Find and hire a personal chef near you. You can find a personal chef by using the following personal chef search panel by city, state, zip or area code. APPCA member personal chefs are here to provide you with excellent service. Choosing a personal or private chef is a daunting proposition. You’re inviting this person into your home, asking them to cook food for you and yours. When you find the right chef, the rewards are wonderful. No longer will your busy schedule influence the all-important dinner hour. Good luck!