How Do I Find the Best Private Chef?

Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, trying to find the best private chef is imperative. An experienced chef from a reputable catering service should be able to deliver and give you a great memorable experience.

When choosing a private chef, coming up with a list of things you should never forget can be truly helpful, though. It can narrow the pool down and ensure that you will have an exquisite time and a hearty meal from the person you’re hiring.

In part one of this series, we discussed how reviews, experience, and cooking itself are all paramount when choosing a private cook. Keep reading to find out other elements you should never forget about when deciding on a private chef. 

The Safety Procedures Done

It’s good to always ask and never assume what health and safety procedures a chef would have in store. The reality is that food, when unprepared in an absent-minded way, can upset a person’s stomach and have worrying repercussions. It should be a non-negotiable that private chefs should always prioritize the health and safety of their clients.

Considering the pandemic’s onslaught and continuous emphasis on the need for proper hygiene, proper sanitation is a must before and after a meal. As mentioned in part one, it’s ideal to get a private chef who would be able to offer clean-up too so that your place will look spotless after the whole ordeal.

The People They Work With

It may not be necessary to some, but knowing how your private chef sources the ingredients is important. Choosing a private chef who gets fresh meat, dairy, fruits, and vegetables will be a wiser decision than getting one who will run to the grocery store last minute. 

It’d also be nice to find a private chef who has connections in the local scene. Not only will you be supporting the private chef service, but you’ll also be lending some support to local food providers and produce suppliers. Plus, you’re guaranteed high quality and freshness when they’re sold directly by the partnered businesses.

The Attitude Shown

Lastly, one thing a customer should never forget when picking a private chef for a special night is attitude. Even with the most delicious food on the table, nothing can compensate for professionalism, communication, and common courtesy. If a private chef doesn’t leave a good initial impression, it may just be a sign they aren’t all too obliging towards your needs.

On the other hand, it can be promising when you can sense that a private chef is friendly and considerate. When they can build a relationship with you from just inquiries and booking alone and leave a solid first impression that they know what they’re doing, it’s a definite sign that they should be the private chef you choose.


It doesn’t hurt to have a good set of requirements memorized when looking for a private chef experience. Both the services’ arrangements and personal work ethic are strong indicators of whether you’re working with the right person.

Searching for a private chef in Charleston? Food Fire+Knives is available in multiple US locations, providing everyone with their perfect private chef experience. Get in touch with us today!

Published By Michael Casciello