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Private Chef in Los Angeles

Hire one of our 276 Private Chefs in Los Angeles and personalize your menu, 13629 clients in Los Angeles have already booked their chef!

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Private Chef in Los Angeles

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Los Angeles in January, 2017, more than 276 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Los Angeles and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Los Angeles County.

Starting from 2017, 13629 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Los Angeles through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 7929 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 141550 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.77 out of 5.

Our guests in Los Angeles typically reserve menus of 152 USD per person, which include 4.08 courses, sharing an average of 4.35 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Los Angeles!

How does it work?


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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276 Private Chefs in Los Angeles

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Los Angeles

Chong Kim Ooi-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Chong Kim Ooi

Santa Fe Springs

For over 18 years, I have captivated diners with spectacular and scrumptious dishes infused with vibrant creativity and a joyful spirit of adventur... view more

5 (30)
111 services
John Stuart-Private Chef in Los Angeles

John Stuart

Coto De Caza

Classically trained, multiple award winning and Three Star Michelin trained chef, born in Sussex (UK) speaks English and French.
 Worked around the... view more

4.9 (34)
55 services
Mandana Shabani-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Mandana Shabani


Multiple Award nominated chef, and one part of a husband and wife chef duo. After graduating from the French culinary Institute in NYC, I went on... view more

4.9 (13)
34 services
Dave Mau-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Dave Mau


I’ve covered a lot of ground in the restaurant industry, or “The Biz” as I call it, but have always been drawn to the confluence where people and f... view more

4.9 (14)
31 services
Matthew Lazarchick-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Matthew Lazarchick

Los Angeles

I'm a personal chef working for high profile clients in the Beverly Hills, Malibu and surrounding areas . I've grown up in working restaurants a... view more

4.8 (11)
30 services
Rodolfo Reyes-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Rodolfo Reyes

La Cañada Flintridge

I am a professional chef with more than 20 years of progressive culinary training, I graduated from culinary school in 2005 and have held just abou... view more

5 (3)
17 services
Keven Lee-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Keven Lee

Beverly Hills

CEO CKL Events I have been in the industry for 26 years. I own and operate a full-service catering and event company for 11 years with five stars... view more

5 (7)
16 services
Damon Henderson-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Damon Henderson

Los Angeles

I am the Executive Chef of D1 and Only Personal Chef Service. I have over 15 years experience in food service and hospitality. I received my culina... view more

5 (10)
14 services
Kathleen Engelhardt-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Kathleen Engelhardt

Los Angeles

I have spent over 10 years in Barcelona working along aside Roger Auberts, who was an apprentice to Ferran Adría, and who has an award winning cate... view more

5 (4)
11 services
Alberto Lazzarino-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Alberto Lazzarino

Los Angeles

I am a chef with about 30 yrs of experience in the kitchen environment . After graduating from CFPA Agliano (Italy) , I moved quickly around Europe... view more

5 (2)
9 services
Cody Bagley-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Cody Bagley

Garden Grove

I am a 4 th generation seasoned chef of 10 years and hyper focused in my craft. I have had the opportunity to work with incredibly teams in Madrid... view more

5 (2)
8 services
Daniel Cohan-Private Chef in Los Angeles

Daniel Cohan

Los Angeles

Private chef with international fine dining experience focused on bringing the seasons to your table. Classically trained with Michelin experience,... view more

4.9 (2)
8 services

7929 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Los Angeles

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 13600 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.8/ 5



The guests in Los Angeles have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.72.



Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.75 average score.



The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Los Angeles has been scored with a 4.77 on average.

Food quality


The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Los Angeles received an average score of 4.77.

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The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Los Angeles has received a score of 4.8!

We really enjoyed our meal from Chef Kim! It was so delicious and he was very friendly. We will try and book him again when we are in the area. Thanks Chef Kim!

Kathryn Delea - Feb 27 2022

5/ 5

Some of the best fine dining food we have ever eaten. Everything was prepared perfectly. Chef was friendly and provided an excellent experience.

Shari Van Loy - Apr 18 2021

5/ 5

Excellent! Professional, skillful, friendly. The food was amazing, the chefs were easy to talk to. An experience to remember! Thank you so much for a memorable night. You made our anniversary special.

Vladan Jankovic - Feb 08 2022

5/ 5

Chef Dave was personable, professional, and most importantly, the food tasted amazing.

Jeff Mann - Mar 22 2021

5/ 5

Enjoy a Private Chef in the comfort of your own home

Let us know the details of your event and receive tailored menu proposals from our Private Chefs in Los Angeles.

Key information about Private Chef in Los Angeles

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

45 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Los Angeles

38% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Los Angeles.

4 hours

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


First Private Chef service in Los Angeles.

25.8% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Los Angeles.

12 bookings

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


Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Los Angeles in the last year

4 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Los Angeles.


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

7 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

2274 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Los Angeles.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles?

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 Los Angeles is 139 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 107 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 Los Angeles on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in Los Angeles each month?

After many years of offering our services in Los Angeles, we are lucky to have a fantastic team of chefs that keeps growing all the time!

Every month, 4 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 Los Angeles?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Private Chef in LA preparing a dish

Enjoy a unique experience at home with a Private Chef

Enjoy a meal prepared by a Private Chef in the comfort of your own home. A great choice for any occasion, inviting a culinary professional into your kitchen will transform your home into an intimate restaurant. What’s more, the experience is built entirely around the only patrons: you and your guests.
Answer a few quick questions and once we know your personal tastes, our chefs will share menu ideas with you. All you have to do is pick the one you like the most!
When the day of the service comes, your chosen chef will head to their favorite market to buy tasty, fresh and local ingredients for your dishes. They will cook the meal directly in your kitchen and provide table service for you and your guests. And don’t worry, before leaving, they'll do the cleaning up so that you can really relax.

Private Chef dish in LA

The best Private Chefs at your disposal

We have more than 100 chefs located in Los Angeles, so we’re confident that we’ll find the perfect one for you.
Each one of our chefs was trained at a top culinary school and has at least ten-years of experience in the country’s best restaurants, hotels and gastronomic bars.
Simply let us know what type of cuisine you’d like and any other preferences you may have to receive a series of menu proposals. Once you’ve chosen your favorite, we'll put you in touch with the chef directly to finalize the smaller details.

Simple and tasty dish created by a Private Chef in LA

The best of gastronomy in Los Angeles

LA is home to a vast array of enticing international dining options: 'Bestia' for Italian, 'Republique' for French, 'Night + Market Song' for Thai. But why not try something new?

Create the city’s newest, most personal restaurant in your own dining room, where every dish and every detail has been planned for you.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Los Angeles.

What does a Private Chef service include in Los Angeles?

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 Los Angeles?

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 Los Angeles is 139 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 107 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 Los Angeles?

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 Los Angeles?

In Los Angeles there are currently 276 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 Los Angeles?

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 13629 guests in Los Angeles, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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