Private Chef in St. Catharines

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Private Chef in St. Catharines

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in St. Catharines in April, 2017, more than 88 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in St. Catharines and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Starting from 2017, 48167 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in St. Catharines through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 18876 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 223643 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.74 out of 5.

Our guests in St. Catharines typically reserve menus of 188 CAD per person, which include 3.04 courses, sharing an average of 3.37 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in St. Catharines!

How does it work?

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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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88 Private Chefs in St. Catharines

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in St. Catharines

Harry Otoo-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Harry Otoo

Caledon

Having spent 6 years working as a chef and training for 2 years in England , I have accumulated a lot of experiences cooking several different cuis... view more

4.7 (49)
116 services
Jayne Dunsmore-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Jayne Dunsmore

Toronto

I am a professional chef with 20+ years experience in the catering and restaurant fields. I grew up with a Dietitian in the house, my mum and with... view more

4.9 (45)
78 services
Jagger Gordon-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Jagger Gordon

Toronto

As a Chef and Artist, I dream of creating a culinary experience and taste that will last a lifetime on your pallet. Through my travels around th... view more

4.7 (39)
75 services
Amina Omar-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Amina Omar

Toronto

Having been in the industry for 10 plus years and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and the Art institute of California. It’s safe to say I know my wa... view more

4.7 (23)
49 services
John Griggs-Private Chef in St. Catharines

John Griggs

Toronto

I have always loved food and cooking from a young age. Whenever we had big family gatherings it was always focused around food and everyone was enj... view more

4.8 (24)
44 services
Richard Feroze-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Richard Feroze

Toronto

In creating memorable dining experiences, proper techniques applied to excellent produce are equally important; one, no less than the other. Too o... view more

4.9 (17)
26 services
David Salt-Private Chef in St. Catharines

David Salt

Toronto

I am a professional chef, current owner of DRIFTER'S SOLACE. I have spent most of my career working in London, UK in a variety of establishments, i... view more

4.9 (7)
17 services
Romaine Newell-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Romaine Newell

Burlington

Food is the greatest gift of experience. As a chef, I have had the pleasure to experience a wide variety of cuisines. From Caribbean, to french, It... view more

4.9 (5)
12 services
Anthony Kennedy-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Anthony Kennedy

Mississauga

I am a professional chef for the last 10 years. I have studied culinary at Humber college. My strong passion for cooking was passed on to me from m... view more

4.8 (5)
9 services
Andrea Bolis-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Andrea Bolis

Toronto

Graduated in 2006 from the culinary institute of Milano (Italy) after a 5 year program I've accumulated over 14 years of experience in the hospital... view more

5 (5)
9 services
Vincent Strachan-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Vincent Strachan

Toronto

I am a Chef of 10 years . I studied culinary arts and the University of the Bahamas. I've worked under some of the best chefs in the country and I... view more

4.7 (2)
8 services
MARY JIMSON-Private Chef in St. Catharines

Mary Jimson

Toronto

A highly motivated, adaptable and articulate exceptionally innovative Chef with extensive experience creating different types of menu, with over 1... view more

4.1 (3)
6 services

18876 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in St. Catharines

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 48100 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.74

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 9140 REVIEWS

4.7/ 5

Chef

4.67

The guests in St. Catharines have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.67.

Presentation

4.72

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.72 average score.

Cleaningness

4.76

The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in St. Catharines has been scored with a 4.74 on average.

Food quality

4.74

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in St. Catharines received an average score of 4.74.

Take a Chef

4.81

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in St. Catharines has received a score of 4.81!

Absolutely perfect, amazing dishes, excellent presentation and great timing. Will be connecting again without a doubt .

Wahid Ali - Jun 09 2022

5/ 5

Chef Jayne was simply a delight. She prepared a culinary experience that left my fiancee and I speechless. Every bite had us wanting more. She is very accommodating and did her very best to make iur experience a phenomenal one. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute watching her create each masterpiece. She takes much pride in what she does and she is absolutely wonderful. Thank you Jayne for making my fiance's birthday amazing!

Shoba Singh - May 18 2020

5/ 5

Wonderful experience with Chef Jagger. The food was amazing (and extremely plentiful). Jagger and his sous-chef Benoît were very personable and entertaining! Would recommend!

Crysta - Oct 04 2021

5/ 5

Amina and her mixologist/assistant Miles were amazing. The food was incredible, and they were delightful to have in our home. We are still reminiscing about the evening. It was such a treat. We are so thankful for all of the love and dedication both Chef Amina and Miles put into making this special birthday dinner for my husband a dinner to remember. We will definitely book again.

Stacy Thomas - Oct 06 2020

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in St. Catharines

Discover more details about our Private Chefs in St. Catharines and their services.

44 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in St. Catharines

51% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in St. Catharines.

4 hours

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

2017-04-07

First Private Chef service in St. Catharines.

15.7% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in St. Catharines.

13 bookings

Maximum number of bookings for a Private Chef in St. Catharines by a single client.

41%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in St. Catharines in the last year

3 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in St. Catharines.

58.6%

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

7 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

688 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in St. Catharines.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in St. Catharines 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 St. Catharines, 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 St. Catharines, 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 St. Catharines?

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 St. Catharines is 156 CAD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 133 CAD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 90 CAD. For 13 or more people the average price is 114 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 St. Catharines on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in St. Catharines each month?

After many years of offering our services in St. Catharines, we are lucky to have a fantastic team of chefs that keeps growing all the time!

Every month, 1 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 St. Catharines?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in St. Catharines: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in St. Catharines 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 St. Catharines!

Discover our Private Chefs

Each Private Chef in St. Catharines 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 St. Catharines who will personalize every detail of your experience.

A private chef in St. Catharines cooking a dish

A Private Chef in St. Catharinesr makes you enjoy the best gastronomy

Whatever the occasion, Take a Chef is a great way to add a fresh twist to your meals, be it a romantic dinner, a family lunch or brunch with friends. All you have to do is tell us what you're craving and our chefs will send you menu proposals designed around your tastes. Choose your favorite one and on the day of the service, your chef will head to their preferred local markets to pick up the freshest, tastiest produce. They will then come to your home, to prepare the entire menu directly in your kitchen. And to make sure you can really sit back and enjoy the experience, they will provide table service and make sure to clean up thoroughly before leaving.

Dish prepared by a Private Chef in St. Catharines

Why not try a Private Chef service?

Want to give your partner a special romantic surprise? Want to enjoy a dinner with friends and fancy trying something different? Or maybe you want to organize a lovely meal for the whole family to celebrate that special occasion without anyone having to cook? Take a Chef allows you to transform your home into one of the best restaurants in town. The only difference is that the entire experience is built around you and your guests. Select the type of cuisine, choose the dates and enjoy the experience!

Enjoy a magnificent menu prepared by our Private Chefs in St. Catharines

An innovative dining experience

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 40 chefs in St. Catharines, 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.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in St. Catharines.

What does a Private Chef service include in St. Catharines?

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 St. Catharines?

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 St. Catharines is 156 CAD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 133 CAD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 90 CAD. For 13 or more people the average price is 114 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 St. Catharines?

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 St. Catharines?

In St. Catharines there are currently 88 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 St. Catharines?

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 48167 guests in St. Catharines, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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