We totally understand your confusion; personal and private- they almost mean the same thing. If Only you had someone to tell you, that in the culinary world, their meanings are poles apart. Well, that’s what we aim to do now. Let us take you through a clear understanding of how a personal chef is so much different one so you can decide who exactly you should hire. According to what’s mentioned in www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2000/april/whats-for-dinner-just-let-your-personal-chef-handle-it-all/, these chefs are so affordable that private cuisines aren’t the playground of the fancy anymore.
Who is a Personal Chef?
To put in very simple words, a personal chef is someone who can whip you up a home-cooked meal that tastes like it does in the fanciest of restaurants and looks so darn good you would give it a 20/10 for plating. This magical cooking wizard shows up at your place at your convenience and takes over the kitchen. And what does he/she do here? You and the personal chef reach an agreement at an earlier time on what you would like cooked for the evening.
Depending on the occasion and your preferences, the chef suggests to you a menu that would be best suited to you. Now upon you agreeing to this and covering the cooking expenses, this culinary expert prepares the meal balancing between the old time charm of a warm home cooked meal and the sleekness of the star dish in an uptown eatery. And then the personal chef disappears till you call for him or her again to create you another perfect meal. And that’s the whole deal- they are temporary. One perfect meal and the deal is up.
So Who’s a Private Chef?
This is someone you often find in the kitchens of the well to do- they often stay with the families as well and are treated as full-time employees of the household. These private chefs are responsible for cooking all the meals prepared in the household. Whether it is a regular Wednesday night with nothing happening or the whole family is preparing to celebrate a huge Thanksgiving dinner, the private chef is in charge of all the meals that the family and their guests enjoy.
The private chefs are knowledgeable on the special dietary requirements of everyone in the household and prepare the desserts and fries accordingly. Private chefs are committed to a family or household- they do not generally seek additional work elsewhere. Sometimes private chefs are appointed to cook certain meals as opposed to the whole lot of them, on a regular basis.
Like Personal Chefs, they are responsible for bringing home the fresh ingredients required for the meal and cleaning up the kitchen once done with the preparation- except the latter do it on a daily basis.
So Who’s Right For You?
It totally depends on your needs and budget. If you’re looking for a one-time special meal and want to make it truly special, the personal chef is the way to go. If you feel like you need help balancing your diet and more importantly you can afford it, go right ahead with the private chef.