Personal Chef Jobs in California

Plan, prepare, and store several weeks’ worth of food in residential homes. Personal chefs are hired to assemble, package, and preserve approximately one to two weeks’ worth of meals. It is also common for them to devise entire menus and perform the grocery shopping for their clients. Because they serve several clients, they must have strong organizational skills to ensure that they meet all deadlines and design varied menus for each.

Personal chefs must also be capable of creating meals to meet many different needs, as they may have to cook for a range of dietary restrictions/preferences. Additionally, they should be adept at producing specialty dishes and cooking for larger groups of people, as they may be asked to cater events.

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Private Chef | Fine Dining: $104k to $170k + Bonus & Benefits

  • Excellence Services LLC
  • Atherton, CA
  • 2 days ago
Our ideal Chef is dedicated, highly skilled, has mastered the art of food preparation and is someone who enjoys using high-quality seasonal ingredients to prepare healthy meals in a private family home...

Personal Chef Or Cook

  • Chino Hills, CA
  • 4 days ago
Please, describe your professional culinary/cooking experience 2. Type of cooking you have experience 3. Hours of availability per week 4....

Personal Chef

  • Poached
  • Pasadena, CA
  • 4 days ago
Your role as a Personal Chef includes shopping for groceries, cooking in our clients' homes, cool food per safe standards, package and label the food and clean the kitchen before you leave....

Private Chef | Michelin Star: $104k to $170k + Bonus & Benefits

  • Excellence Services LLC
  • Atherton, CA
  • 6 days ago
Our ideal Chef is dedicated, highly skilled, has mastered the art of food preparation and is someone who enjoys using high-quality seasonal ingredients to prepare healthy meals in a private family home...

Sk0 Private Chef

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 6 days ago
In addition to cooking, if the chef is working on-site, they will be responsible for leaving the kitchen clean and organized and leaving instructions for how to heat the food if not cooking fresh, and...

Creative Private Chef For Founder

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 7 days ago
Creative private chef for successful founder (Login to view employer.) | San Francisco, CA, United States Posted Date 8/02/2022 Description Successful founder is seeking a creative private chef to...
Principal/Owner of renown interior design firm seeks a private event Chef and a Captain (experience as a team required) for business dinners at his Buena Vista residence. Events take place twice...

Personal Chef

  • Mint Personal Chef Services
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • 9 days ago
Compensation Details Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience) Required Skills Basic Knife Skills Gluten Free Cooking Cleaning / Sanitation Meat Cookery Menu Development Sauteing Vegan / Vegetarian...
Cooking trials will begin in mid August so if you feel you are a strong candidate who is ready to work hard, take on a new challenge, and can excel as a private chef please respond with your resume....
Are you looking for a fabulous chef job for an amazing family of 4, then this is your dream job. This darling family is looking for a chef to prepare dinner's only Monday-Friday. There are no...
We are looking for a personal chef to come into our home for a half day twice a week. Grocery ordering and cooking for a retired couple. Knowledge of cooking for food allergies desired....

Private Chef Drop-Off Only

  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • 23 days ago
You should be skilled enough to include continental, Asian, and Latin influences in your cooking. Delivery days are specific to Mondays & Wednesdays between 5-6pm....

Traveling Chef for Private Jet

  • Hayward, CA
  • 28 days ago
Seeking a high level, private chef to travel with client on their aircraft. Multiple trips a year to various locations based out of airstrip in Hayward, CA. Trips will be both scheduled and last...

Seeking Private Cook/Chef

  • Redwood City, CA
  • 30+ days ago
We enjoy flavor and are looking for a cook who has good experience cooking different cuisines with an eye for detail....

Personal Chef for Organic Keto Diet

  • San Diego, CA
  • 12 days ago
Prepare meals for one person, every other Mon, Wed, Fri and deliver to Point Loma at 11:45 AM. Please provide your experience, training, distance from Point Loma, and why you are interested....

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Salary for Personal Chef Jobs in California

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireChefs research efforts.

Top Hiring Companies

Top hiring companies in your area for Personal Chef positions

  • PATH (People Assisting The Homeless)
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  • Compass Group
  • Panera Bread
  • Olive Garden
  • El Pollo Loco Holdings
  • Sodexo
  • Earl Enterprises
  • BJ's Restaurants, Inc.
  • Brinker International
  • Compass Group North America

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Personal Chef positions.

Highest Education Level

Personal Chefs in California offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (35.1%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (26.5%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (15.2%)
  • High School or GED (14.8%)
  • Master's Degree (4.4%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • Some High School (0.6%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.4%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Personal Chefs in California
  • 1-2 years (33.3%)
  • 2-4 years (23.8%)
  • Less than 1 year (19.0%)
  • 4-6 years (14.3%)
  • None (9.5%)

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