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Best Personal Chefs in Denver, CO

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Denver 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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Denver, CO 80218

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5.0 (2)

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Season to Taste is a personal chef service in Denver and Vail Valley. Chef Ally graduated from the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts and Wine. Chef Ally creates menus that fit her customers' tastes, and she will provide meal prep for any occasion, such as small dinner parties, bridal shows, romantic dinners, and more. In addition to private culinary services, Season to Taste offers cooking classes and interactive dinners.

Denver, CO 80211

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Chefs to Your Door provides personal chef services to the Denver metro area. The Chef will work closely with singles, couples, and families and help them create menus that fit their tastes and dietary needs. in addition to personal chef services, Chefs to Your door will assist with parties, events, and romantic dinners. Chefs to Your Door is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association.

Denver, CO 80206

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Chef Valerio Castellano is a personal chef who provides authentic Italian cuisine to the Denver metro area. Chef Castellano has prepared meals for several big-name celebrities, such as Leonardo di Caprio, Charlize Theron, Shawn Penn, Naomi Campbell, and Mickey Rourke. He also appeared as a guest chef on Life with Bonnie and Extra Extra.

Westminster, CO 80012

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4.8 (18)
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5.0 (8)

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Gourmet Away provides in-home culinary services to the Denver metro area. Chef Lisa specializes in diabetes and heart healthy diets, and she offers healthy cooking classes. In 2005, Chef Lisa won the title of "Top Home Chef in Denver" in a contest sponsored by Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation.

6940 West 32nd Place, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (1)

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Chef Jeff G. Stoneking is a Denver-based personal chef serving intimate to medium-sized dining groups. He also prepares pre-ordered food packages guided by his clients' preferences and restrictions. Jeff combines his culinary art with volunteer work by putting up food bazaars to raise funds for veterans. He was featured in 5280 Magazine's "Food Lover's Guide to 2021." Additionally, he served as the culinary director for the Bridge & Tunnel Restaurant Group before putting up his own business.

Englewood, CO 80112

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4.4 (9)
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5.0 (6)

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Chef Matt Curry is a professional chef in the Denver metro area who believes in providing customers with healthy meals. Chef Curry got his start in the kitchen at a young age when his grandmother began teaching him the importance of quality meals. Chef Curry will meet one-on-one with his customers to discuss their dietary needs, likes, and dislikes. He buys all of his ingredients from Sprout's Farmers Market.

Denver, CO 80218

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5.0 (139)

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TBD Foods is a personal chef and catering service offering professional chef-prepared fine-dining to clients throughout the Denver area. TBD is versatile and flexible, creating meals for a huge range of events, from an intimate plated dinner for 2 to a casual BBQ lunch for 200. TBD's team handles every detail, including providing cookware, cleanup, and additional staff, allowing clients the freedom to focus on enjoying the high-quality, custom-created menu.

Denver, CO 80223

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Virginia Davis founded The Kitchen Mistress in 2008 as a way to assist busy individuals in the Denver metro area with meal preparation. Virginia Davis believes in providing her clients with customized meals, so she gets to know each client during an hour and a half consultation where she discusses food allergies, likes, dislikes, and more. Davis also provides her clients with a questionnaire to reiterate these preferences. From there, she creates a personalized menu that she changes seasonally, and she performs a pantry makeover.

Littleton, CO 80127

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Chef Timothy Jordan is a personal chef who has been serving Littleton, Colorado since 2014. Chef Jordan received his culinary degree from Johnson and Wales University, and he as worked at several establishments, such as the Grand Hyatt, Cherry Hills Country Club, Park Hyatt, Red Rocks Country Club, Stonewall Kitchen, and more. Chef Jordan offers individual meal plans that he tailors to his customers' needs.

Compare our Top Personal Chefs

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Season to Taste
Denver, CO 80218
Chefs to Your Door
Denver, CO 80211
Valerio Castellano
Denver, CO 80206
Gourmet Away
Westminster, CO 80012
Chef Jeff G Stoneking
6940 West 32nd Place, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Chef Curry's Cuisine
Englewood, CO 80112
TBD Foods
Denver, CO 80218
The Kitchen Mistress
Denver, CO 80223
Chef Timothy Jordan
Littleton, CO 80127

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.