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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 Chicago, IL.

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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.

A New Dawn

A New Dawn has been offering professional chef services, catering, and cooking instruction for more than a decade. The company provides fresh, home-cooked meals for dinner parties and events, carefully crafted to the customer's dietary needs. Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly personal chef service is available for busy parents and professionals, and the company's staff takes care of all the shopping and cleaning to make having healthy meals easy. Customers can use the contact form on the company's website to get price quotes.

Chicago, IL(773) 317-8971


Alia Dalal

Alia Dalal is a professional chef dedicated helping people eat and live healthier by preparing fresh, organic foods in the comfort of the customer's home. The company's personal chef service lets busy families and professionals save time and eat healthier, and offers customized menus full of clean, whole dinners, breakfasts, lunches, and snacks that are tailored to any tastes and food sensitivities. The company offers a range of fun group cooking classes, as well as private in-home classes that teach great techniques and recipes.

Chicago, IL(630) 212-4575


Beau K Catering

Beau K Catering is a Des Plaines personal chef and catering company that provides gourmet foods designed specifically for food-sensitive customers. The company offers custom-made four-course meals prepared in the customer's home by a trained chef, designed to accommodate gluten, soy, and dairy sensitivities. Gluten-free meal delivery is also available, as well as professional, full-service catering for special events like weddings, cocktail parties, and corporate events. Customers can call, email, or contact the company on the website to request price quotes and schedule service.

Des Plaines, IL(847) 337-6456


Brian Merel Private Chef

Brian Merel Private Chef offers gourmet in-home cooking services for individuals, groups, and parties. The company provides everything customers need for a successful and unforgettable dinner party, including table settings, wine pairings, and décor. Customers can choose from menu items such as seared jumbo scallops, smoked pulled pork, sweet potato and lobster bisque, and fresh homemade donuts, all carefully prepared by hand. Cooking classes are also available for individuals and groups, and customers can call the company for pricing and availability.

Chicago, IL(773) 552-0654


Chef James Day

Chef James Day specializes in designing customized menus for customers with any tastes and dietary restrictions and provides top-quality personal chef services for individuals, dinner parties, and special events. Customers can choose from a range of weekly meal service packages designed for single professionals, couples, or families, which provide healthy, fresh entrees and snacks prepared by hand in the customer's kitchen. Private cooking classes are available and teach essential knowledge like knife skills and grilling techniques, and the company offers catering for events and gatherings.

Chicago, IL(312) 731-7785


Chef Katie Simmons

Chef Katie Simmons is a professional personal chef who provides healthy, custom-made dishes for any taste and dietary restrictions, and one customer called the company' menu "a delightful surprise to everyone." Pricing ranges from $100 to $500 per week depending on the number and type of meals required, and the chef consults with each client to create a perfect menu filled with fresh ingredients, and designed to accommodate allergies and sensitivities to oils, soy, dairy, and gluten. The company also offers private and group cooking classes.

Chicago, IL(773) 860-6097


Chef Mary Ziebart

Chef Mary Ziebart at The Chef Is In has been preparing fresh, custom-made meals for over 15 years, and is a member of the American Private and Personal Chef Association. The company offers menus tailored to any tastes and needs, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options. The company offers weekly and bi-weekly in-home personal chef services, and the chef handles all of the shopping, cooking, and cleaning for customer convenience. Additional services include private in-home cooking classes and dinner party cooking for up to 20 people.

Bloomingdale, IL(312) 339-1983


Chef Most Wanted

Customers love the "amazing" and "beautifully presented" food from Chef Most Wanted, and enjoy the company's range of customized services. The company professional chef has more than 20 years of experience in creating world-class menus for gatherings of all sizes and offers in-home chef services for private parties, which include all grocery shopping, cooking, and after-dinner clean up. The company also offers wine testing and cooking classes for individuals and groups. Customers can call or email the company to schedule service.

Elmhurst, IL(630) 863-4661


Dream Chef

Dream Chef is a full-service catering, meal service, and private chef company that provides fresh, made-to-order meals for individuals, events, and groups of almost any size. Services include daily meal preparation starting at just $115 per week, and menus can be designed for vegan, gluten-free, and food –sensitive customers. The company offers personal chef service for couple or dinner parties, providing gourmet foods prepared right in the customer's kitchen. Customers can call or email the company to request pricing and availability.

Chicago, IL(773) 966-4117


Fyusion Dining

Fyusion Dining is a Chicago personal chef and catering company that offers luxurious, custom-designed menus for private parties, weddings, and special events. Customers can purchase weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly meal service that provides fresh, handmade meals prepared in the customer's kitchen, complete with re-heating instructions. In-home chef service is also available for intimate dinners and private parties. Additional services include personal grocery shopping and kitchen organizing, and destination service for customers who want fresh, custom-made meals on trips and vacations.

Chicago, IL(773) 628-3298


It's Dinner Thyme!

It's Dinner Thyme! is a Deerfield company that offers first-class personal chef and kitchen consulting services. The company's owner has trained with some of the world's finest chefs and has more than 25 years of experience in creating healthy, fresh, gourmet meals for busy professionals. Personal chef service starts at $25 per hour and includes an in-home consultation to design a perfect menu, and the chef does all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning, leaving customers with ready-to-eat handmade meals.

Deerfield, IL(847) 948-7333


La Cuisine Personal Chef Service

La Cuisine Personal Chef Service provides fresh, on-demand meals prepared by hand by a trained chef with years of professional experience. Customers can enjoy coming home to homemade meals designed to suit any taste and dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and ethnic cuisine. La Cuisine Personal Chef Service takes care of everything, from grocery shopping to cleanup, and customers can browse the sample menus on the company's website, which feature dishes like Greek salad with grilled chicken, Japanese curry with edamame, and Mu Shu pork wraps.

Chicago, IL(312) 513-2664


Let's Eat Home!

Customers love the "friendly, accommodating " staff and "inventive, fresh" foods at Let's Eat Home! The company provides personal chef services for special events and parties and specializes in weekly meal plans for customers who prefer professionally prepared meals in the comfort of their home. Weekly meal plans start at just $175 for three main courses and three sides for two-to-three people, and any menu can be customized the customer's tastes and dietary restrictions. Customers can browse the company's menus on the website.

Chicago, IL(773) 882-0752


Meals By Mimi

Meals By Mimi offers customized personal chef services to customers throughout the Chicago area. Customers can design a customized menu with the company's questionnaire, and a trained, experienced chef does all of the grocery shopping and prepares a week's worth of healthy, fresh meals in the customer's kitchen, complete with re-heating and food safety instructions. The chef can accommodate and tastes and food sensitivities and takes pride in creating delicious foods for customers who need a break from cooking and cleaning.

Park Forest, IL(312) 480-5618


Menu For You

Menu For You is a Wilmette personal chef service that offers healthy, organic meals prepared fresh to order. Customers can order weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly in-home cooking, and the company's experienced chef brings the tools and ingredients to create perfectly cooked meals tailored to the customer's tastes. Custom-designed party service is available, providing entrees or buffet-style dining, as well as fun in-home cooking lessons for individuals or small groups. Customers can call or contact the company on the website.

Wilmette, IL(847) 648-6368


My Private Chef

The owner of My Private Chef is an award-winning chef with years of experience in creating customized, world-class food for individuals, events, and parties of any size. The company offers private in-home dining service, including table settings and décor, with a team of experienced chefs and staff that strive to create healthy, gourmet meals tailored to any taste. Private cooking lessons are available, as well as morning and afternoon tea service for private gatherings, corporate events, and parties of ten or more guests.

Chicago, IL(773) 370-8131


Salted Chef

The experienced chefs at Salted Chef are dedicated to creating customized gourmet meals in the comfort of the customer's home. The company's website features a range of menus for inspiration, including low-carb, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. The company's professional staff strives to make healthy, fresh meals affordable for almost any budget. Prices start at just $65 per meal, which serves up to eight people and includes a free dessert. Customers can call or schedule service on the company's website.

Bellwood, IL(800) 234-5924


SoNaturelle Wellness

SoNaturelle Wellness specializes in helping busy, active women learn essential skills for healthier living. The company offers personal chef services for individuals, events, and dinner parties, and every menu is custom-designed to fit the customer's dietary restrictions, health goals, and tastes. Prices start at $325 plus the cost of groceries for three days worth of delicious, fresh, homemade meals. The company also provides intensive wellness coaching, starting with a free 30-minute consultation, which helps customers lose weight, live cleaner, and escape everyday stress.

Chicago, IL(312) 758-2006


The Shared Plate

The Shared Plate is a personal chef service that provides healthy, homemade meals for customers who need a break from cooking and grocery shopping. The company's chef creates fresh, organic meals that are free of refined sugars, GMOs, and oils, prepared to order in the comfort of the customer's kitchen, and chef service makes a great gift for new parents and busy professionals. The company also provides catering for parties and events, starting at $30 per person for buffet-style, and $50 per person for plated dinners.

Chicago, IL(206) 387-8900


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