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Best Personal Chefs in Miami

Our Recommended Top 16

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Miami Personal Chefs on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1508 Bay Road, Miami, FL 33139
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Why choose this provider?

Lavish Gastronomy Prive Inc. works with individuals and corporate companies in Miami. It offers private Chef catering services and specializes in Asian, Mediterranean and classic French cuisine. Their menu includes seared foie gras on toast, caviar, Scallops & Truffle Carpaccio and slow cooked Chilean Sea Bass. It also provides bachelorette, cocktail parties and brunch . Owner, Jerome Abraham, is a French culinary professional who has been an executive chef for over 15 years and worked at some of the finest establishments in France & Switzerland. He is a member of Disciples Escoffier International.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (17)

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Price: Call for booking and pricing

Miami, FL

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Personal Chef in Miami? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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Price: Free booking service | Call 848.Book.Pro!

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12276 SW 131st Ave, Miami, FL 33186

Why choose this provider?

The Pickled Beet is a culinary services company that provides Miami residents with private chef and delivery services. It offers gourmet weekly personal chef service, in-flight dining, semi-private chef experiences, and holiday and event catering. Its chefs provide organic food according to clients' particular requirements or limitations, taking into account allergies, dietary restrictions, and eating habits. The Pickled Beet also partners with medical professionals to create meals that meet the nutritional demands of customers. It has been delivering meals for over 16 years.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (27)

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Miami, FL 33173

Why choose this provider?

The Dancing Palate, Inc is a catering business in Miami, Florida that serves Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe County. They offer catering packages, custom cake designs, and private chef services. Paul Lobeck, The Dancing Palate's executive chef, is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University with MBA in Hospitality Management and Event Planning. He was also the Featured Chef at Coral Gables Food Wine and Spirits Festival 2016. The Dancing Palate, Inc won Best of Thumbtack in 2015 and 2016.

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4.7
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (27)
Google
5.0 / 5 (11)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

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350 S Miami Ave, apt. 707, Miami,, FL 33130

Why choose this provider?

Private Chef Marina Staver is a professional chef offering personal culinary services for households and businesses in the Miami area. Marina Staver is a professional chef expert in the field of healthy cooking with over 15 years of experience cooking for families in the Belarusian Forbes. She is known for her positive outlook and passion for cooking innovative healthy meals for families and large groups, with several clients citing her flexibility in creating quick meals and goodie bags for busy clients.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (32)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Why choose this provider?

YaDa Chef is a personal chef and catering business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that offers chef services, cooking classes, cooking therapy, and craft services. Their personal chef services include consultation, menu planning, and cooking. Their executive chef, Joseph Yacino, serves as a personal, freelance, yacht, and villa chef. Chef Joseph Yacino underwent training in England, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, and Scotland, allowing him to bring classic, regional cuisines to his clientele.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Plantation, FL 33317

Why choose this provider?

Just Like Mom's Personal Chef Services is a private chef located in Plantation, Florida that serves Ft. Lauderdale and Western Broward County. Their services include delicious meals, customized meal plans, party platters, and unique romantic gift ideas. Just Like Mom's Personal Chef Services is a Pacesetter Award Winner and a member of the Personal Chefs Network, Inc.

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Miami, FL 33154

Why choose this provider?

Chef Albrich is a private chef based in Miami, Florida that serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton/Palm Beach. Chef Albrich is a European-born and trained chef with over eight years of experience. He can work for a client as a private chef for a day, a week, or longer. He is also available for catering events of 50 to 250 guests. Chef Albrich prepares dinner parties for all types of VIPs, celebrities, politicians and European royalty.

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Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Why choose this provider?

The Miami Personal Chef is a personal chef located in Cutler Bay, Florida. Chef Stuart Shaw, the executive chef, boasts over 30 years of experience. Chef Shaw attended the Florida International University School of Hospitality Management, where he received his BS in 1988. He is a licensed food manager in the state of Florida. Services include event planning, private cooking classes, and weekly meal service. The Miami Personal Chef also offers personal chef and yacht courses.

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2.5
Yelp
2.0 / 5 (4)
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (1)

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DORAL, FL 33126

Why choose this provider?

Basil Personal Chef, LLC is a private chef located in Doral, Florida. In 2011, Chef Stella Giraldella earned a BS in Culinary Management at Florida International University. In 2012, she attended Miami Culinary Institute, earning her certificate in Culinary Arts. She specializes in personal chef services, private parties, and corporate events. This chef caters in-home dinner parties, meals for every day, fit chef/special diet options, creative canape parties, and BBQ.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
1.0
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Miami, FL 33130

Why choose this provider?

Bella Personal Chef Catering is a private chef and caterer located in Miami, Florida that serves South Florida, Miami-Dade, and Broward Counties. They have years of experience in the catering and banquet business and offer a variety of cold, hot, and vegetarian options for all guests. Their food stations include the Mediterranean Action Station, “Latin Fame” Tapa Display, Mexico Essence, and Tartare Bar. Bella Personal Chef Catering provides an affordable way to enjoy healthy, delicious and unique meals.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Coral Gables, FL 33134

Why choose this provider?

La Vinoteca Ristorante & Pizzeria is an Italian restaurant and caterer located in Coral Gables, Florida. Their chef, Ludo, has over 30 years of experience in the food and restaurant industry and offers lunch, dinner, and catering menus. The catering menu includes baked pasta, salads, chicken dishes, fresh cut veal, pasta specials, sandwich platters, and dessert. Ludo is an award-winning chef and successful restaurateur who can be hired as a personal chef.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

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Miami, FL 33138

Why choose this provider?

Dragonfly Chef is a personal chef service located in Miami, Florida. Their private chef is Gonzalo Ramia, whose Venezuelan family's roots trace back to both Lebanon and Spain. His cooking is thus heavily influenced by various European and Mediterranean cuisines. This chef offers event planning, catering, and party rentals. He enjoys cooking for others and working closely with his clients to ensure food is prepared with the individual’s tastes in mind.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (20)

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Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Why choose this provider?

Personal Chef in Florida is a private chef service located in Hallandale, Florida. Their chef, Sylvie, is the former chef of French restaurant "Cook'in Paris" in Pembroke Pines. To best meet their client’s expectations, various types of services are available such as seated dining, buffet- cold, hot, sweet or savory, and finger food. Personal Chef in Florida is a proud member of the United States Personal Chef Association.

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Why choose this provider?

Dominic Orlich, Private Chef For Hire, is a personal chef in Palm Beach, Florida who studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He has over 20 years private chef experience on yachts and estates. His menu includes a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres, starters, entrees, sides, and desserts. Dominic Orlich has been a Thumbtack Professional since 2015.

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Why choose this provider?

The Sidewalk Chef is culinary school and private chef service located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chef Shashank Agtey attended Florida International University where he earned his degree in International Hotel and Restaurant Management through a track scholarship. Chef Shashank’s goal is to cook healthy, 5-star meals in 20 minutes or less.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.8 / 5 (199)
Facebook
4.2 / 5 (86)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    Professional private chefs can prepare daily meals and snacks for the families that hire them, or they can provide catering services for multiple guests at public events. These professionals use fresh ingredients and expert skill to craft delicious, healthy meals for their guests, both in private homes and for large events. Before you hire a personal chef for yourself, your family, or a private event, it helps to know what they do, how they charge, and where to find the right chef for you.

  • How much does a personal chef cost?

    The price you pay for a private chef is affected by many factors, such as location, size of the meal being prepared, and the arrangements you have made for their service. In urban areas with generally high costs, you can expect to pay between $300 and $450 for a meal service for up to 12 guests. Groceries, the cost of facilities, and other expenses can add significantly to this cost.

  • How do you become a personal chef?

    While there are no strict educational requirements for becoming a personal chef, many people who choose this career follow a fairly standard course of classwork and professional experience. Many personal chefs have a high school diploma, plus an associate's degree or professional certificate in culinary arts. Some chefs choose to pursue a bachelor's degree in the subject or to expand into a business degree if they intend to run their own catering service.

  • How do personal chefs charge?

    Personal chefs are free to charge their clients in any way that works for them. Some personal chefs are part of a family's private staff and are usually paid wages as a member of the household help. Some work independently and charge by the hour or by the job. Some charge a flat rate per event, though there is often an additional cost for extra guests.

  • What is the difference between a caterer and a personal chef?

    Though their roles at events can be similar, caterers differ from personal chefs in that they generally manage independent businesses with many clients, rather than acting as single-client contractors. Caterers are also typically hired for one-off events, rather than retained for regular service like personal chefs.

  • Do personal chefs need a business license?

    Though the rules for running a business vary from state to state, personal chefs who work as independent contractors generally do not need professional licensure. A personal chef who owns a small business might be required to pay a business tax or other state or local licensing fee, but this is basically the same as any other small business. Personal chefs employed by a household are generally considered employees and do not need to pay for a business license.

  • Will a personal chef work for one night/meal?

    Personal chefs are generally free to work out any business arrangement that suits them and their clients. In some cases, a personal chef will work for many years for a single family, but others offer their services on an as-needed basis and can be engaged for single events.