1. Pick your favorite chef to try
Based on your cuisine and date(s) you need chef to come. We have fixed pricing for all chefs.
2. Build your own menu
Tell us your favorite dishes or pick from 100s of popular dishes that other members had us cook.
3. Enjoy freshly cooked meals
Chef will prep, cook and clean afterwards. Chef will get groceries too if requested.
100+ Conscious eaters trust Chef Joy's personal chefs for their meal prep
"I am very particular about my and my family's health. I need to know what goes in my food, especially the oil and meat. With Chef Joy, I have full control over cooking and I get the best food, better than I could imagine. Love food recommendations from different chefs. It has exposed me to so many cuisines and dishes that I didn’t even knew of."
"A while ago my friends and I got together at one of our places to catch up over dinner and poker. Experiencing Chef Joy for the first time, it offered an intimate home cooking experience, with quality dishes well prepared and displayed. Without any of the hassle of prepping food ourselves, we can focus on enjoying the moment with great friends. It’s a game changing experience. I encourage everyone to try out and see for yourself."
"Very intuitive and affordable app. I ordered an Italian chef for my wife’s birthday and it took only 2 mins to book. The experience was cozy, friendly and yet luxurious. My friends loved the experience and booked a chef for another event."
"I have used Chefs on Chef Joy and they added many new affordable chefs recently. In case anyone wants to try. I generally hire chef to cook at my place with our groceries - enough fresh food for 3-4 days for our family."
"We generally used Shef in the past for our close group events - but their food started to taste stale. This time we tried an authentic chef from Chef Joy who made Indo-Chinese dishes including delicious momos and hakka noodles. The momos were a hit with the kids and the dishes were visually stunning. The cost was less than $15 per serving including groceries and cooking time - I highly recommend Chef joy to anyone looking to experience authentic food at pretty affordable prices."
We handpicked every chef by tasting their food and doing background checks to save your time.
Better than Nanny's
These dedicated chefs have years of experience cooking for families.
It starts at $99* per service to make enough food for 4 adults for a week.
Any recipe is possible
Our chefs are quite versatile to cook various authentic dishes and cuisines.
Most Common Questions
What is the cost of Chef Joy's cooking services?
We provide a cost-effective alternative, offering prices that are 50% lower than traditional personal chefs. Choose from various plans, like our 3-dish option starting at $115/visit, providing delicious home-cooked meals for a family of 4.
What is the serving size for each dish we prepare?
Each dish we prepare is designed to provide upto 4 adult servings.
Can I personalize my menu?
Absolutely! We encourage you to personalize your menu according to your preferences. When signing up or managing your subscription, you can communicate your specific dietary preferences, favorite cuisines, and any allergies or restrictions you may have. Our chefs will then tailor the menu to ensure you have a delightful culinary experience that suits your tastes.
Can I trust a chef to come to my home?
We personally meet with each chef multiple times and assess their cooking abilities in regular apartment or home kitchens. Following this, we introduce them to a select group of clients for initial feedback. Only after receiving positive responses from this trial phase, do we make these chefs available to all our customers.
Is this a subscription service?
You tell us
# of household members,
meal services (dinner, lunch, breakfast)
service frequency per week (once/twice)
Any food preference(s)
We curate a meal plan and our chef's will visit your kitchen and cook at the requested service!
How does the chef ensure my kitchen stays clean during and after cooking?
The chef will come to your home to prepare the finalized menu, ensuring that both the counter space and kitchen appliances used are left clean and tidy.
Do you accommodate dietary preferences and allergies
if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, rest assured that our chefs are more than happy to accommodate your needs. Your well-being and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we strive to create a culinary experience that aligns perfectly with your preferences
What is the process for handling groceries with Chef Joy's service?
Once your menu is confirmed, we will provide you with a list of groceries to acquire.
Additionally, for added convenience, we offer an optional service where, for a fee, we can take care of procuring the groceries for you.
Like many of our colleagues in the Bay Area, we too are busy immigrant households who struggled to find authentic homeland food cooked fresh, tailored to our health and dietary preferences in the US. So, we built Chef Joy to connect busy households with local immigrant chefs who recreate the requested dishes either live in the customers kitchen or virtually and deliver to them.
Cheers, Amrit and Varun co-founders, Chef Joy