Private Chef in Japan

Rent one of our 60 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 Japan

Since the first private chef joined Take a Chef in Japan in April 2017, more than 60 Private Chefs have joined our platform in Japan and offered their services as private chefs anywhere in Tokyo.

Starting in 2017, 2,363 guests have already enjoyed a chef in Japan. To book your chef in Japan, 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 290 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 3,886 messages to their guests, who rated their experience with an average score of 4.56 out of 5.

Since the first dinner provided by Take a Chef, 2,363 guests have enjoyed unique experiences with no hassle. Our guests in Japan usually book menus around 12,923 JPY per person, including 3.14 courses, sharing an average of 4.58 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 Japan.

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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 2,300 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.56
Average score based on 506 reviews

4.22 Chef

The guests in Japan have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.22.

4.67 Food quality

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Japan received an average score of 4.67.

4.56 Presentation

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our private chefs' dishes has received a 4.56 average score.

4.67 Cleaningness

The cleanup of the kitchen and dining area in Japan has been scored with a 4.67 on average.

290 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Japan

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 Japan.

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 Japan 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 9,466 JPY to 10,733 JPY. For groups of 13 people or more, the price is 9,466 JPY per person. For groups of 7 to 12 people, the cost is 9,487 JPY per person. For groups of 3 to 6 people, the rate is 9,886 JPY per person, and for 2 people, the price is 10,733 JPY 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 60 chefs available in Japan. Fill out a form specifying your needs and the date. Take a Chef will connect you with the best available chefs in Japan 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 Japan

Discover more details about our private chefs and their services.

45 years old

The average age of our private chefs in Japan

45% female chefs

Percentage of our women chefs in Japan.

6 hours

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

2017-04-01

Our very first private chef service in Japan.

19.6% of kids

Percentage of services with kids in Japan.

15 bookings

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

97% increase

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

4 languages

Languages spoken by our personal chefs in Japan.

58.2% 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.

353 pictures

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

2 days

Average timeframe from sending the request to booking.

How many chef services are booked in Japan each month?

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

Cost of a private chef in Japan

The cost of hiring a private chef in Japan 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 9,466 JPY to 10,733 JPY per person.

For 13 people or more: 9,466 JPY
For 7 to 12 people: 9,487 JPY
For 3 to 6 people: 9,886 JPY
For 2 people: 10,733 JPY.

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.

What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Japan?

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

Private Chef working in the kitchen

What is a Private Chef service in Japan

Basically, turning your house into a restaurant thanks to a Private Chef who will prepare dinner in your kitchen. The experience begins when you order a menu from Take a Chef. From that moment on, you become the protagonist of an event in which you decide what you want to eat and when you want to eat. Our Private Chefs at Japan will analyze your request and send you their proposals to adapt it to your tastes and close your menu definitively. On the day of the event, the Chef will buy the ingredients, cook them at home, carry out the table service and leave everything clean before leaving, so that you can enjoy.

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Hundreds of Private Chefs around the world at your disposal

There is no need to leave your home to enjoy a restaurant. Our Private Chefs in Japan are experts in transforming your dining room into a Michelin Star Restaurant with their dishes. Our Private Chefs have been trained in the best hospitality schools, and have improved their cooking techniques by working under the orders of the best Chefs in restaurants of international prestige. All this experience allows our Private Chefs to treat the food with care and turn a dinner or lunch into an unforgettable experience.

Private Chef cooking

Enjoying a Private Chef will be the highlight experience of the year

Take a Chef invites you to enjoy a Private Chef in Japan. 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.

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

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