Private Chef in St. Helena

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Private Chef in St. Helena

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in St. Helena in February, 2017, more than 93 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in St. Helena and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Napa County.

Starting from 2017, 34890 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in St. Helena through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 8217 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 92312 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.76 out of 5.

Our guests in St. Helena typically reserve menus of 162 USD per person, which include 3.6 courses, sharing an average of 4.32 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in St. Helena!

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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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93 Private Chefs in St. Helena

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in St. Helena

PABLO GIMENEZ  MELO-Private Chef in St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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 St Helena

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

8217 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in St. Helena

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 34800 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.76

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 5231 REVIEWS

4.8/ 5

Chef

4.51

The guests in St. Helena 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 St. Helena has been scored with a 4.85 on average.

Food quality

4.85

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

Take a Chef

4.87

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in St. Helena has received a score of 4.87!

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 St. Helena

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43 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in St. Helena

42% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in St. Helena.

5 hours

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

2017-02-12

First Private Chef service in St. Helena.

17.6% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in St. Helena.

7 bookings

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

38%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in St. Helena in the last year

3 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in St. Helena.

59.4%

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

4 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

921 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in St. Helena.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in St. Helena 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 St. Helena, 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 St. Helena, 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 St. Helena?

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 St. Helena 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 St. Helena on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in St. Helena each month?

After many years of offering our services in St. Helena, 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 St. Helena?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Our Private Chef in St Helena

A Private Chef in St Helena is the perfect plan

Take a Chef offers you the possibility to enjoy the best dishes of a Private Chef in your home. Our chefs have developed a cuisine updated with innovative techniques, respecting the local products and introducing cooking hints from cultures of several countries. Our Private Chefs have been trained in the best culinary schools around the world and in restaurants of international prestige; This allows them to bring to your home the avant-garde cuisine and dishes based on Michelin Stars restaurants' standards. Quality and innovation are knocking on your door in St Helena.

Dish cooked by a Private Chef in St Helena

The best Private Chefs of the city are coming to your house

Take a Chef is all about creating the perfect dining experience for you. That’s why the menu is designed according to your preferences. We know that finding the right chef who suits your needs is crucial. All of our chefs have been trained in distinguished culinary schools and have a decade of experience in the industry. To make sure that everything is to your liking, you’ll be able to view a detailed profile of each chef that contacts you with a menu proposal. Then you can communicate with them directly to make any changes you want. Just click the button above to get started!

A Private Chef experience in St Helena

Open your house to a new gastronomic experience

Even though it is small, St Helena’s restaurant scene is buzzing and dynamic, with a wide selection of international cuisines to choose from. What we at Take a Chef want to show you, is the next level in the dining experience: a truly personalized, intimate and unique culinary experience. We want you to enjoy a meal entirely designed around you, transforming your home into a personalized and intimate restaurant, where the chef’s attention isn’t divided among dozens of people but devoted to you and your guests. Simply click below to give it a try!

Frequently asked questions

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

What does a Private Chef service include in St. Helena?

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 St. Helena?

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 St. Helena 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 St. Helena?

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 St. Helena?

In St. Helena there are currently 93 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 St. Helena?

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 34890 guests in St. Helena, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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