Find a personal chef for hire in Jersey City, NJ

Find personal chefs for hire in Jersey City, NJ

Find personal chefs for hire in Jersey City, NJ

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Top 10 personal chefs for hire in Jersey City, NJ

Clients agree: these Jersey City personal chefs for hire are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Lady M Vegelicious

Lady M Vegelicious

5.0(1)
2 hires on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Sarah B. says, "Lady M Vegelicious is such a pleasure to work with. She is totally flexible to working with your budget . On time and pleasant team to work with. And omg I can't forget her food is so delicious. I can't wait till I have another event. Cheers" Read more
Open Palate

Open Palate

4.5(4)
Offers online services
9 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Corrin B. says, "Shantena was very professional and she came prepared with everything that she needed. Every single dish was delicious and my guests loved it!" Read more
BabyBlu Catering

BabyBlu Catering

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Fe G. says, "Amazing from start to finish. The service provided and the attention to detail was immaculate. The dishes themselves were something truly out of this planet! Would love to work together again soon." Read more
JP Fine Foods LLC

JP Fine Foods LLC

5.0(3)
10+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Alice says, "Chef Jeffrey was straight forward and easy to work with. He gave me a quote for my event within 5 minutes of our phone conversation. He explained the experience yet when we had our event he and his staff exceeded all our guests expectations! They were great! Highly recommend!" Read more
Fatieats

Fatieats

5.0(2)
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Daniel R. says, "Fatima is an incredibly gifted chef. She prepared a traditional Pakistani breakfast for us that we will truly never forget, she was gracious, punctual, warm, and flexible with our somewhat specific needs. Would hire her again in a heartbeat." Read more
Pinchofshay

Pinchofshay

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Symone R. says, "PinchOfShay is amazing the food and the experience had my kitchen feel like a home again she used fresh ingredients and everything tasted phenomenal 1000 will recommend" Read more
JaimeLojaCuisine

JaimeLojaCuisine

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Many Years of Experience Excellent Food Developer fine Dinning Experience In top NYC Restaurants. Passionate for food and presentation.
Head Snacks NYC

Head Snacks NYC

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
We strive to showcase our creativity through our love of street food. Our goal is to bring good vibes and nourishment to the people we serve while bringing awareness to the beautiful multitude of cultures within our community.
Josies Urban Flavas

Josies Urban Flavas

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
My name is Josie and I express myself through cooking. I’ve been working home based cooking meals for not only my community, but also selling food and building my cooking business throughout the years. However, I have so many dishes that have customers coming back for more. My Rasta Pasta is actually a top selling dish and you have an option of either bbq shrimp or bbq chicken. What makes my business standout is the fact that it’s Belizean. My country not only has amazing food but I’m ready for the world to also try it as well. I’m currently in the running for Carla Halls Fav Chef competition for a chance to spread to the world how different
Mama 🐝's Kitchen

Mama 🐝's Kitchen

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Mama Bee’s Kitchen: Where every bite is a taste of home! Serving up soul food with a personal touch, our dishes are handmade, homemade, and always fresh. Dive into a meal made just for you, crafted with love and care in the Bronx. Being in business for only two years has shown me how to be an amazing cook and cater to my audience in a very good manner. What I love is making people’s belly’s full and happy. Making sure they get an amazing experience from Mama’s Kitchen.

Your Personal Chef questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a personal chef cost?

On average, a personal chef costs $40 to $100 per hour or $50 to $130 per person. Some personal chefs charge per year, month, or day. Many charge $200 to $750 per week to prepare meals that you can reheat during the week. A personal chef's fee for a one-time dinner party is $300 to $1,600.

On the other hand, a private chef costs $5,000 to $10,000 per month or $60,000 to $120,000 per year, depending on their experience and how many hours they work. They usually work full time, up to 60 hours per week. Some private chefs charge per hour or day to create food for a one-time dinner party, but most work receive a regular salary from a single client.

What does a personal chef do?

A personal chef prepares meals for a family or client, either for a one-time dinner or on a regular basis. Many personal chefs will make a fresh meal once per week for clients and prepare reheat-able meals that their clients can heat up on their own later.

Is a personal chef worth it?

Personal chefs are worth it if you don’t have the time or ability to cook and have enough money to pay someone to cook for you. A personal chef can help you:

  • Save time on grocery shopping and cooking
  • Eat healthier foods and avoid fast food
  • Try different kinds of foods and expand your palette
  • Throw a dinner party or holiday dinner

How is a personal chef different from a private chef?

A personal chef is a cook that prepares food for one or more families, typically on a weekly or one-time basis. They may have several clients at a time and usually charge less than private chefs.

In contrast, private chefs typically prepare meals full-time for one family at a time which pays them a yearly salary. Private chefs charge more than personal chefs because they often have more experience and prepare more fresh meals instead of packaged meals made in advance.

How do I choose a personal chef?

You can follow these steps to make sure you hire the best possible personal chef:

  • Compare multiple quotes from reputable chefs near you.
  • Read chefs' reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Ask for a detailed quote and contract in writing.
  • Ask about their training and experience.
  • Ask what fees they charge and how they handle paying for groceries.
  • Make sure they have experience with any dietary needs you may have.

What questions should I ask personal or private chefs?

To make sure you find the candidate that will work best with your family, ask these questions:

  • What are your rates? Do you charge per person, per hour, per week, or something else?
  • Where did you receive your training or culinary education?
  • How many years of relevant experience do you have?
  • Where will be preparing the food?
  • Do you charge extra for groceries, or will I reimburse you after you shop?
  • Do you have experience with any specific dietary restrictions?
  • How soon can you start if we decide you're a good fit?
  • Do you charge extra for food delivery?
  • Do you have a set menu with rotating recipes, or could we make a customized meal plan?

Reviews for Jersey City personal chefs for hire

Recent success stories from people in the Jersey City area.
Kenneth S.
Chef was great!! Everything was amazing and made the experience so memorable!! Definitely would highly recommend
Open Palate
Susan
If you’re looking for the highest quality food, service and presentation hire JP Fine Foods. This catering company is the best I have ever experienced! We did a multi course tasting menu that Chef Jeffrey executed flawlessly in our home. We invited 8 of our close friends total of 10 guests. His service staff took care of everything. It was amazing! I would compare the experience to a Michelin star restaurant. Thank you!
JP Fine Foods LLC
Andrea
Fatima is an incredibly talented chef. She has cooked for several dinner parties in my home, and the entire process was seamless and enjoyable each time, from working with her to plan the menu, to having her cooking in my kitchen the day of the event, to the absolutely delicious meals, which got rave reviews. I highly recommend her!
Fatieats
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