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Chef Jacqueline

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Italian,Indian,Mediterranean,Thai,Vegan

Hired: 60 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I am experienced Personal Chef with a 20+ years of cooking for many busy families in the Bay Area. I am skilled in home Cooking and Chef catering.

I offer excellent Mexican, Indian (fusion), Thai and Mediterranean menus for meal prep and other chef services.

I am usually available most weekdays, expect Sundays, after 10 AM. I live in San Francisco but would go to San Jose for right clients.

I am among the founding chefs at Chef Joy and have cooked for over 60 clients this past year. I do weekly meal prep (1 to 4 times a week) and personal chef service for a small gathering. People appreciate me for my compassion, easy going attitude and creative recipes.

Featured Dishes
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Thai Som Tum Papaya Salad
  • Red Curry Shrimp
  • and more ...
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Chef Shob

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Nepalese,Indo-Chinese,Thai

Hired: 45 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I offer excellent Indian, Indo-Chinese and Nepalese menus for meal prep and other chef services. I am usually available most weekdays after 3 PM in San Francisco and East bay cities. 

I am among the Top 10 chefs on Chef Joy and have cooked for over 30 clients in last 6 months. I do weekly meal prep (1 to 4 times a week) and personal chef service for a small gathering. People appreciate me for my compassion and delicious food.

You will always get personal attention with me. My Roots are Indian and Nepalese, so North Indian, Muglai, Indo-chinese and Nepalese are Personal Favorites. I also do an amazing range of Momos, dry mutton and chicken dishes.

Featured Dishes
  • Idly Sambhar
  • Vegetable Manchow Soup
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Rajma Masala
  • and more ...
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Chef Bikram

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Bengali,Mughlai,Indo-Chinese,Italian,Thai

Hired: 30 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I believe in superb hospitality and creating an amazing culinary experience for all my clients. I cook excellent Indian, Bengali, Muglai, Indo-chinese and Italian dishes. I enjoy doing bigger events too and have cooked for 200+ parties at times.

I am usually available most weekdays before 9 AM or after 5 PM in San Francisco and East Bay cities. I am more flexible over the weekends. I have been a personal chef for 10 years now with experience of cooking as head chef across marquee restaurants.

On Chef Joy, I am among the top 10s and have cooked for over 25 clients in last 6 months. I do weekly meal prep (1 to 4 times a week) and personal chef service for a small gathering. People appreciate me for my in depth knowledge of traditional Indian and other country dishes.

Featured Dishes
  • Pan fried Chilli Chicken
  • Mirchi bajji
  • Pan fried Chilli Paneer
  • Paneer butter masala
  • and more ...
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Chef Shova

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Nepalese,Indo-Chinese

Hired: 12 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I am an experienced home chef with expertise in Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Cooking has been my passion and I enjoy serving customers with authentic flavors right in the comfort of your own home.

I dabbled with cooking at restaurants and even big hotels, but I have always enjoyed being a personal chef. I have cooked for many families in the Bay Area.

Featured Dishes
  • Idly Sambhar
  • Vegetable Manchow Soup
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Rajma Masala
  • and more ...
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Chef Yuliang

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Chinese

Hired: 12 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I am a professional experienced chef at one of the top rated Chinese restaurant in the bay area. My specialty lies in Hubei cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, and Sichuan cuisine.

I am usually available most weekdays after 3 PM in San Francisco and Peninsula cities.

I do weekly meal prep (1 to 4 times a week) and personal chef service for a small gathering. People appreciate me for my easy going personality and delicious food.

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Chef Eric

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Italian,Vegan,Plant Based,Indian,Mediterranean,Thai

Hired: 6 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I am a personal chef who is passionate about cooking delicious and healthy meals. I can prepare and deliver entrees personally to your place. I can help plan, cook and deliver weekly meals to you. I can cook at your place where I can get groceries myself or use yours

I am usually available most weekdays after 1 PM in San Francisco and East Bay cities.

You will always get personal attention with me. I enjoy cooking all kinds of cuisines especially - Italian, Californian, Vegan and Indian
Featured Dishes
  • Paella
  • Mexican Rice
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • BBQ Ribs Pork
  • and more ...
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Chef Kiram

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Vegeterian

Hired: 4 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I am an experienced home chef with expertise in Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Cooking has been my passion and I enjoy serving customers with authentic flavors right in the comfort of your own home.

I dabbled with cooking at restaurants and even big hotels, but I have always enjoyed being a personal chef. I have cooked for many families in the Bay Area.

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Chef Manu

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Italian,Indian,Vegan,Mexican

Hired: 28 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: I am a perfectionist when it comes to food. I have worked in several Bay Area Restaurants and have been a Private Chef from last few years.

 My special dishes would be Vegetarian pasta and Indian style Chow Mein. I can cook tasty Non-Veg and Veg dishes to hit those taste buds.

Featured Dishes
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Thai Som Tum Papaya Salad
  • Red Curry Shrimp
  • and more ...
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Chef Uddab

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Italian,Indian,Nepali,Greek,Spanish

Hired: 31 times on Chef Joy

Introduction: With a rich and rewarding 20-year journey in the culinary world, I am a seasoned chef who has honed my skills in various renowned restaurants.

My culinary passion extends across a diverse spectrum, from the vibrant flavors of Indian and Nepali cuisine to the comforting warmth of Italian dishes and the bold and savory delights of Greek fare. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of being featured in numerous news articles, a testament to the dedication and creativity I bring to the kitchen. My commitment to crafting exceptional and culturally diverse dishes reflects not only in my extensive experience but also in the recognition and acclaim received from both patrons and the media alike.

Featured Dishes
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Thai Som Tum Papaya Salad
  • Red Curry Shrimp
  • and more ...
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Chef Vineetha

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Indo-Chinese

Hired: 25 times on Chef Joy

Welcome to Chef Vineetha's Kitchen!

With over 5 years of experience, I specialize in crafting delicious South Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes tailored to your taste preferences. Emphasizing a healthy approach, I use minimal oil and avoid food colorings. Join me on a culinary adventure where authentic flavors meet mindful cooking. Welcome to a unique and flavorful dining experience!

Featured Dishes
  • Pan fried Chilli Chicken
  • Mirchi bajji
  • Pan fried Chilli Paneer
  • Paneer butter masala
  • and more ...
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Chef Jeevan

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Indo-Chinese,Nepalese

Hired: 28 times on Chef Joy

Experience the global fusion of flavors curated by Chef Jeevan.

With a culinary journey spanning from Amber Indian Restaurant in San Francisco to kitchens in India, Dubai, Nepal, and the USA, Chef Jeevan brings a rich tapestry of taste to your plate. Immerse yourself in a world of gastronomic delight as traditional techniques meet contemporary twists in every dish, ensuring a memorable dining experience. While Chef Jeevan can cook any Tandoori, Veg or Non-Veg, Seafood dish, following are some of the most popular of his clients:

Indo-Chinese - Chicken Manchurian Noodles, Fried soup, Gobi Manchurian

Non-Veg: Butter Chicken, Chilly Chicken, Chicken 65, Tikka, Kabab

Veg: Dal Makhani, Dal Tadka, Palak Paneer, Aloo Gobi, Bhindi Masala, Veg Korma

Featured Dishes
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Thai Som Tum Papaya Salad
  • Red Curry Shrimp
  • and more ...
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Chef Mani

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Indo-Chinese,Thai

Hired: 21 times on Chef Joy

Fueled by a lifelong passion for cooking, I bring over 15 years of culinary expertise to your table. From childhood, the kitchen has been my playground, and now, it's where I craft unforgettable culinary experiences. I take immense joy in mesmerizing taste buds and cherish the beautiful comments that follow. Join me on a journey of flavors that reflect a lifetime of dedication to the art of cooking.

Chef's favorite dishes: Dosa, Biryani, Thai red curry (my own style) and Sweetpaan.

Here are some Chef Mani's food video links:
Sweetpaan:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CidiyQmAG7j/?igsh=ZWMyNDBlOTQyNg==

YouTube cooking videos of mine:
https://youtube.com/@cookwithmani?si=Ylq7jcmYJVaGuSDo

Featured Dishes
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Thai Som Tum Papaya Salad
  • Red Curry Shrimp
  • and more ...
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Chef Krishna

Cost: starting at $115 (4 people x 3 dishes)

Cuisines: Indian,Indo-Chinese,Nepalese

Hired: 20 times on Chef Joy

Profound love affair with the art of gastronomy:

Embarking on a culinary journey during the unprecedented times of 2020, I discovered my love for the kitchen. From never having set foot in a kitchen before, I found solace and passion in cooking during the pandemic. What started as an attempt turned into a profound love affair with the art of gastronomy.

Exploring diverse dishes became a delightful experiment, and my culinary repertoire grew with each creation. Today, cooking is not just a skill; it's a passion that I wholeheartedly embrace. Some of my favorite dishes, such as Thalassery Chicken Biriyani, Beef Ularthiyathu, Chicken Chukka, Pepper Chicken, Butter Chicken, Garlic Chicken, Kottayam special Fish Curry, Chicken Dum Biriyani, and Egg Curry, showcase my journey and love for the diverse world of flavors. Join me in savoring these creations as we celebrate the joy of cooking together.

Featured Dishes
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Thai Som Tum Papaya Salad
  • Red Curry Shrimp
  • and more ...
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Most Common Questions

How much cooking services cost?

We are 1/2 the cost of what traditional personal chefs charge. Our chefs will cook 3 dishes (total 12 servings) at your home starting at $99*.

What is covered in a booking?

Once your menu is finalized, we will share the list of groceries to procure. The chef will visit your house and cook the finalized menu and will also ensure that the counter space used as well as kitchen appliances used are clean.

(Optional) Extras: for a fee, we get the groceries.

How many servings are in one dish we cook?

Every dish is minimum of 4 adult servings (8 oz). We can reduce the number of servings or increase as you like.

Can I personalize my menu?

Yes! You can choose your dishes, ingredients and fully customize your dishes!

Can I trust a chef to come to my home?

We meet every chef in person multiple times and test how well they cook in regular apartment/home kitchens. We then open it to few selected clients for the initial feedback and only after we get positive feedback, we make them available to all our customers.

Is this a subscription service?

Yes,

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!