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Private Chef in Merrillville

Hire one of our 23 Private Chefs in Merrillville and personalize your menu, 1371 clients in Merrillville have already booked their chef!

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Private Chef in Merrillville

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Merrillville in March, 2017, more than 23 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Merrillville and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Lake County.

Starting from 2017, 1371 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Merrillville through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 234 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 2606 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.66 out of 5.

Our guests in Merrillville typically reserve menus of 146 USD per person, which include 3.61 courses, sharing an average of 4.32 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Merrillville!

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We serve each dish
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We clean up before leaving
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23 Private Chefs in Merrillville

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Merrillville

Richard Mancini


I am a professional chef that graduated from the oldest culinary schooling the US Washburn culinary, I have a AS in culinary arts & science. I have co...

4.9 (8)
20 services

Rudy Galindo


Graduated culinary school in Chicago 2002 and been in the industry for over 20 years. I have competed in ACF sanctioned competitions and won several o...

4.9 (9)
17 services

Angelina Bastidas


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 culinar...

5 (6)
14 services

Ramses Alvarez


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 with...

4.9 (3)
7 services

Jane Cajuste


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 few...

5 (3)
6 services

Shawn Clendening


I am a professional Chef with 10 years of experience working in the top restaurants in Chicago and San Francisco, including Blackbird, Saison, Birdson...

4.9 (2)
4 services

Alejandro Franco


I’m a professional Sushi Itamae with more than a decade of experience. I learned with Japanese’s the Art of Sushi in Venezuela, and I have been living...

5 (1)
3 services

Porscha Watson


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

Alvin Yu


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 am...

4.8 (2)
3 services

Polly McCorkle


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 spea...

4.5 (1)
2 services

Richard Mechelke


Hello, my name is Ricky Mechelke. I am a very experienced sushi chef who, due to recent global events, has a LOT of time on his hands. I currently o...

4.9 (2)
2 services

Sean McGuire


Chef Sean grew up moving all over the world, nurturing an appreciation and interest in cuisine as a child. After living in Korea, Italy, and the Ameri...

4.8 (1)
1 services

234 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Merrillville

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 1300 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.7/ 5



The guests in Merrillville have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.5.



Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.5 average score.



The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Merrillville has been scored with a 4.6 on average.

Food quality


The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Merrillville received an average score of 4.6.

Take a Chef


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

I want to thank Chef Rich for making my Fiancé birthday dinner Superb. He made the food to perfection. It was the first memorable greatest experience ever. My fiancé was happy as ever. Thank you Chef for the awesome night and outstanding food.

Mia - Mar 28, 2020

5/ 5

Chef Rudy was amazing! He worked very delicately and made sure he was providing us with a 5 star experience. We will definitely request his service again!

Ben - Oct 27, 2020

5/ 5

Angelina was the best! I would work with her again. I thought the meal would be intimidating, but it wasn’t! She is so approachable. Loved this experience Shan

Shannon - Jan 22, 2020

5/ 5

We contracted Take a Chef for our parents' 50th wedding anniversary since their original party was postponed due to Covid. Chef Alvarez's proposal sounded perfect for them and he was very easy to work with. The report from our parents was that he cooked with unique ingredients and explained how he was preparing each course. They absolutely loved the entire experience. We were thrilled to have provided such an interesting experience for their celebration that was not only delicious, but also very memorable.

Heather Williams - Oct 8, 2020

5/ 5

Jane was fantastic. The food was out of this world. She was friendly and made a perfect night spectacular!

Danielle Rehder - Jan 11, 2021

5/ 5

Chef Shawn exceeded all of my expectations! Our dinner was a birthday surprise, so there was much riding on Shawn’s preparation and delivery. He was incredibly flexible and thoughtful with his menu, and every course was delicious. We had a few things that were new to us, that were just amazing. We typically always go out for a very nice dinner, especially for birthdays, however since we could not this year, Chef Shawn brought that dinner to us. We would certainly hire him again!

Nicole Caley - May 18, 2020

5/ 5

Everything was perfect! It was a great birthday surprise. The chef explained every dish and was able to change up the flavors based on what we liked and didn’t like. He didn’t rush us and was nice he cleaned up after as well. Would highly recommend.

Danielle Hess - Dec 15, 2020

5/ 5

All was amazing!

Kelsey S Reynolds - Aug 31, 2020

4.8/ 5

Chef Al was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was attentive and responsive. The quality of all good was incredible and his entire team was so professional. Thank you for making my husband’s birthday so memorable for all of us!

Rita Lal - Sep 16, 2020

5/ 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 Ricky was amazing! Very attentive to detail on the plates served. I would highly recommend!

Kirsten Vliet - May 1, 2020

5/ 5

Everything was wonderful. The food was delicious and Sean was very friendly. The whole experience was even better than expected and a wonderful way to celebrate our special occasion. Would HIGHLY recommend using him to others.

Aviv - Apr 8, 2019

4.8/ 5

Chef Rich was amazing! He came for our bachelorette party. This was a surprise for our bride and she loved it. Chef Rich was professional get joked with us and was very involved and that’s what we were looking for. His food was outstanding and everyone had positive things to say. It was the highlight of the trip. We felt so spoiled and special. Thank you chef Rich! We recommend him to all!

Lauren Rossi - Aug 31, 2020

5/ 5

Amazing experience. Perfect for any special occasion. The food was unbelievable! Highly recommended!

Brent Jones - Nov 3, 2020

5/ 5


Seth Paterson - May 20, 2019

5/ 5

Chef Ramses was very accommodating and provided a menu to meet our needs. The food was delicious and I would definitely hire him again.

Sandy Ganguly - Oct 13, 2020

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Merrillville

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41 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Merrillville

58% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Merrillville.

4 hours

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


First Private Chef service in Merrillville.

17.5% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Merrillville.

17 bookings

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


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

5 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Merrillville.


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

8 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

148 pictures

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

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Merrillville 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 Merrillville, 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 Merrillville, 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 Merrillville?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

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