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Personal Chef vs. Catering Chef

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It’s largely believed that a chef is a chef. But it’s a common misconception that a Line Chef is also a Catering Chef and a Catering Chef is the same as a Personal Chef. Like lawyers and doctors, there are many different facets of the business.

It’s important to be able to make the distinction, because we all need at chef at some point in our lives. From a black-tie affair to a corporate meeting to your weekday meals, a professional chef can help you get the job done with ease. But to find the right chef, you have to know what to look for.

Whether you’re searching our site or Googling chefs in your area, these 3 common “Chef” terms and descriptions will help you hire the professional that’s perfect for you.

Personal Chef

A Personal Chef creates customized meals for individuals and families. They either cook in their clients’ homes or hire a commercial kitchen. All meals are prepared on the same day, so the clients simply reheat and eat throughout the week.

The Austin Artisans take care of all the details. We menu plan, grocery shop, and cook. We then deliver your food straight to your fridge. This service is great for busy people who want to get healthy meals on the table without all the fuss. We also service those who have trouble navigating special diets, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo.

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Private Chef

A Private Chef is usually employed by one person or family. They may prepare up to 3 meals per day and often serve the meals fresh. They may or may not live with the family or have a residency for a period of time.

Catering Chef

A Catering Chef prepares meals for a one-time affair. From weddings and graduations to BBQs and birthday dinners, a catering chef will usually provide a menu tailored to your specific event. They will make the food and deliver it to the venue or they may cook on-site.

Our Boutique Catering Service will help you handle (almost) everything. Our Artisans are a professional team of servers, bartenders, chefs, and support staff. We can even help you source the right china, barware, glassware, and linens.

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