How much does it cost to hire a BBQ Chef for a private event?

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First published: 28 December 2020 @ 4:08 pm

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The cost of hiring a BBQ chef per hour varies, depending on the location and personal factors. The volume of event attendees and buffet menu also affects the price. The average cost for a BBQ chef per hour is between $111 and $167.

What should be included in the price?

The price should include food preparation, cooking, service, serving and cleaning up after the event is over.

What happens if it rains?

If it rains on the day of your event the BBQ chef will bring all equipment inside. Usually they will still cook food that can be cooked indoors or with their own equipment (grills etc.)

What happens if there is a power outage?

The BBQ chef will have a backup generator that will ensure the food keeps cooking.

What is the best type of food to serve?

The best food to serve is cooked on a BBQ, such as chicken, fish, lamb chops, seafood, vegetables and more. Some of the more exotic meats include ostrich, crocodile and kangaroo meat.

What should I wear?

The BBQ chef will usually be dressed in casual clothing unless you request otherwise. As for the guests, it’s up to them what they prefer to wear.

What is the difference between a BBQ chef and a BBQ caterer?

A BBQ chef is someone who cooks food on a BBQ and often also does the catering. A BBQ caterer is someone who will provide the food and cook it at an event. Many times these two roles are combined in one person.

Can my event be catered by a BBQ chef?

Yes, many BBQ chefs do catering as well as cooking meat over an open fire.


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