We make it easy to hire a great Private Chef

How it works

1. Request your meal

Takes less than a minute! Give us a few key details and set a budget so private chefs can send you proposed menus

2. Select your chef

Within 24 hours, 2-5 private chefs submit competing proposals with clear menus and all inclusive prices. You choose the one you like!

3. Enjoy!

Your private chef comes to your home with all the ingredients, cooks you an awesome meal, and cleans up!

Simple 1-2-3 booking

Request your meal

Give us a few details and set a budget so Private Chefs can send you proposed menus

Select your chef

Within 24 hours, 2-5 Private Chefs submit competing proposals with clear menus and all inclusive prices. You hire the one you like!

Enjoy!

Your Private Chef comes to your home with all the ingredients, cooks you an awesome meal, and cleans up!

Want to split the bill with friends?

No problem! After confirming your meal use Group Pay to split the bill just like a restaurant

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Services

Dinner Parties

Authentic restaurant quality meal experience prepared in your home by a private chef who is passionate about what they do.

Private Cooking Lessons

Fun and interactive learning experiences designed custom for you. Can be anything from pasta making to how to do a good roast.

Small event catering

Vacation rental catering, Brunches, Special Celebrations, Party Canapes, BBQs. Any where you want a private chef experience.

Services

Dinner Parties

Restaurant quality private chef meal experience in your home

Cooking Lessons

Fun and interactive lessons in your home with a private chef

Small event catering

BBQs, Brunches, Vacation rental catering by a authentic chef

What customers say

Chef Josh was amazing! Responded immediately, confirmed each detail, arrived early, and was very professional. The food was amazing from the 1st course through the dessert! We didn’t have to drive to and from a restaurant and the kitchen was left spotless. One good thing from COVID was finding Chef Josh and eating good right at home! Thank you so much for the experience.
Gabby
04:18 19 Apr 21
Sydney Carter
01:01 14 Apr 21
Chef Kwesi prepared my surprise birthday dinner. He was professional and personable. The food was delicious especially the dessert. The pictures taken doesn’t do it justice.
Amanda
02:57 05 Apr 21
Chef Ken was amazing!! The food was so good and he left our kitchen cleaner than when he arrived. It was the perfect surprise for my husbands birthday!!
Katherine Grupinski
03:02 03 Apr 21
Oh WOW. We did this for my boyfriend’s 30th. His family came in from out of town and this was adorable, fun, and SO DELICIOUS. Chef Matthew was incredibly skilled, sociable, and fun. He cooked, plated, and cleaned. Thank you table at home
Maggie Del Vecchio
02:20 27 Mar 21
We have used Table at Home twice now and it has been absolutely wonderful. Chef Violette and Chef Leesa were not only professional, delightful, and respectful of our home...the food was very well presented and DELICIOUS! This is definitely our go to chef service when I’d actually like to enjoy the company of our guests!
pam blackwill
16:04 22 Mar 21
Mary Larisa O'Hannon
17:10 21 Mar 21
We had an amazing dinner from Chef Jaime ( @jaimecooks ) she was incredibly prepared, very discreet and works incredibly well in a busy kitchen. With very diverse tastes Chef Jaime created a 5 star menu which wouldn’t have been out of place in the worlds best restaurants. The tuna tartare was sensational and would highly recommend it! Can’t wait for the next opportunity to book Chef Jaime!
James Mirfin
15:52 21 Mar 21
I never thought I would hire a private chef for a personal event, but gave table at home a try rather than a night out at a restaurant. The flavor and plating by Chef Diana was phenomenal and it was nice to spend the night in as well. Would highly recommend for any special occasion!
Krystyn Pecora
19:30 17 Mar 21
I never thought that I would hire a private chef for a personal meal, but it was well worth it! Having a meal like this made in the comfort of your own...
Krystyn P.
12:40 17 Mar 21
First time using this website, and I plan on being a repeat customer. We had the lovely Italian Vincent prepare a 4 course meal for our luncheon. I asked for a French Italian fusion and the man did not disappoint. The food was out of this world, and his comradely was something to marvel at. Welcoming a stranger into your home to cook can feel nerve wracking, but the moment Vincent stepped into the house I felt nothing but at ease. Not only were we stuffed to the gills, but the man left a plethora of leftovers for us to gorge on later tonight. I highly recommend him.
alexandra haddix
20:11 16 Mar 21
Chef Ebony made a 3 course meal for 8 of us that was absolutely delicious. She was prompt, friendly and we throughly enjoyed ourselves!
Timothy Bailey
17:03 14 Mar 21
Chef Kern was incredible!! Delicious food, professional, and very reasonably priced!! Highly suggest for a date night, birthday, or just a night in. Awesome experience overall. Highly recommend!
Victoria Montalbano
04:04 09 Mar 21
We had the pleasure of having Chef Nicole make a wonderful meal for my husband’s birthday. She was professional, followed up with me the day before to make sure we were all set and cooked the yum mist Italian meal for our guests! I highly recommend Table at Home and a chef Nicole!
Melissa Hong
23:19 07 Mar 21
Chef Francesco Amenta was not just a delight to have in our home but provided an exceptional meal that we cannot stop talking or thinking about. We used Table at Home as a surprise for my wife’s birthday. He created an exquisite menu keeping in mind her dietary restrictions as well as her favorite ingredients. Chef Francesco also helped set a warm ambiance and made sure we did not have to worry about a thing while he was with us.Table at Home as a service was quite accommodating and I was pleased to stumble upon the service when searching for something special to do for my wife.
Chirag Oza
21:02 07 Mar 21
Phenomenal experience from start to finish! Great communication. Super simple process. The Chef was awesome; and the food was the best I’ve ever had! I can not say enough good things about this entire experience! Everyone should enjoy this indulgence once in their lifetime.
Eric Alexander
19:40 07 Mar 21
Chef Colby was amazing and wonderful. its our fist time having private chef coming at home. We are excited for the meats. Chef Colby was preparing dish very professional and a delicious meat for us. Shrimp scampi is very unique and tasty. totally was enjoy this experience. cant wait to do this again.
Arisara Makesean
23:48 01 Mar 21
We attended a dinner party for nine in Chicago where our Table at Home chefs (Robert & Holly) prepared and served a 15 course meal. Each dish was wonderfully prepared, plated, and perfectly coursed out. The chefs catered to my pregnant and vegetarian wife’s requests with substitute dishes of more than equal quality. She loved the alternative options. I would 10/10 recommend using Robert and Holly if you enjoy sophisticated, modern dishes.
Dave Koehneman
16:21 28 Feb 21
Ebony and her assistant gave a wonderful experience. I would definitely use them even outside a special occasion. The food was absolutely delicious. Flavor was on point - but wish I had the recipes. The dessert was delicious and fresh. Along time since we’ve had a tasty perfect apple cobbler. Oh wait - the appetizer was delish also. I can’t wait to call for service again and I must say I will likely use within the next 3 months. THANKS Ebony.
Karen Morgan
02:10 26 Feb 21
Chef Kwesi was great and the process was smooth. Needed a private chef for anniversary dinner and was two days away from the day smh. Sent in the request and got responses from 4 chefs within an hour. Chose chef Kwesi and am happy about my decision but all the chef options given were top notch. Table at home made the process super simple and affordable.
Rasheed Abdulai
16:23 25 Feb 21
Chef Nicole was wonderful and very accommodating. Once she arrived she was checking in on us and was preparing her dishes. She made a delicious tart and salad followed by the main dish. Overall such a wonderful experience and definitely going to try this again.
candice galan
05:13 21 Feb 21
Chef Massimo and Tara were extremely friendly and the food was fantastic. The entire night was such a treat for my birthday!
Christine Caprioli
04:03 21 Feb 21
Intuitive website layout, straightforward process for selecting the chef. I received several proposals, which all seemed good. I selected a chef and was very happy with the outcome. 5 stars to Table at Home and Chef Sasha!
Michael Goldenberg
13:01 17 Feb 21
Chef Richard and LaToya were first class professionals in every manner. Our party of 8 enjoyed exceptional service and a fantastic meal, cooked from scratch right in my kitchen. Everything was washed and put away as well, sit back and enjoy a great evening right in your home. Chef also gladly accommodated a special request. One of the best dinners we’ve had in a long time. 5 Stars.
Lance Billingsley
19:10 15 Feb 21
Efosa Osawe
06:44 15 Feb 21
We had an exceptionally great cuisine experience. Our five course dinner was well prepared and tasted sumptuous. From the grilled crab cake and shrimp to the grilled sirloin with lobster tails left our mouth’s very satisfied. I must mention the warm apple tartlet for dessert and the well decorated serving plates greatly complimented our dinner. Five stars to chef Natalie Tiana for making our Valentine’s Day dinner one to remember. We will be eating another dinner from her soon.
Eric Thompson
04:16 15 Feb 21
Oh My Gosh!! The details in our special dinner we’re phenomenal! I did not expect this level of quality, taste and appeal. Thank you Chief Natalie Tiana for such a memorable occasion and as sure as the sun rise and set, we will call on YOU again. Thank you!!
Brenda Jones
03:57 15 Feb 21
Used Table at Home for a surprise Valentine’s Day brunch for my wife and everything was amazing! Food was great, the presentation was amazing and it was something that we’ll remember for a very long time. Definitely will use this service in the future!
Samuel Bassey
03:06 15 Feb 21
Chef Sasha was awesome. The appetizers and main course were delicious and excellently prepared. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to host an intimate event. Well worth the price. I will make reservations again in the near future
Darrell McCants
23:50 14 Feb 21
This was a wonderful experience. Chef Anthony made my kids’ birthday an amazing evening . He made exactly what they requested. Everyone loved it. The food was phenomenal. He was very accommodating to requests. I highly recommend the site and chef Anthony.
Andrea Campbell
04:21 14 Feb 21
Brenton Smith
02:25 14 Feb 21
It was my first time trying this service!!It was excellenr Chef Necj excellent on time and everything so fresh!!His cooking was perfect flavor not to heavy!!I would recommend him to everyone!!
Kendra Irizarry
01:27 14 Feb 21
I have never written a review but Chef Robert was amazing. I arranged dinner with him for my wife’s 40th birthday and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. Thank you Robert and Holley! So much fun!
Piyush Shukla
04:00 07 Feb 21
Chef Keisha made my wife's birthday an event to remember. Good food and excellent service.
Chris Harris
02:10 07 Feb 21
Amazing experience! Booking was super easy and the chef service was great!
Francisco Urdaneta
03:01 31 Jan 21
Easy to use platform that connected me to multiple multiple chefs in the area. The chef we selected created a delicious meal and was very accommodating to COVID regulations.
Juan Segura
02:16 31 Jan 21
Chef Matt was incredible. He made our night special and the food was amazing. I would definitely do this again!
Donna Breckenridge
02:04 31 Jan 21
Overall easy booking process and we had a great meal with our chef. Great company to connect you to chefs in the area when you have no idea where to look. Will definitely use again!
Rachael Cohen
19:56 30 Jan 21
Chef Kern was outstanding, and the meal was fantastic. A perfect treat for our family in these times.Chef Kern wore a mask and gloves at all times, and sent us his COVID test results that were dated 1 day before our dinner.
William Britt
13:08 30 Jan 21
Our entire experience was amazing. The chef was fantastic, the service was quick and responsive. Great company to work with and will definitely use them again.
Kevin McKean
13:59 24 Jan 21
Chef Michelle was phenomenally! Responsive and timely! She provided a grand brunch with all the fixings! Not to mention her genuine person and good convo were such a nice touch!
Ashlee Thomas
23:02 15 Jan 21
We had such an incredible experience with Table at Home! A creative alternative to restaurant dining for an intimate birthday celebration with friends. Setting up the meal & choosing a Chef was seamless and fun! Chef Tova was a joy to work with from before the event until the last bit of cleanup. I have already recommended this service to many friends!
Peri Rothman
19:02 13 Jan 21
Our cooking lesson with chef Kwesi completely exceeded our expectations! From the moment he arrived, we felt as though one our best friends was having a dinner party with us. Further, Chef Kwesi was incredibly knowledgeable on everything food, and our meal was outstanding! To say we learned something that day would be an understatement; I cannot recommend him highly enough!! Whether you’re having a dinner party, want a cooking lesson, or a private chef for a romantic meal, Chef Kwesi is your guy! We will certainly be booking him in the near future for all of our dinner parties.
Ashlyn Wray
01:59 12 Jan 21
I had an amazing experience with Chef Kern! He put together a fantastic Asian fusion menu, and each dish was incredible. I’m going to go with him again for future special occasion events!
Aditi Palli
14:35 11 Jan 21
Chef Iulian Fortu was superb. The food was perfect, he was right on time, personable, and the overall experience was first rate. The TaH service was easy to use and connected us with this chef, who made a meal that was exactly what we had been craving.
Paul H
03:04 10 Jan 21
Such an incredible experience. The food was phenomenal. Their response was quick and professional. We would absolutely book again for any family or special occasion.
Regina Mansfield
03:50 03 Jan 21
Chef Tora and sous chef Chantelle were amazing— great food, impeccable service and kitchen looks like it was never used! 🙏
Ranita Sharma
03:04 01 Jan 21
Steven Slutzky
03:16 30 Dec 20
Stephen Post
12:44 25 Dec 20
Chef Nicole was warm and welcoming and a great conversationalist!From the appetizer to dessert the food was exceptionally delicious. This was a gift for my husband, and he had a great time. A tremendous experience! Thank you!!
Marisol Gutierrez
18:49 19 Dec 20

Why Table at Home

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Easy

Takes just minutes of your time to organize and private chefs bring all ingredients
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Authentic

Meals by vetted private chefs who are passionate about good food
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Secure

Your payment is held in escrow until after the chef has delivered the experience

Why Table at Home

Easy

Takes just minutes of your time to organize and private chefs bring all ingredients

Authentic

Meals by vetted private chefs who are passionate about good food

Secure

Payment held in escrow until after the experience

Give us a try!

It is free to place a request, and there is no commitment if you do not find a chef you like

The best private chefs

We only accept great Private Chefs on our platform. All Chefs have been background checked, interviewed and had their work reviewed.

In addition to being great cooks, private chefs have also been chosen for their interpersonal skills - a very important ingredient in making your dinner a success!

Meet some of the private chefs below

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Massimo was born in Italy and is a graduate of the Marco Polo Culinary Institute in Genoa, Italy. He has 30+ years experience as a chef, including stints at the Savoy Hotel in London, Louis XII in Monaco, Tre Merli bistro in NYC and Palio Restorante in Long island.
Recent review
"Chef Massimo and his wife Tara went above and beyond! This was my first time using table at home and my first time hiring a chef for an event and it went perfectly. Chef Massimo was on time, clean, professional, personable, and the food was out-of-this world DELICIOUS! We are all still talking about it. I cannot recommend them more highly and cannot wait for my next event to hire him again!"
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Chef Brenda has spent a large part of her 15 year cooking career working as a Private Chef on yachts, cruising numerous places around the world, including the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Along the way, she has picked up an eclectic cooking style, making the best of local ingredients. One of her passions is to practice traditional food practices like pickling and fermenting, which she uses to give a real unique personal touch to her meals.
Recent review
"Brenda was amazing. From start to finish the process, interaction, and meal was out of this world. Her food is so creative, her personality is fun and festive, and her level of professionalism is second to none. It was an absolutely perfect meal and experience."
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Chef James has over 20 years of experience in London, Miami, Boston, San Francisco and now his current home - Chicago. His style is both eclectic and contemporary, reflecting the time he has spent under some very talented chefs such as Tom Collichio (Craft and Top Chef), The Roux Brothers (Le Gavroche in London) and Hiro Sone (Terra in Napa Valley).
Recent review
"Chef James was a pleasure and made our dinner extra special from beginning to end. He didn't mind us watching and asking questions and it was so much fun to see and learn about behind the scene preparations that chefs have to do. His plated presentations were colorful and full of flavor. I can only dream of him cooking for me everyday"
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Meg is a classically trained chef with experience across the US after stints in NYC and Las Vegas. She has blown away every customer with both her food and generosity. Words such as "divine" and "awesome" jump out in her customer reviews.
Recent review
"I had Meg cook for a dinner party for 12 people and she did excellent work. She was fun, flexible, and most importantly provided delicious food for everyone! She added touches to the meal like edible flowers for garnish that I wasn’t expecting to see at a meal cooked in my home. I will definitely hire Meg again in the future for other gatherings!"
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After a successful stint as a musician (winning 2 Latin American Grammys), Rodrigo followed his passion and studied culinary arts. Since then he has worked in several top kitchen such as Gaggan, Gramercy Tavern and Morimoto. His love is blending Latin, Asian and European techniques to create twists on classics. Most of all he loves the gratification from seeing peoples faces light up when they enjoy his creations.
Recent review
"Chef Rodrigo was absolutely outstanding!!! I honestly struggle to find words to describe how great the meal was. In fact, calling it a meal is insulting....it was an Michelin level EXPERIENCE. Chef Rodrigo makes everything himself, with flawless technique and deep flavors. Plus, he was a courteous and consummate host"
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Travis has been cooking professionally in the San Diego and OC area for over 13 years. Italian is his favorite cuisine, especially fresh pasta, but he also loves to bring Japanese influences to his cooking - specifically to contrast delicate flavors and ingredients. Multi course plated dinner parties and tasting menus are where his creativity and hospitality best shine!
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"Chef Travis was amazing! Preparing a meal beyond expectation...complete silence for the first minute or so as everyone’s eyes rolled into the backs of their heads after that first taste, followed by a huge round of applause for our incredible chef! He was also very engaging and chatted with all our crazy guests. He was the hit of the party. "
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Where we serve

For each city / metro area, our service area extends in a roughly 30 mile radius from the city center.

Please try your zip code on our Request a meal page to see if we have chefs who service your home.

About us

We want to make it easy to hire a great independent private chef for your next dinner party or small event

Our idea started with a belief that great experiences happen over food, and that few things are more authentic than a meal cooked in your own home.

This got us wondering:

  1. How can those of us who are a little short on time experience a meal at home that is a little more authentic than a meal kit?

  2. Where can chefs practice their passion if they don’t want to work the traditional 6 days a week in a restaurant or give up their day jobs?

Our solution is Table at Home. We have made it simple to organize a great private chef to cook for you in your home. Posting a request only takes minutes, and we have taken the guesswork out of choosing a private chef with customer reviews and photos of chefs’ creations.

We launched at the start of 2018 with a roster of amazing private chefs serving Washington D.C. and the broader DMV area. Since then, we have expanded the service to a roster of Private Chefs in New York (including Private Chefs who service The Hamptons, Jersey City and Greenwich) and a group of top Private Chefs in Chicago. In late 2018 we moved west, starting our service with Private Chefs in Los Angeles (where we have private chefs who service everywhere from Malibu to Hollywood and south to Orange County) and San Diego (where we have Private Chefs for dinner parties and Airbnb vacation home rental catering).

While our specialty is Private Chef Dinner Parties, you can also use Table at Home to hire a Private Chef for Private Cooking lessons, Vacation home catering, Special celebrations and any time that you need an amazing food experience in your home.

If you love the convenience of shared economy platforms like AirBnB or TaskRabbit, we think you will love the experience of using Table at Home to find an amazing private chef.

See what our customers are saying about us on Google and Yelp