Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

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Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Thousand Oaks in March, 2017, more than 179 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Thousand Oaks and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Ventura County.

Starting from 2017, 27997 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Thousand Oaks through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 8241 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 92624 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.76 out of 5.

Our guests in Thousand Oaks typically reserve menus of 162 USD per person, which include 4.38 courses, sharing an average of 3.76 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Thousand Oaks!

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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179 Private Chefs in Thousand Oaks

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Thousand Oaks

Chong Kim Ooi-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Chong Kim Ooi

Bell Canyon

For over 18 years, I have captivated diners with spectacular and scrumptious dishes infused with vibrant creativity and a joyful spirit of adventur... view more

5 (58)
115 services
Matthew Lazarchick-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Matthew Lazarchick

Los Angeles

I'm a personal chef working for high profile clients in the Beverly Hills, Malibu and surrounding areas . I've grown up in working restaurants a... view more

4.8 (13)
34 services
Geza Gosztola-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Geza Gosztola

Los Angeles

I am a Hungarian native; trained in Hungary from 1990 to 1993, and worked on European luxury ships and restaurants. Whether you have a love for Ame... view more

4.4 (14)
30 services
Rodolfo Reyes-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Rodolfo Reyes

La Cañada Flintridge

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

4.8 (4)
20 services
Chris Manos-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Chris Manos

Marina Del Rey

Greek Chef with 15 years of culinary with experience in Michelin star ** restaurants & five star hotels. Specializing in Mediterranean-French & Cal... view more

4.9 (11)
19 services
Keven Lee-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Keven Lee

Beverly Hills

CEO CKL Events I have been in the industry for 26 years. I own and operate a full-service catering and event company for 11 years with five stars... view more

5 (7)
16 services
Kathleen Engelhardt-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Kathleen Engelhardt

Los Angeles

I have spent over 10 years in Barcelona working along aside Roger Auberts, who was an apprentice to Ferran Adría, and who has an award winning cate... view more

4.9 (5)
15 services
Damon Henderson-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Damon Henderson

Los Angeles

I am the Executive Chef of D1 and Only Personal Chef Service. I have over 15 years experience in food service and hospitality. I received my culina... view more

5 (10)
15 services
Brenda Backal-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Brenda Backal

Los Angeles

I became a Chef by accident. I began making churros and funnel cakes for my husband's friends to share my delicious food. Soon orders began pouring... view more

5 (8)
14 services
Caleb B Hernandez Chef-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Caleb B Hernandez Chef

Los Angeles

I am a professional chef with 8 years of cooking experience in fine dining and Michelin starred restaurants. In 2017, I joined celebrity chef Thoma... view more

4.9 (8)
13 services
Guillermo Hellmund-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Guillermo Hellmund

Los Ángeles

Although I was born in Austin, Texas, I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. So it's no surprise that my love of food would start with my own roots. I... view more

4.9 (7)
9 services
Cody Bagley-Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Cody Bagley

Garden Grove

I am a 4 th generation seasoned chef of 10 years and hyper focused in my craft. I have had the opportunity to work with incredibly teams in Madrid... view more

5 (2)
8 services

8241 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Thousand Oaks

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 27900 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.76

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 5243 REVIEWS

4.8/ 5

Chef

4.51

The guests in Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks has been scored with a 4.85 on average.

Food quality

4.85

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

Take a Chef

4.87

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Thousand Oaks has received a score of 4.87!

Do yourself a favor and request Chef Kim! His margaritas are incredibly fresh and the food was excellent. He set the table, provided service, and cleaned the whole kitchen. It made for a very special night. It was all the small things he thought of that made this experience an excellent choice. We wished we had booked him twice instead of going to a restaurant.

Kera - Jul 18 2022

5/ 5

Matt was excellent. He was very professional and cooked my wife and I an incredible meal. It was an amazing experience and we will definitely be using him again

Matt Williams - Sep 26 2022

5/ 5

Hey Chef, thanks again for your help ! Everything was great. I really appreciate taking over the previous chef's work and being so flexible. Regarding the meals, they were not only delicious but looked absolutely amazing!

Kevin Clarke - Jun 08 2021

5/ 5

We had the BEST experience with Chef Rodolfo! He was great with communication and expectations up front. We were staying at an airbnb in which the kitchen posed a few problems but he came right in and was able to adapt quickly. All 4 dishes were incredible and we enjoyed his company and conversation through out the meal. It was an intimate setting and just what we were looking for.

Hannah Mount - Nov 03 2020

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

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44 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Thousand Oaks

54% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Thousand Oaks.

5 hours

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

2017-03-15

First Private Chef service in Thousand Oaks.

19.6% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Thousand Oaks.

12 bookings

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

37%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Thousand Oaks in the last year

5 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Thousand Oaks.

59.4%

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

4 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

1882 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Thousand Oaks.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks, 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 Thousand Oaks, 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 Thousand Oaks?

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 Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in Thousand Oaks each month?

After many years of offering our services in Thousand Oaks, 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 Thousand Oaks?

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Our Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

Would you like to enjoy a Private Chef service in Thousand Oaks

Turn your house into a restaurant with a Private Chef who will prepare dinner in your kitchen. You will be able to personalize every detail – give us your ideas or gastronomic preferences and our Private Chefs in Thousand Oaks will analyze your request and send you their proposals, adapting it to your needs. On the day of the service, the Chef will buy the ingredients, cook them at home, carry out the table service and clean up before leaving, so that you can relax and enjoy.

Dish cooked by a Private Chef in Thousand Oaks

What is a Private Chef service in Thousand Oaks?

Tired of doing the dishes? There is no need to leave your home to enjoy a fine dining experience. Our Private Chefs in Thousand Oaks are experts in transforming your dining room into a Michelin-Star Restaurant with their dishes. Our Private Chefs have been trained in the best culinary schools, and have improved their cooking techniques by working hand in hand with the best Chefs of international prestige. All this experience allows our Private Chefs to treat the food with care and turn your menu into an unforgettable experience.

A Private Chef experience in Thousand Oaks

Your house, the best restaurant

Thousand Oaks boasts a vibrant and creative restaurant scene. There are plenty of intriguing restaurants in town but at Take a Chef we want to introduce you to a unique culinary experience: an intimate and personalized dining experience in your own home. Rather than working behind the scenes in a large restaurant, our chef will focus their attention on you, creating a customized variety of dishes according to your preferences. Curious to try it out? Just follow a few easy steps and enjoy the experience!

Frequently asked questions

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

What does a Private Chef service include in Thousand Oaks?

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 Thousand Oaks?

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 Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks?

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 Thousand Oaks?

In Thousand Oaks there are currently 179 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 Thousand Oaks?

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 27997 guests in Thousand Oaks, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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