Hiring a private chef is a great way to take the stress out of hosting a party or event, or to make a special occasion even more memorable – but how much does it cost?

The price will depend on a number of factors

The cost of hiring a private chef will vary depending on a number of factors – from the number of guests to the type of event and location. 

Most personal chef services will cater for everything from BBQs and buffets, to a sit down dinner – your style of meal will impact the cost. A baby shower buffet for 15 will be a lower price per head compared to an 10 course tasting menu for 2. Whether it is a small dinner at home or a wedding for 100, UK based Private Chef Direct will deliver exceptional food and flawless service every time.

What are you paying for?

By hiring a private chef you are getting a completely tailor-made dining experience in a location of your choice – whether that’s in your home or another venue. The private chef and their team are completely dedicated to you and your guests, unlike in a typical restaurant experience. This gives the chef more time to focus on you and your needs – explaining each course or dish on the menu in detail. 

As well as creating a completely bespoke menu to your tastes, most chefs will also do all of the planning and preparation. This will include the food shopping and travel time to your event which is covered in the total price. At Private Chef Direct, we deep clean your kitchen when we’re finished, leaving no sign we were ever there! We also provide all of the crockery and tableware, taking one more stress off your plate. 

What’s usually included when you hire a private chef?

As well as a completely tailor-made menu and travel to the location, all clean crockery, water glassware and cutlery are supplied and taken away dirty.

All ingredients will also be supplied (even salt and pepper!), so no need to worry about stocking the cupboards beforehand. Private Chef Direct only use high quality ingredients, sourcing produce organically and locally where ever possible.

Can I pick the menu?

Private Chef Direct tailors the set up and the menu completely to your preferences (and your guests!) One of the main perks of hiring a private chef at home is being able to request a totally bespoke meal – you can stipulate your likes and dislikes and any specific theme or style you’d like to have.

While the cost of a private chef depends on a number of factors, we try our best to work with you to cater for all budgets –  so everyone can enjoy an incredible private dining experience.

Browse our sample menu, or send us the details for your dinner, party or event in our booking form and we’ll get planning!

Private Chef Direct covers the UK including London, Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.


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