Private Chef in Sonoma

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Private Chef in Sonoma

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Sonoma in February, 2017, more than 118 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Sonoma and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Sonoma County.

Starting from 2017, 8694 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Sonoma through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 4406 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 46419 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.72 out of 5.

Our guests in Sonoma typically reserve menus of 141 USD per person, which include 3.78 courses, sharing an average of 3.36 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Sonoma!

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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118 Private Chefs in Sonoma

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Sonoma

PABLO GIMENEZ  MELO-Private Chef in Sonoma

Pablo Gimenez Melo

SF

History Pablo Gimenez Melo has cooked throughout Latin America for over 20 years, but his love for wine and organically grown produce drew him to N... view more

4.7 (50)
94 services
James Richmond-Private Chef in Sonoma

James Richmond

Napa

I am a professional chef with 15+ years of experience. I was trained at the Californian Culinary Academy in San Francisco. I worked under chef Ma... view more

4.8 (17)
40 services
Maria Parish-Private Chef in Sonoma

Maria Parish

Petaluma

My career as a professional chef began in 1997, as I graduated from the Los Angeles Culinary Institute and trained with AMC Raymond Hofmeister. But... view more

4.8 (16)
33 services
David Mau-Private Chef in Sonoma

David Mau

Sonoma

My family settled Sonoma in 1849 and my indigenous ancestors go back for millennia. After a dynamic career as a Chef, Writer and Photographer I’m b... view more

4.8 (14)
29 services
Max Porterkhamsy-Private Chef in Sonoma

Max Porterkhamsy

Sonoma

We are a curated a team of private chefs serving the Northern California Wine Country. We each have diverse backgrounds, each with well over a deca... view more

5 (3)
18 services
Fabio Javier-Private Chef in Sonoma

Fabio Javier

Rio Vista

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 (6)
14 services
Auset Selassie-Private Chef in Sonoma

Auset Selassie

Oakland

I am a Private Chef who specializes in catering to individuals with dietary restrictions and specific dietary needs. I graduated from the Culinary... view more

4.9 (2)
13 services
Keo Xayavong-Private Chef in Sonoma

Keo Xayavong

Santa Rosa

Growing up with food as the core of every family function. I've developed the love of cooking early on. I have a passion for my ethnic southeast as... view more

4.9 (6)
12 services
Rogelio Garcia-Private Chef in Sonoma

Rogelio Garcia

San Anselmo

Chef Rogelio Garcia began working in Northern California kitchens at the of age 15, when he landed a job as a dishwasher in Napa while still in hig... view more

5 (7)
12 services
Brenda Steele-Private Chef in Sonoma

Brenda Steele

Sonoma

Brenda Steele is a private chef and recipe writer, who specializes in menu development. Well versed in the traditional food practices of pickling,... view more

4.9 (6)
12 services
Luis D Lagos-Private Chef in Sonoma

Luis D Lagos

San Rafael

Luis Lagos grew up in Mexico City and comes from a long history of cooking where hand written recipes had been passed on through generations for di... view more

4.8 (7)
8 services
Annicette Benson-Private Chef in Sonoma

Annicette Benson

SF

I am a student of the culinary craft, constantly seeking knowledge and experience. I am formally trained Professional Chef with an AOS degree from... view more

5 (2)
6 services

4406 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Sonoma

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 8600 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.72

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 1616 REVIEWS

4.7/ 5

Chef

4.5

The guests in Sonoma have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.5.

Presentation

4.71

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.71 average score.

Cleaningness

4.79

The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Sonoma has been scored with a 4.74 on average.

Food quality

4.74

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Sonoma received an average score of 4.74.

Take a Chef

4.85

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Sonoma has received a score of 4.85!

Pablo was amazing. He and his son were so engaging. They were quiet to start and went right to work, and then we all starting interacting with them because a big family just does that! The meals were wonderful and very filling. Delicious choices that we planned on together so everyone’s diet needs were met! He even got some candles to help celebrate a few birthdays. We would definitely recommend Pablo again. I am looking forward to another trip and also recommending him to others.

Katrina Head Head - Jul 11 2022

5/ 5

Our experience with Chef James was nothing short of exceptional. He did an incredible job and managed to impress both carnivores and pescatarians alike. We have lived in San Francisco for 15 years and are spoiled with the food scene there and in nearby wine country. We can arguably say that the dinner that Chef James prepared was one of the best we’ve had. He was able to pull it all off: timing, taste, presentation, and all with a calm demeanor and willing to chat a bit and answer our questions. We would use him again in a heartbeat but i have a feeling he’ll be booked. Get him while you can!

Christine Welland - Aug 18 2021

5/ 5

Chef Dave was awesome! We couldn’t be happier with his level of service, professionalism, quality of food was excellent. Our guests went back for seconds. Would definitely recommend/rehire Chef Dave again.

Lizbeth Sherman - Mar 31 2021

5/ 5

Our chef was so amazing! She made us feel at ease and the food was top notch! Better than going out to dine! She was so talented and gave us an amazing overall experience. Everyone was very happy!

Mr. Ernesto Malinis - Oct 09 2018

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Sonoma

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42 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Sonoma

53% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Sonoma.

4 hours

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

2017-02-12

First Private Chef service in Sonoma.

19.4% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Sonoma.

12 bookings

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

32%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Sonoma in the last year

3 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Sonoma.

64.2%

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

6 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

1031 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Sonoma.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Sonoma 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 Sonoma, 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 Sonoma, 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 Sonoma?

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 Sonoma is 172 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 132 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 101 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 102 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 Sonoma on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in Sonoma each month?

After many years of offering our services in Sonoma, 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 Sonoma?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Sonoma: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Sonoma is the Surprise cuisine, and the less booked type is the Asian 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 Sonoma!

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Our Private Chef in Sonoma

Want a relaxing way to dine at home?

Enjoy a Private Chef Service in comfort! Be it a romantic evening, a birthday celebration or a family get together, Take a Chef offers you a unique way to enjoy a meal. We’ll transform your home into one of Sonoma's best restaurants, dedicated to providing the best quality service to you and your guests. Simply tell us your food preferences and our chefs will send you original menu ideas - 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!

Dish cooked by a Private Chef in Sonoma

Professionalism and cutting-edge techniques in your own home

We have a wide variety of chef profiles with experience in top restaurants, hotels, resorts, gastronomic bars and more. Each one of them has over ten years of experience under their belt and trained at the best cooking schools in the country. More importantly, with over 30 chefs in Sonoma itself, we’re certain we’ll find the perfect chef for you! Simply tell us what food you’re in the mood for and once you receive your custom menus from our chefs, you’ll be able to communicate with them directly. That way you can be sure that every last detail is just the way you like it.

A Private Chef experience in Sonoma

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

Turn your house into a top restaurant. The experience begins when you request a menu from Take a Chef. Our Chefs will send you their proposals and customise the menu and service according to your preferences. On the day of the event, the Chef will buy the ingredients, cook them at your house, serve the meal and leave everything spotless - so you don’t have to worry about anything!

Frequently asked questions

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

What does a Private Chef service include in Sonoma?

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 Sonoma?

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 Sonoma is 172 USD per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 132 USD per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 101 USD. For 13 or more people the average price is 102 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 Sonoma?

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 Sonoma?

In Sonoma there are currently 118 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 Sonoma?

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 8694 guests in Sonoma, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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