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

Chef Bryan excels at professionalism, cooking experience, & providing exquisite plated masterpieces. He seemlessly added to a 50th birthday dinner experience. "Thank you" doesn't say enough. Chef Bryan is strongly recommended!
Nick Gutierrez
14:27 09 Aug 20
We hired Chef Jordan and he was so kind and accommodating to our family. His menu was universally appealing and not too fancy but the presentation was...
Tammy T.
13:01 09 Aug 20
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04:18 09 Aug 20
Having lived in Japan this was absolutely on par with the best food you can get anywhere in Japan. Presentation and flavor was top notch, no fault in any of...
Joshua W.
19:59 08 Aug 20
This experience was the best. We used this website to obtain a great chef for an at home gourmet food experience for our 10 year wedding anniversary. I have absolutely no regrets. We were lucky to have Francesco as our chef. He was cordial, professional, and most importantly an amazing chef. The meal was excellent. Thankyou for helpi g us make beautiful memories.
Hildalina Santana
17:12 03 Aug 20
This experience was the best. We used this website to obtain a great chef for an at home gourmet food experience for our 10 year wedding anniversary. I have...
Hildalina P.
10:14 03 Aug 20
Love everything about Brenda. She's was fantastic. Will definitely be working with her again !!!!! Thanks so much Brenda for making my husbands birthday...
Tire A.
21:25 01 Aug 20
We had a wonderful experience with Taka the sushi chef. We highly recommend hiring him. He was great. Amazing food!
Paul H.
10:20 31 Jul 20
I can’t say enough about the wonderful meal Chef Marvin cooked for us. Everything was beyond amazing and the party was a huge success. I really appreciated Chef Marvin’s attention to detail, warmth and flexibility. I was in touch with him through the week preceding the event and he kept me well informed. I loved his punctuality and his cleaning (he left the kitchen even cleaner than he found it!). In this tough pandemic I couldn’t have chosen a better way to celebrate my anniversary. Thank you Table at Home and Chef Marvin for a truly unforgettable experience.
Felipe Burgaz
04:52 31 Jul 20
I can't say enough about the wonderful meal Chef Marvin cooked for us. Everything was beyond amazing and the party was a huge success. I really appreciated...
F B.
21:53 30 Jul 20
Chef Jamie Jeffery was the perfect way to surprise my husband for his birthday! We typically love dining out to make birthdays and anniversaries a special...
Kristin K.
08:02 25 Jul 20
Wow! I’m speechless! My wife (LaSha) and I decided to stay local to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I thought of the idea to surprise my wife with a private chef through Table At Home. We had an outstanding time and the food was delicious! Our private chef (Tiana) was simply amazing!! Thanks so much! Our anniversary theme: #Quarantine@13
Dwight Cox
04:35 25 Jul 20
Wow! I'm speechless! My wife (LaSha) and I decided to stay local to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I thought of the...
Dwight C.
21:40 24 Jul 20
We had an amazing meal with Chef Takamasa here in San Diego. Creative, multi course Japanese fusion with fantastic flavors, nice portions and above all, a noble and respectful chef who clearly takes pride in his work and in customer experience. We will recommend this service and chef to our friends.
Hatem Abou-Sayed
14:00 24 Jul 20
Chef Ken Out Of Palm Beach Was Amazing For Us ! He Came super prepared and even was thoughtful enough to wear a mask. He created an amazing 3 course meal for us & an amazing dinner experience . I dont Think a restaurant could have done it better ! He made sure we were doing okay the whole time and even left our kitchen spotless ! Thank you chef Ken !
Shayna St. Hilaire
15:20 17 Jul 20
We had Chef Nicole come to our house for a 6-person intimate dinner and it was DELICIOUS! I requested a 3 course plated meal, but she went above and beyond...
Vanessa S.
13:14 12 Jul 20
Chef Brenda created a beautiful meal for our girls evening. The salad was fresh and delicious, the cod was perfectly cooked, and her meyer lemon olive oil...
Beth E.
14:52 29 Jun 20
Our experience with Table at Home was great! The process of requesting the meal was quick and easy, and we got some amazing proposals.The chef we chose, Chef Jordan, was easy and amazing to work with. We were so impressed with the meal he prepared for us, and the whole experience! Our dinner was for a birthday party, and Chef Jordan tailored the menu perfectly to the birthday boy’s tastes, so much so that the birthday boy is hoping to make plans to do some cooking with Chef Jordan in the future.Before the meal, the chef was very responsive, sent a personalized note with his proposal, and responded quickly to questions about the event. On the day of the dinner, the chef communicated with us clearly about when he’d be there and brought with him everything he needed to make our fantastic meal. The chef was very personable, shared with us why he chose many of the ingredients, and talked to us about the nutritional benefits of all of what he cooked.Lastly, the food was AMAZING! The chef provided non-vegan options for those of us who are not vegan, but we all agreed that we would have been completely happy and satisfied with the fully vegan meal. The chef clearly knew his craft to a masterful level. Those of us visiting from out of town wish we lived in San Diego so we could eat Chef Jordan’s cooking again!
Phil Wright
21:32 08 Jun 20
All i can say is WOW! Such a great experience. Our chef Joseph was super professional and the food was AMAZING! Seriously better than A LOT of restaurants ive visited since living in L.A. Ive already referred Joseph to another friend of mine and i will definitely be utilizing his services again in the future. Thanks again Joseph!
Brenden Reilly
14:07 07 May 20
Had an amazing dinner prepared by lulian. Great service
Amit Shafrir
00:51 28 Mar 20
Great dinner prepared by lulian. Worked out all the details beforehand and perfected as planned
amit s.
17:53 27 Mar 20
Great experience. Very personable and intimate. Almost makes you feel like a celebrity and very classy. Chef Josh Kepfinger was professional, on time and clean. He took his time with us and educated us on his dishes along the way. I would suggest finding a way to link chefs social media or something like that for extra validation since some new people may be weary about letting a stranger into their home and working with knives and whatnot. I would definitely recommend the service and my chef for sure.
Luis Martinez
21:04 08 Mar 20
Chef Brenda planned and executed a phenomenal birthday dinner for six. Every part of the experience was great. Brenda was thorough, flexible, ushered me through my first Table At Home experience and executed everything flawlessly. The TAH platform was also a breeze to use. Highly recommended!!
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03:56 02 Mar 20
Shawn and his wife Cindy cooked and presented a meal that was INCREDIBLE. As a fellow New Yorker who often dines out, the experience with this couple was out of this world. We had someone who had significant food allergies and Shawn perfectly met our parties needs. I am so looking forward to booking him for future events, and feel so grateful to just have the experience!
Ashvin Sood
03:52 01 Mar 20
We had Chef Joe cook a in home Birthday meal for my Wife and I. It was awsome. The process was very easy and Chef Joe prepared a absolutely marvelous dinner.
Bill Goodman
15:02 24 Feb 20
Meg was our at home Chef. Fantastic!5 plus stars. Amazing food. 5 course meal, birthday dinner for 4 adults.
Paul Smith
22:31 21 Feb 20
Eric Tolar
14:18 20 Feb 20
Chef Taka came to our home for a sushi cooking class. He was perfectly prepared and put us at ease. The menu was fantastic and he was an enthusiastic, patient teacher. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this, it was a unique and enjoyable experience.
Debbie Mcnamara
06:12 10 Feb 20
Fantastic experience!! Will use again 100%. Chef Jaime Jeffreys was amazing. Went above and beyond
Jason Sperber
03:01 08 Feb 20
Amazing experience! Fabulous! Process was easy and the Chef we picked (Chef Tiff in San Diego) was amazing! I’d do it again!
JEAN WHITNEY
22:17 29 Jan 20
Amazing experience! Fabulous! Process was easy and the Chef (Chef Tiff) was excellent. Honestly an outstanding experience!
Jean W.
14:20 29 Jan 20
I used table at home for a birthday dinner and the whole experience was amazing. The website is easy to use and costumer service is amazing. I booked chef Jason Mayer and he was very professional and his food was delicious. I definitely use this website again.
Ash Gem
17:51 20 Jan 20
Had the BEST experience with Chef Raymond and Table at Home. I used this website for an intimate cooking lesson (as opposed to their usual chef prepared dinner) and it was out of this world - what an experience!We gained knowledge, laughed a lot and ate an amaaaaaazing meal. Highly recommend to all!
Katie Nilsen
01:04 19 Jan 20
We had an amazing birthday dinner. Everything went so smoothly. Chef Tiana is a gem. Our guests suggested we do it every Tuesday.
Richard Weinstein
01:29 09 Jan 20
My wife and her sister had a fantastic experience. Chef Kwesi was outstanding. Thanks T@H!
Joshua Tolk
02:31 31 Dec 19
Great experience, great chef, definitely reccomend.
Mike P
04:45 25 Dec 19
We had an amazing birthday dinner using table at home! Would highly recommend.
Casey Armstrong
04:01 19 Dec 19
Chef Brenda was an absolute treasure! Her food and presentation were amazing, she was in communication before the event and was on time, and when we were finished with brunch the kitchen was spotless. Highly recommend!
Dawn Gupta
00:44 16 Dec 19
Had a great experience with this company and Chef Shawn!!
Anna Ziegler
00:16 09 Dec 19
Very professional and easy to work with! Fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner! Amira was able to accommodate and provide enough food for 14 people and cleaned up...
Daniel K.
16:10 28 Nov 19
-I was looking to host a big birthday party for my SO. I looked to yelp to help me find a catering company. Instead it led me to TAH- an awesome company...
Nick D.
06:24 26 Nov 19
Fresh made food . Very generous / too generous portions. Chef very amicable. Def recommend to try. Chef Andres thumbs up!
Gregory Lieberman
03:23 15 Nov 19
Used T@H for the first time for our wedding day. Posted a request and had several great chefs respond. Picked Chef Matthew Lazarchick and it was super easy to work with him to plan our perfect meal. Exchanged some texts, had a phone call, and viola we had the BEST MEAL EXPERIENCE EVER! Chef Matthew was interactive and taught us things about cooking along the way while also allowing us time to chill as we ate some superb Italian food. Couldn't believe it was coming out of our very own kitchen. Best part was that i think the kitchen was cleaner after he left! Thanks to Chef Matthew and T@H for making our wedding day easy, fulfilling, and on point. Definitely recommend Chef Matthew and T@H.
Gary Olsem
02:36 10 Nov 19
Chef Jason was AMAZING. I booked him for a birthday dinner for two, at home. His service was spectacular, and the food was OFF THE CHARTS! Truly blown away. I cannot wait to use Jason for my next event! PS- you MUST try the duck confit spring rolls and his wife’s homemade kombucha!
jordan horowitz
17:09 30 Oct 19
Had such a special birthday meal in my home with the best of friends by a special Chef. Chef Massimo Fedozzi!
Dawn Schwartz
19:17 27 Oct 19
Table at Home was a terrific experience. The process was easy and we had a wonderful evening with Chef Jason. Jason prepared a delicious meal, was extremely professional, and overall the experience was unique. I plan on using Table at Home again in the future. I highly recommend.
Monisha M
03:27 15 Oct 19
We had an amazing 4 course meal with Chef Massimo! He brought a taste of Italy into our home and even had some left overs for us to enjoy the next day! What an amazing Chef and great partner with Tara by his side managing the kitchen! They provided excellent service, an amazing meal, and great company!
Antony Arackathara
16:08 05 Oct 19
Amazing experience from beginning to end!!! From the beginning, the process was easy. I knew I wanted to have a chef come to the house to help me celebrate my birthday. The site was easy to navigate. The hardest part was picking from the multiple proposals.Communicating with the chef was easy and she made it easy to customize the meal in a way that everyone could enjoy.She prepped a summer berry kale salad, Jamaican Jerk chicken, potato salad and a pickled cabbage slaw, topped with a Jamaican bread pudding with white truffle chocolate. Every bite was AMAZING! And everyone agreed.
Shivani S. Purvis
03:11 16 Sep 19
What a great way to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Our chef, Meg, prepared a first class fine restaurant quality meal for our party. It was such a joy to be able to do this at home. Can’t wait to do this again.
Robert Shapiro
11:32 08 Sep 19
Had an incredible experience with Table at Home! The process is really easy to navigate and Chef Nicole made us the most amazing meal. Our guests can’t stop talking about how having her for dinner made the entire wknd special.
Christina Fontana
19:52 01 Sep 19
Chef Mirijana and Chef Keith were outstanding!!! Arrived early, and literally handled everything! It was a lovely dinner party and the menu was outstanding!!! Everything was delicious and fresh!!! Such an easy booking process too! Will definitely do it again!
Randi Smith
22:34 22 Aug 19
I contacted Table at Home to prepar a meal for 6 adults and 4 children in celebration of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The experience was great -- I reviewed multiple proposals from chefs with different styles and picked Chef Adam, who suggested a wonderful 5-course meal. We discussed how to keep the kids happy with their own food. He was very nice in person, explained what each dish was to us as he served us, and when we were all done, left the place spotless. Can't wait for a reason to do this all again!
Douglas Goldstein
23:01 21 Aug 19
Chef Jordan was outstanding! I used this service for my bachelorette party. He was on time, friendly and the food was amazing. Everyone was loving it AND there was even enough for us to have seconds. He even cleaned up so we had to literally just eat and enjoy. I would definitely use this service again in the future and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a special treat.
Stefanie Greco
15:37 21 Aug 19
Chef Sam provided an exquisite evening for my wife’s 50th birthday — multiple courses and pairings, true farm to table selections, interesting preparations, excellent wine pairings, at a very fair price. Polished service, took care of everything including all clean up, and was super responsive to all communications. Fantastic menu recommendations, and willing to work with/around my wife’s favorite dishes. Very pleasant demeanor, relaxed, knows how to pace and very easy around guests. EVERY menu should include his pork belly atop an aged bourbon peach reduction, and his infused meringues with dessert! Hire him. I would again.
James Dunlop
20:44 18 Aug 19
Table at Home was an amazing experience.Chef Travis was fabulous, very professional and an excellent chef. He made our special dinner very special. The food was better than some restaurants I've been at..The food was fresh and so flavorful. My friends and I had such a wonderful experience. He came with all his own dishes, silverware, etc.. He cleaned up perfectly even taking the garbage out. I would highly recommend Travis to anyone and will definitely be booking him again.
Sue Schulte
17:00 18 Aug 19
Table at Home really was my savior this weekend! I hosted a birthday dinner for my mom and wanted a private chef. Chef Raymond McNeal went ABOVE and beyond for my family. Not only was it easy to get in contact with him, but his already amazing menu became even BETTER in execution. I was so impressed by the professionalism, his skill, and attention to detail. I will be raving and recommending him to everyone I know.
Angelia Mocera
18:43 03 Aug 19
Richie Farina was amazing and the whole process was so easy
Tim Hanke
20:46 30 Jul 19
Booked a chef for my parents and it was extremely professional and delicious
Timothy Kau
16:08 26 Jul 19
We had Mirijana come cook for us in East Hampton, and she and her assistant were AWESOME! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding! We had the best time! I highly recommend!
Eliza Brockinton
11:42 20 Jul 19
Chef Antonio was fantastic! We had an amazing time and food was awesome. We can’t wait to do it again!
Tim Fern
02:02 07 Jul 19
The ABSOLUTE best!!!! The service from the company was exceptional, questions were answered promptly and courteously and the website easy to use. When it came to the actual chef and meal and can not say enough about how perfect the evening was. The food not only tasted divine but was presently beautifully. The chef prepared the meal, served the guests and then cleaned up. I will use TABLE AT HOME again and again.
James Latus
20:08 03 Jul 19
Amazing service!!! Couldn’t have been happier. Our chef Alissa was incredible. The customer service was off the charts and would highly recommend and will definitely be a repeat customer.
Michele Autuoro
14:37 23 Jun 19
I used Table at Home to book a dinner as a birthday gift to my wife. I tried a couple of other sites but got no response or ended up more confused the more I communicated. Table at Home's communication was superb, Daniel (I think I have the name right) answered all my questions within minutes. The only problem we had was that the three menus provided by the chefs were so well put together it made the decision difficult. The chef that we chose also communicated very clearly. The meal was superb, the chef was both interesting and professional. My wife told me it was one of the best gifts I have ever gotten her.
Laurence Pohner
14:11 23 Jun 19
Happy Anniversary to me and my love of 16 years!! ❤❤❤ We celebrated by hiring a personal chef to make us a yummy anniversary dinner in our home kitchen.🍽🥗🥘 Chef Meg (Meg Oliver) was awesome, professional and pleasant for our special day. She was groovin' to all the old school R&B love jams! I was like ok Meg, get it girl! LOL 🤗🤗🤗
Monique Page
11:22 21 Jun 19

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

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 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.