There are a few different options of hiring a private chef. Whether you’re looking for a full-time, part-time or ad hoc private chef for special occasions. Find out more about how much a private chef costs.

Full-time or part-time private chef

If you or your family has complex dietary requirements like halal, kosher, gluten free, or if you need to follow a nutritionist recommended diet such as low histamine, hiring a full or part-time private chef can be the perfect solution for your family.

The chef will discuss your requirements and create a weekly menu with rough ingredient budget for you to confirm or make changes to. Once the menu is finalised, the chef will finalise the ingredient budget for the week or month.

If you have any ad-hoc social events – friends in town popping by for dinner – you can just let your chef know and they’ll  make some short notice changes to the menu to accommodate your guests.

How much is a private chef full-time or part-time? You can expect to pay £18-£25 per hour for a full-time chef working 8-12 hours per day preparing meals for your household. The ingredient cost varies according to the number of people .

About us

Yhangry is a private chef platform which has been featured on Dragons’ Den. If you are planning to host dinner, you can find and book local private chefs to cook in your home. You simply choose from our chefs’ menus starting from £25pp. The chef will bring the shopping, cook up a feast and clean up in the kitchen, so you get to enjoy a fabulous time with your loved ones without having to worry about the cooking.

On-demand private chef

This option is perfect if you are looking for a private chef to cook for a celebration or to batch cook some meals for a very stressful week, during which you don’t want to worry about food preparation and don’t want to end up eating takeaway every day.

How much is a private chef on-demand? It depends on the type of service you are looking for.

For restaurant style dining experiences in your home or rented venue, the total cost will depend on the type of menu and service required. A simple 3-course menu will start at £30 per person and menu prices can range up to £300 per person depending on the type of menu – casual vs multi-course fine dining – and the calibre of the chef chose – experienced private chef or celebrity MasterChef. If you are looking to book a private chef for a birthday dinner, a hen party or a summer bbq in the garden, then I recommend browsing our chefs and their signature menus with transparent pricing.

What does the price include? The chef will bring the groceries, cook the food fresh at your home or rented venue. If you are booking for less than 10 people, the chef will also serve between courses and clean up afterwards. Most of our menus have a minimum spend of £200 but is set by each chef individually. You will need to book for a minimum number of guests if you don’t want to pay extra charges per head. Whether it’s 2 people or 20, the chef will need to be booked out for the whole day to do the shopping and travel to you. Given economies of scale, the chef will often have to spend the same amount on groceries for 2 guests as they would for 4 guests.

If you are looking for a chef to help you on a regular basis or during a holiday, we offer the option of hiring a private chef by the hour or by the day. The prices range between £35-£60 per hour or £200-£1500 per day. These prices do not include travel or accommodation.