What is expected from me, the client?
As the client you should have your table set and the kitchen clean and ready for the chef to use. The chef will clean the kitchen and any cooking equipment before departing but you will be responsible for doing your own dishes. Other than that all you need to do is sit back and enjoy!
Do you allow menu co-creation with the chefs?
We do not. TruChef wants to put the chef’s vision front and center in the dining experience. Thus we want menus to be an expression of the chef themselves. We do allow minimal changes for dietary restrictions but not menu co-creation.
Do I need to tip my chef?
No you do not. We have asked our chefs to price their menus to fairly compensate them for the ingredients they purchase and the time it takes to prepare the meal. The night of you just need to relax and enjoy.
How much does a TruChef experience cost?
Entry level menus at TruChef are in the $50-60 range. We require a minimum of 6 people for our dinners to make the evening financially viable for our chefs. The most expensive menus on TruChef are in the $100-120 range.
Can I split the bill?
At this time no. We ask the host who is booking the dinner to make payment for the entire party. Payment must be received 72 hours prior to dinner to confirm the booking.
What if I have to cancel?
TruChef has a 72 hour cancellation policy. Prior to 72 hours you can cancel and receive a full refund. Our chefs have to start shopping out and organzing you dinner in advance so unfortunately we cannot give a refund after that.
Where can I hire a chef?
Our personal chef services are currently available in Austin, Texas. Stay tuned for more locations!
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The minimum party size is 6 people. TruChef services are currently available in Austin, Texas—but more locations are coming soon!