4 Differences Between Home Private Chefs and Traditional Restaurant Chefs

As an online platform for personal chef services, MobiChef acquires chefs who are professionally trained and most of them have worked in hotels and restaurants. There is no doubt of their profession, but when it comes to private cooking service, moving from a professional kitchen to a home stove can be a challenge for the experienced chefs! Do you know what is the difference between the two, and what is the power of the MobiChef‘s chefs that enables their guests to enjoy the dished at home hassle-free?

Get well prepared in advance

The private chefs do not only provide professional cooking service at guests’ homes, the most important step they manage is the preparation beforehand, sourcing and handling all kinds of ingredients. The chefs will select the most suitable and seasonal ingredients according to the menu the guests have booked. There are chefs on our platform who source ingredients from Japan and also chefs who collect the freshest vegetables from their own fields and bring them to the guests’ homes. Since the chefs need to bring the ingredients to the guests’ homes themselves, they also take extra caution, such as using incubators to store the ingredients, to ensure that the ingredients are kept fresh during the delivery process.

Be flexible in different kitchens

One of the difficulties of home cooking is that the chefs need to adapt to the kitchen environment in a short time when arrived at the guests’ homes. It is a challenge to them as every detail may affect their performance, such as the temperature of the oven and the size of the kitchenware. The experience of home cooking is therefore critical to handle dynamic situations. MobiChef’s online platform also allows guests to upload kitchen and equipment photos at the time of booking so that the chefs can have a basic understanding when they receive the order. The chefs will also clarify with the guests in advance with MobiChef communication tool, and arrive earlier on the booking day for preparations.

Be proactive and communicate well

Most of the chefs in traditional hotels and restaurants only work inside the kitchen. They rarely have the opportunity to interact with the guests while the home private chefs can face the guests and share their stories and cooking ideas. At the same time, guests can also communicate directly with the chefs and give immediate feedback. In order to increase the enjoyment of dinner, some chefs will even invite guests to have certain involvement, such as making desserts together. To achieve such connection between the chefs and the guests, the chefs do not only need excellent cook techniques but also good communication skills!


Be creative and build reputation

Hotels and restaurants spend certain marketing expenditure on advertising and cater to walk-in customers while most of the customers of private chefs are friends and relatives introduced by past customers, hence it is very important for private chefs to retain customers and establish a good word of mouth by maintaining high standards. The MobiChef team also do a lot of promotion work for the chefs to increase their publicity and customer base. Since there is no rule and limitation in designing menus, personal chefs are able to use different kinds of ingredients and food to create their unique styles and provide personalized services by adjusting the taste of dishes according to the needs of the guests.

Want to meet a MobiChef‘s private chef? Invite them to your home to cook for you and your family and friends! Go to the website www.mobichef.com to view over 100 available menus.

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