Private Chef your next dinner party

Our Private Chefs love doing Dinner Parties

Dinner parties are at the core of what Table at Home does. We think that there is nothing more authentic than enjoying the good company of friends and family over a meal. And, it is all the better when someone a Private Chef is doing all the work!

We have private chefs that can tackle pretty much any dinner party cuisine. From traditional cuisines like French and Italian, to things a little more exotic like Peruvian or Caribbean. Style wise, our private chefs can serve dinner parties both banquet style and individually plated.

Just like a restaurant, our private chefs can propose dinner party menus from basic 2-3 course contemporary meals, right up to exquisite 'chefs table' tasting menus where the artful presentation of the cuisine is nearly too beautiful to eat!

Just give us an idea of what you have in mind and then let our private chefs propose the perfect dinner party experience for you. If you are feeling adventurous - tell us! And our private chefs will get creative and propose something a little different. Booking a private chef from Table at Home ensures stress free entertaining.

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

What a wonderful treat - I'm so happy we found Table at Home! Chef Roshelle's created a menu full of soul and creativity for my husband's birthday. Exactly what I was looking for! From the beginning she was communicative, accommodating and professional. While she whipped us up a truly spectacular meal, we were pleasantly surprised that she was was also such great company. We really enjoyed our conversation with her and by the end of the night she felt like family. The meal was in a class of its own - thoughtfully sourced ingredients, cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and plentiful. I also really enjoyed the cooking tips she shared with us as she was preparing the meal. We could not have asked for more! THANK YOU Chef Roshelle for a truly memorable experience!!
Jessica Lauredan Muro
15:22 16 Nov 20
We had a special experience with Chef Meg on Nov 14. She was attentive, flexible and communicative before and during our birthday dinner. She was prompt,...
Lawrence L.
12:26 16 Nov 20
This service was so easy to use. I just put in what I was looking for (7 people at home cooking lesson) and it paired me up with different Chefs and their menus and prices! We chose Chef Tyler and he was awesome! He was professional, made delicious food and cleaned up. I would 100% recommend.
Cristina Mann
01:47 16 Nov 20
I arranged for Chef Francesco to cook dinner for my fiancee and I this past Saturday night in our apartment, and everything about the meal and the experience completely exceeded our expectations. The food was incredibly delicious and Chef Francesco was a pleasure to spend time with and have in our home. I would 1000% recommend him and we are already looking forward to booking him again.
Seth Harris
23:07 15 Nov 20
I was in a pinch, needing to host a business client dinner and table at home private chefs made this one of the easiest and most fun experiences. After providing the few details like date, number of guests, dietary restrictions, and desired price range, I received multiple meal bids from chefs telling me about the meal they would cook. I then picked the meal and chef whom I liked best, and began directly communicating with them. The meal was the best food that will ever come out of my kitchen - I was lucky enough to have a chef in my home that has been awarded a Michelin star and has been on tv shows. We had the most perfect 4 course meal and no prep or cleanup was required from me which meant I could fully entertain my business clients. I would over and above recommend table at home and I will be using again.
Shannon Balmat
17:49 12 Nov 20
Looking for a last minute COVID friendly birthday dinner and stumbled upon Table at Home. I requested same day service and was lucky enough to be paired with chef Takamasa. We had amazing sushi and an 8 course Japanese American fusion menu. What a treat!!! We would definitely do again and highly recommend.
Laura Smith
05:41 10 Nov 20
Food was great and chef was very professional and thoughtful. Would recommend as a great alternative to eating out at restaurant.
Steve Wandishin
16:26 07 Nov 20
We booked Chef Caleb and he was outstanding; the meal was delicious and exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend Chef Caleb through Table at home private chefs!
Raymond Hankins
01:06 01 Nov 20
My husband and I used Table at Home to hire a private chef for our wedding night dinner. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to celebrate with family and friends, and so we wanted to do something to make the day feel extra special. We decided a private dinner cruise would be perfect. Through Table at Home we hired Chef Violette, who provided a phenomenal experience. I loved the ease of use with Table at Home, and the fact that inquiring was a no-pressure process. I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly I received proposals and was able to book the perfect chef. I have many dietary restrictions--I was able to delineate these in my request and was very pleased to see proposals come in that fell within the guidelines of what I could eat. It was easy to message Chef Violette through Table at Home as I was figuring out the details, and she was super responsive. Chef Violette made us an incredible meal that didn't violate any of my dietary restrictions, all with only a limited galley/kitchen on the boat we chartered (separately). She even contacted me ahead of time to ask what my wedding colors were so she could coordinate the table setting--we arrived to a beautifully set table with a lovely vase of flowers. Chef Violette wore a mask and gave us plenty of space, and so we felt very safe with her (given the pandemic). We originally were planning to do a private dinner cruise package with one of the big commercial bay cruise companies, but this fell through. At first I was disappointed, but now I am glad it fell through, because hiring Chef Violette through Table at Home worked out perfectly--much better than the original plan would have. I am very happy to have found Table at Home and Chef Violette, and I would definitely recommend both to anyone looking for a wonderful meal experience!
Molly White
18:53 28 Oct 20
We had a wonderful experience with Table at Home! Chef Dennis was prompt and professional and the meal was delicious!
Erin Pierce
00:25 27 Oct 20
OMG - we had a 6 course tasting meal called “Mar y Tierra” from Chef Miguel (and his talented sous chef) at out home....it was one of the best meals of my life. His family recipes, beautiful dishes, timing and preparation were top notch....if you miss 5 star dining experiences during Covid - call Table at Home!! You won’t be disappointed!
Jeremy Hermanns
17:48 25 Oct 20
Due to COVID-19 trying to find an alternative option to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary was very important. I found Table at Home and thought what a perfect idea to bring the chef and celebration for a private celebration. The process was easy, our chef was Henry Lebard. He was friendly, flexible and very easy to communicate with. His food was out of this world. His knowledge of culinary arts and just the appreciation of food, flavor and fresh ingredients was second to none. He even made gluten free options special for me, even though the other guest didn't need gluten free. I was prepared to just not have that portion of the meal, but he made me something I could eat. That was above and beyond.He is truly a top notch chef. Wonderful company. Great 50th anniversary for my parents.
M C
13:35 25 Oct 20
Very good experience
Chas Cobbs
02:01 24 Oct 20
My experience was everything I could have wanted - luxurious, convenient, one of a kind, all while in-home.
Jennifer Tan
20:26 18 Oct 20
Absolutely loved the website! It was so easy to use. I was able to find an awesome chef within an hour for a dinner the following day! Thank you so much.
Jaspreet Panesar
19:43 18 Oct 20
Chef Tiana was phenomenal! She was pleasant and professional and the meal was delicious. This is a wonderful way to celebrate with a small group and do something special.
Danielle Creighan
16:48 18 Oct 20
This was a great way to celebrate a birthday during the pandemic. Chef Bryan was engaged from the moment he pitched his menu and totally nailed the experience with amazing food and a great experience. Highly recommend, it was worth every penny!
Kyle Burdette
13:55 18 Oct 20
Chef Tyler was outstanding. He tailored his menu to our personal preferences and exceeded all of our expectations.
David Pawlowski
02:40 18 Oct 20
Great process and Chef Francisco was amazing! Food was delicious and seasoned very well! Definitely recommend Table at home private chefs and Chef Francisco.
Kira Kenyatta
02:16 15 Oct 20
I had a great time using this service. I did a surprise dinner for my husband’s 40th birthday. It was very easy to use and had a clear process. I loved Chef Kyndra!! She was amazing and her food was absolutely 5 star! She was very attentive, sweet and gave us the vest service. I would absolutely use this service (and Chef Kyndra) again.
Myra Herring
01:07 14 Oct 20
I used Table At Home to surprise my friend with a cooking lession for her birthday. It was great to have multiple proposals from various Chefs, and I got to choose the menu that aligned with my budget. Great experience and will book again
Brandon B
17:55 11 Oct 20
Cant rave enough about this service! I needed to plan a last minute 9 guest dinner party (a week prior) in Los Angeles, CA and needed a chef.After detailing that i wanted a 4 course Caribbean inspired menu I received great proposals from 5 local chefs.I ended up choosing a chef named Zachary who created a PHENOMENAL meal that included jerked octopus skewers, cilantro mint aioli, w/ roasted peppers, and a main course of steamed whole Sea Bass, w/ Jamaican coconut cream sauce.Zachary and I communicated seamlessly within the Table at Home app and via text message. He was quick to respond to my questions.At the dinner party Zachary showed up on time, COVID complaint, and ready to work! He presented each dish to guests at the table explaining the ingredients. The guests, some of whom born and raised in the Caribbean, were shocked at how delicious each course was. The flavor notes were so sophisticated and mind blowing.Table at home is a great service I couldnt have found a better chef so last minute w/o it. Highly recommended!
K L
15:56 08 Oct 20
Great experience, great food, high quality service. Highly recommend.
Katie McDowell
00:14 04 Oct 20
We had a surprise 60th Anniversary dinner for my parents and Chef James worked with us and created an amazing dining experience. His tomato shot/ amuse Bouche was a unique starter and his agnolotti with black truffle was divine! The steak was tender and well seasoned and the butter poached lobster was just perfect. What a memorable experience!
Brian Misiunas
01:01 21 Sep 20
We had a birthday dinner for three prepared in our home by Chef Lesa and it was PHENOMENAL. The best food we have had in a long time! Great interaction and such a unique experience.
Nashun Robinson
03:24 19 Sep 20
I wanted to do something special to celebrate an anniversary, this can be challenging during a pandemic. We have not had anybody into our home and have practiced strict social distancing so the idea of an al fresco dinner at sunset in our backyard seemed like the only solution. Chef John did an awesome job, he prepared an amazing four course meal outside, wore a mask without the usual luxury of meal prep in a normal kitchen using a gas bbq grill and green egg. The food was delicious, Chef John was professional, pleasant, resouceful and this anniversary celebration a huge success. Thank you Chef John and Table at Home!
Mickey Hargitay
11:40 16 Sep 20
Table at Home was great. We found a wonderful chef, Chef Francesco to teach us how to make pasta. Chef Francesco was timely, professional, experienced, and knowledgeable while making it fun and interesting. I never thought I would be able to make my own fresh pasta by hand. I can't wait to practice and do it more! We would definitely recommend him!
Valerie Dinglas
17:55 15 Sep 20
Chef Richard and his server LaToya were wonderful! Both food and service held up to our high expectations. We would definitely hire him again. Table at Home made it very easy for me host a great night!
Sara Diebold
21:14 14 Sep 20
Chef Jaime was AMAZING. We devoured her hangar steak with creamed corn, asparagus and fingerling potatoes. The blueberry cobbler was to die for. She was prompt, professional and we would 100% book her again. We cannot say enough good things about her!Table At Home itself was easy to use. We are so glad we found this service!
Erin Spence
13:17 14 Sep 20
Loved this site! What a great idea to connect with private chefs. The site made it so easy to find a chef who proposed a menu of exactly what I was looking for and did an excellent job of preparing and serving. I love that you can explain what you are looking for and the chefs propose menus to fit your preferences. Excellent and easy to use. I am already telling all of my friends about it!
Shari M.
02:40 13 Sep 20
Chef Paul was awesome! Easy to work with to create a menu. Arrived on time and cooked an amazing dinner for us. Everything was delicious. We opted for dessert “to go” and have been nibbling on his fantastic cheesecake all night. He left the kitchen spotless. Would definitely use him and this service again.
Lori Balducci
01:48 13 Sep 20
Chef Brenda was prompt, courteous, very accommodating and, most importantly, the food was absolutely delicious! The four course anniversary dinner was a premium price, but well worth it.
Erroll Staton
14:53 12 Sep 20
Outstanding quality and flavor. No complaints whatsoever. Would definitely recommend. The wine pairings were spot on.
Joe DiRuzzo
01:38 12 Sep 20
Table at Home was outstanding. The process was easy and our chef, Chef Tiana, was great! Every course exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!
Fred Calalang
01:08 10 Sep 20
Table at Home was a great experience! The process in selecting a chef was easy and our selection, Chef Tiana, was outstanding! Her food was delicious and...
Frederick C.
18:12 09 Sep 20
Very easy set up. Great communication, and all around quality service. Prices are very good. Definitely using the service again.
Cliff D.
17:03 06 Sep 20
Great experience from start to finish. Our meal was great and a perfect treat for our anniversary dinner!
Jon C.
05:56 06 Sep 20
ReEverything was so easy. From requesting proposals, to booking, to paying... and Chef Richard Mancini was AMAZING. The food was incredible. Serving was...
Jenn H.
04:31 03 Sep 20
I can't say enough about our experience and Chef Massimo. He was professional , yet friendly and accommodating. His stories were impressive and the...
Laura G.
17:45 01 Sep 20
The Chef came prepared to make all dishes and cooked and prepared all of their dishes onsite. The stories being told very good stories. I would highly...
Evan H.
20:12 24 Aug 20
Great concept and easy execution by Table at Home. We enjoyed a lovely dinner by Chef Kwesi and I’d use the service again when gathering a group bigger than my immediate family.
Matt Ross
15:22 24 Aug 20
Chef John is simply amazing. Celebrated my Birthday in style. Chef John made it possible by creating a delicious four course meal. He was punctual,...
Alfonso M.
11:41 23 Aug 20
We had a great experience using Table at Home! It was a seamless process from signing up, receiving proposals and booking the chef. They were prompt and professional in communication. The service form the chef was excellent and made for a truly special experience. Highly recommend using Table at Home for any in home dining experience!
Nicole Bruyette
14:49 21 Aug 20
From the request process through our dinner, we had the best experience! Requesting quotes was an easy online process. I received quotes, from multiple chefs, within a few hours.I was lucky enough to select Chef Joey. From the very beginning his communication was fantastic! He reached out to get a better understanding of what I was looking for and delivered. He arrived on-time, set a beautiful table and blew our minds with our 9-course meal! Everything was absolutely delicious, from the appetizers through the desserts.Chef Joey was fun, personable and clean!I scheduled the dinner for my Husband's birthday and he's already looking forward to our next dinner with Chef Joey!
Danita Mitchell
04:37 21 Aug 20
From the request process through our dinner, we had the best experience! Requesting quotes was an easy online process. I received quotes, from multiple...
Danita M.
21:42 20 Aug 20
Chef Ebony was punctual and professional to say the least. Me and my dinner guest enjoyed all 3 courses of her meal and we let her know it. There was more food than we could eat. Taste was so satisfying. I've ever had strawberry shortcake like her's. Everything w was tasty and I'm big on people doing the little/ easy things right and her mash potatoes were awesome. Thanks Ebony see you again soon.
Antoine Boykins
11:00 17 Aug 20
We had a party of 8 and Chef Ken was amazing! He cooked, served and cleaned up. The food was tasty and Chef Ken was ready to accommodate the dietary needs...
Anisa M.
19:36 16 Aug 20
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
Chef Bryan excels at professionalism, cooking experience, & providing exquisite plated masterpieces. He seemlessly added to a 50th birthday dinner...
Nick G.
07:32 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

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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Why Table at Home

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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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"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.
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"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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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.

Our Top 5 tips for getting the best Private Chef for your next Dinner Party

1. Post your request early

The top rated private chefs on Table at Home get booked out week after week, so try put your request in at least 2 weeks in advance to have your pick on our busiest times (Friday and Saturday nights). That being said, last minute 'day before' requests can often get picked up by private chefs who decide to work last minute, so don’t hesitate to try your luck on a Monday morning for that Tuesday night dinner date you have planned.

2. Browse our photo galleries for inspiration

All private chefs are encouraged to post lots of photos of their work. Many have amazing photo portfolios that will make your mouth water. Check out the ‘food porn’ on our Inspire me page or our Instagram feed to get some new ideas on a food style or theme for your next dinner party. Often we see customers base a Meal request around a photo of a dish that caught their attention.

3. Give chefs creative freedom on the menu

Private Chefs are creatives at heart. We have found that you get the best results when you give them a fairly free rein to propose a menu. So tell them you want vegetarian or have a craving for lamb, but don’t give them your grandma’s risotto recipe. That being said, don’t be afraid to ask them to suggest another desert when you like the main they have proposed but are not a fan of the creme brulee they proposed.

4. Look at other customers reviews when choosing your chef

Who better to tell you what a private chef is really like than a fellow customer. When trying to pick between chefs, often the comments from other customers can help you work out who you want. In addition to feedback on the food, customers comments often tell you about who the personal style and atmosphere they create. For intimate affairs like small dinner parties, often this interpersonal dimension is just as important an ingredient as the food. Do you want a private chef that likes to share their secrets and interact with guests? Or someone more in the background? There is no right or wrong, it is just about choosing what is right for you.

5. Don't wait to the last minute to confirm a private chef

As you would expect, the best chefs on our platform are in high demand, and tend to book out. Once you have received 3-4 proposals from chefs, and worked out the private chef you want .... don't wait too long to 'Accept' their proposal and confirm them. Until you confirm a booking with a private chef, there is always a chance that they are snapped up by another customer.

In addition to these tips, we are always available to help you in any way. Whether its getting you some different chefs proposals or talking through the best way to run your night.