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Private Chef in Chicago

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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 126 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Chicago and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Cook County.

Starting from 2017, 7881 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Chicago through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 4207 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 66435 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.76 out of 5.

Our guests in Chicago typically reserve menus of 148 USD per person, which include 3.29 courses, sharing an average of 3.51 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?

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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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126 Private Chefs in Chicago

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Chicago

Rudy Galindo-Private Chef in Near South Side

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 grow... view more

4.7 (19)
35 services
Angelina Bastidas-Private Chef in Near South Side

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 culinar... view more

5 (9)
17 services
Alvin Yu-Private Chef in Near South Side

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 am... view more

4.8 (9)
14 services
Benjamin Brittsan-Private Chef in Near South Side

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, and m... view more

4.9 (7)
13 services
Geza Gosztola-Private Chef in Near South Side

Geza Gosztola

Chicago

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 Americ... view more

4.5 (5)
10 services
Alejandro Franco-Private Chef in Near South Side

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 continued ... view more

4.8 (5)
7 services
Tanya Baker-Private Chef in Near South Side

Tanya Baker

Chicago

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 experienc... view more

4.8 (5)
7 services
Jane Cajuste-Private Chef in Near South Side

Jane Cajuste

Evanston

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... view more

5 (3)
6 services
Shawn Clendening-Private Chef in Near South Side

Shawn Clendening

Chicago

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

4.9 (2)
4 services
Lori Terry-Private Chef in Near South Side

Lori Terry

Chicago

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 beg... view more

5 (1)
2 services
Richard Mechelke-Private Chef in Near South Side

Richard Mechelke

Waukegan

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 own... view more

4.9 (2)
2 services
Remi DuBois-Private Chef in Near South Side

Remi Dubois

Evanston

Food and Service have been my passion for the past 20 years. I am an avid Outdoors-man, a husband and a happy father of 3 beautiful children, 2 ferret... view more

4.8 (1)
1 services

4207 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Chicago

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 7800 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.76

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 1717 REVIEWS

4.8/ 5

Chef

4.68

The guests in Chicago have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.68.

Presentation

4.74

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

Cleaningness

4.75

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

Food quality

4.77

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

Take a Chef

4.85

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Chicago has received a score of 4.85!

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

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

Hey Chef, thanks again for your help ! Everything was great. I really appreciate taking over the previous chef's work and being so flexible. Regarding the meals, they were not only delicious but looked absolutely amazing!

Kevin Clarke - Jun 08 2021

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Chicago

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

44 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Chicago

49% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Chicago.

5 hours

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

2017-03-18

First Private Chef service in Chicago.

19.2% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Chicago.

18 bookings

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

95%

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

4 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Chicago.

59.1%

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

3 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

804 pictures

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

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

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.

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 126 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 7881 guests in Chicago, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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