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Our private chef service is the perfect way to invite Asheville’s food scene into your space. If you prefer, meal delivery is also available.

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COST: $95+/person
TIME: 3hrs
LOCATION: We’ll come to you!
GROUP SIZE: 1-30

Private Chef Services in Asheville

While dining out is a fun experience, there’s something delightfully intimate and special about having a personal chef cook in your home. Private chef services are available for you to bring the restaurant experience into your home or vacation rental, allowing you to stay in and relax without having to worry about reservations, parking, or someone being the designated driver!

Hire a personal chef for a night and you’re sure to have a truly special experience. Whether you’re seeking a romantic night in or your group wants a relaxed bonding experience, we can make it happen.

Let us bring the restaurant experience to you!

You might also be interested in our virtual cooking classes to connect with loved ones near and far. And, when we’re all ready, our Asheville winery tours are just so much fun! 

How to Hire a Private Chef for a Night in Asheville

Relax, gather around the kitchen table, sip your favorite beverage, and bond over an exquisite meal…without lifting a finger! We’ll pair you with a local Asheville private chef who will work with you to craft your ideal menu, take care of the grocery shopping, and bring Asheville’s incredible food scene directly to your home or vacation accommodations.

We have an abundant supply of fresh, farm-to-table ingredients in Asheville, so you can select from a variety of menu choices! To give you an idea, you could opt for an in-home chef who specializes in Ayurvedic, Creole, Italian, Southern US, Cantonese, or Mediterranean cuisine. Or you could choose a seasonal, three-course meal highlighting our local produce. With our personal chef services, your dietary restrictions and preferences can all be accommodated. 

And the best part is: your private chef will even take care of cleaning up afterward so you’re free to relax and just enjoy being together!

Cost of a Private Chef in Asheville:

  • $380 total for parties of 1-4
  • $95/person for parties of 5+
  • For parties larger than 15, please contact us

Can you accommodate dietary concerns?

Definitely! Please let your travel planner know about any dietary concerns or restrictions in your group a week prior to your booking so s/he can plan accordingly. Please include specifics like celiac vs gluten-intolerance, allergies and their severity, preferences vs requirements, etc.

Are beverages included?

Private chef services are BYOB. Our chefs are happy to create wine, cocktail, or beer pairing suggestions for an additional fee. You’re also welcome to bring your own tasty adult beverages but please note that you must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Sample Seasonal Menu:

  1. Winter Veggie Salad with roasted delicata squash and rosemary vinaigrette
  2. Cashew Cream Mac & Cheese (vegan) with Savory Stuffed Mushrooms
  3. Guilt Free Chocolate Chia Pudding

Note that this is a sample only. Actual menu will depend on the season. Please let us know if you have any special requests! You can also view even more sample menus here.

Which Cooking Styles Can I Choose From?

Due to the customized nature of this experience, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the chef to craft your perfect menu prior to the class. Below are some general categories to get you started (and drooling!):

  • Seasonal, three course
  • Italian | Hand Made Pasta
  • Cantonese
  • Plant Based
  • Ayurvedic
  • Southern (Hearty or Simple)
  • European | Mediterranean
  • Meal Prep (simple, healthy meals to get you and your family through the week well nourished)
  • And so much more…

Have a special request or a particular style in mind? Let us know when you book so we can pair you with the best chef for the style! Browse sample menus here.

What is your cancellation policy?

Due to the customizable nature of this experience, cancellations more than 7 days in advance of your scheduled private chef service are refundable minus a $150/group administrative fee plus any fees charged by our local partners. Out of respect for the chef’s time, cancellations from 7-0 days prior to your scheduled service are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding!

NOTE: If individual members of your party need to cancel due to Covid, we will refund the group member/s minus a $25 admin fee provided minimum thresholds for group size are met (ie: we have a minimum charge of $380 for private chef services). These minimums ensure all chefs and our admin team are paid a living wage for their work. Thank you for your understanding!

What about covid?

Masks are required when you are in the same room as the chef with the exception of when you are seated and enjoying your meal. Please respect the chef’s space by staying out of the kitchen while they are working.

We’re committed to doing our part to care for our employees, community, and guests and we cannot do it alone. As part of our shared responsibility, we expect you to: communicate clearly with us regarding any health concerns you may have; if you feel ill, have Covid related symptoms, or have recently cared for someone with Covid-19, please stay home and alert us 24hrs or more in advance when possible.

Out of respect for our team and their time, we will follow our cancellation policy which states: cancellations more than 7 days in advance of your scheduled private chef service are refundable minus a $150/group administrative fee plus any fees charged by our local partners. Out of respect for the chef’s time, cancellations from 7-0 days prior to your scheduled service are non-refundable.

We ask humbly that you remain patient with, understanding, and supportive of these new procedures in place. These policies are meant to keep all involved as safe as possible, respect the livelihood and health of our team, and to support our small business in remaining open!

NOTE: If individual members of your party need to cancel due to Covid, we will refund the group member/s minus a $25 admin fee provided minimum thresholds for group size are met (ie: we have a minimum charge of $380 for private chef services). These minimums ensure all chefs and our admin team are paid a living wage for their work. Thank you for your understanding!

How far in advance should I book?

Due to the popular and customized nature of this service, we recommend reserving your date and time at least 14 days prior to your event. Though we can often fulfill a request with less lead time, a nice window of time allows for a relaxed planning experience.

Have More Questions?

Call 828-407-0711 or email [email protected]

How Our Private Chef Service Works

Personal chef services are entirely customized, so you will have the opportunity to work directly with the chef to craft your perfect menu prior to your event. The reservation process is as follows:

  1. Click BOOK NOW to select your desired date and place your deposit to begin the planning process.
  2. Share any dietary restrictions/preferences, allergies, special requests, etc., in your reservation questionnaire.
  3. We’ll put you in touch directly with the chef so you can craft the perfect menu for your group and occasion.
  4. Relax and enjoy a lovely time together!

You can view sample at-home private chef menus here and let the inspiration begin!

Have additional questions? View the FAQ tab above or contact us anytime.

Have more time in Asheville?

Combine your private chef service with other uniquely-Asheville experiences to craft your ideal wellness retreat. Our menu of offerings includes the most unique & meaningful experiences in Asheville so you can return home feeling balanced & inspired…instead of needing a vacation from your vacation. 

Custom Itineraries are a wonderful way to celebrate girls’ getaways, retirement, bachelorette parties, multi-generational reunions, and small group retreats. Leave the details to us!

Hear what others have to say

I couldn’t let my day start without letting you know how amazing our experience was last night with Chef J and her wife, Danielle. From the moment they walked into the house they were accommodating, efficient, and completely professional. What made the experience so much better was how warm and kind they were to all of us. There are no words that can describe how great our meal was, Chef J exceeded all of our expectations. That was quite possibly one of the best meals we have ever had, and every little detail was well thought of and perfectly executed. The ingredients were fresh and the flavors were bursting with greatness. The overall evening was a smash hit and we wouldn’t change a single moment. We can’t thank you, Chef J, and Danielle enough for such a magical night. I will be sure to book again with y’all in the future next time we come to town. Again, thank you so much!

Who is a Private Chef Service in Asheville Great For?

  • Couples

  • Girls Getaway Weekends

  • Solo Travelers

  • Corporate Retreats

  • Bridal Parties

  • Retirement Celebrations

  • Mom’s Weekend Away

  • Bachelorette Parties

  • Families

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