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Speak Up: Would You Hire a Personal Chef?

We all know that celebrities (and folks with a little extra dough laying around) have personal chefs, and while it seems like such a luxury, it turns out that more and more folks are ditching their cleaning services for a private chef. At $15 to $25 a head, it's really no more than going out to eat, and most personal chefs will tailor to your own food and diet preferences. You don't have to worry about cooking, or always having the pantry stocked, which means you'll have more time to get things done, like say, exercise.

I don't know: I would feel totally outrageous saying I have a personal chef, but house cleaning services can be just as costly, and many people have their homes cleaned without stressing about it. Plus, how nice would it be to have a healthy meal planned out for you?

What do you guys think: Would you forgo something in your life to have a personal chef? I may even forgo my gym membership for a personal chef; I mean, I can always run outside, but it's hard coming up with healthy meals night after night. Do you think it's ridiculous for any Tom, Dick or Harry to get a personal chef? Speak up and share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
haha is that rhetorical?? YES! if I had the money, without hesitation!!
Dolceheartxox Dolceheartxox 9 years
who cares about the poshness of it all. Lets face it when your a full time student like me, a parent or just busy constantly- the last thing thats on your mind when you get home is cooking...let alone cooking a healthy meal. If my mother and I had the bucks we'd go for it! I love cooking but come on..personal cheff that could cook healthy gormet food...SIGN ME UP!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I do love to cook and bake. But if I had a personal chef, I am sure my meals would be much healthier and still taste great. If I could afford it, I would do it!
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 9 years
I would love to have a personal chef, then I just wouldn't have to worry about what to have for dinner and end up eating something not so healthy.
bp99 bp99 9 years
i would hire a personal chef to show me better recipes. but it would have to be someone amazing at vegetarian food, not to be too full of myself, because i am pretty good anyway.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
If i can afford to, why not? I will make sure he cooks all the healthy stuff. and at the same time, i will also get a personal trainer, who can teach me how to work out properly.
erinmarie erinmarie 9 years
If i could afford a chef i would for sure have one! i do like cooking but i would have my chef cook really healthy meals so i know i am eating healthy!!
sulli21282 sulli21282 9 years
I agree with the very first comment that krampalicious made. I would hire a bundle of personal services if I had the money.
Powerpuffgirl Powerpuffgirl 9 years
I'm planning to get certified as a personal chef, so of course I'll say YES! It's not for everyone, especially those who make the time to cook and love doing it. But for many busy families, like many of my girlfriends who are married w/kids, they end up relying on takeout more than they'd like. I'm trying out my budding second career on them to see if it's something I'd enjoy and they'd benefit from.
ShOoK ShOoK 9 years
No way!! Cooking is something I ALWAYS look forward to everyday! It isn't something I stress about when I'm busy... it's something that soothes me when I'm stressed! I could definately see the advantages though.. it would be great to be guaranteed that every meal I eat at home is healthy!
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
Abso-freakin-lutely! I hate to cook with a fiery passion. I don't even go in my kitchen unless I have to do the dishes or get a glass of water. I don't like to have to think about what I eat. Having a personal chef would be amazing.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
if I had the moolah I totally would. I still love baking and stuff, but I would love to try new things and have them cooked correctly haha!
merymery merymery 9 years
I didn't realize it was so cheap (well, not for as a student, but for a normal family)! I would definitely get one 2 or 3 nights a week, that would be such a nice treat.
hanako66 hanako66 9 years
That is something that I would absolutely would you go about locating someone near you. The price sure isn't that bad!
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
I would love to have one!! But with my job, I don't know when I'll be home or on the road. It would be great to know the food was healthy and correctly portion sized.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
I would do it if I had the extra funds. What a lifesaver that would be, especially for people who are working & trying to prepare healthy meals. Hiring a housekeeper was the best money I have EVER spent, by the way. I'm not working now, so I don't need one, but when I did work it was such a load off my mind. Trying to find time on the weekends to clean, as well as trying to talk the hubby into helping, was the biggest pain. My husband was resistant, at first, but after a while he wanted to pay them extra, so they would do our laundry as well!
marygrace marygrace 9 years
cooking is one of my favorite things, so i'd never consider getting a personal chef. but i could see it working for someone who really hated cooking or didn't have the time to do it. its a lot better than frozen meals or other prepackaged things, or getting takeout every night.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hellz no! I'm the best eprsonal chef in my house ;) I love cooking for my man and me!
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 9 years
I love cooking, but I don't cook every meal. If I had the extra cash, I'd totally do it.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
I would TOTALLY hire a personal chef if I had the funds! I cannot cook for the life of me, and I'd much rather have a freshly prepared, healthy meal at home than eat out. I'd also have a cleaning service, a personal trainer, and a life coach if I could afford it. I need a lot of help.
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