Private Chef in Ottawa
Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Ottawa in March, 2017, more than 44 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Ottawa and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Ottawa.
Starting from 2017, 11055 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Ottawa through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 1630 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 14713 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.79 out of 5.
Our guests in Ottawa typically reserve menus of 168 CAD per person, which include 4.68 courses, sharing an average of 4.27 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Ottawa!
How does it work?
01We cook in your home
02We serve each dish
03We clean up before leaving
44 Private Chefs in Ottawa
Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Ottawa
Chef Lucky holds Ontario chef Red Seal paper and certified Food Handler who has over 18 years of experience in culinary management inspiring hotel gue... view more
I've cooked for professional photography shoots, private dinners, all sorts of parties, weddings, and delivered desserts all over Montreal on a weekly... view more
I have been cooking professionally for over 20 years. Food has long been a true passion. I grew up in the small country town in Oregon, picking vegeta... view more
I really enjoy seeing the joy that I can bring people by giving them a very memorable meal! I am very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about food and I'... view more
Marc Antoine Baril Lessard
Après avoir suivi mes formations de cuisine, pâtisserie et boucherie à l'École Hôtelière de la Capitale , j'ai travaillé dans plusieurs restaurants da... view more
Personal Chef for hire in Upstate New York and Toronto area, Studied food pairings and flavorings in Germany , Italy, and France. Studied Culinary Sci... view more
I am a well seasoned Chef with 15 years of experience working in many areas of the culinary Industry. I learned to cook at my childhood home in the P... view more
École hôtelière à Ottawa. Cuisinier des chaines hôtels (Hilton lac leamay, fairmont château Lake louise, Ritz Carleton Montreal.) Sous-chef restauran... view more
Chef of 25 years. Accommodating, creative, clean and efficient. I've always had a great report with clients and guests. My strength lies in family sty... view more
My name is Ralph. Passionate chef/baker and owner of Creative Culinary Delights. I enjoy food in general and I love feeding myself and others. I am al... view more
Pastry chef/ corporate chef Creative and passionate Pastry Arts Chef with experience and education. I do offer the following skills which helped me to... view more
1630 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Ottawa
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How much does a Private Chef cost in Ottawa?
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 Ottawa is 163 CAD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 134 CAD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 114 CAD. For 13 or more people the average price is 115 CAD.
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 Ottawa on each particular month of the year.
What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Ottawa?
We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Ottawa: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Ottawa 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 Ottawa!
Discover our Private Chefs
Each Private Chef in Ottawa 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 Ottawa who will personalize every detail of your experience.
Enjoy a unique culinary experience at home with a Private Chef
Enjoy a Private Chef experience in the comfort of your own home! Let Take a Chef turn your kitchen and dining room into a professional restaurant. It’s a unique experience; ideal for special occasions, lunches with friends, family dinners or a great gift for that special someone. Let us know what cuisine you’re craving and give us some quick details about your kitchen to start receiving personalised menu proposals from our chefs. You just have to choose your favourite proposal! On the day of your meal, your chosen chef will head to their preferred local market to pick up the freshest ingredients. They will cook in your kitchen and provide table service for you and your guests. What’s more, they’ll make sure your kitchen is spotless before leaving.
Experience culinary perfection
All of our chefs have at least ten years’ worth of experience in the industry and have graduated from the best cooking schools. So our goal is to find the perfect chef for you and to make this the best dining experience. With over 60 chefs in Ottawa, we know we can find the right match for you! Once you receive menu proposals, you’ll be able to view the professional profiles of each chef who has contacted you and choose the one that suits you. At this point you’ll also be able to contact them directly through our messaging service to make sure that every detail is to your liking.
Good gastronomy an original plan
Increasingly, it changes the way we enjoy culinary experiences. It is time to feel new emotions through food dishes. A dinner can become a cooking party, where you can learn how to prepare each of the dishes in the menu chosen. Enjoy the sophisticated cuisine with Chefs trained in the best restaurants in the country.
Frequently asked questions
Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Ottawa.
What does a Private Chef service include in Ottawa?
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 Ottawa?
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 Ottawa is 163 CAD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 134 CAD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 114 CAD. For 13 or more people the average price is 115 CAD. 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 Ottawa?
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 Ottawa?
In Ottawa there are currently 44 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 Ottawa?
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 11055 guests in Ottawa, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.