Private Chef in St. Catharines

Rent one of our 141 private chefs for a unique dining experience. You choose the menu, and the cleanup is included.

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A personal chef for any occasion in St. Catharines

Since the first private chef joined Take a Chef in St. Catharines in April 2017, more than 141 Private Chefs have joined our platform in St. Catharines and offered their services as private chefs anywhere in Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Starting in 2017, 78,394 guests have already enjoyed a chef in St. Catharines. To book your chef in St. Catharines, just share your event details in our form. Receive proposals from top chefs and chat with them until you find your match.

Up until today, our chefs have shared 25,471 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 272,356 messages to their guests, who rated their experience with an average score of 4.73 out of 5.

Since the first dinner provided by Take a Chef, 78,394 guests have enjoyed unique experiences with no hassle. Our guests in St. Catharines usually book menus around 192 CAD per person, including 3.53 courses, sharing an average of 4.47 messages with their chefs. If you've never had a chef at home but want to add an extra spice to your next celebration, just rent a chef in St. Catharines.

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How it works

Personalize your request

Share with us the details of your dream meal, including type of cuisine, preferences, and intolerances.

Receive menu proposals

Our chefs will design menus based solely on your wants and needs.

Get chatty with your chefs

Don't be shy about exchanging some messages with your chefs until your perfect menu is ready!

Book your experience

Once you are happy with your choice, submit your payment to secure your experience.

Enjoy!

All there is left to do is count down the days till your culinary experience begins!

Find your chef

Customize your request and start talking with your chefs.

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More than 78,300 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.73
Average score based on 11,987 reviews

4.67 Chef

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

4.73 Food quality

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in St. Catharines received an average score of 4.73.

4.71 Presentation

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our private chefs' dishes has received a 4.71 average score.

4.75 Cleaningness

The cleanup of the kitchen and dining area in St. Catharines has been scored with a 4.75 on average.

25,471 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in St. Catharines

Every occasion is unique - make sure you have the right chef and menu for it!

Personalize your menu

A romantic dinner or a gathering of friends. Traditional dishes or exotic flavours. A fine dining experience or a family-style meal. Every private chef experience is unique! Submit your request and personalize yours.

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Frequently asked questions

Below, you can find the most common questions about private chef services in St. Catharines.

A private chef service includes everything necessary to enjoy a personalized dining experience at home. This includes:

- Customization of a menu based on your preferences;
- Purchase of ingredients;
- Mise en place (preparation of ingredients) before arrival;
- Preparation of the menu at your home;
- Complete table service;
- Set up and cleaning of the kitchen and used spaces.

Please note that tableware and glassware are not included. Gratuity is entirely at your discretion.

The price of renting a chef in St. Catharines can vary depending on the specifics, but smaller groups tend to have a slightly different price per person compared to larger gatherings.

Booking prices range from 114 CAD to 156 CAD. For groups of 13 people or more, the price is 114 CAD per person. For groups of 7 to 12 people, the cost is 90 CAD per person. For groups of 3 to 6 people, the rate is 133 CAD per person, and for 2 people, the price is 156 CAD per person.

Seasonal ingredients, your location, and how soon you book also affect the final price. If you're interested in getting free quotes with no obligation, fill out our form and let the best chefs near you send unique proposals for your event.

Booking is easy! Just tell us the date of your event, number of guests, dietary preferences and any allergies, and a few details about your kitchen. Within a few hours, you'll receive customized menus from qualified chefs. Each chef's profile will include their experience, reviews, and photos of their dishes.

Feel free to chat directly with the chefs through our platform. Ask them to modify menus, discuss pricing, or get answers to any questions you might have. Once you've found the perfect chef and menu, finalize your reservation online. We'll then provide the chef's contact information to confirm any final details.

There are currently 141 chefs available in St. Catharines. Fill out a form specifying your needs and the date. Take a Chef will connect you with the best available chefs in St. Catharines who will send you their menu proposals. You can then choose the chef and menu that suits you best.

While there's no strict limit on guest count, private chef experiences are designed to create a more intimate atmosphere, perfect for gatherings of friends and family. Since most homes have limited space to accommodate large groups, parties typically don't exceed 15 people.

Yes, the chef always prepares the menu at your home for a more personalized experience. However, some prep work might be done beforehand for complex dishes.

Absolutely! Many guests are passionate about food and relish the chance to learn from the chef. You can pick up new kitchen skills and get a behind-the-scenes look at each dish on the menu. Feel free to jump in and cook alongside the chef for a truly interactive experience!

Yes, they're 100% fresh. Unlike restaurants with pre-made dishes, private chefs prioritize using the freshest ingredients possible. This is because the chef creates a customized menu specifically for you, then goes out and sources the finest ingredients to bring your chosen dishes to life.

Drinks are not typically included, but you can discuss adding them to the menu proposal with the chef.

Tipping for private chefs is entirely at your discretion. Our goal is for you to have an unforgettable experience, and the chef always appreciates a nice tip. However, the decision and amount are completely up to you.

Key information about our chefs in St. Catharines

Discover more details about our private chefs and their services.

42 years old

The average age of our private chefs in St. Catharines

36% female chefs

Percentage of our women chefs in St. Catharines.

4 hours

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

2017-04-07

Our very first private chef service in St. Catharines.

23% of kids

Percentage of services with kids in St. Catharines.

11 bookings

Maximum number of bookings for a personal chef by a single client in St. Catharines.

45% increase

Increase in the number of bookings for a chef from last year in St. Catharines.

3 languages

Languages spoken by our personal chefs in St. Catharines.

58.2% of recurrence

Percentage of guests that hired a chef more than once.

5 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services at home with a private chef.

1,077 pictures

Photos uploaded to the platform by our private chefs in St. Catharines.

2 days

Average timeframe from sending the request to booking.

How many chef services are booked in St. Catharines each month?

Private chef reservations can vary seasonally depending on the destination. In St. Catharines, for example, demand often increases during special dates like Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, so it's best to book in advance.

If you're wondering about the best time to hire a chef, any month is perfect for enjoying a private chef. Just keep in mind that prices may vary, especially for last-minute bookings. So, don't wait—book your chef early to secure your unique dining experience in St. Catharines.

Cost of a private chef in St. Catharines

The cost of hiring a private chef in St. Catharines can vary based on several factors, including the number of people in your group or seasonality. Larger groups tend to have a different average rate per person compared to smaller groups that hire a chef:

Booking prices range from 114 CAD to 156 CAD per person.

For 13 people or more: 114 CAD
For 7 to 12 people: 90 CAD
For 3 to 6 people: 133 CAD
For 2 people: 156 CAD.

Additionally, prices can fluctuate depending on the time of year, location, and how soon you book your personal chef. If you want to get free quotes, just fill out our form and receive tailored proposals for your event. No committment at all.

Private chefs registrations

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

1 personal chefs register with us every month. Our verification team reviews these new 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 is the Surprise, but you can have anything you want (our surprise menu will cover that!).

Beyond these six types of cuisine, our private chefs personalize diverse menus for their clients every day, adjusting every detail to find the perfect menu for every occasion and every group. Our private chefs can accommodate any allergy or dietary restriction and suggest other cuisines or fusion dishes. Submit your request and hire a chef in St. Catharines!

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.

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Each of our chefs is one-of-a-kind, with professional culinary training and years of experience in diverse restaurants. Craving Italian pasta, Spanish paella, or traditional sushi in St. Catharines? You’ll get it. Tell us about your event in St. Catharines, and discover the best chefs who will customize every detail of your experience.

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