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Private Chef San Francisco Bay Area

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

Let a private chef from PCI bring the Magic to your bay area kitchen.

Whether using locally caught seafood or California grown almonds and oranges, your personal chef will create world-class cuisine customized to your family’s tastes and dietary preferences.




San Francisco Bay Area Locations Locations

The San Francisco office takes care of placements in the following areas:

Pacific Northwest, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, Montana, Hawaii, Seattle, Puget Sound, Bellevue, Medina, Redmond, Mercer Island, San Juan Islands, Madison Park, Portland, Bend, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, San Jose, Oakland, Napa Valley, Napa, Carmel, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, Marina District, Nob Hill, Marin County, Sacramento, Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, Helena, Boise, Sun Valley, Coeur d’ Alene, The Big Island, Honolulu, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu. WA, OR, CA, HI, ID, MT


Be it an intimate engagement party for two, a milestone birthday party for your closest friends or any special occasion worthy of a dinner that only the world’s elite could afford, elite clients entrust the planning and execution to the creative direction and culinary genius of the private chefs hired through Private Chefs, Inc.

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

Meet Our Team

Christian Paier

Founder/ President

Born in Wolfsberg, a pastoral town in Southern Austria, Christian Paier was raised in an environment of quality cuisine. Read more…

Adrienne DeWinter

Regional 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

Central 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.

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