Private Chef in San Marcos

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Private Chef in San Marcos

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in San Marcos in May, 2016, more than 150 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in San Marcos and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in San Diego County.

Starting from 2016, 32926 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in San Marcos through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 8241 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 92624 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.76 out of 5.

Our guests in San Marcos typically reserve menus of 162 USD per person, which include 3.49 courses, sharing an average of 3.6 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in San Marcos!

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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150 Private Chefs in San Marcos

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in San Marcos

Jacob Perez-Private Chef in San Marcos

Jacob Perez

La Quinta

I am a personal Chef who has worked in restaurants, country clubs, and resorts since 1996. I have worked all around the country with very talented... view more

4.6 (31)
92 services
Melissa Mehra-Private Chef in San Marcos

Melissa Mehra

Palm Springs

I am a professional Chef who Attended Le Cordon Bleu and have Been around the food & beverage industry since 2007. I offer personal Chef services s... view more

4.8 (24)
61 services
John Stuart-Private Chef in San Marcos

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 (36)
57 services
Mandana Shabani-Private Chef in San Marcos

Mandana Shabani

Irvine

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 (15)
39 services
Horacio Coutinho-Private Chef in San Marcos

Horacio Coutinho

San Diego

I am a professional chef with 11 years in the culinary world. I studied at the European Center in Curitiba (Brazil) in 2008 and opened my first res... view more

4.8 (22)
36 services
Ray **-Private Chef in San Marcos

Ray **

Vista

We are a Personal Chef Service that provides elegant food in a casual setting for all occasions. If you want to have the best experience, personal... view more

4.5 (12)
36 services
Fabio Javier-Private Chef in San Marcos

Fabio Javier

Aguanga

I cook in a totally homemade way and respecting the traditions. I have been incorporating typical recipes, where I have lived: Spain, Italy, France... view more

4.7 (19)
35 services
Dave Mau-Private Chef in San Marcos

Dave Mau

Orange

My cuisine is a fusion all on its own; there is absolutely no pretense to my culinary style. I cook for the best of reasons: love for people, frien... view more

4.9 (19)
32 services
Daniella De la Puente-Private Chef in San Marcos

Daniella De La Puente

San Diego

Chef, Sommelier and visual artist. My passion for cooking comes from my inner search for the artist within. My flavors are inspired in my artistic... view more

4.9 (13)
23 services
Rodolfo Reyes-Private Chef in San Marcos

Rodolfo Reyes

San Diego

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 (5)
15 services
Benjamin McLellan-Private Chef in San Marcos

Benjamin Mclellan

Perris

I have over 8 years experience cooking professionally across multiple different countries. My background includes a broad spectrum of fine dining w... view more

4.9 (6)
12 services
Chris Brugler-Private Chef in San Marcos

Chris Brugler

Palm Springs

After years of working as a Private Chef in California, Chris’ reputation for great food and amazing customer service was getting him noticed. In 2... view more

4.8 (6)
10 services

8241 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in San Marcos

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 32900 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.76

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 5243 REVIEWS

4.8/ 5

Chef

4.51

The guests in San Marcos have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.51.

Presentation

4.78

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.78 average score.

Cleaningness

4.8

The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in San Marcos has been scored with a 4.85 on average.

Food quality

4.85

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in San Marcos received an average score of 4.85.

Take a Chef

4.87

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in San Marcos has received a score of 4.87!

Delicious meal. Loved the tapas style starters with the freshest ingredients (especially the tomatoes right off the vine) and the branzino was cooked to perfection!

Maria - Jan 27 2020

5/ 5

Melissa was absolutely wonderful. The flavors were stunning, the fish was delicious, and we had an incredible evening. 10/10 would recommend!

Kevin Song - Aug 25 2021

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

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Key information about Private Chef in San Marcos

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

43 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in San Marcos

54% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in San Marcos.

5 hours

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

2016-05-24

First Private Chef service in San Marcos.

16.3% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in San Marcos.

15 bookings

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

37%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in San Marcos in the last year

2 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in San Marcos.

59.4%

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

4 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

1466 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in San Marcos.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in San Marcos 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 San Marcos, 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 San Marcos, 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 San Marcos?

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 San Marcos is 327 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 112 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 178 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 163 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 San Marcos on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in San Marcos each month?

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

Every month, 1 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 San Marcos?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Our Private Chef in San Marcos

Enjoy a Private Chef in San Marcos

Enjoy Private Chef services in the comfort of your own home. Have a unique culinary experience perfect for every occasion like birthdays and anniversaries. It’s also a great way to add a twist to a romantic dinner or lunch with friends. We build the entire experience around your tastes, transforming your home into your own tailor-made restaurant. All we need to know are your culinary preferences and our expert chefs in your area will send you menus to choose from. Your chosen chef will buy the freshest local products to ensure the high-end nature of your service. Your chef will prepare the meal right in your kitchen and provide table service for you and your guests. To make sure you can really relax, they will do all the cleaning up - making sure your kitchen spotless before leaving!

Dish cooked by a Private Chef in San Marcos

What is a Private Chef service experience?

The magic starts from the moment you request us a service. From the start, our chefs have you and your guests as the protagonist of the night. You will be deciding what and when you want to eat, you simply have to share with us your food tastes. When the day of the service arrives, our chefs will be taking care of everything! From grocery shopping to cleaning after the service. All of that so you can simply sit back and enjoy it.

A Private Chef experience in San Marcos

Fancy trying something new in San Marco? We have the perfect idea!

At Take a Chef we offer you a wide portfolio of chefs that will customize your preferences to fit your needs. The chef will buy the groceries, cook, serve and take care of the cleaning for you. This is an ideal experience to impress your significant other, your family or friends. Book now!

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in San Marcos.

What does a Private Chef service include in San Marcos?

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 San Marcos?

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 San Marcos is 327 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 112 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 178 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 163 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 San Marcos?

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 San Marcos?

In San Marcos there are currently 150 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 San Marcos?

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 32926 guests in San Marcos, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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