Nomad Chefs: Everything You Need To Know As A Prospective Client or Chef!

If you have happened to stumble upon Nomad Chefs, then welcome! You are in a fantastic place where great food and great memories collide and we are sure you won’t regret it. Whether you are a prospective client or a prospective Nomad Chef, we have got all the details about what to expect below.

Sarah Sullivan
Sarah Sullivan
March 28, 2023

So you’ve been looking to hire a private chef in London for a birthday party idea, or for a present for a foodie and have stumbled across the concept of having a private chef come to your home to cook for you. Nice idea, if we do say so ourselves, and what better company to do it for you than Nomad Chefs. We put the focus on the chef, taking away any pressures that may render them unable to perform to their best ability, so that means no unnecessary hidden costs, no middleman, just a service that brings clients and chefs together to set them up for an unforgettable event. Most of the time people are curious about Nomad Chefs and want to know a little bit more, so we have pulled together the most common FAQs for you below. So read on and get all of your questions answered!

1. How do I book a Nomad Chef?

How do I book a Nomad Cook?

Head to our website, browse the chefs, filter by cuisine if you like, and then enquire with a Nomad. Our Nomads will then respond within the day to work with you on your bespoke menu! It's super simple and we are always on hand if you are having any issues.

2. How can I apply to be a chef?

How can I apply to be a Nomad chef?

We are always looking for talented new chefs to join us! If you are interested in becoming a private chef on our platform, simply follow the link to our website.  You’ll unlock creative and financial freedom with us, so what are you waiting for?

3. How much does it cost to hire a private chef?

Prices start at around £35/PP for a 3-course meal and vary depending on your preferred date, chosen chef and chosen bespoke menu. We are always interested in giving you the best price possible to make private chef experiences accessible to all. Check out our breakdown of the costs of a Nomad chef here and see how it compares to going out to eat!

4. Do Nomad Chefs only do dinner parties?

Do Nomad Cooks only do dinner parties?

Absolutely not! Our Nomads are very flexible and happy to cater for any occasion - including weddings, drinks parties, picnics, brunch parties, holidays and so much more! Just enquire on our website with the Nomad Chef and they will be happy to take about this with you. Get creative - our Nomads love the opportunity to cook for you in unique places.

5. Can I hire a Nomad for an anniversary dinner with only 2 people?

Nomad Chefs anniversary dinner

Yes! As long as it hits the minimum order cost that the Nomads specify on their profiles which you can view on our website.

6. Which cuisines can I choose?

Which cuisine can I choose with Nomad Chefs?

Our Nomads specialise in a wide range of cuisines, from Japanese, Italian, seasonal British, Mexican and much more. All menus are made bespoke to your preferences!

7. How far in advance do we need to book?

How far in advance do we need to book a Nomad Chef?

It can be as little as two days' notice, however, to ensure you can get the perfect chef to suit your preferences we recommend booking at least two weeks in advance.

8. Can I book for a wedding?

Can I book a Nomad Chef for a wedding?

Yes of course! Our Nomads love doing weddings. You always want to get it right on your special day so make sure to enquire well in advance in order to secure your preferred chef and create a bespoke menu that is perfect for you!

9. Does the chef bring all of the ingredients?

Does the Nomad chef bring all the ingredients?

Yes, all our Nomads try to ensure their ingredients are supplied fresh from sustainable, ethical, quality sources. Some even grow their own in their own gardens! You never have to worry about shopping for your Nomad experience, just sit back, relax and enjoy!

10. Do I need to clean up afterwards?

Nope - our Nomads will bring the ingredients, cook, serve and do all the washing up, leaving your kitchen sparkling clean! It doesn’t get much better than that and it means you can focus on hosting or just relaxing and enjoying your evening.

11. Do you have holiday chefs?

Yes! We provide holiday chef booking. All you need to do is visit our dedicated site here and fill out the form. We will then send you the available chefs for your holiday.

12. Can you cater for dietary requirements?

Absolutely! Our Nomads can adapt or create new dishes to a wide range of dietary needs. Please ensure you include all dietary requirements and allergies when making your booking. Your Nomad will respond with some suggestions for alternative dishes.

13. Where does the money go?

100% of the menu price and travel costs go to your Nomad. We charge a 15% service fee on top of the menu cost. With this we are able to offer priority customer support should anything go wrong before or during your event. We also donate a school meal for each guest we serve through One Feeds Two.

14. How does Nomad Chefs work?

In three simple steps:

  1. Browse our available chefs, read reviews and browse menus by heading to our website.
  2. Enquire for free with the chefs you like. Start chatting in minutes to agree on a bespoke menu.
  3. On the day they will buy the ingredients, cook, serve and do the washing up.

15. Are Nomad Chefs available in my area?

Are Nomad Chefs available in my area?

We’re currently available throughout Greater London, within the M25. We are also currently expanding to more places so if you are outside the London area send an enquiry and we will see what we can do.

About Nomad Chefs

Host a stress-free dinner party for your next special occasion by easily hiring your local private chef on Nomad Chefs. Browse and select a chef that suits you from a range of chef profiles with varied cuisine specialities and styles. Your chef will shop, cook, serve, and wash up the kitchen while you sit back and enjoy time with your friends and family.

Hire a local private chef for your special occasion. They buy the ingredients, cook and do the washing up.
Prices start at £30/head. Search here.

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