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?

How Much Does A Private Chef Cost?

Understanding the Cost of Hiring a Private Chef

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.

Factors Influencing the Cost of a Private Chef

Six elegant dishes, crated by Private Chef Direct

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 Services Are Included in the Cost of 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.

Choosing Your Menu: A Key Factor in Private Chef Cost

Some mouth watering desserts created by private chef direct

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!


What is Private Chef Direct?

Private Chef Direct is a service that provides bespoke 5-star food and service outside of a restaurant setting. The service is led by Scott, an award-winning private chef with over 15 years of experience.

What services does Private Chef Direct offer?

Private Chef Direct offers in-home dining and flawless service, perfect for any occasion. This includes dinner parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and wedding parties. They provide tailor-made menus to delight you and your guests.

Where does Private Chef Direct operate?

Private Chef Direct travels countrywide, including locations such as London, Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire.

What is the experience of having Private Chef Direct at my event?

Clients have praised Private Chef Direct for their incredible food and service. Scott and his team are described as friendly and professional, creating a relaxed vibe. They also leave the kitchen immaculate after the event.

What is included when I hire Private Chef Direct?

When you hire Private Chef Direct, you get a completely tailor-made dining experience at your chosen location. The service includes planning, preparation, food shopping, travel to your event, and deep cleaning of your kitchen after the event. They also provide all the crockery and tableware.

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


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