Laurels
Best Personal Chefs
in San Francisco
2017

Why These Personal Chefs?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored personal chefs on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best personal chefs in San Francisco, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Anja Lee Catering

Anja Lee Catering is a San Francisco business that has been serving clients for over three years. The business provides event catering, cooking classes, and personal chef services. Anja plans and shops for groceries and brings them to a client’s home to prepare, and cleans up afterward for romantic dinners, small dinner parties, birthday parties, and more. Anja has experience preparing meals for people around the world in their homes and has catered bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, company dinners, company retreats, and more. Anja Lee Catering offers gift certificates. Clients remark on Anja’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and the food and service.

San Francisco, CA(530) 386-2018

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At the Dinner Table

At the Dinner Table is a Novato business that has been serving Rancho Sante Fe, Del Mar, Cardiff, North County San Diego, Encinitas, and Solana Beach for over 11 years. The business provides personal chef services weekly, monthly, and for special occasions. Chef Gina plans meals, shops for groceries, prepares the meals, and cleans up. Gina graduated from Tante Marie Cooking School and she is the Vice President of the Northern California American Personal Chef Association. Clients remark on the quality of the food and Gina’s personality.

Cardiff By The Sea, CA(760) 500-6690

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Caliblini Personal Chef Services

Caliblini Personal Chef Services is a San Francisco business that serves the Peninsula, Marin County, and San Francisco. The business provides cooking classes, dinner parties, and personal chef services. After a consultation, Chef Polina Antonova will plan and shop for groceries and bring them and equipment to the client’s home to prepare a week’s worth of meals. The chef packages, labels, and puts the meal in the fridge or freezer and cleans up before leaving. Chef Polina graduated from the Culinary Business Academy and is a member of the U.S. Personal Chef Association.

San Francisco, CA(415) 272-7370

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Chef San Francisco

Chef San Francisco is a business that provides corporate catering and personal chef services. Personal chef services include a free consultation, planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation, cooking, as well as clean-up. Clients with special diets and allergies such as vegan, gluten free, Paleo, vegetarian, and night shades can have meals prepared with that in mind. Chef San Francisco also provides corporate catering for lunches, town halls, meetings, and holiday luncheons. Chef Chris Zembrzuski graduated from The Art Institute of Phoenix and has experience cooking for film crews and restaurants. Chef Robert A. Setzer has a Culinary Arts associate’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management. He has worked at many valley restaurants.

San Francisco, CA(816) 541-9383

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Chez Ellen Personal Chef Services & Catering

Chez Ellen Personal Chef Services & Catering is an Oakland business that serves the Peninsula, East Bay, and San Francisco. The business provides cooking parties for kids and adults, catering, and personal chef services. Chef Ellen has over 11 years of combined professional and personal chef experience and she provides a free consultation. Chez Ellen Personal Chef Services & Catering is a member of the American Personal Chef Association and the national Personal Chef Directory.

Oakland, CA(510) 913-3079

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Chez Stacy

Chez Stacy is a San Mateo business that serves the Bay Area. The business’ services include demonstrations and cooking classes, catering for small events, menu planning and shopping, desserts and specialty cakes, and personal chef services. Owner Chef Stacy Plackowski can create menus for special diets such as vegan, celiac, illness recovery, diabetes, weight loss, raw, vegetarian, and illness recovery. She is a Certified Natural Chef and graduated from Bauman College.

San Mateo, CA(650) 200-8620

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Devour

Devour is a San Francisco business that provides small event catering and personal chef services. The personal chef services involve a consultation, creating a customized menu for the client’s review, shopping for groceries and either drop-off or preparation in the client’s home, and clean-up after the meal. For event catering, Devour provides services such as menu design and catering, servers, valet, and bartenders, bar and beverages, tenting, rentals, and floral design. Devour is licensed and insured. Clients appreciate Chef Cole’s responsiveness, flexibility, professionalism, and service.

San Francisco, CA(415) 606-0003

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Flour Girl Personal Chef Services

Flour Girl Personal Chef Services is a San Francisco business that provides customized meals for clients in their homes. The business provides a free consultation and accommodates special dietary needs. Chef Coco Jacobs creates a customized menu and brings groceries and tools to the client’s home and prepares meals and cleans up. All packaged and labeled meals are put in the fridge. The business is licensed and insured. Flour Girl Personal Chef Services is a member of the U.S. Personal Chef Association and Women Chef & Restaurateurs. The Personal Chefs Network named her New Personal Chef of the Year in 2006. Clients remark on her tasty food and talent.

San Francisco, CA(415) 948-6410

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Garbo’s Personal Chef Service

Garbo’s Personal Chef Service is a San Francisco business that provides healthy meals for busy people. The business has been serving clients for over 12 years. Chef Claude Garbarino plans the client’s meals, shops for organic groceries, brings equipment to a client’s home, and prepares the meal. Her specialty is two-week dinner meal plans and she charges a flat fee plus groceries. Chef Claude Garbarino is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, is licensed and insured in San Francisco, and is ServSafe Certified. She can prepare meals that are customized to the client and follow diets including Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet, low-carb diet, Weston A. Price diet, Paleo diet, gluten free, and Dr. Fuhrman Diet. Clients appreciate her creativity, attention to detail, talent, and tasty meals.

San Francisco, CA(415) 567-4337

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Gastronomicdiva Personal Chef Services

Gastronomicdiva Personal Chef Services is a San Francisco business that serves Nob Hill, Laurel Heights, Pacific Heights, Alamo Square, San Rafael, San Mateo, Atherton, Twin Peaks, South Beach, and other areas. Along with personal chef services, Chef Jennifer Simpson also offers cooking lessons and home dinner parties. Chef Jennifer graduated from the California Culinary Academy.

San Francisco, CA(415) 845-7404

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Herb’n Vegan

Herb’n Vegan is a catering business that serves the San Francisco Bay Area. The business provides dinner parties which include two appetizers, a starter, an entrée and side dish, and a dessert, event catering, and personal chef services. Chef Stacey Ellis can prepare meals in clients’ homes or deliver them, and provides packaging, instructions, and kitchen clean-up. Clients remark on Stacey’s punctuality, creativity, and tasty meals.

San Francisco, CA(310) 367-4912

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Hipp Kitchen

Hipp Kitchen is a San Francisco business that has been serving clients for over nine years. The business provides allergen-free food such as peanuts, gluten, shellfish, soy, and dairy. Chef Tom Henderson is the owner and executive chef. He will prepare customized meals for a client weekly, bi-weekly, or other arranged schedules. Hipp Kitchen also offers team building cooking events, hands-on cooking classes, overseas cooking adventures, and a romantic in-home dinner for two. Chef Tom also provides 20 customized recipe conversions.

San Francisco, CA(415) 420-6300

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Jesse Miner Personal Vegan Chef

Jesse Miner Personal Vegan Chef is a San Francisco business that serves clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jesse offers customizable services including intimate dinner party, feed the family, and private cooking class. The dinner party is for up to four people and includes an appetizer, salad, entrée and sides, and dessert. Feed the family includes three entrées and sides. The private cooking class takes place in a client’s home and can be one-on-one or for a small group. The class includes hands-on instruction, recipes, and eating with the chef. Jesse is a certified Natural Chef and has contributed to VegNews magazine. He won the Personal Chefs Network’s Pacesetter award in 2008.

San Francisco, CA(650) 274-8089

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love.cook.nourish

love.cook.nourish is a Clayton business that provides pastry, special event catering, and personal chef services. Chef Cindy prepares meals in clients’ homes which they can store in their fridge or freezer. The client does not have to be home when she cooks. Special events she cooks for are for two to 200 people and include weddings, holiday parties, fundraisers, business gatherings, and family gatherings. Meal plans are tailored to the clients’ preferences and dietary needs. Cindy also provides cooking classes. Gift certificates are available. Clients appreciate her skill, creativity, and passion.

Clayton, CA(510) 918-1947

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One Pot Kitchen

One Pot Kitchen is a San Francisco business that serves Marin, Berkeley, South Bay/Peninsula, Oakland, and San Francisco. The business provides vegetarian personal chef services in clients’ homes. Clients can choose from one pot meals or entrées and sides and Chef Gay Heit can come weekly or bi-weekly while the client is home or away. One Pot Kitchen also caters for small gatherings such as retreats and provides hands-on vegetarian cooking classes for small groups and for individuals in their homes. Chef Gay has over 14 years of experience.

San Francisco, CA(415) 377-8411

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The Heirloom Chef

The Heirloom Chef is an Oakland business that provides personal chef services. The business uses local and organic ingredients and prepares meals in clients’ homes and can accommodate dietary needs such as vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, and Paleo. The Heirloom Chef’s specialty is updating comfort foods and also caters dinner parties offering a buffet style or plated. In-home cooking classes are also available. Chef Maggee has over 12 years of personal chef experience. Clients remark on the tasty food and the service.

Oakland, CA(510) 395-0205

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