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Private Chef in New York

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Private Chef in New York

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in New York in March, 2017, more than 548 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in New York and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in New York.

Starting from 2017, 29422 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in New York through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 15569 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 378403 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.71 out of 5.

Our guests in New York typically reserve menus of 161 USD per person, which include 3.52 courses, sharing an average of 3.7 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in New York!

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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548 Private Chefs in New York

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in New York

Robert Ritchie-Private Chef in New York City

Robert Ritchie

New York

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY graduate and professional Chef, with 20 years experience. Currently employed as the Executive Chef for... view more

4.6 (18)
52 services
Henry Rivera-Private Chef in New York City

Henry Rivera

New York

New York By-Chef Rivera. The Rivera cuisine is a private Chef and Wedding Catering business that takes pleasure in bringing people together throu... view more

4.9 (20)
38 services
Pasquale Frola-Private Chef in New York City

Pasquale Frola

New York City

My name is Pasquale "Paco" Frola. I define myself as a chef with motivational skills, leadership, personality, and a passion for the industry; al... view more

4.7 (24)
31 services
Nigel Seale-Private Chef in New York City

Nigel Seale

Plainfield

Ian a Professional chef with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel company for over 25yrs experiences in the Culinarily worldI studied at Johnson and wales R.I ,... view more

4.6 (6)
15 services
Greg Brown-Private Chef in New York City

Greg Brown

New York

I am a professional chef with over 10+ years of experience. I graduated culinary school and went on to work in Michelin star restaurants. From ther... view more

4.9 (6)
14 services
Lonnie Dyner-Private Chef in New York City

Lonnie Dyner

New York City

I came to New York from Israel to attend the French culinary Institute. after working in NYC finest restaurants for over 15 years I decided to Star... view more

4.9 (8)
13 services
Melissa Schaefer-Private Chef in New York City

Melissa Schaefer

Newburgh

Classically trained French at The Culinary Institute of America, first-generation Italian-American, a love for all things wild and free. I fondly... view more

4.4 (7)
12 services
Michael Sherman-Private Chef in New York City

Michael Sherman

New York

Here’s a sample menu. I’m really happy to cook anything you want. Best if we get on a call and nail things down. My bio below as well.. salt baked... view more

4.7 (1)
9 services
Francesco Amenta-Private Chef in New York City

Francesco Amenta

New York

My name is Francesco and I'm originally from Modena, the city where the famous balsamic vinegar comes from and the region where the famous pasta-ma... view more

5 (2)
9 services
Curtis Beisser-Private Chef in New York City

Curtis Beisser

Montclair

As an energetic culinary professional, blended with creativity, I have a passion for food with strong cooking skills. Trained under classic French... view more

4.8 (3)
9 services
Kwame Williams-Private Chef in New York City

Kwame Williams

Montclair

Kwame Williams is Chef and Partner of Vital Dining (Vital) based in Montclair, NJ, along with his two sisters, Nataki and Kanika. At Vital they fo... view more

4.7 (1)
8 services
Ciarán McGoldrick-Private Chef in New York City

Ciarán Mcgoldrick

Beacon

Hello! I am a professional chef based out of the Hudson Valley of New York. I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America where I was taught c... view more

4.8 (2)
8 services

15569 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in New York

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 29400 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.71

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 4700 REVIEWS

4.7/ 5

Chef

4.6

The guests in New York have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.6.

Presentation

4.74

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

Cleaningness

4.65

The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in New York has been scored with a 4.76 on average.

Food quality

4.76

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in New York received an average score of 4.76.

Take a Chef

4.81

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in New York has received a score of 4.81!

Rob was amazing! Polite and engaging from the start, he made the perfect menu for our date night based on our feedback. He was extremely responsive leading up to the night, and more than delivered in the kitchen! The food was incredibly delicious and interesting, and he moved at our once and made sure to explain everything. Highly recommend Rob!!

Jonah Remz - Apr 15 2019

5/ 5

wanted to do something special for my wife's bday since we haven't been to a restaurant in 2 years and hired chef henry for a 7 course tasting menu. he was great. highly recommend!

Jing Ge - May 17 2022

5/ 5

I hired Chef Pasquale Frolo for a surprise birthday dinner for my daughters boyfriend. Chef Frolo’s responsiveness to my initial questions left me impressed right away. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. Based on the pics my daughter posted throughout the 5 course meal ( couldn’t stop raving how delicious everything was) to their feedback about how much they learned from him, I couldn’t have been happier. Chef Frolo has proven himself to be an entertaining, engaging and extremely talented chef. I highly recommend Take A Chef and definitely will use again. Bravo!

Amy Sacks - Jan 27 2022

5/ 5

Chef Nigel was amazing. He went over the menu ahead of time and made adjustments accordingly. He was super polite and very professional. I am pretty sure he left my kitchen cleaner than it has ever been when he was finished.

Alan Nick - Jun 21 2021

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in New York

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

42 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in New York

47% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in New York.

5 hours

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

2017-03-12

First Private Chef service in New York.

25.7% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in New York.

19 bookings

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

54%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in New York in the last year

2 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in New York.

60.8%

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

5 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

3636 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in New York.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in New York 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 New York, 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 New York, 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 New York?

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 New York is 140 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 110 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 90 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 97 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 New York on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in New York each month?

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

Every month, 8 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 New York?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Private Chef in New York preparing a dish

Enjoy a unique culinary experience in your home with a Private Chef

Enjoy a Private Chef Service in the comfort of your own home. Whether for a romantic evening, a birthday celebration or a family get-together, Take a Chef gives you a unique way to enjoy a meal.
We’ll transform your home into one of the city's best restaurants but devoted to our only patrons: you and your guests. Simply tell us your culinary preferences and our chefs will send you original menu ideas designed around your personal tastes - all you have to do is choose your favorite.
On the day of the service, your chosen chef will buy the freshest ingredients, cook and serve the meal in your home. Best of all, they’ll leave your kitchen cleaner than when they arrived!

Private Chef dish in New York

Private Chefs trained in the world's best culinary schools

With over a 150 chefs in New York City, it’s a piece of cake for us to find the right fit for you.
Our chefs were trained at the best culinary schools and have a wide variety of experience in the country’s top restaurants, hotels and resorts.
Tell us what type of cuisine you’re craving and we’ll find the perfect chef for you.
And remember, everything is built around you. You can make any modifications to the menu and speak directly to our chef to make sure things are just as you like them.

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

A Private Chef is a unique idea

With 77 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.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in New York.

What does a Private Chef service include in New York?

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 New York?

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 New York is 140 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 110 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 90 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 97 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 New York?

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 New York?

In New York there are currently 548 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 New York?

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 29422 guests in New York, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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