How does it work?
01We cook in your home
02We serve each dish
03We clean up before leaving
A Personal Chef in South Island makes you enjoy the best gastronomy
Take a Chef offers you the possibility to enjoy the best dishes of a Personal Chef in your home. Our chefs have developed a cuisine updated with novel techniques, respecting the local products with influences from cultures from other countries. Our Personal Chefs have been trained in the best hospitality schools in the world and in restaurants of international prestige, this allows them to transfer to your home the avant-garde cuisine and dishes based on Michelin Stars. Quality and innovation are knocking on your door in South Island, hand in hand with a Personal Chef.
Hundreds of Personal Chefs around the world at your disposal
Treat yourself to a Personal Chef service in the comfort of your own home. Organize a private chef service with Take a Chef and enjoy a unique culinary experience, perfect for important occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. It’s also a great way to add a romantic twist to a dinner or to try out something different with friends. Take a Chef personalizes your service so you can enjoy your favorite foods. Just let us know your food preferences and our expert chefs in your area will send you custom menus to choose from. As for the ingredients, your chosen chef will buy fresh local produce on the day of the service. Your chef will prepare the meal right in your kitchen and provide table service for you and your guests. They will do all the cleaning up, making sure your kitchen is spotless before leaving! A relaxing way to dine at home.
Haute cuisine in the comfort of your home
Experience South Island through the senses
We work with many chefs who have experience in top restaurants, gastronomic bars, luxury hotels and more. You’ll be able to view the details of each chef’s training and experience once they send you a menu proposal. However, no matter which chef you choose, we guarantee that you’re in good hands: all of our chefs have at least a decade of experience under their belt and have been trained in top culinary schools. As soon as you receive a menu, we’ll put you in touch with the chef so that you can sort out all the details and make sure everything is to your liking!
More than 80,000 people have already enjoyed the experience
Jack was absolutely fantastic from sending his menu, to leaving on the night. I booked Jack to cook for 8 of us for my sisters hen weekend and Jack travelled over an hour there and back to do this for us. He was brilliant from the minute he got there, putting on a ‘husband to be’ mask, taking photographs for us, chatting to us, not to mention his amazing food. We got even more than what was on the menu and we honestly felt like we were in a 5 star restaurant!! Jack told us exactly what he was serving with each dish and the presentation and flavours were out of this world. He even left us his salt as we forgot to bring some!! The kitchen was immaculate when he left!!!! I won’t hesitate to use Jack again and look forward to the next time : )
Sarah Odonnell - May 17 2022
We were fortunate enough to have secured the services of Chef Thomas Burnett to cater for our holiday in Queenstown in July 2021. Thomas planned, prepared and served 3 course dinners for my family of 5 for the week.
Thomas sourced high-quality local and seasonal ingredients to create meals that were healthy and delicious. Thomas prepared restaurant standard meals and provided table service. We have 3 teenage sons and they were full of praise for the meals. He even prepared gourmet burgers for them one night. I have one son who is allergic to nuts and another who is vegetarian. Thomas was able to accommodate their needs.
Thomas is an absolute professional and we appreciated his attention to detail. He was also a pleasure to have in the home.
I would highly recommend Chef Thomas Burnett for both high end and family catering.
Catherine Ryland - Sep 19 2021
Jack provided excellent service! The food was amazing and all our guests loved it! His attention to detail was fantastic. Delicious menu and lots of choice too. Could not recommend this chef enough! Definitely be using again!
Jane Egerton - Sep 26 2022
What an experience. Jack was incredible . And made my birthday celebrations perfect .
Loved the menu he picked his presentation . He is such a lovely friendly man . Can’t wait to do it again x