Private Chef in Chelmsford

Rent one of our 352 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 Chelmsford

Since the first private chef joined Take a Chef in Chelmsford in October 2016, more than 352 Private Chefs have joined our platform in Chelmsford and offered their services as private chefs anywhere in Essex.

Starting in 2016, 9,988 guests have already enjoyed a chef in Chelmsford. To book your chef in Chelmsford, 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 5,019 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 93,916 messages to their guests, who rated their experience with an average score of 4.72 out of 5.

Since the first dinner provided by Take a Chef, 9,988 guests have enjoyed unique experiences with no hassle. Our guests in Chelmsford usually book menus around 89.4 GBP per person, including 3.74 courses, sharing an average of 4.23 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 Chelmsford.

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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 9,900 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.72
Average score based on 2,265 reviews

4.55 Chef

The guests in Chelmsford have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.55.

4.73 Food quality

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

4.75 Presentation

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our private chefs' dishes has received a 4.75 average score.

4.82 Cleaningness

The cleanup of the kitchen and dining area in Chelmsford has been scored with a 4.82 on average.

5,019 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Chelmsford

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 Chelmsford.

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 Chelmsford 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 63 GBP to 122 GBP. For groups of 13 people or more, the price is 63 GBP per person. For groups of 7 to 12 people, the cost is 65 GBP per person. For groups of 3 to 6 people, the rate is 87 GBP per person, and for 2 people, the price is 122 GBP 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 352 chefs available in Chelmsford. Fill out a form specifying your needs and the date. Take a Chef will connect you with the best available chefs in Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford

Discover more details about our private chefs and their services.

43 years old

The average age of our private chefs in Chelmsford

39% female chefs

Percentage of our women chefs in Chelmsford.

5 hours

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

2016-10-06

Our very first private chef service in Chelmsford.

15% of kids

Percentage of services with kids in Chelmsford.

12 bookings

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

34% increase

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

3 languages

Languages spoken by our personal chefs in Chelmsford.

55.2% of recurrence

Percentage of guests that hired a chef more than once.

7 days

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

3,143 pictures

Photos uploaded to the platform by our private chefs in Chelmsford.

2 days

Average timeframe from sending the request to booking.

How many chef services are booked in Chelmsford each month?

Private chef reservations can vary seasonally depending on the destination. In Chelmsford, 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 Chelmsford.

Cost of a private chef in Chelmsford

The cost of hiring a private chef in Chelmsford 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 63 GBP to 122 GBP per person.

For 13 people or more: 63 GBP
For 7 to 12 people: 65 GBP
For 3 to 6 people: 87 GBP
For 2 people: 122 GBP.

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 Chelmsford!

3 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 Chelmsford?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Chelmsford: 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 Chelmsford!

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Want a relaxing way to dine at home?

Enjoy a Private Chef Service in comfort! Be it a romantic evening, a birthday celebration or a family get together, Take a Chef offers you a unique way to enjoy a meal. We’ll transform your home into one of the Essex's best restaurants, dedicated to providing the best quality service to you and your guests. Simply tell us your food preferences and our chefs will send you original menu ideas - all you have to do is choose your favorite. On the day of the service, your chosen chef will buy the freshest ingredients, cook and serve the meal in your home. Best of all, they’ll leave your kitchen cleaner than when they arrived!

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An innovative dining experience

At Take a Chef we are proud to offer unique and innovative experiences to our customers. We aim to create the perfect experience for you and with over 20 chefs in Essex, we’re sure we’ll find the best chef for your needs. All of our chefs have a decade of culinary experience and have been trained in the best cooking schools in the country. Once you receive their menu proposals, you’ll be able to view their profile and see information about their training and experience. You’ll also be able to contact them directly to make any changes to the menu they have proposed.

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Experience the best gastronomy of Essex in your villa

The best and most original experiences are those that surprise you from the very beginning and do not stop until the end. These are the experiences that make the best memories. This is Take a Chef’s philosophy. We offer a completely personalized service, show cooking, gastronomic advice and the chance to understand how the dishes on your menu are made. Any American, Asian or Mediterranean dishes can be showstoppers on your dining table with the expertise of one of our Private Chefs.

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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 Chelmsford? You’ll get it. Tell us about your event in Chelmsford, and discover the best chefs who will customize every detail of your experience.

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