Private Chef in Solana Beach

Hire one of our 159 Private Chefs in Solana Beach and personalize your menu, 6451 clients in Solana Beach have already booked their chef!

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Private Chef in Solana Beach

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Solana Beach in May, 2016, more than 159 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Solana Beach and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in California.

Starting from 2016, 6451 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Solana Beach through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 3884 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 54314 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.81 out of 5.

Our guests in Solana Beach typically reserve menus of 153 USD per person, which include 3.77 courses, sharing an average of 3.99 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Solana Beach!

How does it work?


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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159 Private Chefs in Solana Beach

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Solana Beach

John Stuart-Private Chef in Solana Beach

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 Solana Beach

Mandana Shabani


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 Solana Beach

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
Fabio Javier-Private Chef in Solana Beach

Fabio Javier


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)
36 services
Ray **-Private Chef in Solana Beach

Ray **


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
Daniella De la Puente-Private Chef in Solana Beach

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 Solana Beach

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 Solana Beach

Benjamin Mclellan


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
Frank Biello-Private Chef in Solana Beach

Frank Biello

Mountain Center

Professional culinary school trained chef for over 27 years. Left Handed Infusions specializes in sushi and ramen. Left Handed infusions is the ho... view more

5 (3)
7 services
Eric Brandt-Private Chef in Solana Beach

Eric Brandt

San Diego

Former Executive Chef for Marriott international. Worked for various great chefs in San Francisco and Washington DC. Over 15 years experience in k... view more

4.9 (3)
5 services
Timothy Harris-Private Chef in Solana Beach

Timothy Harris

San Diego

I am a professional chef with 14 years of experience in the Culinary world. I studied at the Art Institute of California where I then worked in sev... view more

5 (2)
4 services
Daniel Alonso Huerta-Private Chef in Solana Beach

Daniel Alonso Huerta

San Diego

My name is Daniel I have been in the culinary industry doing my best and finding new things to learn every day since I did my first dish. I have be... view more

5 (1)
1 services

3884 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Solana Beach

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 6400 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.8/ 5



The guests in Solana Beach have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.63.



Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.77 average score.



The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Solana Beach has been scored with a 4.87 on average.

Food quality


The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Solana Beach received an average score of 4.87.

Take a Chef


The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Solana Beach has received a score of 4.88!

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

Chef was very responsive and accommodating! We would definitely hire him again!

Kelli - Feb 09 2022

5/ 5

Fabio and Claudia were amazing! From the second they showed up to the incredible meal. Everything was perfect for celebrating my sisters bachelorette and making it a special experience. Highly recommend!

Blair Borchardt - May 18 2022

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Solana Beach

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

45 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Solana Beach

50% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Solana Beach.

4 hours

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


First Private Chef service in Solana Beach.

17% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Solana Beach.

10 bookings

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


Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Solana Beach in the last year

2 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Solana Beach.


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

8 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

1423 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Solana Beach.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach, 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 Solana Beach, 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 Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach is 163 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 122 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 98 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 99 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 Solana Beach on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in Solana Beach each month?

After many years of offering our services in Solana Beach, 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 Solana Beach?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

Each Private Chef in Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach who will personalize every detail of your experience.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Solana Beach.

What does a Private Chef service include in Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach is 163 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 122 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 98 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 99 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 Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach?

In Solana Beach there are currently 159 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 Solana Beach?

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 6451 guests in Solana Beach, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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