Private Chef Services

“I started working with Main Course California years ago, and have not used any other caterer since. Main Course is organized, dependable and they always deliver a meal to remember.” — Valerie Williams, client

Would you prefer to have a Private Chef come to your home & prepare meals?

We offer a unique approach by pairing your specific needs with one of our highly trained, professional chefs. All of our chefs are discrete, professional & communicate well. We offer professional development & continual monitoring of our performance standards to ensure you receive the best service possible. We are dedicated to finding the perfect chef for you & your guests. We specialize in:

  • Customized in-home Dinner Parties, Lunches & Brunches
  • Buffets, Cocktail & Appetizer Parties
  • Daily, Weekly, & Bi-Weekly Personal Chef Services, tailored to special needs diets, weight loss, whole foods, healthy preparations, vegan & vegetarian
  • Private Chef-for-Hire Services for Estates, Vacation Villas, Yachts, & Business Retreats
  • Demo Parties, Wine Pairing Parties, Interactive Cooking Classes


Based on our typical Private Chef Services over the past 5 years, the average prices for a 3 course dinner with simple hors d’ oeuvres are:

For parties of 6-9 guests:   $150-250 per person
For parties of 10-15 guests: $120-160 per person
For parties of 16-20 guests: $100-150 per person

(Alcohol, rentals, applicable sales tax and gratuity are not included in these prices)

For our Vacation Rentals Clients:

Most of the estates we have had the pleasure of working in do supply all china, glassware, cutlery, and service ware for the number of guests the estate “sleeps”.

On occasion, once you and your Chef finalize the menu, we may need to consult with the rental agency to determine if additional china, glassware, cutlery, linens, chairs, etc. are needed for your specific service.

For more information please view our Private Chef Pricing Guide

Please Note: There is a 72 hour cancellation notice required for all Private Chef Services