We make it easy to hire a Private Chef in Chicago

Table at Home has the best Private Chefs in Chicago

 

Chicago is the undisputed food and culture capital of the mid west, with some of the best chefs and restaurants in the country. Reflecting this, we have assembled an eclectic roster of Private Chefs in Chicago, who can cook anything from classic Modern American to authentic Italian and also more exotic Latin American cuisines.

You can hire our Private Chefs in Chicagoland for any type of in home catering, from stress free dinner parties, special celebrations or cooking lesson experiences.

Just give is an idea of what you have in mind and then let our Private Chefs in Chicago propose the perfect meal and experience for you.

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

I can't say enough good things about this company. I waited until the last minute to plan a birthday dinner at home for my mother, and the process of finding a chef was so easy through Table at Home. Chef Cashimiere made the most outstanding and delectable meal for us and was able to accommodate all of our needs. We couldn't have asked for a better scenario. I highly recommend!
Karyn Powers
19:28 25 Sep 22
Table at home provided a wonderful solution to my need to hire an in home chef for a retirement dinner! Fabulous service, Chef Michelle was such a fine cook w an innovative menu.
Kathleen deLaski
17:06 02 Aug 22
Our experience with Table at Home was wonderful. It was a seamless experience from start to finish. We had multiple offers at first based on what we indicated we were looking for (a nice family dinner to honor a loved one). Chef Kyle could not have been better. He worked with us on creating our ideal menu and was great about communicating the entire time. Day of he arrived promptly on time and delivered the experience we were hoping and needing. It was really nice having a professional prepare such a wonderful meal. Highly recommend!
Ryan Halquist
17:18 30 Jul 22
We hired Chef Nicole for a cooking class. Theme: French. We had a great time. Nicole was very nice and friendly. She even brought me flowers. She was very accomodating to some last minute changes we made to the menu. Her food was delicious. Good quality ingredients. Almost everything she brought was organic. I was especially looking forward to learning to make Grand Marnier Souffle with the sauce and it turned out perfect! She made the class interactive and I will definitly be making the new recipies she taught. Thank you Chef Nicole!
Karla Perez
19:44 29 Jun 22
Chef Asheesh Danee was outstanding! The food was incredible and the company was great. We moved our seats from the dining room to the kitchen island in order to get a fully immersive “chefs table” experience and it did not disappoint. Five stars!
bailey del valle
23:40 23 Jun 22
After trying to use a couple of Personal Chef services, finally landed on Table at Home and couldn't have been happier with the end result. I, we ended up working with Chef Meg and she was fantastic...she was flexible with the menu and provided a Chef's Table kind of experience, exactly what we wanted. She was also very enthusiastic and entertaining 🤣.
Steve Shilling
17:22 22 Jun 22
I must say, this was a fantastic way to throw a dinner party! All we had to do was tidy the house and set the table for 8 people. Our chef Meg was fabulous. She started the evening with shrimp tempura amuse bouche, followed by a caprese salad, halibut or filet mignon and ended it with the best crème brûlée I’ve ever had. Both entrees were delicious. I decided to get a helper for her so I could sit with the guests the entire time.Meg and Sonia were very professional and friendly. I highly recommend Meg and thank her for helping me create an elegant and delicious experience for my partner’s birthday party.
Farah Farhoumand
13:16 12 Jun 22
My wife and I used Table at Home to hire a chef for a 50th anniversary dinner. The process of finding a chef was so simple and the chef we hired was amazing. Recommend highly!
Matt Strottman
13:10 07 Jun 22
Chef Cashimiere was incredible and cooked delicious food for my parents 30th wedding anniversary dinner party. Everyone raved, would definitely work with him again!
Olivia Nuelle
16:30 04 Jun 22
This service helped me give my husband one of the best birthdays ever. It was easy to use and I found a fantastic chef in my area. I will definitely be using this site again.
Monica Young
12:54 30 May 22
Chef Howard was amazing!! So nice and polite. Food was incredible!
Stephanie Crispe
01:12 25 May 22
Asher was absolutely incredible! 10/10! If you are looking for the best of the best, Asher is the one to choose! He prepared a beautiful birthday dinner for my best friends and it was absolutely spectacular. He is so charming and professional not to mention the food was incredible!
Brittany Volcy
04:10 22 May 22
We had a great time. Joey was amazing. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. We will definitely use Joey again!!
Farooq Ahmed
00:57 10 May 22
Absolutely FANTASTIC. This business is everything you could imagine and more. Within 5 minutes of posting we had three responses with diverse menus that fit the cuisine we were looking for. We went with Chef Vera (the BEST) and never looked back. She sourced the freshest ingredients - shrimp, veal, vegetables - and everything was cooked to perfection. Aside from the food, Chef Vera was a genuine delight to have in our home. She was the sweetest person and so great to our kids. We will 100% be using this service again.
Jonathan Stern
00:39 08 May 22
Amazing experience in our rental with chef Matt!
Michelle Rajna
02:23 23 Apr 22
Absolutely Perfect. Hard to express how perfectly everything went. Incredibly easy to book. Chef Vasily was communicative, punctual, and the food was incredible. We will be doing this again for future events.
Nick Townsend
03:40 10 Apr 22
Chef Tiya did an amazing job for us! Delicious food and incredibly well presented. Couldn't believe that one person could do all that. Highly recommend...
Christena N.
14:32 03 Apr 22
Michael Gladstone
02:41 02 Apr 22
We found a chef via TableAtHome to cater for a bachelorette dinner at an Airbnb we were staying at. The service and food was amazing! This platform allowed me to review several proposals to choose the chef that was right for us. I will use this platform if we ever need again!
Tati Dana
02:35 07 Mar 22
We had a great dinner at home. The chef matched what I requested and everything was cooked perfectly. He served and then cleaned up before leaving. I highly recommend.
Michelle Adams
04:56 06 Mar 22
Chef Franco was amazing!! He arrived on time and had a great personality! The best part was all the delicious food he made us. Chef Franco’s food was stylish, elegant, and tasty! I will be recommending to friends and family.
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03:07 01 Mar 22
rinze okoye
12:24 15 Feb 22
I used table at home to celebrate my husbands 30th birthday and had an amazing first experiencing. I cook almost everyday and for once having someone else do it in your own home felt really nice !!! We had chef Cashimiere and he was fabulous . Loved his energy right from greeting at the door. Food was incredible and left our kitchen spotless. Looking forward to using table at home soon!!
Cynthia Reynolds
14:21 12 Feb 22
Tracey Hirt
15:45 05 Feb 22
Very easy to use and able to utilize the reviews and resumes to get the chef you want. Massimo was warm and friendly and easy to work with. His was food was delicious, simple and fresh. It was authentic Italian and my teenage son, who is a picky eater, cleaned his plate.
Bonnie Soodek
03:04 28 Jan 22
Daniel Mendes
04:29 22 Jan 22
Chef Nick made my husbands 40th birthday AMAZING. Initially I chose a different chef website that I would never use again. Take a chef was easy, reliable and cut and dry. From the first time speaking to chef Nick he was a true gentleman and an absolute pleasure to work with. He made an elote tostada for appetizer that was BY FAR the best we’ve ever had. Carnitas tacos for dinner with the freshest ingredients and the flavors were unreal. For dessert he made a lemon tart with confit cherries. Can’t wait for Chef Nick to come again. Incredible experience!
Lisa Azzaro
03:07 20 Jan 22
Darshini Naga
21:59 16 Jan 22
Fantastic way to book a private chef. So so easy and the chef was fantastic. Highly recommend chef Jordan
Neema G
05:01 16 Jan 22
Table at Home is a great platform. They make it extremely easy to find a chef in your area that’s within your price point. The website was very easy to use and after submitting the number of guest and what I was looking for I received multiple proposals within a few hours.They make the whole experience effortless. I really liked that I was able to speak allow to speak with the chefs before accepting a proposal. Everything was very easy and the chef that I selected was absolutely amazing. I will definitely be using tableathome in the future
Lnicole
20:20 12 Jan 22
It was so perfectly orchestrated to our culinary tastes! We enjoyed our chef's expertise and tableside manner! We will definitely be returning!
Kelly Lane
00:08 09 Jan 22
Chef Paul was fantastic. His ability to work the ingredients creatively and come up with some delicious food was really impressive. Highly recommend for American modern fare and fusion. He was also very humble and showed great humor throughout. Thank you sir!
Rahul Amin
01:11 06 Jan 22
Had a lesson with Chef Andres and he was fantastic! Showed my wife to cook fried calamari, a whole bronzino, and octopus! Great night
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02:56 03 Jan 22
Angela Della Croce
02:05 03 Jan 22
What an amazing experience! It was delicious, intimate, educational, and so much fun. It was fine dining in my home with great friends. Chef Brenda is a fabulous chef, I highly recommend her, I know I will have her back. It really felt like she was part of the family. The best part is she helped me in a pinch. I kept my fingers crossed I would get a response the night before my event. I found Table At Home, gave it a shot, and received two responses. Knocked it out of the park! Thank you Table At Home and with gratitude Chef Brenda!
Tricia Burga
16:15 16 Dec 21
We had the best Thanksgiving of all time due to Chef Facundo and his amazing professionalism, attention to detail and quality of chef skills. Will definitely be using again!!
Alana Brean
14:10 26 Nov 21
We used Table at Home to find a local chef for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary dinner. Table at Home made it so easy to connect with chefs offering a wide variety of cuisines. We worked with Chef Vincent and we cannot say enough great things about him and his food! He accommodated the entire family- even bringing supplies for the younger kids to make pizzas while the adults ate dinner! Delicious food, great stories, and extremely talented and professional. If you’re in the Austin area we HIGHLY recommend him! He made our night one to remember!
Ally Schmitt
18:55 21 Nov 21
First time booking a chef and it was a wonderful experience. Chef Rob Flores is very professional and his food is fantastic. Very easy to book with different options. Very recommended.
claudia michaels
17:02 21 Nov 21
We used Chef Gabriel Boyko and could not have had a better e experience. He worked with us on the menu to accommodate our family MFA bets with stricter diets. The good was fantastic and the service was great. 5+++ stars for the whole experience.
Margaret McConn
05:45 21 Nov 21
It was my first time hiring a private chef for an event, and I am so happy with the services at Table at Home. All the steps were so simple and clear, everyone was very responsive, and I am especially happy with our amazing chef, Zack!! The food was SO delicious! Thank you for helping me create such a beautiful and memorable night!
Anna Azizian
00:49 15 Nov 21
First time I hired a private chef and would definitely do so again through Table at Home! Chef Ben Williams was excellent! And would hire him again without question! The food was absolutely delicious, five star all the way! His service and attention to detail was top notch! You can tell he has much experience and loves what he does. A beautiful experience that made our celebration even sweeter! Thank you Chef Ben!!
Renee Yackey
19:43 14 Nov 21
We could not have asked for things to go more smoothly. We requested a celebratory family dinner for 12 adults and 4 children (ranging in age from 2 to 14). In a few days, Chef Matt came back with a proposal that fit the bill perfectly. We touched base via phone a couple of days prior to the event to fine tune things.Chef Matt arrived an hour and a half prior to our guests to get his dishes started….and EVERYTHING was delicious! From the unique cocktail, yummy hot appetizers, three course dinner to dessert, all dishes were layered with flavor and presented beautifully. Matt made kid friendly items for the littles and also provided a tasting plate so they could sample some of the grownup dishes. The flow of the evening was perfect, allowing us to really relax, enjoy the flavors and each other’s company.All we provided was the flatware and glasses, as well as our own wine and champagne. Chef Matt brought everything else. In addition to cooking the food, he served us at the table, and left the kitchen spotless. It was an amazing evening that we will never forget. Thanks, Chef Matt!
Linda Hunsicker
12:37 08 Nov 21
Excellent communication. Originally had trouble getting proposals butThey explained it was busy in our area. Ended up with a great experience
Robert Reznik
11:06 01 Nov 21
Vera was absolutely wonderful!! She made us a delicious dinner of tuna tartar, pasta with truffles, and veal saltimbocca. She was so friendly as well…would highly recommend her and this service for a special occasion!
JoEtta Bokser
18:03 20 Oct 21
I placed a request on tableathome.com to plan a dinner for my 30th birthday, and Kamal Rose responded within the hour. Once I had outlined my preferences, Kamal immediately sent back a customized menu which looked amazing. Throughout the week he was very responsive with any questions I had and had plenty of suggestions, I could tell that he was a professional just from my conversations with him. When it came to the event, he arrived exactly on time, was very well-prepared and was incredibly professional. I could tell that this was second nature to him and he truly knew his way around the kitchen. We ate right on time and he served us one of the best meals I had ever had. The food was hot, fresh and absolutely delicious. I cannot think of one thing that I would change or anything negative at all. He cleaned while he cooked and also made sure the kitchen was clean before he left. This experience was even better than I had expected and we will absolutely be doing this again. I HIGHLY recommend Chef Kamal Rose and cannot wait for him to come back and cook for us again!
christina boshko
01:54 17 Oct 21
Josh Naparstek
01:03 07 Oct 21
Chef Mai! Chef Mai! Chef Mai! She does not disappoint! She is absolutely exceptional and a master at her craft. My only regret is that I didn’t ask her to do the dessert. I’m looking forward to working with her again very soon.
Alexis Graves
22:39 27 Sep 21
Excellent experience with the website and with Chef Mitch.
Naiara Sward
02:37 25 Sep 21
We had the pleasure of having our dinner with made by Chef Vincent this evening. Everything was spectacular and super delicious. Definitely worth every penny. Also appreciated him taking the time to converse with our daughter and make small things to her liking.
Sarah Key
01:43 17 Sep 21
This is a great service. I wasnt sure what to expect, but the process is easy and very personalized. It made our dinner for two really special.
Stephanie Norling
20:01 11 Sep 21

Why Table at Home

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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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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

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Feel like a movie star with your own private chef

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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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.
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"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).
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"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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Richie found his love for food making pizza as a teenager, before studying at Johnson and Wales in Providence RI. Since then he has worked at multiple top restaurants, including Michelin Star Moto, where he reached the position of Executive Chef. He has a real passion for creative molecular gastronomy, which he has shared on multiple television shows, including the Cooking Shows Carnival Kings, which he currently hosts.
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"Chef Richard was amazing!!!! I give him 10 starts out of 5 stars! He was very professional and courteous. The menu he came up with was exactly what I was looking for for our 50th birthday. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS! Everyone was ranting and raving!"
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Where we serve

Hire Chicago Private Chef Table at Home service area

Table at Home has Private Chefs who will service all across Chicago in roughly a 30 mile radius from downtown.

Our Chicago Private Chef service area covers as far north as Lake Bluff and as far West as Aurora. We have Private Chefs in Chicago who service Kenilworth, Glencoe, Hawthorn Woods, Inverness, Winnetka, Hinsdale, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Wilmette, Western Springs and Oak Brook.

We also serve New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington D.C.

We are always expanding to other cities, so please try your zip code on our Request a meal page to see if we service your area.