Private Chef Hire
Hire a private chef at home or on holiday, wherever you are
Browse our gourmet menus; prepared, cooked & served for you at home by a personal chef
Bringing the Restaurant to You
Dineindulge is the world’s first and only private chef experience. Our personal chef hire service & menus are available in over 10 countries and whether you are booking us in London, Paris, or Rome, you can experience restaurant quality cuisine, at a restaurant price in the comfort of your own home or holiday accommodation.
The Dineindulge service includes your own private chef who will freshly prepare, cook, and serve your chosen Dineindulge menu by taking over your kitchen and equipment in your home, accommodation, or venue. The service is designed to be relaxed and personable with your chef introducing each dish to the table, as well as clearing and cleaning down the kitchen and even doing the washing up before they leave!
Click on the video below for a preview of our private chef hire experience…
When booking with Dineindulge, unlike every other private chef offering available, your event is not reliant on a single individual. Instead, like eating in a restaurant, our service and your event is the collective effort of a group of experts from our in-house tasting team, who design our menus, to the specialist client team, who manage your event, and of course your chef on the day who is simply left to focus on what they do best, the cooking!
Traditionally, hiring a private chef at home was something reserved for the super rich so whilst we’ve all probably heard of a private chef (sometimes called a personal chef) most people have never booked or experienced one.
One of the key motivations here at Dineindulge is to make the hiring of a private chef quick, easy and accessible to everyone and as such we want to make the booking of a personal chef a genuine alternative to eating out, hence our tag line “Bringing the Restaurant to You”.
In order to do this, it’s important for us to educate people on what a private chef is, how the service works and most importantly that this experience is now available and it’s easy to hire a chef for anyone across the UK.
Please Note. if you just need to hire a chef or cook who can prepare various meals for a few days, weeks or even longer for your household then click here…
A private chef will prepare and cook for you in your own home or accommodation. Therefore, unlike in a restaurant where the chef/s cater for a large number of different groups of people, a personal chef is catering specifically for you, the customer who booked them, and your guests.
The private chef’s job is to meet the needs and requirements of specifically your party and do this all in the comfort and surroundings of your home. They also do all the shopping, service and clearing away and this is why we call it a private chef experience.
The concept of Dineindulge is to do all the hard work for you so hiring a private chef becomes as easy as ordering a takeout. You don’t need to worry about finding the chef, vetting them, interviewing them, trialing them or even telling the chef what to do as we’ve done all of this for you.
When you hire a chef with Dineindulge you can relax in the knowledge that wherever you are, we’ll provide you with the best private chef available who is more than capable of delivering the restaurant quality experience you desire in the comfort of your own home.
You can read a step by step guide on how to hire a chef with Dineindulge here…
*minimum spends apply but you can use the form at the top of the page to get an exact quote
What is Dineindulge?
Dineindulge is a private chef hire experience which includes your own private chef who will freshly prepare, cook and serve your chosen set menu by taking over your kitchen and equipment in the home and then do all the washing up.
The service is designed to be relaxed and personable with your chef introducing each dish to the table, as well as clearing and cleaning down the kitchen.
The aim of our service is to make the booking process, from choosing a menu to the arrival of your private chef (at the place & time you want them), as quick & easy as possible for you.
The first step is to browse through our selection of 28 available menus here…
Why choose Dineindulge?
What makes Dineindulge completely unique is that we’re not a marketplace offering the services of others instead, whether you’re booking in London, Paris or Rome, you are booking a Dineindulge menu cooked & created by a Dineindulge private chef.
And it’s our private chefs that make Dineindulge special. Whilst the menus are designed by us and our dedicated events team take care of all the event details for you, it’s the creativity and brilliance of our private chefs that make the Dineindulge experience what it is.
We believe that the purest form of cheffing is being able to cook a dish from its raw ingredients and personally present that dish to the individual you want to share it with. As such, we therefore believe that the ultimate food experience is to be able to observe a chef create a dish and serve that dish, unfiltered, to you for your enjoyment.
Only a private chef experience presents this challenge for a chef and this occasion for a client.
Dineindulge provides the setting that brings together the best chefs with those individuals looking for the ultimate food experience.
We’ve achieved this by building a platform which takes care of the admin, designing menus to a structure that is proven to work and that our clients love, so our chefs can focus solely on the artistry of bringing those menus to life using their creativity, experience and individual personality in an intimate format like no other.
So whether you are an individual, or party, searching for a special food experience or a chef seeking to fulfil that creative desire to showcase your profession in the purest of formats, please get in contact with us.
Who are our private chefs?
One of the most common questions we get asked is “Who are our private chefs?” and this is a question we love to talk about. Private chefs are some of the most talented and admired chefs in the industry because of the vast array of skills they must display and the high level to which they must achieve in each of these skill areas.
The status of being a private chef is also greatly desired, so with no shortage of applications, our recruitment team’s job is able to select the strongest candidates based on skill set, attitude and ability and create an environment for these chefs to flourish.
Our dedicated chef relations team then carefully pick through all flagged candidates and begin the detailed process of taking a chef from a name on an application to a chef capable of delivering a 10 Course Beyond Tasting menu for a Dineindulge party in their own home.
With this strict recruitment process for all our chefs, we demand the highest of standards and as such our team of private chefs are the most qualified and professional chefs to be found anywhere. They take great pride in what they do allowing us to create the same level of service for every client.
You can read more about who are private chefs are here…
How do I get a quote?
The first step is to browse through our selection of 28 available menus here…
When you find a menu to your liking (you might find a few), enter your event requirements and press the GET PRICE NOW button and our system will auto generate you a quote. A copy will also be sent to you via email if you need to share it with the other guests in the party. You can place as many quotes as you require across as many options as you need.
Once you are happy with your selection you can process your order directly online by following the payment link in any quote. We just require a £60/70€/$90 deposit to secure your booking, which gives you the flexibility of making changes to your booking as late as 14 days before your event (including changing your menu choice and numbers).
Post booking you can discuss adding extras to your meal such as sharing bites (canapes) with the help of the Events team who will be on hand to coordinate the finer details with you.
Do we all have to select the same dish?
Wherever you see more than one option per course, your guests get a choice from those options. Post booking you’ll be able to invite your guests to give their menu choices through our system and they’ll get to choose which dish they would like from each course.
How do we manage dietary needs?
We cater for almost all dietary requirements, and we check what dietary requirements your party has prior to your event allowing your personal chef to accommodate everyone. When choosing a menu, start by selecting one that fits your budget and that has courses best suited to most of your group. At this stage you don’t need worry too much about individual dietary requirements. Post booking, the catering team will then contact you about your menu choices and dietary needs and where required adjust the dishes to suit or offer alternative dishes to mix and match your perfect meal.
I want to secure my date, but I’m not sure on the menu?
No problem. You can book and secure your date with just a £60 (70€ or $90) deposit against any personal chef quote and then finalise your menu and numbers later. Doing this doesn’t commit you to the menu or heads which you can adjust up to 14 days before your event.
The aim of our service is to make the booking process from choosing a menu to the arrival of your private chef (at the place & time you want them) as quick & easy as possible for you.
Select the location, date & estimated no. of guests for your event.
Browse our delicious selection of set menus & choose one to your liking.
On selection the full price of the booking is displayed for you.
Once you’re happy you can book & pay for your order securely online.
Select any menu, pay just a £60 deposit & change your menu choice up to 14 days before your event.
Sit back, relax & we’ll organise the rest for you.
All that is left for you to do is to confirm your event details including Eat Time & Full Event Address. You’ll be sent an email with access to our event portal requesting this information as well as allowing you to invite your guests to select their menu choices.
If we have any questions we’ll contact you but we’re open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday if you need us and we’ll send you a number of reminders and confirmations leading up to your event.
On the day of your event, your chef will arrive on average 1 to 2 hours before your eat time with all the food and ingredients. They will take over your kitchen preparing, cooking & serving your chosen menu to you and then do a full clear & clean down of the kitchen, including washing all the dishes!
Can I book a private chef & decide on the menu & numbers later? Yes, you can book and secure your date with just a £60 (70€ or $90) deposit against any personal chef quote and then finalise your menu and numbers later. Doing this doesn’t commit you to the menu or heads which you can adjust up to 14 days before your event.
Are the menus set? The dishes in each menu are created & chosen to complement one another, but you can Mix & Match up to 2 dishes between our menus if you don’t like a dish or just can’t decide on a menu. You can read more about how to do this here…
If we hire a private chef, do we all have to select the same dish? Wherever you see more than one option per course, your guests get a choice from those options. Post booking you’ll be able to invite your guests to give their menu choices through our system and they’ll get to choose which dish they would like from each course.
We have vegan guests & other dietary needs, will this work when booking a chef at home? We cater for almost all dietary requirements, and we check what dietary requirements your party has prior to your event allowing your personal chef to accommodate everyone. When choosing a menu, start by selecting one that fits your budget and that has courses best suited to most of your group. At this stage you don’t need worry too much about individual dietary requirements. Post booking, the catering team will then contact you about your menu choices and dietary needs and where required adjust the dishes to suit or offer alternative dishes to mix and match your perfect meal.