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The Exclusive Chicago Private Chef Experience

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Private Chef Service In Chicago

At Gmarket Chef, we know you aim to be an exceptional host. In order to do that, you need a memorable and stress-free event.

The problem is the daunting task of catering and coordination, which makes you feel overwhelmed and anxious.

We believe no host should have to sacrifice their enjoyment for the sake of culinary perfection.

We understand the intricacies of event planning, which is why we offer comprehensive personal chef services.

Private Chef At Home

The Risks Of Not Hiring A Personal Chef For Your Private Event

Planning and hosting a special event without professional help can cause several problems most hosts are familiar with.

  1. Overwhelming Stress: Taking on the role of both host and chef can lead to unnecessary stress, detracting from the enjoyment of your event.
  2. Time Management Challenges: Juggling preparations and socializing with guests can leave you no time to engage or entertain.
  3. Inconsistent Quality: Without professional culinary skills, achieving restaurant-quality dishes for all your guests may not be possible.
  4. Limited Menu: Providing a variety of dishes that cater to different dietary restrictions can be challenging.
  5. Missed Moments: Too busy in the kitchen means missing out on special moments with your guests.
  6. Post-Event Exhaustion: The after-party clean-up can be daunting, leaving you drained when you should be reflecting on a successful event.
Private Chef preparing

The Value of Choosing Gmarket Chef

By selecting our personal chef services, you unlock a trove of benefits:

Stress Free Party Planning

Stress-Free Planning
Rest assured, knowing all the culinary details are handled professionally.

Delicious Meals

Impeccable Taste
Delight in a menu filled with meticulously crafted dishes that impress every guest.

Relaxing Dinner Party

Relax & Shine
With us in the kitchen, you can focus on being the star host, basking in the company of your guests.

Why Trust Gmarket Chef?

Gmarket Chef has been enhancing events with unrivaled culinary services for years. Combined, our chefs bring decades of experience to the table. We’ve seen firsthand the common challenges hosts face and are dedicated to ensuring you never feel overwhelmed or alone in the planning process.

Elizabeth Pattara
September 26, 2023

GMarket Chef catered our daughter’s first birthday with an outstanding Derby themed lunch. Everyone raved about the food and I am still dreaming of the pimento cheese tartlets they made! Very creative and worked around our tastes. Service, food and people were all outstanding. Can’t wait to use them again! Frank is the best private chef I’ve found in the city. Highly recommend!

Connor Johnson
August 10, 2023

Frank and Phil were super easy to work with. Most professional. Would highly recommend their bartending and food service for any private event - large or small.

Benjamin Himschoot
November 20, 2022

I cannot recommend GMarket Chef more highly. Our experience was absolutely superb, from initial consultation through the last bite of our delicious meal, and beyond. Frank and his team were consummate professionals, and delivered an incredible experience on a very short notice. If you are looking for a gourmet, personalized service, look no further. Thank you Frank for making our company appreciation dinner such a success!!!

Erica Abt
September 14, 2022

We booked Chef Frank as a surprise dinner (8 adults and 5 kids) for my mom's birthday. This was our first time booking a private chef, and it was a wonderful experience! Frank was very communicative in advance of dinner - he was amenable to adjusting the menu to meet or needs and had great ideas and recommendations. The food was wonderful - we had 5 (!) courses: charcuterie, Caesar salad, truffle gnocchi, a choice of ribeye, salmon, or cauliflower steak, and a pumpkin mousse parfait. All of the adults raved about the food and the kids had their own meal (steak, mashed potatoes, green beans) which they all loved. We will definitely book Chef Frank again!

Craig Nugent
July 6, 2022

Wow, what an rehearsal dinner Frank put on for us. He was prompt, well organized, and responsive in the communication leading up to the event. Our family was somewhat picky, we asked for an elegant but simple menu and it was fantastic! Would strongly recommend Frank for your private event. My wife and I would definitely use him again!

Frank knocked it out of the park for us. I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with a special dinner; having never worked with a professional personal chef before, I did not know what to expect. I reached out to Gmarket Personal Chef and Frank responded right away. He was very responsive to all of my concerns about food allergies. He did a great job preparing a menu for our food interests and dietary needs. And when the day of the event came, Frank showed up early, totally prepared, totally professional, and then made an absolutely stunning meal for us. My girlfriend was totally surprised, and Frank was cool enough to help contribute to the surprise when she walked in, which only added to the occasion. Gnocchi, steak, and pound cake were incredible. And Frank prepared the leftovers for us, which was nice. The meals felt healthy, yet savory at the same time. Services were very fairly priced. We will definitely be reaching out to Gmarket Personal Chef again in the future!

Simple Steps to Superior Culinary Service

Working With Gmarket Chef Is Easy As Pie

Stress Free Party Planning

Share Your Details
Provide us with the specifics of your gathering below.

Dietary Menu Planning

Customized Planning
Consult with our chefs to tailor the event and menu to your taste.

Prompt Service

Relax and Relish
Sit back as we expertly manage all aspects of your event’s culinary needs.

Here’s how we do it:

  1. Gather Information: We start by understanding every detail of your event and preferences.
  2. Menu Crafting: Together, we design a customized menu that promises to delight both you and your guests.
  3. Execution Excellence: Our chefs take care of everything, from cooking to clean-up.

So, send us your details below to start planning your event so you can stop worrying about kitchen disasters and enjoy a seamless dinner event highlighted by culinary excellence.

Sample Dinner Party Private Chef Menu.

Family Style Dinner

Family Style Dinner

Spring Brussel Salad
Charred Brussel Sprouts – Shaved Brussel Sprouts – Compressed Fennel – Goat Cheese Crumble – Toasted Pistachio – Roasted Strawberries

Truffle Gnocchi
Roasted Wild Mushrooms – Saffron Butter – Truffle Gnocchi – Parmesan Crumble

Argentinian Chicken
Thai Basil Basmati – Almond Romesco – Corn Salsa – Seared Zucchini

Hanger Steak
Chimichurri – Crispy Onions – Cauliflower Puree – Hatch Chili Rainbow Potatoes – Charred Broccoli

Plated Dessert

Chocolate Parfiat
Double Chocolate Brownie – Whipped Vanilla Mousse Salted Caramel – Muddled Raspberries

Hybrid Dinner Sample Menu

Small Bites

Bacon Wrapped Dates (GF)
Spicy Chorizo – Whipped Cream Cheese – Whiskey Peppercorn Bacon

Mini Shrimp Cocktail Bites (GF)
Sriracha Aioli – Lime Supreme – Corn Sable

Naan & Hummus (V)
White Bean Hummus – Olive Relish – Pickled Shallots

Family Style Dinner

Spring Kale Salad (V/GF)
Shaved Brussel Sprouts – Toasted Cashews – Fresh Strawberries – Honey Vinaigrette Goat Cheese Crumble

Hanger Steak (GF)
Charred Broccoli – Cauliflower Cream – Chimichurri – Crispy Onions

Baby Truffle Potatoes (GF/Vegan)
Smashed Rainbow Potatoes – White Truffle – Crispy Corn

Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Carrot Puree – Toasted Pistachios – Pomegranate

Parisienne Gnocchi (V)
Roasted Wild Mushrooms – Sage – Pepita Dill Pesto – Parmesan Sable


Nutella Mousse Parfait
Double Chocolate Brownie – Muddled Raspberry – Salted Caramel – Cocoa Praline

Plated Dinner Sample

Plated Dinner

Tiger Shrimp For Table
Lime Vinaigrette – Sriracha Aioli – Crispy Corn – Chive

Roasted Beet Salad
Pistachio – Whipped Goat Cheese – Rolled Prosciutto – Dill

Truffle Parisienne Gnocchi
Parsnip – Crispy Artichoke – Brown Butter – Fried Sage

Pork Belly
Gochujang Celery Root – Fried Masa – Honey Apple Gastrique

Seared Halibut
Herb Quinoa – EVOO Toasted Pepita – Braised Fennel – Citrus Butter

Butter Basted Ribeye
Potato Gruyere Gratin – Brown Butter Rainbow Carrots – Crispy Shallot – Bordelaise

Rum Chocolate Mousse Parfait
Macerated Strawberries – Double Chocolate Brownie Cocoa Praline – Whipped Vanilla – Rum Mousse


How much does a private chef cost in Chicago?

The cost of hiring a private chef in Chicago can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the type of event, the number of guests, the complexity and type of meals, and the duration of the service.

Each job is distinct, and at Gmarket Chef, we understand the importance of working within your financial expectations.

We are committed to providing exceptional culinary experiences that align with your budget and event specifics.

To receive a detailed and customized quote, we encourage you to reach out to us so we can discuss your unique needs and preferences, helping us craft the best possible service for you.

What is the difference between a private chef and a personal chef?

The terms are often interchangeable. However, Private chefs are typically employed full-time by one client and may live on-site, cooking most meals for the client and their family.

Personal chefs usually work for multiple clients, traveling to their homes to prepare multiple meals that are custom-designed for the client’s needs and typically left in the refrigerator or freezer to be enjoyed later.

Are personal chefs worth it?

For many, personal chefs are well worth the investment.

They save time on meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning, which is valuable for busy individuals.

Personal chefs also offer diet customization and personalization that can benefit health goals or manage dietary restrictions for families and guests.

Why choose a personal chef?

Choosing a personal chef can provide convenience, nutritious meals tailored to specific dietary needs, and the luxury of enjoying restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of your home while entertaining.

It’s especially valuable for busy people who still value home-cooked, personalized meals and want to cater to all of their guests without worrying about the intricacies of cooking for a group of people.

How do you interview a personal chef?

When interviewing a personal chef, you should ask about their culinary background and experience, discuss specific dietary needs, inquire about their familiarity with different cuisines, and request references.

How many meals can a chef make a day?

The number of meals a chef can make in a day depends on the complexity of the meals, the size of the servings, and the chef’s efficiency.

Personal chefs typically prepare multiple meals for a full party in one cooking session for their clients, whereas private chefs might prepare up to three meals a day for a single household.

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