How does it work?
Live one of the best dining experiences with Take a Chef
Instead of going to a restaurant, why don't you try to have a restaurant in the comfort of your home? Are you surprised? Take a Chef is here to bring you and your loved ones the best chefs in Monterey. You will simply need to share with us your service date, food preferences, and the number of guests so that we can contact our chefs to ask them to design a special menu proposal for your special occasion. Be quick and book your first service with us!
Our personal chefs will surprise you!
Our personal chefs have more than 10 years of experience in the food industry. The majority have been trained in the best culinary schools and worked in luxury hotels and restaurants. Once you receive your menu proposal you will be able to look at the chefs' profiles so that you can choose the one that fit your needs more, the best thing is that you can chat with the chef directly on the messaging area in our website!
Haute cuisine in the comfort of your home
Enjoy the luxury of a Personal Chef in Monterey
On your special day, the chef will make sure to bring all the necessary ingredients to provide you with the best experience ever. The only thing you should do is showing your personal assigned chef the kitchen he will cook in and go to enjoy your time with your friends or family as the chef will take care of everything from cooking until cleaning the kitchen before leaving your house!
More than 80,000 people have already enjoyed the experience
Excellent gastronomic experience. They deserve a lot of praise. Highly recommended if you are looking for comfort and quality
Dannie Beer I
At first it was a bit strange to have a stranger in our kitchen, but we soon connected with Toni and the both the dinner and evening were incredible. The food was spectacular, especially the risotto…
Richard was professional, kind and wonderful throughout the consultation process, as I was planning for my partner’s surprise birthday dinner. I chose a Japanese themed dinner experience as ramen is “our” food, both as a travel love (little Tokyo!) and as a comfort food. He was delighted to accommodate a dairy-free request as well as no pork. He was understanding and passionate about tailoring this unique menu. The final result was everything I was hoping for and more. My partner was completely surprised to come home and find Richard cooking in our kitchen. He smiled big, introduced himself and walked us around our ambient, transformed kitchen. He let us know what the evening would look like in terms of timing and we were free to relax, drink wine, some nibbles he put out as a snack and we were encouraged and welcomed to ask any questions we had throughout. Logistics; plating was gorgeous, the cuisine was divine, technically sophisticated and flavourfully complex. We had a vegetarian tofu miso soup with julienne vegetables, chicken karaage (marinated in ginger-garlic) with a homemade batter, topped with sesame seeds and Japanese seasoning, tossed is a sweet and savory chili sauce, marinated miso-ginger sea bass with braised spinach on a bed of puréed sweet potato, and the pièce de resistence - ramen. With perfectly marinated ajitsuke (ramen egg), nori (seaweed), pickled bamboo, tofu, kimchi, enoki mushrooms and ramen noodles — he even made his own dashi broth as a component to the shoyu miso and ramen broths which he prepared several days in advance. He took every step to ensure that this experience was exquisite for us. He was a kind server who let us know the ingredients, cooking process and palette. He refilled our water glasses, topped up our wine and cleared our plates. His ability to be attentive, kind and genuine was so special. Additionally, he recommended excellent wine pairings that we collected in advance. He cannot possibly recommend Richards services enough and he will be looking into hiring him for future holiday events. Thank you for everything!
Nicos was absolutely a lovely chef, he had the full restaurant experience, but also when we wanted to learn and experience, he was happy to show us and teach us a bit of his secrets. I highly recommend him, both for his professionalism and great tastes, but also of the warm but still discrete attitude he had. I was very much surprised.
Very good experience.