Learn about the types of people who become personal chefs. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

38% of personal chefs work in full-time roles while 62% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a personal chef. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming personal chefs at a ratio of 1.37 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

62% of personal chefs are female and 38% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a personal chef and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a personal chef and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a personal chef than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of personal chefs are White, making up 60% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and South Asian, making up 8% and 8% respectively.