Personal Chef Jobs


Friend That Cooks takes pride in being very selective about the chefs we hire. It's important when we select someone to our team that the chef is versed in many different ethnic cuisines, special diets and has the highest of culinary standards. The candidate must also have a character that matches our name and our purpose as a business. (see our open positions below)

Our chefs must be able to make our Friends (what we call our clients) feel safe, and comfortable, as they would with any friend. We select our chefs for their culinary talent and their personalities. We perform criminal background checks and every chef is bonded and insured. Our Friends can rest assured our chefs are fantastic cooks and really great people.

In return, we offer a quality of life you won't find anywhere else in the culinary world. You'll enjoy working weekday hours, creative freedom, paid time off, healthcare bonus pay, retirement, equipment reimbursement, maternity and paternity leave, and more.

If you are a talented line supervisor, sous chef or cook with a culinary degree (or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge) and experience cooking fresh, healthy meals from scratch without depending on recipes, visit the ad below for your city! Let's see if you would make a great Friend That Cooks!

Could you be a personal chef?

Click on the following link and take the Friend That Cooks "Could I Be A Personal Chef?" culinary quiz to test your knowledge, then take a look at our job listings below!




More About Us

Here's a brief overview of what we do, our history, and who uses our service. Visit our Services & Rates pages for more details and pricing on all our services.

Chile Braised Beef

In-home weekly meal prep. We plan, shop, cook, clean up. You heat and eat.

Goat Cheese Salad

In-home parties and wine dinners. We do the food in your kitchen, you enjoy your guests.

Learn Knife Skills

In-home cooking lessons and parties. For groups or individuals, learn to make your favorite dishes using your own equipment in your own home.


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  • 2007 Founded in Wichita, KS
  • 2009 Expanded to Kansas City
  • 2013 8 chefs
  • 2014 Added service in Chicago and St. Louis
  • 2015 Des Moines and Omaha now served
  • 2016 Denver, Milwaukee added, 20 chefs in 8 cities
  • 2017 Indianapolis, Minneapolis added. Physical office opened in Shawnee, KS.
  • 2018 Washington DC now served. 40 chefs, 5 full time managers.
  • 2019 Introducing service in Dallas, other parts of Texas to come.
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Who uses our service?

Friend That Cooks serves busy families and couples who don't have enough time to feed their family the way they would like. We eliminate food stress by planning, shopping, cooking and cleaning up, leaving them to simply heat and eat.

Many of our families have members with special dietary needs or food allergies. By cooking from scratch and customizing every menu, every week, for every family, we are able to accommodate any family's food needs.

As an hourly service, the more food our families need to make it through the week, the better value we are. We may not be the best choice for single clients, though couples who use us for more than just dinner find a lot of value in our service.


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