Private Chef in Hawke's Bay

Hire one of our 16 Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay and personalize your menu, 315 clients in Hawke's Bay have already booked their chef!

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Private Chef in Hawke's Bay

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Hawke's Bay in September, 2018, more than 16 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Hawke's Bay and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Hawke's Bay.

Starting from 2018, 315 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Hawke's Bay through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 29 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 200 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.53 out of 5.

Our guests in Hawke's Bay typically reserve menus of 166 NZD per person, which include 4.86 courses, sharing an average of 3.89 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Hawke's Bay!

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16 Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay

Juliane Nicolini-Private Chef in Hawke's bay

Juliane Nicolini


I graduated from the New Zealand culinary school and also I got a pastry certificate at Le Cordon Bleu, completing highly respected and internatio... view more

5 (1)
24 services
Nigel Tristan Jallorina-Private Chef in Hawke's bay

Nigel Tristan Jallorina


I am a young professional chef with decent experience for 3 years in a professional kitchen I found that my passion is in the hospitality industry... view more

5 (2)
5 services
Thomas Burnett-Private Chef in Hawke's bay

Thomas Burnett


I am a professional chef who has over 10years experience across New Zealand's hospitality industry I can cater to all culinary needs. I have experi... view more

5 (1)
2 services

29 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 300 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.5/ 5



The guests in Hawke's Bay have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.45.



Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.61 average score.



The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Hawke's Bay has been scored with a 4.62 on average.

Food quality


The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay received an average score of 4.62.

Take a Chef


The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Hawke's Bay has received a score of 4.27!

Second time using take a chef! First time was in bali which was exceptional! Each dinner has been so good!

Lisa - Jan 24 2020

5/ 5

Chef Nigel did an amazing job keeping in touch and promptly replied to my messages. He tailored the menu to meet dietary requirements and also changed the cuisine to Thai fusion in honor of the chief guest’s preferences. Will highly recommended him for your personal experience.

Sana - Nov 18 2020

5/ 5

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

5/ 5

Thanks very much. The evening exceeded our expectations, food was stunning, well explained and a amazing experience. Will definitely do again

Matt Webb - Dec 27 2020

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Hawke's Bay

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44 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay

44% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Hawke's Bay.

4 hours

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


First Private Chef service in Hawke's Bay.

13.9% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Hawke's Bay.

10 bookings

Maximum number of bookings for a Private Chef in Hawke's Bay by a single client.


Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Hawke's Bay in the last year

2 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay.


Percentage of guests that hire a Private Chef more than once.

7 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

25 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Hawke's Bay.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Hawke's Bay each month?

Depending on the destination, Private Chef reservations can fluctuate seasonally to a greater or lesser extent throughout the year. In the case of Hawke's Bay, you can check the monthly fluctuations of Private Chef reservations in the following table.

Thruthfully, any month of the year is good to enjoy a Private Chef in the comfort of your home, but due to the fluctuations in the demand for Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay, prices may vary especially for last minute reservations. Step ahead and book a Private Chef to avoid any surprises!

How much does a Private Chef cost in Hawke's Bay?

The cost of hiring a Private Chef depends essentially on the number of guests who will be enjoying the experience. On average, for bookings of 2 people, the price of a Private Chef in Hawke's Bay is 245 NZD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 165 NZD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 144 NZD. For 13 or more people the average price is 142 NZD.

On another hand, each destination is totally different, and seasonality usually makes prices vary considerably. On the following chart you can find the differences on the average pricing charged by our Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay on each particular month of the year.

What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Hawke's Bay?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Hawke's Bay: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Hawke's Bay is the Surprise cuisine, and the less booked type is the French cuisine.

But beyond these six types of cuisine, our Private Chefs personalize thousands of menus for their clients every day, adjusting every detail to find the perfect menu for every occasion and every group. Of course, our Private Chefs will adapt their dishes to any allergy or dietary restriction, and they can also propose other cuisines or fusions. Sumbit your request and discover the menus of your Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay!

Discover our Private Chefs

Each Private Chef in Hawke's Bay is absolutely unique. All of them have professional cooking training and years of experience in all kinds of restaurants. Each one of them has made their own way to becoming a Private Chef. Tell us the details of your event and discover the best Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay who will personalize every detail of your experience.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Hawke's Bay.

What does a Private Chef service include in Hawke's Bay?

A Private Chef service includes everything necessary to enjoy the experience, from the customization of a menu to the purchase of ingredients, the mise en place prior to the service, the preparation of the menu at the guests' home, the complete table service, and lastly the set up and cleaning of the kitchen and the spaces used during the experience. Tableware and glassware are not included. Gratuity is entirely up to the guests' discretion.

How much does a Private Chef cost in Hawke's Bay?

The price of a private chef service depends essentially on the number of people. On average, for bookings of 2 people, the price of a Private Chef in Hawke's Bay is 245 NZD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 165 NZD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 144 NZD. For 13 or more people the average price is 142 NZD. It is important to point out that, depending on the destination, Private Chef reservations may be more or less seasonal and, therefore, the price may fluctuate. This also applies to last minute bookings, where prices may also vary.

How can I hire a Private Chef in Hawke's Bay?

To hire a Private Chef just select a date, number of people, let us know your food preferences and intolerances and share with us a few details about your kitchen. In a matter of a few hours, you will receive four tailor-made menus and will be able to review the chef's profile, reviews and pictures of their dishes. You will also be able to speak directly with each chef through the messaging area on the platform and ask for menu modifications, price changes, and generally discuss any questions you may have. Once you have chosen your favorite chef and menu, you can finalize your reservation on the website. Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive the chef's direct contact information to finalize the details.

How can I find a Private Chef in Hawke's Bay?

In Hawke's Bay there are currently 16 Private Chefs available. To find the best chef, you only have to fill in the form and the 4 best local chefs available on the chosen date will send you their menu proposal. You will be able to check in detail their professional profile and choose the chef/proposal you like the most.

What is the maximum amount of people allowed for a Private Chef service?

There is no maximum number of people, although a Private Chef service is usually carried out in a more intimate level along with friends or family, and usually in homes where space is limited. Even though there is no maximum number of people, generally the groups do not exceed 15 people.

Does the Private Chef cook at my house?

A Private Chef always prepares the menu at the client's home, as it is an inherent part of the experience. However, depending on the complexity of the menu, the chef may prepare a mise en place before going to the client's home, as some dishes take several hours to prepare and it would be impossible to execute all the steps at the client's home.

Can I cook along with the Private Chef?

Absolutely! Usually, there are always several food lovers among the diners who take the opportunity to share some time with the chef, learn some tricks in the kitchen and the step-by-step of each of the dishes on the menu. For those diners who really want to get hands on, they can of course join the chef and cook!

Are the ingredients for a Private Chef service fresh?

Every Private Chef gives the utmost importance to the freshness of the ingredients used in their menus. The main difference between a restaurant and a private chef is in the personalized treatment of each diner. The chef personalizes the menu, and based on that menu, makes the necessary purchases to develop the menu chosen by the customers. Therefore, the freshness of the ingredients is one of the key elements of a Private Chef service.

Are drinks included in a Private Chef service?

Drinks are not included by default. However, you can reach an agreement with the chef in order to add drinks as an "extra" to the menu proposal.

How much should I tip a Private Chef in Hawke's Bay?

Each guest can freely decide the tip he/she wishes to give to the chef, as it is up to their discretion. On average, based on the tips given by 315 guests in Hawke's Bay, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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