7 Reasons Why People Are Hiring a Private Chef For Their Next Dinner Party
Updated: Oct 12
The surge of private dining events across the U.S. has skyrocketed in the last several years. We recently surveyed our clientele as to why they chose to hire a private chef over going out to dinner to a restaurant. You might find their answers a bit surprising.
Reason 1: My Guests Are Picky!
Reason 2: I'd Like To Actually Spend Time With My Guests
Let's face it, we've all hosted a party where you end up spending the entire night running around getting people drinks, preparing food, serving, or cleaning up, and your energy is focused on task completion, instead of being the perfect host / hostess to your guests. Hiring a full service private chef firm like AWG Private Chefs to prepare and serve your meal, is becoming more desirable than ever. Not only will your menu be prepared by one of our highly skilled Certified Master Chefs to wow your guests, but you as the event host / hostess will be able be to relax, enjoy, and a guest at your own party.
Reason 3: Celebrations of "Something Special"
Special occasions are the one of the most popular reasons that people hire a top ranking chef. On that special evening, the insane number of details of a celebratory dinner party all pile up on the host, becoming even more stressful than ever, especially when so much is riding on that one meal and one special day.
For anniversaries, birthday parties, bachelor / bachelorette parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, or every type of celebration you could imagine, you want great food and amazing service throughout the evening so you and your guests can celebrate your special occasion together, while your private chef prepares your fully custom tailored menu for you & your guests.
Reason 4: Our Own Private Space to Get Together
Sometimes a special occasion, event, or even an intimate dinner party really calls for privacy. This is virtually impossible to accommodate in most restaurant settings. Especially now with limited restaurant indoor private dining options due to COVID-19.
A crowded, noisy, bustling restaurant is not always what you want for your event or intimate dinner party. Private dining in your own home, with food prepared by a top quality chef, using only the finest ingredients, really cannot be matched in quality or experience and a custom tailored service that fits your needs exactly.
Reason 5: Hiring a Private Chef is Often Cheaper Than Dining Out!
If you appreciate great wine or wonderful cocktails, you automatically know how much more expensive a good bottle will cost you in a restaurant. Did you know that the average markup on alcohol or a bottle of wine in a restaurant is somewhere between 400 to 800 percent? In most cases, your fine wine or cocktails will often cost more than your meal. By hosting your event in your own home, you have the ability to serve your own selection of wine or cocktails, without paying huge markups. AWG Private Chefs has Certified Sommeliers & wine educators on staff, and your Certified Master Chef can design your menu around the wines and spirits you will be serving. This offers you an overall amazing dining experience, and it can save you some serious money on the wine bill too.
Reason 6: Private Dining is Kid Friendly
Ask any parent how hard, if not impossible it is, to bring your littles to a fine dining restaurant.
Hiring a babysitter is of course an option, but that adds another cost to an already pricey evening, and you're constantly worrying about getting a call or missing a text. Parents can really take advantage of hiring a private chef and enjoy both the company of their family and friends, fine food, their own wines, while knowing that their children are safely asleep in their own home.
Reason 7: Private Chefs Specialize in Being "Hyper Flexible" in Meeting Specific Needs
Whenever you go out to eat at a restaurant, you are automatically tasked with trying to select a restaurant that will meet each of your guests food preferences, service style choices, food allergies, and cuisine type. When you choose a private chef, your personal chef will work with you to custom create a 100% unique to your event menu, that will meet each and every guests dietary needs, food allergies, and culinary styling requirements. When dining out, you will often find virtually zero ability to customize your menus. Hiring a private chef for a dinner party takes all of the pressure off of you the host / hostess, allowing you to fully to relax and enjoy, knowing at each of their guests can completely enjoy every moment of their meal together.