Private Chef in New York

900+ private chefs in NYC at your disposal. Chat with the chefs, customize your menu and join 38,000+ satisfied customers.

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Pistachio crusted salmon with roasted carrots
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A NYC private chef serves appetizers
Guests raise their glasses around the table
A private chef preparing pasta from scratch in New York
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Hire a personal chef in New York

Get ready to experience New York's incredible food scene with the best private chefs in NYC! If you love trying new flavors and want to boost your special occasions, the personal chef experience in NYC is for you.

Since 2016, over 38,423 guests have enjoyed the experience of a chef at home in NYC through Take a Chef. Do you need a private chef in NYC for a dinner party, a birthday celebration, or a special night with your best friends? We've got you covered.

Try something unique that fits your budget. Find a personal chef in New York that suits your taste, and let them create moments you and your guests will never forget.

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Brunch menu with ingredients from all over the world
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A private chef gives the last touch to the main course
Everyone at the table enjoying the private chef experience
A private chef proud of a tasty meal for her clients
Brunch menu with ingredients from all over the world
Friends and family toasting around food
A private chef plating while guests enjoy the occassion

How it works

Submit your request

Tell us everything about your perfect meal, date and budget. No commitment at all.

Chat with chefs

Talk with as many private chefs as you want and get proposals until you find the right one.

Craft your menu

Customize it all! from the number of courses to the ingredients in your meals. It's your menu.

Book your chef

With the right chef and menu, it's time to complete your request, and mark your calendar!

Live the experience

Welcome your chef and relax! Enjoy great company and delicious meals from your kitchen.

Find the right chef for you

Start meeting private chefs who can make your dream meal come true.

Find a local chef

Over 38,000 guests enjoyed the experience of a personal chef in NYC

4.71
Average score based on 9,582 reviews

4.6 Chef

Guests have scored their experiences with a private chef in NYC with a 4.6.

4.76 Food quality

The menus our private chefs cooked for guests in New York hold a strong 4.76.

4.72 Presentation

Beyond flavor, the presentation of dishes by our personal chefs in New York scored 4.72.

4.67 Cleanup

With our emphasis on tidiness, post-event cleanup earned a 4.67

30,765 menus brought to life by our personal chefs in New York

Hire a private chef in New York to spice up your special occasions.

A menu just for you

Planning a special event but not sure what to serve? Let our personal chefs guide you in creating the perfect menu for any occasion.

Craft your menu

Chicken and beef skewers served with rice
A NYC private chef decorates sliced octopus appetizers
Saffron and mussels risotto
A display of sliced pomegranate, figs and passion fruit
Chicken and beef skewers served with rice
A NYC private chef decorates sliced octopus appetizers
Saffron and mussels risotto
A display of sliced pomegranate, figs and passion fruit

Frequently asked questions

Check below the frequently asked questions about hiring our private chefs in New York

The personal chef services in NYC include designing a menu, acquiring ingredients, arranging pre-service setup, cooking on-site, providing table service, and conducting post-event kitchen and space cleaning. Tableware and glassware are not included, and gratuity is left to the guests' discretion.

The cost of a private chef in NYC varies from 97 to 140 USD per person, depending on the group size. Groups of 13 or more have an average rate of 97 USD per person. For 7 to 10 people, the average is 90 USD per person, and for 3 to 6 people, it's 110 USD per person. On average, for 2 guests, the rate for a private chef in New York is 140 USD per person. It's essential to note that pricing may vary seasonally and is influenced by the destination. Last-minute bookings for a personal chef in New York may also incur price fluctuations.

To rent a chef in NYC, select a date, specify guests, and share food preferences and kitchen details. Within hours, you'll get four customized menus and will be able to view chef profiles, reviews, and dish images.

Communicate directly with chefs, make menu changes, and finalize your reservation on the website. Upon confirmation, receive the chef's contact for additional details.

If you're looking for private chef services in NYC, we have +900 professionals available. To discover the best chef, simply fill out the form. The top 4 local chefs available on your chosen date will send their menu proposals. Before you hire a personal chef in NYC, you can thoroughly review their professional profiles and select the chef/proposal that suits you best.

No, there is no set maximum for a private chef experience in NYC, but it's typically designed for intimate gatherings with friends or family in homes with limited space. While there's no strict limit, groups generally don't exceed 15 people.

As part of the personal chef service and experience, yes, the chef of your selection will prepare the menu at your home with freshly bought ingredients and their main cooking tools. If any part of it requires complex work or specific tools, your private chef may prepare a couple of things ahead of time.

You totally should! At every table, there is always someone who loves food and wants to share some time with the chef, learn some craft tricks, and even hear the step-by-step for each dish on the menu. It's your house; take the chance to feel like a chef for a night!

Fresh ingredients are one of the priorities of professional cooking. Every one of our private chefs in NYC is dedicated to the same service standards as a restaurant but with the advantage of personalized treatment for you and your guests. After customizing your menu, the chef purchases what they need to make it come to life on the date you schedule.

Drinks are not included with your booking by default. But you can always discuss with your personal chef ways to accommodate drinks as an "extra" on the menu proposals for the night.

You are entirely free to decide on the tip you consider appropriate for your personal chef and their service. But if you would like to know, based on the tips of nearly 38,000 guests in New York City, tips are 14.72% of the total bill, on average.

Key information about private chefs in New York

Learn more about our personal chefs in New York

Experience counts
With an average age of 39, our NYC personal chefs offer extensive culinary expertise.
Female chefs
51% of our chefs are women
Fast service
Just 4 hours from request to menu
Cooking since 2016
Our first private chef service in New York was in 2016.
Kids' menu
18.4% of our private chef services in New York include kids.
Customer loyalty
A single client has booked the same private chef in NYC 20 times.
More bookings
29% increase in the number of private chef bookings in NYC in the last year
In your language
Our personal chefs can communicate with you in up to 4 languages
Came back for more
More than 60.8% of guests hire a private chef in NYC more than once
More than one day
On average, multiple services hire a chef for 5 days
Cherished moments
We uploaded over 6,404 pictures of our NYC personal chef experience.
Easy booking
It takes 2 days, on average, from requesting to booking a personal chef.

How much does it cost to hire a private chef in NYC?

Depending on the number of guests, booking prices range from 97 USD to 140 USD per person.

For 13 people or more: 97 USD
For 7 to 12 people: 90 USD
For 3 to 6 people: 110 USD
For 2 people: 140 USD

Prices charged by our private chefs in NYC can vary greatly depending on the season and month. Check out this chart to see the average pricing differences.

How many private chef services are booked in NYC each month?

Personal chef reservations vary depending on the location and season. In popular tourist destinations like New York, the demand for private chefs may differ monthly. Learn more:

Any month is a great time to enjoy a private chef in the comfort of your home. However, last-minute reservations may come at a higher price. Step ahead and book a chef at home now for your next important date.

How many private chefs sign up in New York each month?

We've been in the private chef scene in NYC for over a decade, and our team of professional chefs continues to grow every month.

We add up to 9 new personal chefs each month as ambassadors. Our team reviews their profiles daily to ensure you can always find new chefs to meet.

What is the most frequent type of food booked in NYC?

Our main six types of cuisine in New York are:

Mediterranean
Italian
French
Japanese
Mexican
Latin American

However, the most requested in New York are the exciting Surprise cuisine menus, where you let our chefs design a menu for you!

Our private chefs create personalized menus for each request, taking into account dietary restrictions and proposing fusion options. Submit your request to explore thrilling culinary possibilities crafted by our personal chefs.

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Enjoy a unique culinary experience with a Private Chef at home in NYC

Enjoy a private chef service in the comfort of your own home. If you're considering a private chef for dinner for 2 in NYC, we'll transform your home into one of the city's best restaurants exclusively for you and your significant other.

Take a Chef offers a unique dining experience for a romantic dinner, birthday celebration, or family gathering. Just share your culinary preferences, and our chefs will create original menu ideas tailored to your tastes.

On the day of the service, your chosen chef will buy the freshest ingredients, cook, and serve the meal in your home. Plus, they'll leave your kitchen cleaner than when they arrived.

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Our private chefs in New York come from top culinary schools worldwide

With over 800 chefs in New York, including those specializing in healthy personal chef services and private chef dinner parties in NYC, we can easily find the right fit for you.

Our chefs were trained at top culinary schools and have experience in the city's best restaurants, hotels, and resorts. Everything is customized to your liking—you can modify the menu and talk directly to our chef to ensure it's just right.

Simple and tasty dish created by a Private Chef in New York

A Private Chef is a unique idea

Filled with Michelin-star restaurants, New York City is a hub for amazing international cuisine. But why not bring that experience home? Create a unique and intimate dining experience with Take a Chef. More than just a private chef agency in NYC, we specialize in providing exceptional experiences. Whether you're seeking a private chef for a night in NYC or a special culinary event, we've got you covered.

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Explore our personal chefs in New York

Each private chef in New York brings their flair to the table, making them truly unique. Share the specifics of your event, and let us match you with the best private chefs in New York. They'll personalize every aspect of your dining experience, ensuring everyone enjoys a taste of the good life, no matter the occasion or location.

Meet our chefs

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