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Where to Find the Best Personal Chefs in Edmonton

Best Personal Chefs in Edmonton
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If you’re thinking of hosting a private dinner, or would just like to have restaurant-quality meals prepared in your own kitchen, we’ve got you covered! Today we’re looking at the best personal chefs in Edmonton! 

And if you have any concerns or questions about getting one of these chefs, read on through because we will be answering some FAQs about hiring personal chefs too for those new to it!

How much does it cost to hire a personal chef in Edmonton?

There are a number of factors that affect the rates of a personal chef. One major factor is the number of guests the chef will be serving.

Here is a table detailing how much it would cost in Edmonton to hire a personal chef for various sizes of groups. 

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WEBSITEhttps://www.hausly.ca/
ADDRESS530 Adelaide St W #27, Toronto, ON M5V 1T5
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILS(844) 287-5922

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Note that these prices represent the averages in Edmonton, and should only serve as estimates. 

Seasonality and availability are also factors that may affect these rates, because there are months in which there are surges in bookings.

As such, last minute bookings may also affect the rates, so it’s best to plan ahead and book in advance.

You should also take into account the availability of ingredients and materials, which may cause the prices to fluctuate as well depending on the season.

The Top Personal Chefs in Edmonton

 We picked chefs out based on the following criteria:

Menu –– We considered both quality and range of options for this.
Service range –– These chefs can handle catering, preparing for smaller groups, and even offer courses to help you hone your skills in the kitchen.
Food quality –– We checked what past clients had to say to see whether what they were served was up to par and provided them an elevated experience.
Presentation –– The dishes served up by these chefs scream restaurant-quality with the plating and visuals.

1. Chef Sheridan

Chef Sheridan homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://lvclean.ca/
ADDRESS150 E Liberty St, Toronto, ON M6K 3R5
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILS(647) 201-4230

OPERATING HOURSMon-Sat: 9AM–3PM
Menu★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service range★★★★★ (5/5)
Food quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Presentation★★★★★ (5/5)

There’s a reason Chef Sheridan’s private chef services have garnered a lot of compliments. What he offers is hard to beat, given his experience in the industry and multiple certifications.

Chef Sheridan isa professionally trained Red Seal chef on top of being a certified nutritionist. And since he was introduced to the culinary world at a very young age, we can definitely see that being in the kitchen truly is his passion.

Before becoming an in-demand private chef in Edmonton, he cooked in a variety of restaurants such as Ruth’s Chris, Jack’s Grill, Joey’s, 100, and Northern Bear Golf Course, just to name a few. It’s obvious he knows his way in and out of the kitchen.

Now, he aims to impart the fine dining experience to the homes of his clients, being a private chef since 2012. With the skills he has honed in various kitchens, we think it’ll surely be a treat to have him cook for you at home.

As a testament to his skills, he has also published a cookbook as well, which was well-received in the country.

Of course, like all good personal chefs, Chef Sheridan ensures that each menu will be crafted to fit your preferences.

Each individual course is designed to flow nicely into the next, with a perfectly matched wine to compliment the meal. All ingredients are chosen to accurately match the flavors you lean into, and with consideration to the group size and diversity.

Speaking of ingredients, we also like that Chef Sheridan has a commitment to supporting local shops, so he only sources from trusted partners from around the city. This also reassures the client that ingredients are fresh.

More than just flavor preferences, Chef Sheridan also considers allergies and sensitivities. He is even certified with the Health & Sanitation Certificate, and even has first aid training – definitely a plus for us!

We also appreciate the transparency when it comes to the rates for all his services. Check them out below:

Dinner party$120 per person (4 courses)$165 per person (7 courses)8-24 guests
$135 per person (4 courses)$175 per person (7 courses)4-7 guests
Appetizer party$1,050 (240 hors d’oeuvres) 10-20 guests
$1,450 (360 hors d’oeuvres)25-25 guests
$1,950 (480 hors d’oeuvres)40-50 guests
$2,450 (600 hors d’oeuvres)55-70 guests
Dinner for two$550 (4 courses)
$725 (7 courses)
Drop-off dinner$65 per person4 guests
$62 per person6 guests
$60 per person8 guests
$58 per person10 guests
$55 per person12 guests
Interactive dinner party$135 per personGroup of 6-12
$155 per personGroup of 4-5

For the dinner party, dinner for two, appetizer party, and interactive dinner party, all cookware, utensils, cutlery, and flatware are provided. Refrigeration and preparation space are expected at the house of the host.

Drop-off dinners are perfect for those who still want to cook for themselves, but with all ingredients, flatware, and menu provided through delivery.

The dinner party includes free hors d’oeuvres, with the option of having servers present at the party for an additional fee of $135. 

The appetizer party consists of hors d’oeuvres that come in 5 choices, perfect for casual gatherings of friends, family, or co-workers.

We like that the dinner for two package already includes a free wine pairing, server, and hors d’oeuvres. This package is only available for booking from Mondays to Thursdays.

By the way, in case you’re wondering, his interactive dinner party is essentially a cooking class for groups of 4-12, with the aim of cooking up a 3-course menu. 

Pros

  • All rates are displayed on the website
  • Ingredients are locally sourced
  • Extensive industry experience
  • Offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free menus

Cons

  • Dessert choices are not included
  • Free service from servers only included in dinner for two package

Client Testimonials

One of the best dinners I’ve ever had

“I guess you could say I am a foodie. I don’t just eat to nourish, I eat to taste. I like to analyze my food as I eat and explore foods I’ve never eaten. Good food has always been a big part of my life, my parents were great cooks and I enjoy cooking myself. Sheridan created for me one of the best dinners I have ever had. Every dish had an exquisite flavour profile and enchanting appearance. Hats off to Chef Sheridan.”

Kitchen shining when he left

“My wife hired Sheridan to cook a 4 course meal for us and a few friends. I enjoyed how he was interactive with our guests and walked us through the menu at the beginning of the night. Food tasted great and the kitchen was shining when he left. That baseball tenderloin steak was incredible! Keep it up Chef!”

2. Chef David Omar (Edmonton Personal Chef Service)

Chef David Omar homepage
SERVICESDinner party service, banquet catering, cooking classes, invisible chef service
CONTACT NUMBERContact form available on website
WEBSITEhttps://edmontonpersonalchef.com
Menu★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Service range★★★★☆ (4/5)
Food quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Presentation★★★★☆ (4/5)

With him having over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, we think Chef David Omar’s personal chef services are worth checking out. His clients have included musicians, sports stars, and politicians, to name a few.

While he may already have extensive experience, Chef David Omar still aims to expand his culinary portfolio through the various personal chef services he offers through Edmonton Personal Chef Service.

His banquet catering service is perfect for weddings, fundraisers, anniversary celebrations, or any large gathering. 

You’ll never have to worry since they’ll be the ones in charge of handling all details from menu planning to grocery shopping, and seven hiring the servers.

Banquet catering includes an on-site chef and the services of a server for three hours. We like that a server is already included in the package, but depending on the needs and size of the party, additional ones may be hired as well.

He also offers a service called invisible chef, where he will do all the grocery shopping and come to your kitchen to prep the ingredients. 

Meanwhile, you, as the client, are in charge of cooking itself, so you can leave your guests impressed with your skills. 

But make no mistake, as they won’t really leave you hanging. Detailed instructions are provided, on top of color pictures to be used as guides for plating.

They also supply you all the necessary elements for a restaurant-quality experience. You only have to set the linen, stemware, glassware, cutlery, and flatware that they will bring to your home.

The dinner party service includes menu planning, grocery shopping, prep and cooking, and service. They also provide all the necessary cutlery, stemware, cups, plates, and bowls.

This is a good choice as you can leave everything to the chef and the service so you can focus on your guests and having a good time. They’ll even take care of the cleanup afterwards.

Cooking classes are perfect for groups of friends looking for a weekend activity, or just anyone interested in learning new techniques in cooking. Chef David will talk to you so you can discuss what you’d like to learn.

For this service, all the shopping will be taken care of before Chef David arrives at your kitchen for the party. Afterwards, you and your friends can sit down to enjoy the dinner you have prepared.

Cooking classes require a minimum of four people here, though, so keep that in mind.

Pros

  • Extensive experience in hospitality industry
  • Servers are included in the dinner party package

Cons

  • Rates are not shown on website
  • Sample menu photos are limited

Client Testimonials

Epitome of professionalism

“It has been my pleasure to have engaged the services of David and Jane Omar on a number of occasions to cater private events in my home. David and Jane are the epitome of professionals in the food industry. David brings with him his years of experience as an executive chef and his expansive array of culinary dishes reflect that expertise. His in-house food preparation has been outstanding. Jane ensures that all logistical aspects for a dinner party including provision of dishes, cutlery, serving-staff and clean-up are managed to the utmost degree. They are well-deserving of the accolades they receive.”––Keith

Impeccable service, delicious food

“The Omars catered my nephew’s wedding and did an incredible job. Not only was the service impeccable but the food itself was so delicious ! There were about 80 people in attendance and everyone raved about how perfectly cooked the roasted pig was and how  much they enjoyed the variety of homemade BBQ sauces that were also provided. They were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I highly recommend their catering service.”––Lucille

3. Skinny Legs Roaming Chef

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SERVICESPrivate parties, catering and events, gourmet at home
CUISINES/MENU OFFERINGSWestern, gluten-free options, vegetarian
CONTACT NUMBER780-667-6910

[email protected]

WEBSITEhttps://www.skinnylegsroamingchef.com
Menu★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service range★★★★☆ (4/5)
Food quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Presentation★★★★☆ (4/5)

Led by Amy Kellock, Skinny Legs Roaming Chef’s name comes from Skinny Legs & Cowgirls, Amy and her mother Susan’s original restaurant. 

With everything she learned from her mother and their restaurant, she started her personal chef service travelling throughout Edmonton. She applies her own flair through everything she has learned.

She aims to spread the culinary craft of their original restaurant and bring it to the homes of her clients. And we totally see it in how much care and passion she puts into each menu.

The Gourmet at Home service is exactly what the name suggests. It is perfect for anyone who has busy weeks and has no time to cook, but would still like to enjoy gourmet comfort food prepared right in their kitchen.

What we like about this service is that it can be given as a gift certificate, so you can share the joy of being treated to a great dinner with friends or family as well.

Unlike some personal chef services, Skinny Legs offers an all-inclusive package, providing grocery pickup, prep, cooking, service, and kitchen clean up.

Private parties for any occasion are also offered. These include anniversaries, BBQs, birthdays, corporate lunches, Christmas parties, garden parties, stags or stagettes, weddings, or probably any special event that comes to mind.

Menu ideas are impressive, with a lot of variations listed on the website. 

Catering can either be done buffet-style or individually-plated. Note that parties usually start at four or more guests, though smaller parties of one to three are also accepted, so there’ll be room for crowds of any size.

It’s also worth noting that Amy Kellock is committed to using only the freshest seasonal organic vegetables, all locally sourced.

And as mentioned, there are a variety of menu and package choices available, with prices ranging from $85 to $110, which is considerably more affordable than most considering the choices and the services that you’ll be getting. 

The dish inclusions can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content, a feature we really like. Cheese and charcuterie boards can also be added.

Pros

  • Menu options are interchangeable
  • Package options for catering are more affordable
  • Gluten-free and vegetarian options are offered
  • Servers are included
  • Free online quotes

Cons

  • Focus is on Western cuisine
  • No cooking classes offered

Client Testimonials

An honour to have Amy cook for us

“We had a fantastic time last night. Thank you so much for all your effort and the amazing food that you made for us.  It was all so good! Such a pleasure to have you cook for us in our home.  

Thank you again for all the prep and time you spent to create all 5 courses. Your food was so delicious and it was such an honour to have you cooking for us.”––Zandra

Took charge of everything

“…Amy’s attention to detail and hard work was evident throughout the menu planning, food preparation, and execution.  She took charge of everything, and I was free to be a guest at the dinner party.  At the end of the evening my kitchen was immaculate, as Amy took care of kitchen cleanup in addition to everything else that she did that evening…”––Diane Sarvis

4. Miummium

SERVICESPrivate parties, Catering, Private Cooking Class, Romantic Dinners
CUISINES/MENU OFFERINGShttps://www.miummium.com/chefs-menus
CONTACT NUMBER [email protected]
WEBSITEhttps://www.miummium.com/en-ca/personal-chef-edmonton
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Service range★★★★★ (5/5)
Food quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Presentation★★★★☆ (4/5)

Miummium is a company that offers a wide range of personal chef experiences and services to clients within their area. From private dining to cooking classes, their chefs are located in over 20,000 cities to provide luxurious dining accommodations and cuisines to enjoy each event fully.

We like that their services are comprehensive and inclusive wherein their chefs not only take care of cooking the menus but also provide the needed ingredients while also cleaning up after the job is done.

Furthermore, their prices are highly transparent so that clients won’t have to worry for any additional fees acquired while the services since rates are stated to them beforehand.

Note that some chefs and cuisines may only be available in certain areas so clients may need to be mindful of what type of cuisine they have in mind and may choose to fill up their menu form.

Nonetheless, with their customized menus, inclusive catering, and dining experiences, we highly recommend them to clients in the area looking for personal chef services that can take care of the cooking, serving, and cleaning.

Pros

  • Inclusive packages
  • Transparent pricing
  • Versatile cuisine options

Cons

  • Chefs are subject to area availability

Client Testimonials

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“The Chef we selected from the website prepared and served an amazing and delicious meal for the three of us. Consisting of 5 courses, each one was better than its predecessor. The chef was punctual, organized and personable, and clearly expert in the kitchen, which he left spotless. Highly recommend this experience.”

“Great experience with Chef Julie, we strongly recommend.”

FAQs about Hiring Personal Chefs in Edmonton


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