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Private Chef Chicago

PCI is dedicated to finding the perfect chef to match your Chicago Lifestyle!

For our clients residing in the windy City PCI private chefs will source, prep and cook to perfection the freshest ingredients for a menu customized to your unique tastes and culinary needs.

Chi-town is PCI town! We offer part-time and full-time chef placements, as well as for one-off, special events.

“Exquisite! Very balanced. Love, love, love it. Will tell all it’s a must. Very, wonderful experience.”
PCI client

CONTACT PCI AT:

1.800.491.2433

Illinois Locations

Private Chefs, Inc. places exceptional chefs in private households throughout Illinois, including Chicago.

We Can Meet Any Demand

Our chefs are adept at all cuisine styles and many have specialized in cooking for specific diets. For example,

  • Mediterranean French
  • Italian
  • Asian Food Middle Eastern
  • Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Diabetic Fusion
  • Macrobiotic

Who We Are

Private Chefs, Inc. was established because we believe there is a real need for an agency that specializes solely on personal chef placements run by people who, themselves, have experience working in the hospitality industry and private homes.

A private chef needs to have a service-oriented mindset, be a team player, think on his/her feet, adjust quickly to ever-changing plans and last-minute requests, and adapt to the varying needs of our clients. What PCI chefs do extremely well is accommodate those needs.

At PCI, we believe that placing a chef in a residence, estate, or yacht is a service that needs specific attention by specialists who have a unique grasp of what is needed to satisfy the client’s and chef’s needs to make a perfect long-term match.

  • Contact us by phone or fill out the online client request form
  • Once we are in touch with you we will discuss your specific needs in detail and answer any questions you might have including our fees & guarantees.
  • When we have all the info we need we will send an email introduction and start the search.
  • We usually provide a minimum of 8 candidates within 24 hours, each resume will include a photo of the candidate his/her full professional back ground, a bio, references and each individual chef’s salary requirement.

After you had a chance to review the resumes we will assist with setting up interviews & test cookings for the chefs you selected.

We are also available during the whole hiring process to answer any questions you might have about the individual chefs, salary norms, benefits etc. etc.

All long-term placements come with a 90-day free replacement guarantee.

All limited engagements come with a free replacement guarantee for the duration of the engagement.

Established in 1995, Private Chefs Inc is the largest and most exclusive private chef’s placement agency in the World, with the head-office in Beverly Hills and branches in New York, Hong Kong, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC and London.

Our list of clients includes high-profile celebrities, businesspeople, athletes and royalty who turn to us because of our professionalism, attention to detail and discretion in finding the perfect chef for their estates, yachts and jets.

PCI represents over 2000 top caliber chefs worldwide.

We place two types of chefs: live-in and live-out.

Our Chefs Qualification

Minimum of 8 years professional chef experience
Culinary Arts Degree
Well versed in specialty diets
PCI’s chefs excel in everything from soup to dessert

Meet Our Team

Christian Paier
Christian PaierFounder/ President
Born in Wolfsberg, a pastoral town in Southern Austria, Christian Paier was raised in an environment of quality cuisine. Click Image to read more
Adrienne DeWinter
Adrienne DeWinterRegional Manager
Adrienne DeWinter is in charge of all client communications and day-to-day operations. A world traveler, fluent in three languages, and of European and South America’s noble heritage, Adrienne was born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of New York.
Jerry J. Masi
Jerry J. MasiCentral Regional Manager
Jerry J. Masi is a nationally-traveled private chef who has been serving executives, celebrities and sports figures on their many residences, private jets and yachts, and thus has first-hand knowledge of the industry.

Clients Reviews

“EXQUISITE! We had a wonderful experience this summer with our PCI chef I will inform all my friends about your fantastic service.”
Gracie H. (Nantucket client)
Awarded ‘Best of LA,
Los Angeles Magazine
Thanks to Private Chefs Inc, we found the perfect Chef for our Estate in Boca Raton Fl. Of the 3 agencies we engaged, it was PCI who delivered by far the best candidates. They provide impeccable service and Adrienne is truly a pleasure to work with!
Beverly M. (Florida client)
“PCI can help you choose just the right chef for your needs, however unusual they may be.”
Cachet Magazine
Best Private Chef resource in New York!
Ronald E. (Estate Manager in Manhattan)
“Chefs who know how to make the rich and famous happy often find their way into Hollywood’s kitchens via the largest placement firm for private chefs in Los Angeles, Private Chefs, Inc.”
Vegetarian Times