for Long Term Placement
for Short Term Placement

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.

“As Christian Paier of the agency private Chefs, Inc. explains, ‘You get the lifestyle – yachts, helipads, private jets, traveling all over the world…Quite often chefs become confidantes, even friends. I know stars who see their cooks more than their spouses.”
Red Magazine, “What Stars Eat,” by Richard Patterson, London
“About the last thing a new millennium mover-and-shaker needs to do at the end of the day is toil over a hot stove. Private Chefs Inc. serves up in-home chefs to the fabulously wealthy.”
Forbes Magazine



San Francisco Bay Area 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

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