Private Chef in South Korea

Rent one of our 16 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 South Korea

Since the first private chef joined Take a Chef in South Korea in January 2018, more than 16 Private Chefs have joined our platform in South Korea and offered their services as private chefs anywhere in Seoul.

Starting in 2018, 215 guests have already enjoyed a chef in South Korea. To book your chef in South Korea, 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 23 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 167 messages to their guests, who rated their experience with an average score of 4.3 out of 5.

Since the first dinner provided by Take a Chef, 215 guests have enjoyed unique experiences with no hassle. Our guests in South Korea usually book menus around 113,480 KRW per person, including 3.56 courses, sharing an average of 3.76 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 South Korea.

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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 200 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.3
Average score based on 51 reviews

4.36 Chef

The guests in South Korea have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.36.

4.41 Food quality

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in South Korea received an average score of 4.41.

4.58 Presentation

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our private chefs' dishes has received a 4.58 average score.

4.1 Cleaningness

The cleanup of the kitchen and dining area in South Korea has been scored with a 4.1 on average.

23 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in South Korea

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 South Korea.

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 South Korea 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 71,500 KRW to 140,021 KRW. For groups of 13 people or more, the price is 71,500 KRW per person. For groups of 7 to 12 people, the cost is 76,863 KRW per person. For groups of 3 to 6 people, the rate is 94,738 KRW per person, and for 2 people, the price is 140,021 KRW 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 16 chefs available in South Korea. Fill out a form specifying your needs and the date. Take a Chef will connect you with the best available chefs in South Korea 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 South Korea

Discover more details about our private chefs and their services.

39 years old

The average age of our private chefs in South Korea

62% female chefs

Percentage of our women chefs in South Korea.

4 hours

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

2018-01-30

Our very first private chef service in South Korea.

13.5% of kids

Percentage of services with kids in South Korea.

7 bookings

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

367% increase

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

3 languages

Languages spoken by our personal chefs in South Korea.

66.7% 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.

112 pictures

Photos uploaded to the platform by our private chefs in South Korea.

3 days

Average timeframe from sending the request to booking.

How many chef services are booked in South Korea each month?

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

Cost of a private chef in South Korea

The cost of hiring a private chef in South Korea 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 71,500 KRW to 140,021 KRW per person.

For 13 people or more: 71,500 KRW
For 7 to 12 people: 76,863 KRW
For 3 to 6 people: 94,738 KRW
For 2 people: 140,021 KRW.

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 South Korea?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in South Korea: 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 South Korea!

Private Chef in Seoul

Why not try a Private Chef service in Seoul?

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!

Dish cooked by a Private Chef in Seoul

Seoul’s best Private Chefs come to your home

Our Private Chefs have trained in some of the best hospitality schools in the world and many have worked in Michelin Star restaurants. We can find the perfect fit for your special occasion. All you have to do is let us know the type of cuisine you’d like to enjoy, and we’ll find the right chef for you. You’ll be able to talk to the chef directly to make sure that every detail is exactly how you would like it!

A Private Chef experience in Seoul

Experience the best gastronomy of Seoul in your villa

Seoul boasts a vibrant and creative restaurant scene. There are plenty of intriguing restaurants in town but at Take a Chef we want to introduce you to a unique culinary experience: an intimate and personalized dining experience in your own home. Rather than working behind the scenes in a large restaurant, our chef will focus their attention on you, creating a customized variety of dishes according to your preferences. Curious to try it out? Click on the button above!

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

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