Hire a private chef for an amazing private cooking lesson experience

What about a private cooking lesson for a fun group event or family activity!

All of our private chefs are passionate about their craft and love sharing their secrets with customers. Learn the basics of traditional European cuisine or try your hand at something more exotic like Thai or Peruvian. Best of all you get to enjoy eating what you make!

The sky is the limit as to what you can do. We have run everything from pasta making to sushi preparation. Classes can be small intimate affairs for couples or larger events for groups of friends or a family.

Just give us an idea of what you would like to learn and then let our chefs propose a program for you. The only thing to keep in mind is the size of your kitchen for hosting the event, and whether you want it more serious or fun.

How it works

Request a meal online in minutes

1. Request your meal

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

Choose from the great proposals chefs send you

2. Select your chef

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

Your Personal chef comes to your home and cooks you an awesome meal while you relax and enjoy it

3. Enjoy!

Your 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 chefs can send you proposed menus

Select your chef

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

Enjoy!

Your 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

  • By Blaire - Grass-fed beef bourguignon

  • By Margaret - Pumpkin soup with Goat cheese and Toasted Sesame – Pumpkin seeds

  • By Justin - Steaming Thai Fish Cakes

  • By Rami - Oyster mushroom pappardelle with crispy pancetta

  • By Lani - Hakurei turnips, óleo fresco, lemon, peanuts and coriander, bottarga

  • By Makda - Caramelized Halloumi with Kabocha Puree, Honey, and Dukkah

  • By Lani - Kale Almond Pesto and Radish Tartine

  • By Rachel - Grilled Lamb Chops + Mint Pesto

  • By Ashley - Dairy and Grain free Strawberry Shortcake

  • By Johan - Belgian Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Fruit

  • By Aria - Artichoke Grouper Ravioli in smoked eggplant puree

  • By Rachel - Assorted Farmer Fresh Selections Crostini

  • By Matthew - Watermelon Salad with Pistachio Butter, Mint, Basil and Fresh Chiles

  • By Brenda - Pan Seared Wild Alaskan Salmon – Dill & Horseradish – Wild Sorrel – Candied Beet & Local Radish

  • By Anthony - Pan Seared Scallops, White Asparagus, Sauce Romesco

  • By Anthony - Fiddlehead Ferns & Roasted Garlic

  • By Benjamin - Aged Steak Tartare, Cured Egg Yolk, Katsuobushi Salt, Asparagus, Borage

  • By Joseph - Short rib ragu with parpadella

  • By Joseph - Lobster in sea broth

  • By Kisha - Seared Salmon

  • By Sebastien and Florencia - Tuna and leek cannelloni, curry béchamel

  • By Daniel - Pesto Salmon, Tapenade, Beets, Feta

  • By Giuseppe - Paccheri Pasta with Sea Food

  • By Paul - Chanook Salmon with Cauliflower Puree

  • By Paul - Coconut, Honey,Lime, Filipino, Chicken Adobo Skewers

  • By Terrence - Spicy Szechuan Pork Sausage with Lychee-Coconut Milk Broth, Fresh Herbs, Peanuts, Corn, and Chili Oil

  • By Paul - Duck [or Beef Tenderloin] Succatash with Pea Sauce

  • By Kiele - Raw Vegan Vanilla Tart with Figs and Berries

  • By Ticiana - Shawarma roasted cauliflower with charred eggplant purée

  • By Robert - Pan fried chicken breast, pea puree and spring vegetables (made at Green City Market)

  • By Riccardo - parmigiano agnolotti, chantarelle mushroom, truffle

  • By Jennifer - Spicy Shrimp with Lime~Cilantro Sauce

  • By Eric - Calamari Steak & Squid Ink Risotto

  • By Eric - Fluke Ceviche

  • By Saphira - Coconut Curry Squash Soup

  • By nicholas - caviar, brioche, hollindaise

  • By nicholas - beets, shrimp, soubise

  • By Matthew - Blue fin tuna / Sesame cracker / spicy mango mayo

  • By Matthew - House made Porcini-black pepper fettuccini / roasted broccoli /chicken Demi

  • By Jessica - Stone Fruit Waffles

  • By Daniel - Crispy Lamb Belly with Fava Puree

  • By Daniel - Blue Crab Spaghetti

  • By Antonella - Roasted Chicken with Fresh Mango Pico De Gallo

  • By Andrew - Chile Pappardelle alla Vongole

  • By Sean - Cast Iron Pork

  • By Kisha - Heirloom Tomato Salad

  • By Massimo - Chocolate Truffle Mousse

  • By LEON - 5-Spice Tea-Smoked Duck Breast

  • By Massimo - Salmon + citrus-Herb Salad

  • By Kisha - Chocolate Raspberry Tart

  • By shawn - 12 hour Pot Roast; Smashed purple potatoes

  • By shawn - Coconut Rundown

  • By Iulian - Beet Salad, Grilled and Fresh Herbs

  • By Massimo - Lamb carpaccio

  • By Kisha - Peach and Blackberry Shortcake Cake

  • By Randall - Local Tomato and Stonefruit tart

  • By Michael - Creamy Squash Soup & Holiday Sausage

Why Table at Home

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Takes just minutes of your time to organize and chefs bring all ingredients
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Meals by top vetted chefs who are passionate about good food
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Why Table at Home

Easy

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

Authentic

Meals by real, pre-vetted 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

What customers say

I wanted to do something unique and special for our anniversary. A night out in the city seemed just ordinary so I happened upon Table At Home. From start to finish it was such an easy process with both the website and chef (Shawn Burnette) were quick to answer any questions I had to assuage my concerns. I felt like I had very good options from great chefs within hours of posting my request. It was hard to choose which one to pick, but in the end Chef Shawn was not only a very professional and top notch chef who made us a dinner that rivaled anything we would have had in the city he was also friendly and personable which added a great touch to the dinner. Overall we spent less that we would have at a night out, and had so much fun. I would definitely recommend this website to anyone, and will be looking for reasons to use it again. The best!read more
anthony laSasso
anthony laSasso
23:21 20 Apr 19
Chef Isaiah effortlessly prepared an exquisite 4 course meal for 8 at our AirBnB in the DC area. Upon request, he also created “mocktail” pairings for each course. My work team enjoyed the meal immensely—I have a feeling this won’t be the last time we’ll use Table At Home!read more
Ali LaVanway
Ali LaVanway
03:28 28 Mar 19
Thanks to Kimberley we were able to spend a quiet anniversary dinner for two at home. No reservations, no crowds, no parking issues, and no need to get all dressed up for a restaurant quality dinner! The food was amazing! She is the ultimate professional, kind and caring. I initially imagined I would be getting a crazy chef that you see on tv, but it was like having a good friend over. I have to stop watching so many reality tv shows.read more
Jimmy Chow
Jimmy Chow
15:10 22 Mar 19
This service is remarkable and I can’t recommend it more highly. Not only was Daniel, who runs the company, helpful, informative and accessible, Chef Blaire was nothing short of OUTSTANDING! She was immediately available to discuss and customize her mouth-watering menu, made intuitive suggestions based on my needs, and impressed my husband and I with her vast knowledge and experience as a chef around the world. Chef Blaire’s meal for my husband’s surprise birthday party dinner in our home astounded us all. We were a large group, all of us foodies and most of us cooks in our own right, and her Mediterranean/fusion menu blew us away: beautiful platters of vibrant vegetables, delicious soup, fish, braised short rib, chicken, 3 different desserts to die for- we were beyond sated when the evening was over. As a surprising addition, Chef Blaire is remarkably knowledgable about wines and wine pairing. Truly, we wouldn’t change a single thing from this evening!read more
K Rocha
K Rocha
05:45 04 Mar 19
Very convenient. Posted a meal request on Friday, did a search for local chefs, invited some to post a meal, then waited. By the next Tuesday, I had enough responses to make a choice. The chef prepared a great meal for 4 adults and 4 kids, and everyone really enjoyed the experience. If you are looking for a personal chef service, I really thing this one works.read more
Arnold Lee
Arnold Lee
19:04 15 Feb 19
The meal prepared by Chef Jacqueline was excellent. The kitchen in our vacation rental wasn't the best, actually for a house that size it was horrible. However, despite that set back Chef Jacqueline pulled off an amazing meal. The menu was diverse enough to entertain sophisticated foodies yet tame enough that even the most timid eater enjoyed the meal. She cooked for 13 men and not a single one of us left the dinner table hungry, we were stuffed! It was just a great experience! Thank you Chef Jacqueline and Table at Home for making that dinner possible and easy to put together.Nathanread more
Nathan Shipley
Nathan Shipley
17:43 12 Feb 19
"Fantastic! What a delight of an evening with the amiable and elegant Chef Rami delivering up an exotic, thought-out, impossibly delicious (and perfectly presented) dinner. We will, for sure, ask him to chef for us again!"
Steve Clark
Steve Clark
12:39 19 Jan 19
Wonderful service that I will definitely use again. Planned a very last minute dinner for two. Within six hours I had three great proposals to choose from. Chef Anthony was amazing. Highly recommend!
Jennifer Galeon
Jennifer Galeon
21:07 18 Jan 19
Would definitely recommend this service. Chef Asheesh was awesome and a true pleasure. Everything was delicious and the sauces were amazing. We experienced a five course meal. He helped me plan an awesome dinner for our proposal and I would definitely use them again!read more
Seeno Shahrooz
Seeno Shahrooz
02:54 12 Jan 19
We used Chef James to cook for our dinner party. His food was amazing! Everyone loved it.
Debbie Reinstein
Debbie Reinstein
23:40 01 Jan 19
Amazing service. Chef exceeded our expectations. Food was amazing
William Gould
William Gould
03:34 31 Dec 18
Chef Isaiah did a fabulous job preparing a Sicilian feast for my dad’s birthday. It was a creative and fun way to celebrate.
Angela Malerba
Angela Malerba
01:08 23 Dec 18
The dinner was great! And Chef Michelle’s meal was amazing! I definitely recommend it
Dapo Ajayi
Dapo Ajayi
23:05 17 Dec 18
I used Table at Home to plan a surprise birthday dinner for my wife and some of our closest friends. I was very happy with the process from beginning to end. The website is easy to use; providing details about the meal to allow chefs to submit proposals and communicate with them regarding any questions was great. The chefs all seemed professional and the one we ultimately selected was spectacular... it was probably one of the best meals that I've had in a long while.read more
Scott Dalessio
Scott Dalessio
14:52 05 Dec 18
Used the service for the first time for a bachelor party this past week. Chef Michelle was great. She was on time, friendly, and made us a fantastic meal! Will look to use the service again in the future.
James Kang
James Kang
03:57 05 Nov 18
We had an exquisite evening with Chef Michelle in our home Saturday night. From her signature appetizers, to her mouth watering 4-course meal, we enjoyed every minute! Chef Michelle arrived early and cleaned our entire kitchen at the end of the evening. Our guests had a magnificent experience and we enjoyed a 5-star gourmet feast!read more
Jonathan Warga
Jonathan Warga
17:35 04 Nov 18
Chef Massimo was absolutely incredible! What an easy process from start to finish. Thank you so much for such a wonderful (and absolutely delicious) evening!
Sterling Donnelly
Sterling Donnelly
19:37 29 Oct 18
What an excellant service! I was hosting book club and I wanted a meal to match but I wanted to be part of the discussion. Four chefs sent me their ideas and I worked with Chef James who prepared a perfect meal combination he served cleaned up it was magical and delicious. Thank you for such a special dinner party!read more
Bobbi Triptow
Bobbi Triptow
14:23 29 Sep 18
Massimo and his wife Tara were amazing. We held a party last night that set up, executed and concluded without any glitches. The aroma that was coming from the kitchen when I arrived home was amazing. That was only the beginning of what was an tastefully planned night of food, presentation and detailed description of everything we were about to eat. If I were to have to pick my favorite course I would have to say ALL of them. Each course was paired perfectly with ingredients that made each dish another wonderful experience. Massimo’s nearly 40 years of experience in high end restraunts shows in everything he does. Massimo and Tara are very friendly and made cooking another entertaining event for me and my guests to watch. If you are planning an event or special celebration, I would highly Recommend Massimo !!read more
Walter Neal
Walter Neal
16:26 26 Sep 18
I used Table at Home for a private dinner for 2 to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday. Because of her dietary restrictions I was concerned about finding a chef that would be able to accommodate yet make a great meal. Enter Chef James. He was AMAZING! He not only revised his menu to fit her needs, but also took the time to research the FODMAP diet she had been put on. Once the menu was set, Chef James reached out to me with a few questions about my kitchen. We confirmed the time and he showed up promptly. My wife was completely surprised and Chef James prepared an impeccable 3 course meal. He set the table before we ate and made sure our wine glasses were never empty. Chef James' attention to detail did not go unnoticed. We were absolutely satisfied with our service. Thanks Table at Home and of course Chef James!read more
Kendra Wells Williams
Kendra Wells Williams
16:34 08 Sep 18
We were very pleased with our experience with Table at Home. Chef Jaycee did an amazing job re-creating the first meal my husband and I had 10 years ago. He listened and paid particular attention to details to make this meal truly special. We appreciate Chef Jaycee’s professionalism, kindness, and expertise. The meal was absolutely delicious! Thank you!read more
John Neral
John Neral
16:47 12 Aug 18
I used Table at Home to surprise my husband for a romantic dinner for his birthday. Our Chef, Antonio, was absolutely wonderful and prepared us a fantastic meal that left us on cloud 9 the following day. He was easy to contact and incredibly flexible to our taste buds and budget. Table at Home made everything from creating a meal, reviewing proposals, booking, and payment completely seamless. I highly recommend this service to anyone looking to cater a private and classy meal in the comfort of their own home. Can't wait to use them again!read more
Dara Jones
Dara Jones
02:04 08 Aug 18
Would recommend Table at Home for anyone looking for a personal chef for your dinner or event. The process is seamless. Our chef was personable and professional. The food was amazing! It made our vacation very special!
Patrice Turbes
Patrice Turbes
03:26 31 Jul 18
I had an amazing experience with Table at Home across the board. Easy to book on their website and a. very friendly and talented chef who came to our home and cooked us an incredible meal. She even changed her Italian desert menu to accommodate our simple American taste for chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Can’t recommend enough.read more
Jonathan Fener
Jonathan Fener
02:38 13 Jul 18
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The best private chefs

We only accept the best! All Chefs have been background checked, interviewed and had their work reviewed.

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

Meet some of our 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 Shawn has been fortunate enough to train under some of the best chefs in the world, Mark Ladner, Mario Batali, Sean Brock, April Bloomfield, Christina Lecki and more. The lessons and time spent learning in these kitchens has given him a modern and clean style, centered around the best ingredients. In addition he owns a small farm in upstate NY, where he sources many of his ingredients - all organic vegetables and ethically gown.
Recent review
"Chef Shawn prepared a delicious meal for my husband and I. The ingredients were fresh from his farm and other local sources. Chef Shawn even welcomed my husband joining in on the cooking so he could learn a few tricks (hello, bacon jam!). His company was also as good as his food. If you're a foodie, pester him with questions!"
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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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Chef Isaiah started his cooking career a little unconventionally - in the military. Over 13 years, he worked his way up to become a private chef for several Generals and has served senior leaders and heads of state in Iceland, Italy, Denmark and of course the US. His style is thoroughly modern and very international - reflecting all the travel he has done. Plus he has a real passion for using sustainable ingredients, sourced locally.
Recent review
"Chef Isaiah was AMAZING. Five star dining in the comfort of your own home. His attention to detail in plating, knowledge of the food and presentation was one of my best dining experiences."
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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 an 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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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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Kisha studied Advanced Culinary Arts at Stratford University. For the last 5 years, Kisha has worked non stop as a personal chef, preparing beautiful and innovative Modern American cuisine. She is also a bit of a competitor, as a contestant on the Food Network show Fakers vs. Bakers.
Recent review
"The dinning experience could not have been any better. I was able to speak with Chef Kisha a few days before the dinner and we worked through all of the details. On the day of the event Chef Kisha ensured to communicate updates regularly. She arrived with everything she needed to prepare what turned out to be one of the best meals I have ever experienced. She plated the meals very well and the presentations were excellent."
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Chef Asheesh is originally from the UK, and along the way to LA has worked at some of the worlds most well regarded establishments including La Chateu in France and Contigi in Italy - both Michelin star restaurants. He has also cooking for some quite well known people - having been a sous chef at 2 Royal Palaces - Kensington and Buckingham. His style is classic European with a Eastern twist, and he has a real passion for rich sauces.
Recent review
"Incredible food, incredible company and a great night for us and our family. I would definitely recommend him, and we'll be using Asheesh again - next week actually!"
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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!
Recent review
"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

  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • New York / New Jersey / Connecticut
  • San Diego
  • Washington D.C. / DMV

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.