5 Best Personal Chef Services in Dubai
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The 5 Best Personal Chef Services in Dubai

Whether you’re too busy for homecooked meals or you’re having guests for a special gathering, having a personal chef can elevate your mealtimes.

Fortunately, Dubai is home to a lot of companies that let you hire your personal chef.

So, we scoured the city to give you the best personal chef services in Dubai. We also included the factors we considered in choosing.

Lastly, we answered some frequently asked questions about personal chefs.

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

Personal chefs typically get paid by the hour along with how frequently they will be cooking for you.

To give you a starting point, we made a table of the average rates of personal chefs by the hour in different arrangements.

One-time service1-2 peopleAED100/hr
Weekly service1-4 peopleAED85/hr
Meal prep service1 personAED90/hr
Dinner party service4-10 peopleAED175/hr

The Best Personal Chef Service in Dubai

Before we get right into our top picks for the best personal chef companies in Dubai, here are the factors we considered for our entries on this list:

Training – First and foremost, we need to consider the company’s and chefs’ background and affiliations, including their training. This gives us a sense of the standards they follow.
Menu – We also considered the range and quality of the menu they can provide. It was also important to look into how they can adjust the meals according to clients’ diets.
Service Quality – We also considered how flexible and efficient their overall service is because this shows how adaptable and creative they can be in different kitchens and arrangements.
Range of Services – Lastly, we perused the different meal services they can do because this will tell us which services are suited for different types of customers.

1. Hey Chef

Hey Chef's Homepage

Personal chef service



ADDRESSBay Square, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE, PO BOX 28746
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 52 279 4538, +971 52 154 8922, +971 52 799 6727

[email protected]


Sunday to Friday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Training★★★★★ (5/5)
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of Service★★★★★ (5/5)

Hey Chef provides customers with beautifully homecooked meals while also providing them complete control over the menu, ingredients, taste, and portions.

Its team of chefs is friends with each other and all come from a wide range of hospitality and food service backgrounds.

Chef Deep has prestigious hotel training, with work experience from Hilton and Taj. Chef Mido, on the other hand, has over 10 years of experience as a Chef de Partie across prominent hospitality groups in the UAE and wider Middle East countries.

These are just two of the several chefs Hey Chef has under its belt, and we love how they bring that industry experience into their home cooking style.

And on top of that, its chefs are versatile enough for each of their menus and specialties to cross multiple cuisines.

From Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes to Italian and Mexican flavors, Hey Chef has  robust and numerous menus that can suit any person’s preference.

Couple this with the chefs’ years of experience and dishes can be adjusted to suit anyone’s needs.

When it comes to its service quality, we love that its booking system is flexible and can be done over the phone with relatively minimal restrictive booking rules.

However, this means that its flexibility also means that your preferred chef is not available for certain times of the week. On top of that, its services are relatively more expensive than other personal chef companies.

But we think it is okay because we love the range of cooking services it offers. 

From one-time bookings and weekly services to planned and curated meal preps and party service, Hey Chef can cook for almost any kind of meal setting.


  • Chefs have years of experience working in hotels and restaurants
  • Robust and diverse menus
  • Flexible booking system
  • Provides cooking service for any type of meal setting


  • Chefs are hard to book because of busy schedules
  • Relatively more expensive

Customer Reviews

Created a fantastic menu for us

“Chef Bhim was incredible. He created a fantastic menu for us based on our restrictions and preferences. The food and experience were truly amazing. We had a fantastic night and I’d definitely recommend him!” – Marcus Eyers, Google Reviews

Cooking skills are on point

“The staff and the chefs are both very humble, and polite, and their cooking skills are on point. I would like to, especially thank Chef Singh for his culinary skills and Mr. Ray for his amazing coordination.” – Ankit Monga, Google Reviews

2. Florentina

Florentina's Homepage

Event catering

Private dining service



ADDRESSOffice 404 Building B Al Saaha Offices Souk Al Bahar 487177 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 0 50 386 6353

[email protected]


Open 24/7

Training★★★★★ (5/5)
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Service Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Service★★★☆☆ (3/5)

After years of training in a number of top restaurants across the globe and working privately for a range of exclusive private individuals, Jake Weatherill founded Florentina.

His fine dining background and intense gastronomic training shine in the menus he creates for each service. When you have Florentina, you can be sure that the food is something to talk about.

And speaking of the food, the menu is crafted for each event, which means Florentina never serves the same food combination together — each catering job is entirely unique.

That’s what makes Florentina such an exciting company to have, on top of the fact that the menus are seasonally designed to showcase the true taste and flavor of every ingredient.

However, we definitely see how the lack of consistency can be a turn-off for some, and we agree that it would be great to have signature staples served every time.

And when it comes to its service quality, it really matches the food and the menu with the presentation and the overall organization and execution.

We are thoroughly impressed by the balanced creativity and efficiency that is only found in well-experienced kitchen teams.

However, where it falls flat is in the range of services it provides in the context of different meal settings.

It only offers catering services to events and private dining, which makes sense for the type of meals it serves, but this also means it is not your everyday personal chef  service.


  • Lead by a professionally trained chef
  • Elevated gastronomic menus
  • Efficient service, beautiful presentations


  • Only offers catering services and private dining

Customer Reviews

The food was spectacular

“Definitely the best catering company in the UAE.

We had a private dinner party catered by Florentina and it was spectacular!

The food was beyond delicious, the presentation was fantastic the staff made our day so special!

Thank you for your admirable service, we are definitely coming back!” – Anna Barros, Google Reviews

They did a fabulous job catering our anniversary

“Florentina did a fabulous job with the catering for our anniversary. The food was excellent and beautifully presented, my guests loved it. The staff was very good and attentive too, taking care of all our needs.  I will surely be using them again for my other functions” – Marshall Gomez, Google Reviews

3. The Warehouse by Chef Sperxos

The Warehouse by Chef Sperxos Homepage

Private dining service



ADDRESSSmark 3 - Warehouse 2 - next to Umm Suqeim Street - Al Quoz Industrial Area 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 56 511 1688

Monday to Saturday: 12 pm - 10:30 pm

Training★★★★★ (5/5)
Menu★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Service★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Lead by Chef Sperxos, a man with decades of managing restaurants and an official Ambassador of the Greek Gastronomy in UAE, The Warehouse by Chef Sperxos serves Greek fusion cuisine in and out of the restaurant.

And speaking of Sperxos, he leads his team with creativity and efficiency. Managing multiple restaurants at once has trained him to be able to cook anywhere.

His travels have also shaped him as a chef, living with indigenous people and learning unique cultures has given him an edge.

When it comes to the menu, Chef Sperxos collaborates with his clients to formulate the perfect menu for the occasion, and this may include classic dishes from one of his restaurants.

Most of the time, the dishes on his menus are traditional Greek dishes fused with a different cuisine to give it that flare that can impress guests.

However, the lack of a structure and consistent menu may turn some people off as they may not be interested in thinking of the perfect menu.

But what impresses us with Chef Sperxos and his team is their ability to be highly efficient, as if they are running a restaurant anywhere you put them.

Whether you book them weeks or days ahead, trust that the team will arrive there ready to give you and your guests an amazing dining experience.

Its weakest point, arguably, is the lack of range of services. Currently, it only offers private dining experiences and catering for corporate events.


  • Unique and highly experienced chef
  • Efficient and flexible service
  • Bespoke menus


  • Limited range of cooking services

Customer Reviews

Great authentic Greek food

“Best creek restaurant in UAE, I have tried the chicken wrap and some other starters and the orange cake everything was so yummy and tasted exactly like if it was a creek restaurant in Greece, for sure coming back again very soon.” – Sultan Alkitbe, Google Reviews

Excellent Greek food

“Excellent Greek food at very reasonable prices.

An excellent combination of cooling and ventilation creates particularly pleasant air conditioning.

Built smartly in a renovated old warehouse.

No alcohol (which is the reason it closes early).” – Rajesh Rangnani, Google Reviews

4. Top Chef Dubai

Top Chef Dubai's Homepage

Private dining service

Cooking classes

Event hosting



ADDRESSVilla 196, Jumeirah Beach Road, PO BOX 212085, Jumeira 1
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 043855781


Training★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Menu★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service Quality★★★★☆ (4/5)
Range of Service★★☆☆☆ (2/5)

This cooking studio was founded by a team of passionate gourmets eager to share their culinary knowledge with those who love food as much as they do.

It offers private culinary functions, fun parties, and creative and ambitious corporate events in our state-of-the-art professional kitchen, on top of cooking classes.

That being said, its chefs’ training is not that impressive compared to our other entries on this list.

Most of them are trained to teach cooking more than operate in a full industrial kitchen found in restaurants. And those who have worked in restaurants, their time there is an unfair comparison to the other chefs mentioned in this article.

When it comes to the menu, since it is primarily a cooking studio, the chefs are quite versatile and flexible when it comes to honing in on the cuisine the clients’ prefer.

In fact, days before the booked date, its chef will come and visit you at the location of your dinner party to check the workspace and, more importantly, get a sense of your style, tastes, and expectations.

We also love that its service includes providing drinks that match the menu and dedicated table decorations. 

However, its efficiency is no match for those who have spent years working in restaurants.

And, on top of that, its range of services is limited to dinner parties that are only up to 20 people, which is severely disappointing for us.


  • Flexible and customizable menu
  • Great services with numerous add-ons


  • Nothing special with the chefs’ training
  • Limited range of services

Customer Reviews

My wife wants to repeat!

“A different way to spend your evening. My wife and I had a marvelous dinner. Great experience and highly recommended to surprise your partner. Professional staff. My wife wants to repeat❤️❤️” -Saafi Nazeer, Google Reviews

Great experience!

“A really great experience and a lovely change to a normal evening out in Dubai! Chef Anthony was professional yet very friendly and forgiving with our lesser talented team. I would definitely recommend this for a group of friends looking to do something a little different, a single person willing to meet new people, and even couples to change from the norm. After the class we all sit at a large table and eat together discussing the tastes and well, also getting to know each other :)” – Tariq Sheikh, Google Reviews

5. Odeon

Odeon's Homepage

Catering service



ADDRESSJumeirah 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4 340 2272

Every day: 8 am - 11 pm

Training★★★★★ (5/5)
Menu★★★★☆ (4/5)
Service Quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Service★★★★★ (5/5)

What started out as a cafe that opened in 2018, Odeon has quickly expanded into offering catering services, an in-house market, and a signature restaurant.

Mentored by Michelin Star chef, Yannick Alleno, Thomas has worked at renowned restaurants such as “Pavilion Ledoyen” in Paris, “Cheval Blanc” in Courcheval, and “One & Only The Palm” in Dubai.

And if you are more into personal chef services akin to food delivery, then Odeon’s menu will amaze you.

We love that you can look and choose through its menu like you are ordering food online, select the dishes you want and Odeon will have them delivered to your place freshly made.

This means that the menu is fully flexible and is full of up to the customers’ orders, which is a great customizable feature that most companies do not offer.

However, it is brought down by the fact that most of its selections are limited to French cuisine. And while widely popular and a definite crowd-pleaser, we would have loved to see diversity.

But because of its online ordering format for catering, we love that its service is just much more efficient and convenient. Because of this, you won’t have to look for venues that have a kitchen or allow cooking.

And because of that same format, the catering can really be just for any kind of meal arrangement. 


  • Highly experienced chef
  • Online ordering format for catering
  • Efficient and convenient service
  • Flexible range of services


  • Only serves French food

Customer Reviews

Would definitely return

“A Dubai casual French restaurant in a prime location, but also doubles as a delicatessen of sorts. The roof terrace is the best option weather permitting. Overall the food is good and I enjoyed it but there are areas of development where things can go from good to great with minimal effort. Would return to see how things evolve. Pricing is quite competitive.” – Liam Collens, Google Reviews

Recommend this to anyone who enjoys French food

“Authentic French cuisine, simple and elegant. Really enjoyed my experience here. The menu is wide enough to have breakfast or dinner, but not too much where it gets overwhelming. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys French food.

Thanks to the staff for a great experience!” – Eva Jutrznia, Google Reviews

FAQs about Personal Chefs in Dubai

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