefs have worked in luxury hotels, some in top restaurants and others in award-winning gastronomic bars. All of them have at least ten year’s of experience under their belt and have graduated from the best culinary schools. We’re confident we’ll find the perfect one for you. And to make sure that every last detail is to your liking, you’ll be able to talk to each chef who sends you a menu proposal directly so as to make any modification you see fit.
An unforgettable experience
Take a Chef invites you to enjoy a Private Chef in Melbourne. It's not a catering, it's not a restaurant. It's much better. A Private Chef will make you live an experience whenever and wherever you want. The Private Chef will customize the menu taking into account allergies and intolerances, buy all the ingredients, cook in your own home, serve you dinner and, best of all, leave everything impeccable. You just have to enjoy and let yourself be carried away by the experience.
Frequently asked questions
Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Melbourne.
What does a Private Chef service include in Melbourne?
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 Melbourne?
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 Melbourne is 178 AUD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 140 AUD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 120 AUD. For 13 or more people the average price is 104 AUD. 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 Melbourne?
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 Melbourne?
In Melbourne there are currently 129 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 Melbourne?
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 11239 guests in Melbourne, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.