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Private Chef in Lima

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Private Chef in Lima

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Lima in September, 2018, more than 17 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Lima and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Allen County.

Starting from 2018, 2567 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Lima through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 215 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 1892 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.91 out of 5.

Our guests in Lima typically reserve menus of 145 USD per person, which include 3.3 courses, sharing an average of 3.45 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Lima!

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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17 Private Chefs in Lima

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Lima

Ross Pentzer

Fishers

I was born and raised in southern Indiana learning my passion for food from my grandmother and cooking shows. I moved to Indianapolis for culinary sch

4.7 (3)
10 services

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 challenged

4.8 (5)
7 services

Mark Anthony Pariano

Lakewood

I have been a personal chef and have been creating award winning international cuisine for 30 years. I have a degree from prestigious Johnson and W

5 (1)
6 services

Jared Bobkin

Hazel Park

I am an executive chef who has been featured twice on FOXs Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. I have worked in high end restaurants all over metro det

5 (1)
5 services

Johnathan Kappan

Kent

I am an avid food lover who spends just as much time reading about dishes and food history as I do working in kitchens and doing private events. I ste

4.8 (2)
5 services

Javier Bardauil

Bloomfield Twp

I have more than 20 years of internacional experience, I’ve been working in Spain, France and Italy. As an Argentinian Chef, I also have Latin America

5 (2)
4 services

Andy Gillespie

Indianapolis

I began cooking professionally in Indianapolis' top kitchens in 2011. The restaurants I worked in were always busy and popular. I worked for James Bea

4.9 (3)
4 services

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 August

4.3 (1)
3 services

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 have

5 (1)
3 services

Porscha Watson

Indianapolis

I am a professional chef. I started cooking very young and found love in culinary. From then on I made it a point to learn, create and enjoy food and

4.8 (2)
3 services

Polly McCorkle

Noblesville

Hello Foodie friends! Welcome to this culinary space shared with me! Mini Tapa bio: My culinary path has been very "grounded" in a manner of speaking

4.5 (1)
2 services

Craig Stevens

Cleveland

I am a Certified Executive Chef (American Culinary Federation) I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American and the Cincinnati Culinary Acad

5 (2)
2 services

215 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Lima

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 2500 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.91

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 544 REVIEWS

4.9/ 5

Chef

4.86

The guests in Lima have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.86.

Presentation

4.86

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.86 average score.

Cleaningness

5

The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Lima has been scored with a 4.86 on average.

Food quality

4.86

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Lima received an average score of 4.86.

Take a Chef

5

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Lima has received a score of 5!

Chef Ross was wonderful. He was very professional, and easy to be around. All of his dishes were interesting, flavorful, and with excellent presentation. I will definitely use him again.

Emily Cline - Dec 27, 2020

5/ 5

We wanted to do something special for our daughter's 37th birthday. We usually go to one of the nicer restaurants in Cincinnati. With Covid precautions in place, dining out was not an option this year. On Wednesday morning I contacted Take a Chef. Chef Marcus Johnson emailed me on Thursday, and we decided on a menu. By Friday evening we were enjoying a fabulous dinner in our own dining room. Lobster bisque (beautiful presentation), crab cakes on fresh greens, braised short ribs with parmesan mashed potatoes and asparagus, and Madagascar vanilla creme brûlée for dessert. Chef Marcus presented then explained each dish. Friendly yet not intrusive. Everything about the evening was just perfect. Highly recommend !

Connie Sedler - Dec 8, 2020

5/ 5

Chef Mark was fantastic! His food was great and the experience and energy he brought to the night really enhanced the evening -- would definitely recommend to others!

Dennis King - Feb 8, 2021

5/ 5

Chef Jared was wonderful! The food was amazing, conversation was fun, and the experience was wonderful. I highly recommend!

Mike Cowper - Dec 23, 2020

5/ 5

Jonathan gave us a fantastic 5-course dining experience. He got to our house about 5.5 hours early to prepare. He talked with us, answered any question we had, and was very respectful and helpful throughout the whole night. The food was amazing, and the preparation & explanation of each plate made the experience A+

Seth Coelen - Feb 2, 2021

5/ 5

Javier is a top-notch chef. He made us a 9-course meal that was creative, beautifully presented, and very tasty. He was very friendly and a delight to have in our home. We hope to hire him again soon!

Louis Dang - Jun 2, 2020

5/ 5

The food and service was excellent! I would recommend Chef Andy.

Kelly Steiner - Oct 7, 2020

5/ 5

He was a very knowledgeable chef. He was nice to talk with during and after the meal. We recommend him.

robert m kern - Oct 1, 2020

4.3/ 5

Great Food

Marcus Johnson - Feb 16, 2021

5/ 5

All was amazing!

Kelsey S Reynolds - Aug 31, 2020

4.8/ 5

Great job and great food. Made for an extremely special night for my wife and I.

Kyle Cook - Feb 17, 2020

4.5/ 5

Chef Ross was wonderful. He was willing to work with us to make our menu perfect for our family birthday party, and his food was delicious! He and his partner were courteous, professional, and clean. I’m pretty sure our kitchen was cleaner after they left than before they started. Overall, a great chef and experience, would absolutely work with Chef Ross again!

Jillian Murphy - Jan 25, 2021

5/ 5

Marcus was great--professional, focused, but also friendly. The perfect in-house meal and chef.

Tyrone Williams - Oct 15, 2020

5/ 5

Johnathan was professional, punctual and VERY easy to work with. He did a great job coordinating and everyone enjoyed his meal. The portion size was huge and everyone was really impressed with his professionalism and the level of quality of food. I would DEFINITELY hire him again to help us with a family event.

Anna Davis - Jun 19, 2020

4.5/ 5

Amazing experience!!! Would definitely recommend!!!

Michelle Romain - Dec 1, 2020

5/ 5

What a wonderful night !!!!!

Antwon Jennings - Sep 11, 2020

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Lima

Discover more details about our Private Chefs in Lima and their services.

39 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Lima

51% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Lima.

6 hours

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

2018-09-20

First Private Chef service in Lima.

20.7% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Lima.

12 bookings

Maximum number of bookings for a Private Chef in Lima by a single client.

177%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Lima in the last year

2 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Lima.

55.3%

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

7 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

170 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Lima.

1 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Lima 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 Lima, 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 Lima, prices may vary especially for last minute reservations. Step ahead and book a Private Chef to avoid any surprises!

What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Lima?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

Each Private Chef in Lima 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 Lima who will personalize every detail of your experience.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs en Lima.

What does a Private Chef service include in Lima?

The 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 diners' home, the complete table service, 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 diner's discretion.

How can I hire a Private Chef in Lima?

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 Lima?

In Lima there are currently 17 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.

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