We make it easy to hire a Private Chef in San Diego

The best private chefs in San Diego

Sun, Beaches, Amazing homes ... San Diego is the place to entertain - and what better way to do it than with a great San Diego Private Chef from Table at Home.  We have an eclectic roster of Private Chefs who can prepare anything from an amazing seafood BBQ feast to a sophisticated 5 course fine dining French Dinner Party.

Our San Diego Private Chefs also love to do catering for holiday home rentals. Imagine making the most of that amazing Airbnb beach house with a Private Chef catering your meals. Better than a restaurant 🙂

Best of all - all the Private Chefs on Table at Home have been vetted - both for their culinary talents and interpersonal skills. So you have all the ingredients for an amazing Private Chef experience.

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

Matt Bueno
02:57 31 Jul 21
Chef Diana in Annapolis was incredible! Her food was delicious and the presentation was gorgeous! Would definitely recommend her!
Kristin Hendricks
23:05 25 Jul 21
Had a lovely meal at home with Chef Ben. I was kept updated about the whole process, Chef presenting the menu, offer acceptance etc. will definitely use this website again.
Mumtaz Husain
14:15 16 Jul 21
Highly recommend Table at Home! I came across the site on Google and decided to give it a try. The user experience was super easy and within minutes of submitting my request I received a proposal from a private chef for my event. Within the next hour I got two more. The platform was super easy to use and it connected me with a wonderful private chef who planned the most perfect birthday brunch for our girls weekend getaway in Palm Springs.
Jamie Weil
05:55 15 Jul 21
Chef Francesco was phenomenal. He was able to accommodate everything that my party requested. He was also very nice, kind hearted and makes amazing dishes!!! Chef Francesco created a dinner which resulted an amazing amount experience
Matthew Shinske
03:08 11 Jul 21
Amazing experience with a great chef! Timely, professional.
Theresa O'Leary
01:53 30 Jun 21
Chef Vincent was amazing! What an amazing experience in the comfort of our home.
Meghan Bunker
01:02 20 Jun 21
Table at home was a gem of a find. What a great solution to help source private chefs for small to large scale needs. I am a super happy first time customer and will definitely be back!
Courtney Weg
15:10 06 Jun 21
Submitting a request for proposals on the website was incredibly easy and the instructions were straight-forward. Chef Kwesi Stephen was very responsive, professional and thorough. Not only did he prepare a delicious 3-course meal, but he packaged our leftovers and cleaned our kitchen to perfection.
Samantha Justice
01:24 06 Jun 21
Cannot emphasize enough how easy the process was. We were so pleased with entire experience. Forever changed the way we entertain and we will definitely use it again!
A Dave
00:10 04 Jun 21
Chef Sasha blew me away! The food was superb and the service was top notch. She came up with a menu to meet my specific needs and was proactive with communication every step of the planning and day of. I can't recommend her highly enough! Start to finish this was a fantastic experience.
Audrey Hiney
00:02 30 May 21
Chef Mai was simply amazing! From booking until the dining experience, words cannot express how amazing this was! My husband absolutely enjoyed every part of the dining experience, but even more-so, my 13 & 12 y/o kids tried and ate everything Chef Mai brought to the table. Her interactions with us from start to finish were very personable and we definitely plan on booking more occasions to celebrate with Chef Mai’s dining experience to accompany them!! Thanks, Chef Mai!
Marcus Barron
18:46 24 May 21
Sebastian Einsiedel
03:58 19 May 21
Chef Nicole is fantastic! She delivered a spot on menu based on my preferences and took care of everything!! Her presence is delightful and her food is epic
Pesha Barton
15:48 15 May 21
Ayelet Sofi
12:28 11 May 21
Great experience and very good results
Jason Gray
23:24 09 May 21
Chuck Redmond
18:00 09 May 21
Gauri Patel
17:04 09 May 21
Chef Heather Janey of Flavor Fusion was prompt. Attentive and her food flavors and menu is diverse and delicious. Tell her your preference and she will make it happen. Excellent! Presentation.. she made my special day extra special.. Thank You Chef.
Elizabeth Hepburn
02:11 09 May 21
The was for a Mother’s Day surprise for my wife and daughters’s mom. Chef Kisha was nothing less than amazing. Her prep and service was on point and everything she served was delicious. Thank you Chef Kisha and Table at Home for a wonderful experience!!
david mosley
23:06 08 May 21
This experience was fantastic!!!! Chef Diana arrived early and was very pleasant, prepared & clean also while following COVID-19 guidelines by wearing her mask and gloves & using the proper cleaning supplies. She prepared me and my husband an amazing 3 course meal & drink. I couldn’t believe everything she served us was FANTASTIC. From the appetizer to desert it was nothing short of 5-star quality in taste, presentation and portion.If you don’t do anything else in life please experience this in home five star quality dinner with Chef Diana.You won’t regret it.This was a birthday dinner for my husband and Chef Diana really helped me give him this wonderful first time experience.
Miracle Williams
00:33 06 May 21
We booked chef Jose M. from Ft Lauderdale, FL and he was absolutely amazing!!!!! He was very professional and the food was out of this world delicious!!!! I would definitely book him again for another private party!
Charlotte P
01:10 04 May 21
Chef James Bellicchi was fantastic!! Unbelievably amazing food and presentation. Chef was kind and professional and very easy to work with!! Wish I could give him more than 5 stars!!
Nicole Miller
21:20 02 May 21
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.
WhatsDaHype
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

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

Special

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 the best! All our Private Chefs have been background checked, interviewed and had their work reviewed.

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

Meet some of our private chefs below

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Tiffani's passion started as a child with a toy kitchen play set from her grandma and has never stopped. From washing dishes as a kid, to culinary school and eventually an executive chef position at the Leichtag Foundation, she has honed her skills across America. If asked, she will say that cooking is her number one passion - her why. Her style is modern and fresh - thoroughly Californian.
"Amazing experience! Fabulous! Chef Tiff was excellent. She was professional, personable, organized- and a fantastic cook. We had an interactive cooking lesson and a 4 course meal - both outstanding. We learned a ton and enjoyed every minute, every bite. Great job!"
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Jordan is a talented chef and strong believer in the holistic health benefits of a fresh and wholesome cuisine. Since graduating from Culinary school in SF a decade ago, he has perfected his style in multiple leading restaurants and wineries. He has a passion for preparing plant based and organic dishes with a clean and vibrant style. He also loves to share his passion through cooking classes and interactive dinner parties.
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"This wasn’t the first time we’ve hired a private chef but this time with Jordan was exceptional. Aside from being punctual and courteous, his food was impeccable. It was a tapas inspired menu, and Jordan delivered on every aspect from the start. I would definitely recommend Jordan. You will not be disappointed!"
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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

San Diego Service Area Table At Home

We have Private Chefs who can serve the broader San Diego area.

Our San Diego Private Chef service area covers all of San Diego, including Gas Lamp, National City, Ocean Beach, Coronado, Mission Beach and Del Mar.

To the North, we have Private Chefs who serve as far as Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and La Jolla.

To the East, our Private Chefs serve as far as Escondido and La Mesa.

We also serve New York, Chicago, Los Angeles 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.