Best Personal Chefs in Boston

Why These Personal Chefs?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Boston 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Lisa Caldwell, Your Kitchen Confidant FEATURED

Lisa Caldwell, Your Kitchen Confidant is located in Chestnut Hill and serves the greater Boston area. Caldwell is a chef, nutritionist, and corporate wellness educator. As a personal chef, she shops for all the ingredients needed, prepares dishes in her home or at her clients' location, and takes care of the cookware cleaning and packaging delivery. She also conducts online cooking classes, facilitates team-building events, and conducts cooking demonstrations for corporate clients.

Allston, MA 02135



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


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


Bistro a Casa

Bistro a Casa has provided professional chef services in the greater Boston area for over five years. Chef and owner, Lisa Reilly, prepares seasonally-inspired meals made with fresh ingredients right in the clients' homes. Clients only need to pop these meals into the oven for quick, nutritious dinners. Menu options include everything from freshly baked muffins to roasted vegetable lasagna. Chef Reilly can accommodate most dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, diabetic, gluten-free, low-calorie, or low-sodium diets.

Watertown, MA 02472


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


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


Chef David Verdo

Chef David Verdo is a personal chef service providing fresh, high-end foods to clients in Boston and its neighboring areas. This provider can be contacted for dinner parties and special events. Chef David Veto also offers last-minute services to those in need of an exceptional home dining experience. Catering services are available, as well, for events of all sizes. Chef David provides perfect meals for business lunches, weddings, and cocktail receptions, among others.

Boston, MA

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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