Hire a Private Chef

Hire Seattle’s best private chefs for your event, vacation, or fundraiser. Our chefs are extensively trained to prepare incredible meals and deliver exceptional customer service. We typically serve the greater Seattle area and can be available to travel outside of Washington upon request.


What is a Private Chef?

Private chefs can cook all of your meals in your home, or travel with you and cook on yachts, private planes, and vacation homes. You can also hire a private chef to work full-time for an organization, company, or event venue. Private chefs are available for hire for a month, week, or even a day.

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    Sheryl Singer
    10/25/2021 - Google

    We called Down to Earth on somewhat short notice. They were friendly and accommodating to our requests. First time we had ever hired a home chef and already have them lined up for another family gathe... read more

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    Sid Stafford
    8/17/2021 - Google

    I hired David for my wife's 50th Birthday Party and all I can say is "Wow!" He and his assistant Marissa made me look good that's for sure. Our guests were raving about the food all night and into the... read more

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    Sarah Holcombe
    8/17/2021 - Google

    Wow... it's hard to even know where to start. We hired Down to Earth Cuisine for our 30-person wedding and Chef David and his team absolutely blew us away with their care, professionalism and attentio... read more

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    Hilarie Aitken
    8/16/2021 - Google

    Hired Down to Earth team to cater our family vacation! It was so nice to be on vacation and not have to worry about cooking or cleaning. And...the food was awesome! They were very accommodating and ... read more

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    Kevin B.
    5 star rating
    8/16/2021 - Yelp

    Chef David is a wizard in the kitchen! And if you are lucky enough to witness his magic, he'll enliven each chop, mix, and sauté with engaging conversation. He prepared three separate meals for me--... read more

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    Zachary Abrams
    8/02/2021 - Google

    Chef David was fantastic! Made a great meal for us and was very accommodating for our timing and menu wishes. I would book him again on a return trip!

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    Zachary A.
    5 star rating
    8/02/2021 - Yelp

    Chef David was fantastic! Made a great meal for us and was very accommodating for our timing and menu wishes. I would book him again on a return trip!

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    Miranda Durst
    7/16/2021 - Google

    We hired Chef Thomas for a family centered elopement dinner in the North Cascades with a rehearsal dinner and day after family brunch. We could not have been more happy with our experience! Thomas and... read more

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    Kailyn Elliott
    7/06/2021 - Google

    Absolutely fantastic!

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How much does a Private Chef Cost?

The average private chef in Seattle costs $75 per hour. When you want to hire a private chef, we will discuss your requirements first. Then we match you with the chef that’s best equipped to meet your needs. We can also hire executive chefs and sous chefs on your behalf.

Occasions to Hire a Private Chef


Many of our clients choose to hire a private chef for a specific event, or sometimes for a week. Here are some popular occasions where you may want to consider hiring a private chef:

  • Weddings
  • Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Yachts
  • Private Planes
  • Vacations (Suncadia)
  • Live-in Chef
  • Events
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How to Hire a Private Chef

Start with a complimentary consultation to tell us about your needs and requirements. We will ask you a few questions to help determine what you need. Then we match you with one of our private chefs and schedule a meet and greet. We can do this virtually or in person. From here we will form an agreement and your private chef can get to work. If you’re hiring a private chef for an event or occasion, we can work directly with event planners to ensure the service is exceptional.


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