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What Is the Difference Between a Private Chef and a Personal Chef?
What Is the Difference Between a Private Chef and a Personal Chef?

How to know the difference between a private chef and a personal chef.

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These terms are often used interchangeably and many times the answer will depend on who you are asking. Here, we provide the view of Epicurate:

We use the term private chef for the services that the talented chefs in our network provide to guests. Generally, these refer to high-quality chef services that are booked on an as-needed basis. This could be for a dinner party, a celebration (such as an anniversary or birthday), or a special time with friends or family.

Personal chefs are frequently hired by families or groups to provide regular chef services such as meal-prep or regularly prepared meals.

You can read more about the distinction in our blog post here.

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