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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 Boston, MA.

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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.

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50Kitchen is a personal chef and catering service in Westwood, Massachusetts that was established in 2012. Services include weddings and events, in-home and cooking classes, and sports event packages. Their master chef, Anthony, the "Boss with the Sauce" is known for serving delectable dishes that keep customers coming back for more. 50Kitchen has earned the ServSafe National Food Service Safety and Sanitation Certification.

Dorchester, MA 02121 (617) 599-8383


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A Fresh Endeavor Personal Chef Service

A Fresh Endeavor Personal Chef Service is a private chef service company in Lexington, Massachusetts. Chef/owners Dennis Nosko and Christine Robinson have been serving clients throughout the Greater Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area since 1999. They feature conventional and organic options, gluten-free/paleo/low FODMAP, and small dinner parties. A Fresh Endeavor Personal Chef Service is a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association.

Boston, MA 02420 (781) 640-9216


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Bistro-at-Home Personal Chef Service

Bistro-at-Home Personal Chef Service is a private chef service in Winthrop, Massachusetts that serves plated dinners, buffet dinners, and cocktail parties. Services include small gatherings, prepared meals, and cooking lessons. Bistro-at-Home's owner Chef Ryan Cyr studied at the Johnson and Wales University where he earned his Associates of Occupational Science degree in Culinary Arts, and his experience spans over 30+ years including over 15 years as Executive Chef for several Four Diamond hotels and two free-standing restaurants as well as a Private Chef.

Winthrop, MA 02152 (781) 389-3472


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Carina Is Cooking, LLC

Carina Is Cooking, LLC is a personal chef service company in Sudbury, Massachusetts that serves the Greater Boston and Metrowest area. They offer comfort foods, plant- based cuisine, and healthy homestyle way of cooking. Carina Is Cooking, LLC features an in-home personal chef. Chef Carina is an International Certified Food Safety Manager through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.

Sudbury, MA 01776 (732) 887-5176


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Chef Gloria B.

Chef Gloria B. is a personal chef service company in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Chef Gloria's specialty is cooking for any medical condition including heart disease, diabetes, IBS, cancer and people undergoing cancer treatment, those looking to reach their ideal weight, and for any type of food intolerances. Her services include personal chef services, nutritional consulting services, special diets menu, cooking classes and dinner parties, custom meal planning, and workshops and seminars. Chef Gloria B. has won the Readers’ Choice Awards four times in a row, including the 2017 award.

Swampscott, MA 01907 (781) 598-9313


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Cuisine by Darlene

Cuisine by Darlene is a personal chef service in Hanover, Massachusetts and serves the South Shore of Boston. Darlene cooks multiple custom meals for her regular clients including people who are on restricted diets or who are following a particular eating plan such as Paleo. Cuisine by Darlene strives to provide nutritious, mouthwatering prepared meals that are ready in minutes. Chef Darlene J. Calcagno has been in business for 18 years and is a certified personal chef.

Hanover, MA 02339 (781) 878-9700


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Cuisine en Locale

Cuisine en Locale is a food service company in Somerville, Massachusetts that was established in 2005 and serves locally-farmed food. Cuisine en Locale offers catering and personal chef services. Everything they cook is made from scratch, prepared and cooked in the client’s home, delivered, or ready for pick up. In 2016, Cuisine en Locale was awarded Boston’s Best award by The Improper Bostonian, The Best of Personal Chef Services from Boston Magazine, and a Good Food Award (SF).

Somerville, MA 02143 (617) 285-0167


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Dare To Taste

Dare To Taste is a licensed private chef and catering company in Boston, Massachusetts. Their private chef menus include Caio Bella! “A Night in Italy,” Meat The Chef! “Meat & Potatoes Type Guy,” Ocean’s 11 “A Seafood Delight,” and Build Your Own Menu. Their private chef also offers cooking lessons. Dare To Taste has won the Thumbtack Best of 2016 award.

Boston, MA 02114 (617) 337-5910


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Didi Emmons

Didi Emmons lives in Milton, Massachusetts and is a personal chef, caterer, consultant, and author of three cookbooks. Didi focuses on flavors of the earth including vegetables, spices, herbs, roots, tree shoots, and other wild foods. As a personal chef, she visits weekly while bringing fresh produce, preparing, and cooking up to 5 dinners in a single day in the clients’ home.

Milton, MA 02186 (617) 285-4312


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Grace Brinton, Inc.

Grace Brinton, Inc. is a specialized meal delivery company in Boston, Massachusetts. They offer meal services, health coaching, healthy cooking lessons and organic weekly meal delivery. For individual meals, their fee is $30, and for family style meals, the price is $16–$20 per person. Meal planning and recipe development services are $50 per hour. Their on-call private chef services are $75 per hour plus grocery costs. Their food packaging is eco-friendly.

Boston, MA 02118 (617) 596-5373


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Home Plate Advantage

Home Plate Advantage is a personal chef service business in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Personal chef Miss Laura has been serving people with great appetites in the Greater Boston and Eastern Rhode Island since 2008. Their services include a celebration dinner and massage for two, gift certificates, a multiple entree cook day service, dinner parties, special services, instructional cooking days, and menu planning services. Home Plate Advantage has won the Thumbtack Best of 2015 award.

Stoughton, MA 02072 (508) 423-5071


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Jacqui's Culinary Capers

Jacqui's Culinary Capers is a personal chef service in Saugus, Massachusetts. Chef Jacqui offers family service, weekly or biweekly meals, and personal chef services. Personal chef Jacqui is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, and Jacqui's Culinary Capers is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association, American Culinary Federation, and National Therapy Association.

Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 231-2728


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Lester Esser, Personal Chef

Lester Esser, Personal Chef is located in Roslindale, Massachusetts. His services include fresh service, cocktail party time, family style buffets, cookouts and BBQ’s, the game’s on, paella parties, and dinner in a flash prep service. Lester Esser also offers food tours and BBQ school/cooking classes. This personal chef is a proud member of the United States Personal Chef Association. Lester Esser has undergone the MA Allergen Training.

Roslindale, MA 02131 (617) 512-5114


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Lisa Caldwell, Your Kitchen Confidant

Lisa Caldwell, Your Kitchen Confidant is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and serves the greater Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area. Lisa Caldwell is a chef, nutritionist, and corporate wellness educator. As a personal chef, Lisa Caldwell takes care of the shopping for simple and inexpensive ingredients, preparation in her home or her client’s, cookware cleaning, and packaging delivery. Chef Lisa Caldwell has won the Thumbtack award. She can be contacted via email at [email protected]

Allston, MA 02135 (617) 862-6901


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Lovin' the Oven™

Lovin' the Oven™ is a personal chef service in Norwood, Massachusetts. The services they provide include weekly meal prep, cooking classes, cooking parties, dinner parties, school lunches, and diet planning. Lovin' the Oven™ strives to offer healthy and delicious meal services weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. Their mission is to deliver nutritious, high-quality, and flavorful meals with outstanding customer consistency and integrity.

Norwood, MA 02062 (781) 269-9676


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Queen of the Pantry

Queen of the Pantry is a private in-home chef service company in Natick, Massachusetts. The Queen of the Pantry features Ms. Yvette Saulnier Taylor, a lifestyle and wellness chef. Private services include menu planning and personalized recipe development, grocery shopping, in-home nutritional meal preparation, and ongoing dietary consultation. Queen of the Pantry strives to provide healthy gourmet meals served fresh in their customers’ homes.

Natick, MA 01760

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Simply Delicious Personal Chef Service

Simply Delicious Personal Chef Service in Southborough, Massachusetts that was established by Chef Martha in 2007. Their menu includes chicken, turkey, pasta, beef, fish and seafood, main-dish salads and light meals, vegetarian, and meal-worthy soups and stews. Simply Delicious Personal Chef Service is a proud member of the United States Personal Chef Association.

Southborough, MA 01772 (508) 395-6590


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The Vegan Pact

The Vegan Pact is a personal chef service company in Waltham, Massachusetts that was established by Personal Chef Lisa in 2011. Their services include in-home weekly meal prep, in-home individual cooking lessons, and in-home group parties. Class themes that can also be prepared for in-home meal services include comfort foods gone healthy, the weeknight vegan, cooking with kale, and vegan in a day. The Vegan Pact is Yummly Certified.

Waltham, MA 02451 (781) 228-9200


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Tiny Spoon Chef

Tiny Spoon Chef is a personal chef service in Stoneham, Massachusetts that serves the greater Boston metropolitan area. Services include weekly meal plans, weekly grocery shopping, pack-your-own school lunch program for kids, grab-and-go lunches for adults and professionals, nutrient-focused menus for those with special diets and needs, private, in-home wine dinners, and more. Tiny Spoon Chef has received the Best of Boston award by the Boston Magazine.

Stoneham, MA 02180 (617) 684-5084


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