Get to know me better
Fine dining tasting menu - fusion from my travels in over 40 countries reinvented with local ingredients
I accidentally started a restaurant from my home in the jungle that became #1 of the 900+ restaurants in the province of Guanacaste on TripAdvisor.
I'm not a trained chef and never worked in a kitchen before starting HiR Fine Dining.
Within 5 months of starting to serve 7 courses discovery menus from my wooden casita in the jungle, OpenTable selected one of my dishes for their list of "25 dishes to travel around the world for"
In 2018, I was invited to cook a 7 course dinner in Los Angeles and New York.
In 2019, I cooked 7 course dinners in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Missouri, Minneapolis, Wisconsin, and Atlanta.
In 2019 I also published my first book about cooking "Accessible Fine Dining" where I share my learning from home cook to fine dining chef.
For me, cooking is...
For me, food is family. Food is for people who love each other to get together and share stories. Food is culture. Food is learning. Food is life.
I learned to cook at...
By myself. I started cooking at university while studying civil engineering. Then I was self employed and cooked for myself for about 10 years.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My mum. I opened the fridge, would complain it's empty and she'd create a 3 course dinner. I learned from her to create magic from nothing.
A cooking secret...
Combining worlds. I traveled over 40 countries and lived in 9. I ate in some of world's most expensive restaurants and in some of the poorest families
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in San José.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in San José.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around San José.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in San José.
Book your experience with Chef Noam
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.