Hire a Personal Chef for a Fantastic Holiday – Here’s How

by Linda Kissam

Private Chef's meal in your vacation rentalBenefits of a personal chef service

Travelers who hire a personal chef generally don’t have the time or ability to cook for themselves but have the resources to hire someone else to do it for them. Some families or couples are too busy with their work or family while others may just want to free up time so they can do the things they enjoy more than grocery shopping and cooking in the kitchen. Other people might simply be tired of restaurant or take-out food and some may not know how to cook and have no desire to learn. A personal chef is the answer.

Private Chefs for your holidayA personal chef service can :

  • Customize menus specifically for you and your family
  • Do all the grocery shopping
  • Buy the freshest ingredients available (and know where to find them)
  • Make delicious healthy meals that you will look forward to eating
  • Accommodate dietary restrictions
  • Cook preservative-free meals
  • Package all materials conveniently
  • Label meals for easy thawing and reheating
  • Leave your kitchen sparkling clean

Here are 3 Tips for picking the right personal chef

delicious dessert by private holiday chefEach personal chef will bring something different to your table. Here are a few tips to help you decide which personal chef is right for your family.

1. Interview before hiring. When deciding upon which personal chef to hire, it is important to go with one that shares the same values as you and your family. Before agreeing to personal chef services, ascertain the backgrounds of your potential personal chefs. Find out what drew them to become chefs in the first place.

2. Verify liability insurance. An important consideration is to make sure that the chef in question has liability insurance as well as a food-handlers card. Also follow up on references, and ask for a sample menu to determine if the service will be a good fit for your needs.

3. Value involvement in professional chef organizations. Ask your prospective chefs if they are members of any professional organizations. The ones that are demonstrate not only that they are committed to a strong culinary standard and continuing education, but also that they are aware of the latest trends in the culinary world.

Isn’t it time you took your vacation to the next level? A personal chef is a good place to start.


Linda Kissam

Linda Kissam is a professional travel, food, and wine writer based out of Southern California. She specializes in easy, breezy destination stories focusing on what makes each destination special through its culinary, wine, and spirit scene and the soft adventures that surround those pursuits. She never travels without a notebook, camera and a great pair of Brighton flats. She has an addiction to personable people, interesting wines, gourmet coffee, fabulous chocolate and spicy foods. Anyone who knows her will tell you that she loves traveling anywhere, by any means, and is somewhat obsessive about jewelry, success, and a good taco.

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