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Best Personal Chefs in Dallas

Our Recommended Top 9

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Dallas 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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Coppell, TX 75019

Why choose this provider?

Chef Mike Cesario of Gourmet Express Personal Chef Service is passionate about creating fresh, healthy, gourmet meals for customers who don't have time for shopping and cooking. The company's chef comes to the customer's home and prepares made-to-order dishes using the freshest ingredients, leaving customers with a collection of healthy meals complete with re-heating instructions. Every menu is specially prepared for each customer's tastes, and features options like chicken and sausage gumbo, Texan shredded pork, and mushroom spinach crepes.

Website
Highland Village, TX 75077

Why choose this provider?

Chef For Life is owned by Sarah Penrod, a renowned cookbook author and television personality and has been offering personal chef services for more than five years. The company's weekly chef service allows customers to relax and enjoy fresh, gourmet food prepared in their kitchen by a culinary expert, and the chef handles all of the grocery shopping and clean-up. The company also provides professional chef service for athletes, and designs customized meals to help customers stay fit. Customers can call the company to schedule service.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Dallas, TX 75218

Why choose this provider?

Customers have called the services at Just Eats In-Home Personal Chef Service a "Great experience," and appreciate the company's range of customized menus tailored to any dietary needs, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian. The company's four experienced chefs offer weekly meal service for busy professionals and families, and take care of all of the shopping, cooking, and cleaning so customers can relax and enjoy fresh healthy meals. Chef service is also available for private parties, dinners, and events.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (17)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Why choose this provider?

The owner of Remarkable Affairs is an award-winning Executive Chef who offers top-quality catering and in-home chef services provided by a team of experienced professionals. Customers can enjoy customized, in-home personal chef services, and the company's talent food experts cook and deliver freshly-made meals to the customers home, fully tailored to suit any tastes, allergies, and dietary restrictions. The company also offers a range of delicious catering menus for events of all sizes, including weddings, private parties, and corporate meetings.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (30)

Website
Dallas, TX 75252

Why choose this provider?

At Your Service Catering is a full-service company that provides first-class service for events, private parties, and busy families that want a break from cooking. The company's personal chef services are perfect for individuals and families and starts at $80 for five full meals, salads, and snacks, prepared fresh and ready to be picked up and re-heated at the customer's convenience. The company also offers catering, bar service, event planning, and venue selection for weddings, holiday parties, and corporate events.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.0
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Dallas, TX 75225

Why choose this provider?

Customers have called the fresh cuisine at Chef for All Seasonings "amazing" and "scrumptious." The company's chefs specialize in creating healthy, delicious meals designed to suit every customer's tastes and dietary needs, prepared by hand in the customer's kitchen and packaged in microwave-safe containers for later use. Personal chef service is perfect for families, busy professionals, and people recovering from surgeries or illnesses and makes a great gift for newlyweds and new parents. Private in-home cooking lessons are also available.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Dallas, TX

Why choose this provider?

Hip-Hop G Grill is a personal chef service provider located in Dallas. This business specializes in providing catering services for special events and occasions. Supervised by DaChefShagidi, its team of restaurant and hospitality professionals is ready to cater to any cooking requests, whether for 1 person or 100. Hip-Hop G Grill is a family-owned and operated enterprise with over 30 years of cumulative experience in hospitality, restaurants, event planning, media design, and business management. It brings a long history of serving the community and solidifying its reputation for excellence.

Website
Dallas, TX 75225

Why choose this provider?

Designed Cuisine has been offering delicious, home-cooked meals since 2006, and customers love the company's friendly, customized service and the extensive selection of tailor-made recipes. The company's chef can come to the customer's home and prepare healthy meals for dinner parties and special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, and the chef handles the shopping and clean-up so customers can enjoy the event. Weekly and bi-monthly meal service is available for busy parents and professionals, and the chef offers private cooking lessons for adults, kids, and groups.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (6)
Google
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
Dallas, TX 75225

Why choose this provider?

Eating Royally is a Dallas catering company that provides a range of professional, gourmet services for events, parties, and in-home dining, and the company's owner has 15 years of experience as the personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II. Customers can enjoy the company's personal chef service, which provides fresh, handmade meals using the finest ingredients and innovative recipes, delivered to the customer's home to help busy families save time. The company offers catering for events of all sizes, as well as private cooking classes.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (8)
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.