Private Chef in Vista

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Private Chef in Vista

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Vista in May, 2016, more than 126 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Vista and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in San Diego County.

Starting from 2016, 27420 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Vista 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 Vista typically reserve menus of 162 USD per person, which include 4.31 courses, sharing an average of 4.51 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Vista!

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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126 Private Chefs in Vista

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Vista

Melissa Mehra-Private Chef in Vista

Melissa Mehra

Palm Springs

I am a professional Chef who Attended Le Cordon Bleu and have Been around the food & beverage industry since 2007. I offer personal Chef services s... view more

4.8 (24)
61 services
John Stuart-Private Chef in Vista

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 Vista

Mandana Shabani

Irvine

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 Vista

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
Ray **-Private Chef in Vista

Ray **

Vista

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
Fabio Javier-Private Chef in Vista

Fabio Javier

Aguanga

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)
35 services
Dave Mau-Private Chef in Vista

Dave Mau

Orange

My cuisine is a fusion all on its own; there is absolutely no pretense to my culinary style. I cook for the best of reasons: love for people, frien... view more

4.9 (19)
32 services
Daniella De la Puente-Private Chef in Vista

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 Vista

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 Vista

Benjamin Mclellan

Perris

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
Chris Brugler-Private Chef in Vista

Chris Brugler

Palm Springs

After years of working as a Private Chef in California, Chris’ reputation for great food and amazing customer service was getting him noticed. In 2... view more

4.8 (6)
10 services
Tien Tran-Private Chef in Vista

Tien Tran

Palm Springs

Food means family to me, the table should offer solace as well as sustenance. Learning to cook by my Father’s side growing up here on the West Coas... view more

4.6 (4)
10 services

8241 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Vista

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 27400 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.76

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 5243 REVIEWS

4.8/ 5

Chef

4.51

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

Food quality

4.85

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

Take a Chef

4.87

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

Melissa was absolutely wonderful. The flavors were stunning, the fish was delicious, and we had an incredible evening. 10/10 would recommend!

Kevin Song - Aug 25 2021

5/ 5

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

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Key information about Private Chef in Vista

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

40 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Vista

47% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Vista.

4 hours

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

2016-05-24

First Private Chef service in Vista.

25.9% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Vista.

20 bookings

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

37%

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

3 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Vista.

59.4%

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

4 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

1368 pictures

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

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

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

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 Vista 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 Vista on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in Vista each month?

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

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

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Our Private Chef in Vista

Would you like to have a private chef service in Vista?

Transform your home into a restaurant with a private chef who sets dinner in your kitchen. You're going to be able to tailor any detail — select whenever you want to eat and what you choose to eat. At Take a Chef we guarantee that the service would be unforgettable!

Dish cooked by a Private Chef in Vista

Vista's Finest Private Chefs are heading to your home

We partner with a range of chefs who have expertise in top restaurants, fine dining cafes, boutique resorts and much more. You will be able to see the information of each chef's education and experience as soon as they give you a menu proposal!

A Private Chef experience in Vista

Seek a new approach! Seek a private chef operation in Vista!

We deliver a fully customized operation, cooking demonstrations, gastronomic tips and a chance to learn how dishes are created on your table. Any Mediterranean dishes may be at the dining table with the knowledge of one of our Personal Chefs!

Frequently asked questions

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

What does a Private Chef service include in Vista?

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 Vista?

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 Vista 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 Vista?

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 Vista?

In Vista there are currently 126 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 Vista?

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 27420 guests in Vista, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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