Private Chef in Stanford

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Private Chef in Stanford

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Stanford in February, 2017, more than 101 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Stanford and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in California.

Starting from 2017, 28356 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Stanford through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 8281 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 92896 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.76 out of 5.

Our guests in Stanford typically reserve menus of 162.4 USD per person, which include 4.81 courses, sharing an average of 3.19 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Stanford!

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101 Private Chefs in Stanford

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Stanford

PABLO GIMENEZ  MELO-Private Chef in Stanford

Pablo Gimenez Melo


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 (51)
94 services
James Richmond-Private Chef in Stanford

James Richmond


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 Stanford

Maria Parish


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
Jesse McClelland-Private Chef in Stanford

Jesse Mcclelland


I started my culinary adventure 16 years ago in Melbourne Australia where I attended culinary school at William Angliss Institute Of Tafe. One of... view more

4.9 (10)
20 services
Fabio Javier-Private Chef in Stanford

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 Stanford

Auset Selassie


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
Rogelio Garcia-Private Chef in Stanford

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 Stanford

Brenda Steele


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 Stanford

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
Paul Corsentino-Private Chef in Stanford

Paul Corsentino


Paul Corsentino, Executive Chef of Art of Dinning Big Sur, brings more than a decade of cosmopolitan big city experience to the iconic rustic setti... view more

4.9 (3)
7 services
Annicette Benson-Private Chef in Stanford

Annicette Benson


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
Zachary Albright-Private Chef in Stanford

Zachary Albright


I started this business just over 6 years ago with the aspiration to offer upscale fine dining to clients and be able to engage with them directly... view more

4.4 (3)
6 services

8281 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Stanford

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 28300 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.8/ 5



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



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



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

Food quality


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

Take a Chef


The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Stanford 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

Working with Chef Jesse was wonderful, start to finish. Leading up to our dinner, he was always prompt in responding to questions and was able to accommodate dietary restrictions. The night of, he cooked an AMAZING meal that made celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary really special. Could not be more pleased with our experience- would definitely recommend Chef Jesse!

Nora Huntington - Oct 13 2022

5/ 5

Chef Fabio Javier and his wife made our anniversary one for the books! This was our very first experience with a private chef and it will not be the last time. Both of them were on time, extremely kind, and made incredible food. We were presented with a vast menu prior to the visit and there was just so much to choose from! They showed up when they said they would and started the dinner at the desired time. I was shocked an incredible dinner like they made was created in our own kitchen, but also, they left the kitchen like they were never there! No dishes or mess leftover for us to do. They were so fun to talk to as well! I hope we can have them visit again! Would absolutely recommend.

Alyssa Hudson - Mar 04 2022

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Stanford

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38 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Stanford

37% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Stanford.

5 hours

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


First Private Chef service in Stanford.

13.2% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Stanford.

15 bookings

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


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

5 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Stanford.


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

4 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

781 pictures

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

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

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

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 Stanford 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 Stanford on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in Stanford each month?

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

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Frequently asked questions

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

What does a Private Chef service include in Stanford?

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 Stanford?

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 Stanford 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 Stanford?

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 Stanford?

In Stanford there are currently 101 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 Stanford?

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 28356 guests in Stanford, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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