Find a personal chef for hire in Chesapeake, VA

Find personal chefs for hire in Chesapeake, VA

Find personal chefs for hire in Chesapeake, VA

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Top 10 personal chefs for hire in Chesapeake, VA

Clients agree: these Chesapeake personal chefs for hire are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Naomi's Culinary Corner

Naomi's Culinary Corner

New on Fash
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
I am a culinary artist with 3 years of experience creating meals and delights for a wonderful family. My goal is to assist families in need of a personal chef or culinary artist. I don’t have a culinary degree, but I have experience! I really enjoy what I do and desire to help any families in need of a cheerful cook! Just name a dish and I would love to whip it up with a splash of southern hospitality! ;-)
Herbs Smoke-N-Roll Barbecue

Herbs Smoke-N-Roll Barbecue

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Hey my name is Herb and I am the owner of Herbs Smoke-N-Roll BBQ we are a small business that makes a big impact on the community.We sell some of the best BBQ in 757 and also cater to your events.So give us a call to place a order or get your event catered.
Chef TaReef Khayri Muhammad

Chef TaReef Khayri Muhammad

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Monique R. says, "Chef TKM is THEE BEST! He is very detailed oriented and thoughtful. I wanted to host a dinner party and we discussed everything from the menu to the venue and even the presentation. Let’s not forget the vibes! EVERYTHING he prepared for us was AMAZING! From the quality of the food, to how it was presented, the food was absolutely delicious. He even prepared a menu for me to give to my guest as they arrive. Customer service was very professional from our initial meeting and his communication skills were exceptional throughout the entire process. Looking forward to working with him again." Read more
CHEF VAL

CHEF VAL

4.9Exceptional(15)
4 hires on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Cathy F. says, "We rented an Airbnb for a group of 5 couples. Chef Val and his team were very personable. The food was great 👍🏼 will definitely use him the nxt time I am in Virginia " Read more
SAPPHIRE'Z LLC

SAPPHIRE'Z LLC

5.0(1)
7+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Dorothy C. says, "Very professional & food was divine, I will definitely order again." Read more

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 Chesapeake personal chefs for hire

Recent success stories from people in the Chesapeake area.
Tierra D.
The presentation was phenemonal and food tasted even better. I would def. Recommend for special events.
Chef TaReef Khayri Muhammad
Angela J.
Curry chicken and Jamaican cabbage was delicious.
CHEF VAL
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