How does it work?
01We cook in your home
02We serve each dish
03We clean up before leaving
Want a relaxing way to dine at home?
Enjoy a Private Chef Service in comfort! Be it a romantic evening, a birthday celebration or a family get together, Take a Chef offers you a unique way to enjoy a meal. We’ll transform your home into one of the Essex's best restaurants, dedicated to providing the best quality service to you and your guests. Simply tell us your food preferences and our chefs will send you original menu ideas - all you have to do is choose your favorite. On the day of the service, your chosen chef will buy the freshest ingredients, cook and serve the meal in your home. Best of all, they’ll leave your kitchen cleaner than when they arrived!
An innovative dining experience
At Take a Chef we are proud to offer unique and innovative experiences to our customers. We aim to create the perfect experience for you and with over 20 chefs in Essex, we’re sure we’ll find the best chef for your needs. All of our chefs have a decade of culinary experience and have been trained in the best cooking schools in the country. Once you receive their menu proposals, you’ll be able to view their profile and see information about their training and experience. You’ll also be able to contact them directly to make any changes to the menu they have proposed.
Haute cuisine in the comfort of your home
Experience the best gastronomy of Essex in your villa
The best and most original experiences are those that surprise you from the very beginning and do not stop until the end. These are the experiences that make the best memories. This is Take a Chef’s philosophy. We offer a completely personalized service, show cooking, gastronomic advice and the chance to understand how the dishes on your menu are made. Any American, Asian or Mediterranean dishes can be showstoppers on your dining table with the expertise of one of our Private Chefs.
More than 80,000 people have already enjoyed the experience
Our experience with Chef Alan was fantastic from start to finish. You might think it would be weird having someone cook for you in your house, but Alan's friendly and personable demeanor made the experience really enjoyable. Alan produced for us a 7 course taster menu, in which every mouthful was absolutely delicious and I could not find any fault with it. Alan came prepared with his own crockery and cutlery which really added to the experience and definitely added a feeling of being in a restaurant. There was not a thing I would have changed. I would definitely recommend Alan (and have already done so) to anyone thinking about having a private chef.'
On the scale of 1 to 5 it would be a firm 5.
Thanks again Alan, we really did have a fantastic time.
Tony Blunsten - Apr 03 2021
Darius cooked for me and my husband to celebrate his 30th birthday. What an evening we had! Darius was so friendly and relaxed he is clearly an expert in what he does. Not only did he prepare us amazing food, he shared his expertise with us and had great conversation. The food was exquisite better than any restaurant I have been to. I can’t thank Darius enough for such a wonderful evening, we will definitely be booking again!
Amy Springett - Mar 22 2021
Chef Alex produced an outstanding four-course dinner for 11 people, for our family celebration. His initial menu options were many and all sounded delicious. Once we'd made our selection, his communication was prompt and all organisation went without fuss. I can only recommend Take a Chef - Alex Jucan produced a high quality and well presented meal without breaking a sweat. Five Stars from me!
Richard Adams - Sep 14 2021
Chef Artan was absolutely incredible. He arrived promptly, (in appropriate PPE) cooked beautiful food, explained our dishes thoroughly and left the kitchen extremely clean on departure! The beef fillet that he cooked for my partner was delicious, I would highly recommend! The whole experience was flawless, and I would definitely use Artan again for any future meals. 10/10!