Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

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Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Lake in the Hills in March, 2017, more than 53 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Lake in the Hills and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in McHenry County.

Starting from 2017, 11272 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Lake in the Hills through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 7210 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 102428 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.74 out of 5.

Our guests in Lake in the Hills typically reserve menus of 162 USD per person, which include 4.9 courses, sharing an average of 4.76 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Lake in the Hills!

How does it work?

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We cook in your home
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We serve each dish
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We clean up before leaving
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53 Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills

Jason Mayer-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Jason Mayer

Indianapolis

Hello and thank you for your interest. Welcome to Dining with Jason let's plan a great meal together. I specialize in customizing dinners that will... view more

4.7 (57)
97 services
Rudy Galindo-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Rudy Galindo

Sycamore

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

4.7 (34)
69 services
Alvin Yu-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Alvin Yu

Chicago

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

4.9 (20)
34 services
Ramses Alvarez-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Ramses Alvarez

Milwaukee

I’m a chef with 18 years in the culinary world, working in very successful kitchens from fine dining to gastropubs; leading most of the kitchens wi... view more

4.9 (11)
25 services
Angelina Bastidas-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Angelina Bastidas

Chicago

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

5 (11)
22 services
Marcus Johnson-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Marcus Johnson

Cincinnati

I have over 15 years of experience with stents of knowledge in 20 different world cuisines. I love cooking with fresh ingredients and being challen... view more

4.8 (10)
22 services
Michael Eckles-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Michael Eckles

Bloomfield Hills

My name is Michael Eckles and I have been cooking as soon as I was old enough to reach the counter top. I am only 25 as of 2020 yet the skills I ha... view more

5 (12)
21 services
Benjamin Brittsan-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Benjamin Brittsan

Chicago

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

4.9 (11)
18 services
CHristopher Hudson-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Christopher Hudson

Covington

I am a professionally trained chef. I have over 15 years of quality culinary experience. I have taught culinary arts for over 5 years. Some of my s... view more

4.9 (8)
13 services
Drake Harper-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Drake Harper

Grand Rapids

I am passionate about all things food! I love to study and explore culinary history and find lost treasures in the library archives, especially Aug... view more

4.4 (3)
10 services
Alejandro Franco-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Alejandro Franco

Chicago

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

4.9 (6)
10 services
Timothy Eagan-Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Timothy Eagan

St. Louis

I am an executive chef, restaurant owner, and food expert. I take my profession seriously and bring food to a new level. I can cook any cuisine for... view more

4.8 (4)
7 services

7210 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 11200 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.74

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 2756 REVIEWS

4.7/ 5

Chef

4.63

The guests in Lake in the Hills have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.63.

Presentation

4.74

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.74 average score.

Cleaningness

4.77

The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Lake in the Hills has been scored with a 4.76 on average.

Food quality

4.76

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills received an average score of 4.76.

Take a Chef

4.83

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Lake in the Hills has received a score of 4.83!

Chef Jason was great. We all had an incredible time.

Eric Bruhn - Jan 25 2022

5/ 5

Chef Rudy provided a wonderful experience for us. Pleasant, timely, delivery of product as advertised. Excellent food in terms of quality and taste. Congenial and anxious to please,

Norman Darling - Jun 20 2022

5/ 5

Chef Alvin was absolutely incredible and so accommodating. He served our party of 8 which included a vegetarian and a pregnant guest with such care. He provided many dish options in order to make our celebration extra special. We loved hearing the stories of how the dishes have evolved over the years and his culinary background. As if the delicious food wasn’t good enough, the cleanup and care of our home kitchen was spectacular. I swear he left it cleaner than when he arrived! 10/10 experience

Erica Fitzgerald - Dec 31 2021

5/ 5

We Loved chef Ramses! He was so fun and professional. Very very personal and you could tell he loves what he does. He did so many fun things that made the night very interactive. He made my birthday so memorable and I will definitely book with him again!

Julie Wilson - Aug 19 2021

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Lake in the Hills

Discover more details about our Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills and their services.

45 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills

38% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Lake in the Hills.

4 hours

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

2017-03-18

First Private Chef service in Lake in the Hills.

10.8% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Lake in the Hills.

8 bookings

Maximum number of bookings for a Private Chef in Lake in the Hills by a single client.

45%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Lake in the Hills in the last year

4 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills.

58.6%

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

8 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

363 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Lake in the Hills.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Lake in the Hills 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 Lake in the Hills, 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 Lake in the Hills, 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 Lake in the Hills?

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 Lake in the Hills 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 Lake in the Hills on each particular month of the year.

What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Lake in the Hills?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Lake in the Hills: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Lake in the Hills 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 Lake in the Hills!

Discover our Private Chefs

Each Private Chef in Lake in the Hills 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 Lake in the Hills who will personalize every detail of your experience.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Lake in the Hills.

What does a Private Chef service include in Lake in the Hills?

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 Lake in the Hills?

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 Lake in the Hills 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 Lake in the Hills?

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 Lake in the Hills?

In Lake in the Hills there are currently 53 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 Lake in the Hills?

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 11272 guests in Lake in the Hills, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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