Private Chef in Chicago
Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Chicago in March, 2017, more than 146 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Chicago and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Cook County.
Starting from 2017, 10903 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Chicago through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 5266 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 78520 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.77 out of 5.
Our guests in Chicago typically reserve menus of 155 USD per person, which include 3.73 courses, sharing an average of 3.86 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Chicago!
How does it work?
01We cook in your home
02We serve each dish
03We clean up before leaving
146 Private Chefs in Chicago
Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Chicago
Graduated culinary school in Chicago 2002 and been in the industry for over 20 plus years .My passion for catering and personal chef business has g... view more
Originally from San Francisco, California, Chef Alvin Yu has spent a large portion of his life in the kitchen. Growing up in a large family, he was... view more
I am a professional chef with over ten years experience in both fine dining and casual restaurants. I am a team player who is passionate about culi... view more
I am a professional chef of over 20 years. I've cooked with and for many incredible chefs such as Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsay, Charlie Trotter, an... view more
I am a Hungarian native; trained in Hungary from 1990 to 1993, and worked on European luxury ships and restaurants. Whether you have a love for Ame... view more
One could say that Chicago’s #1 Private Chef, Chef Charles Webb, has been trained through his adventurous spirit. Chef Charles’ career has taken h... view more
I am a Professional Sushi Chef with more than a decade of experience. I first learned the Japanese Art of Sushi in Venezuela for 5 years. I continu... view more
Raised in the far southeast side of Chicago, I was exposed to a myriad of different cultures, and with that came some pretty incredible food experi... view more
Decided to take a chance and follow my passion a few years ago. Left my accounting job, attended culinary school ( Le Cordon Bleu) and worked at a... view more
I am a professional Chef with 10 years of experience working in the top restaurants in Chicago and San Francisco, including Blackbird, Saison, Bird... view more
Chef Lori Terry grew up in an Irish/Dutch family, where she learned at an early age that healthy eating was an essential part to a happy life. She... view more
5266 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Chicago
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Key information about Private Chef in Chicago
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How many services of Private Chef are booked in Chicago 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 Chicago, 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 Chicago, 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 Chicago?
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 Chicago is 134 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 113 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 111 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 100 USD.
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 Chicago on each particular month of the year.
How many Private Chef register in Chicago each month?
After many years of offering our services in Chicago, we are lucky to have a fantastic team of chefs that keeps growing all the time!
Every month, 2 Private Chefs register with us. Our verification team reviews these new Private Chef profiles daily to categorize them, allowing you to discover incredible new chefs every month.
What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Chicago?
We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Chicago: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Chicago is the Surprise cuisine, and the less booked type is the Latin American 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 Chicago!
Discover our Private Chefs
Each Private Chef in Chicago 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 Chicago who will personalize every detail of your experience.
Enjoy a unique experience at home with a Private Chef
Hire a Private Chef to enjoy a fresh culinary experience in the comfort of your own home. It's a perfect way to celebrate important occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays, and can also put a unique twist on romantic evenings, friendly lunches and family dinners.
With Take a Chef you can transform your home into one of the best restaurants in town. The only difference being that the entire experience is built around you and your guests.
Just let us know your culinary preferences and our chefs will send you personalized menu ideas that you can choose from.
Your chosen chef will buy high-quality, local ingredients on the day of the actual service. They will cook the meal in your home and serve it to you and your guests. What’s more, they’ll make sure everything is spotless before heading off - so that you can relax and enjoy the experience.
Chicago's best Private Chefs right at home
With over 100 chefs in Chicago, we are completely confident that we’ll find the perfect fit for you.
Every one of our chefs has been trained in a leading culinary school and has at least 10 years of experience.
All you have to do is let us know what type of cuisine you’d like and we guarantee we’ll find the right chef for you. What's more, you’ll be able to talk to the chef directly to make sure that every little detail, from the menu to the presentation, is exactly how you like it.
Your house, the city's best restaurant
With 26 Michelin-star restaurants, Chicago offers one of the country’s best dining selections.
Our question is: why not bring that experience home and enjoy a culinary experience that is built entirely around you and your preferences?
Frequently asked questions
Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Chicago.
What does a Private Chef service include in Chicago?
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 Chicago?
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 Chicago is 134 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 113 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 111 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 100 USD. 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 Chicago?
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 Chicago?
In Chicago there are currently 146 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 Chicago?
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 10903 guests in Chicago, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.