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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Private Chef Rodrigo Scallops on Table at Home
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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

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
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

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.