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Best Personal Chefs in Atlanta, GA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Atlanta 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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Atlanta, GA 30312

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The Spaniard is an Atlanta business that provides personal chef services and specializes in Spanish paellas. The business cooks at country clubs, hotels, private events, social clubs, weddings, parties, festivals, showers, fairs, businesses, restaurants, and farmers’ markets. The Spaniard also offers the choice of adding an authentic Spanish guitar player and flamenco dancers or a DJ. Tapas and sangria are also available. Clients appreciate Chef Alejandro’s talent, paella, and eye for detail.

Marietta, GA 30008

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It’s Ready is a Marietta business that offers chef services to Metro Atlanta. The business offers four different service plans that provide two or four servings of four, five, or six entrees which come with side dishes. Other services are grocery shopping, holiday help, vacation meal preparation, breakfast services, lunch services, gourmet sodas, and gelato. It’s Ready adds a fee for clients who are more than 40 miles from Marietta Square.

Atlanta, GA 30303

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The Posh Kitchen is an Atlanta business that provides boutique catering and meal delivery. Services are luxury meal service, weekly meal service, catering services for two to 75 people, and cooking classes. The weekly meal service provides pre-planned meals that clients can heat up, and individuals and families can have three-, five-, or seven-day and monthly meal plans. Chef Gera graduated from Le Cordon Bleu of Atlanta.

Marietta, GA 30067

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5.0 (80)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Atlanta Personal Chef Service is a Marietta business that has been serving clients for over four years. The business’ team of in-home chefs are experienced and professionally trained. After a consultation, the chefs plan the menu, do the shopping, cook the meals, and clean up afterwards. The business offers weekly dinner services and clients can choose from a basic or premium package. Atlanta Personal Chef Service also cooks for cocktail parties and dinner parties and provides customized menus. Cooking lessons for small groups are also available.

Alpharetta, GA 30004

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5.0 (9)

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À la Chef is an Alpharetta business that provides personal chef services to clients in Cumming, Milton, Duluth, Norcross, Sandy Springs, John’s Creek, Buckhead, Sugar Hill, Marietta, Gainesville, Buford, Roswell, and other areas. Chef Amy Churchill is ServSafe certified and has been cooking and catering for over 15 years. She prepares menus, shops for the ingredients, and prepares meals with her own equipment and cleans up afterwards. Amy also prepares dinner parties in clients’ homes and gives cooking classes. À la Chef is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association. Clients appreciate her food, the service, and expertise.

Atlanta, GA 30334

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5.0 (1)

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Chef Matt Lewis is an Atlanta farm to table personal chef who provides meals for clients in their homes. Chef Matt offers a three-course dinner party program and a five-course dinner party program for two to 10 people. The courses can be customized. He also offers in-home weekly meal service and provides three to five meals per week for clients. In-home catering provides traditional Mexican tacos or Southern barbecue for groups of 15 to 55 people. Clients appreciate his expertise, creativity, and delicious food.

Powder Springs, GA 30127

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (4)

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Explosion Catering Personal Chef LLC is a Powder Springs company that serves Atlanta and surrounding areas. The business provides casual and chic catering services. Casual catering services are office lunch catering, picnic catering, boxed lunches, and drop off catering. Chic catering services are corporate catering and bar service. Explosion Catering Personal Chef LLC also provides wedding catering. The business provides options for people with allergies and special diets. Clients appreciate their food presentation and professionalism.

Compare our Top Personal Chefs

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Spaniard
It’s Ready
The Posh Kitchen
Atlanta Personal Chef Service
À la Chef
Chef Matt Lewis
Explosion Catering Personal Chef LLC

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.