Private Chef in San Marcos

Hire one of our 56 Private Chefs in San Marcos and personalize your menu, 9509 clients in San Marcos have already booked their chef!

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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 July, 2018, more than 56 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in San Marcos and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Hays County.

Starting from 2018, 9509 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in San Marcos through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 3953 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 35081 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 147 USD per person, which include 3.21 courses, sharing an average of 4.07 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 serve each dish
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We clean up before leaving
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56 Private Chefs in San Marcos

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in San Marcos

INA Toba-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Ina Toba


Chef with 15 years experience cooking around the world, with a large education in Basque Country, Spain, Tandon Culinary School at Rajhasthan, Indi... view more

4.7 (26)
65 services
Alejandro Barreda Westphal-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Alejandro Barreda Westphal


Covid-19 Vaccinated with all the Boosters. Safety First!!! I have demonstrated history of setting the tone for a creative and inspired kitchen, mai... view more

4.6 (12)
38 services
MARIANA LEONI-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Mariana Leoni


I am a professional chef. Graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in New York. Worked in NYC at Gabriel Kreuther (2 michelin stars) Open... view more

4.6 (12)
35 services
Mariana Ascoli-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Mariana Ascoli


I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. Being a creative and passionate about food and traveling, I got my certificate in Business Management in A... view more

4.9 (13)
31 services
Gabriel Boyko-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Gabriel Boyko


Experienced Executive Chef from high-end celebrity rehabs in Malibu. Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena in 2005. I have years of restaurant exper... view more

4.8 (11)
28 services
Ignacio Berrio-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Ignacio Berrio


I will do my best to allow you that on the day of your event, you don’t have to worry about anything, shopping or cooking, spend time on yourself!... view more

4.8 (11)
27 services
Mario Davalos-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Mario Davalos


I’m a mexican chef located in Austin Tx, with 10 years of experience, working as a private chef and a chef at some of the best mexican restaurants... view more

4.7 (12)
25 services
Danushka Lysek-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Danushka Lysek


After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Danushka’s culinary career quickly rose to prominence. Danushka is an experienced culinary instructor... view more

4.9 (7)
23 services
Christina Baines-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Christina Baines


I was born with a passion for food. Natural talent was nurtured in my grandmother’s kitchen. I went on the refine my skills at SanJac Community C... view more

4.9 (5)
10 services
GODSTIME EBEAGBOR-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Godstime Ebeagbor


I am a International professional chef with 13 years of experience, I grew up in Italy and studied in Italy, I worked and traveled around Europe... view more

5 (6)
9 services
Kiara Alfred-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Kiara Alfred


I am a professional chef from the Chicagoland area with 10 plus years under my belt. I love to cook southern/ Modern American food but, I’m very di... view more

4.8 (4)
9 services
Carlos Crusco-Private Chef in San Marcos u

Carlos Crusco


Growing up with Argentine parents of Italian and Spanish heritage, Chef Crusco developed a wealth of knowledge, practice and opportunities for culi... view more

4.9 (2)
8 services

3953 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in San Marcos

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 9500 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.8/ 5



The guests in San Marcos have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.52.



Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.73 average score.



The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in San Marcos has been scored with a 4.81 on average.

Food quality


The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in San Marcos received an average score of 4.81.

Take a Chef


The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in San Marcos has received a score of 4.83!

Our Chef Ignacio and his assistant were great. We had a staff meal, it left us all talking, enjoying the presentation and the food was dinner was great! The best part was at the end the kitchen was spotless! I highly recommend trying this for a special event! The chef also will send pairing suggestions too! Julie

Julie Hutchens - Jun 20 2022

5/ 5

The chef was wonderful and made such a special dinner for us! This would make a great gift for someone special in your life

Joey Darwish - Oct 27 2022

5/ 5

Mariana and her assistant were great! Every dish had its own sophisticated elements to it that made them delicious. Service was very professional and prompt. They also left our kitchen spotless when done. I’d happily use them again.

Darren Jordan - Jan 25 2021

5/ 5

By far the best private chef I have ever used. Chef Gabe was very attentive and excited to carry out this meal. He communicated very effectively and was extremely flexible to the menu ideas and presented an excellent menu. The presentation was more than expected and the food quality was out of this world. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to other people, but only if you want to be impressed!

Shawn Bernard - Feb 16 2021

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

57% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in San Marcos.

6 hours

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


First Private Chef service in San Marcos.

11.7% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in San Marcos.

19 bookings

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


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.


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

3 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

465 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 127 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 118 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 94 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 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 French 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.

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Why not try a Private Chef in San Marcos?

Do you want to amuse your friends with an exceptional meal? Take a Chef allows you to transform your house into one of the finest restaurants in town. The only difference is that the whole experience is built around you and your guests. All you have to do is select the type of menu you wish to have for that day and we will make it possible. Plus, you don't have to worry about the cleaning, the Chef will take care of it.

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What is a Private Chef service experience?

Do you have an event or celebration coming up? We would like to propose one of our services. A Personal Chef with over a decade of experience in renowned restaurants and trained in the top Culinary Schools in the country. Once you receive their proposals, you will be able to review their profile to see details of their experience and make sure they are what you were expecting! Get to know them and interact with our Chefs directly to suggest any ideas or changes to the menu. We take personalization to a new level.

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Open your home to new gastronomic plans

Make your home the perfect location to celebrate that special evening you have been planning for so long. Among the services, we offer show-cooking, gastronomic advice, and of course the possibility to learn the latest culinary techniques and tips in the first person on how your menu is elaborated. Your cravings at the highest quality level: local American, Asian or Mediterranean cuisine will exceed what you thought it would be. Click above to get started!

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 127 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 118 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 94 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 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 56 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 9509 guests in San Marcos, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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