Private Chef in Costa Rica
Hire one of our 129 Private Chefs in Costa Rica and personalize your menu, 13345 clients in Costa Rica have already booked their chef!
Private Chef in Costa Rica
Since the first Private Chef who joined Take a Chef in Costa Rica in April, 2017, more than 129 Private Chefs have joined our platform in Costa Rica and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Jiménez.
Starting from 2017, 13345 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Costa Rica through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 8188 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 52001 messages to their guests, who rated their experience with an average score of 4.76 out of 5.
Our guests in Costa Rica usually book menus around 50965 CRC per person, including 4.15 courses, sharing an average of 4.52 messages with their Private Chef to personalize their menu before booking. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Costa Rica!
How it works
Personalize your request
Share with us the details of your dreamed meal, including type of cuisine, preferences and intolerances.
Receive menu proposals
Our chefs will design menus based solely on your wants and needs.
Get chatty with your chefs
Dont be shy to exchange some messages with your chefs until your perfect menu is ready!
Book your experience
Once you are happy with your choice, submit your payment to secure your experience.
All there is left to do is counting down the days till your culinary experience begins!
Find your chef
Customize your request and start talking with your chefs.
129 Private Chefs in Costa Rica
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More than 13300 guests have already enjoyed the experience
The guests in Costa Rica have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.52.
4.76 Food quality
The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Costa Rica received an average score of 4.76.
Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 4.8 average score.
The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Costa Rica has been scored with a 4.91 on average.
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Personalize your menu
A romantic dinner or a gathering of friends. Traditional dishes or exotic flavours. A fine dining experience or a family-style meal. Every private chef experience is unique! Submit your request and personalize yours.
Frequently asked questions
Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Costa Rica.
A Private Chef service includes everything necessary to enjoy the experience, from the customization of a menu to the purchase of ingredients, the mise en place prior to the service, the preparation of the menu at the guests' home, the complete table service, and lastly the set up and cleaning of the kitchen and the spaces used during the experience. Tableware and glassware are not included. Gratuity is entirely up to the guests' discretion.
The price of a private chef service depends essentially on the number of people. On average, for bookings of 2 people, the price of a Private Chef in Costa Rica is 55785 CRC per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 29888 CRC per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 31795 CRC. For 13 or more people the average price is 36797 CRC. It is important to point out that, depending on the destination, Private Chef reservations may be more or less seasonal and, therefore, the price may fluctuate. This also applies to last minute bookings, where prices may also vary.
To hire a Private Chef just select a date, number of people, let us know your food preferences and intolerances and share with us a few details about your kitchen. In a matter of a few hours, you will receive four tailor-made menus and will be able to review the chef's profile, reviews and pictures of their dishes. You will also be able to speak directly with each chef through the messaging area on the platform and ask for menu modifications, price changes, and generally discuss any questions you may have. Once you have chosen your favorite chef and menu, you can finalize your reservation on the website. Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive the chef's direct contact information to finalize the details.
In Costa Rica there are currently 129 Private Chefs available. To find the best chef, you only have to fill in the form and the 4 best local chefs available on the chosen date will send you their menu proposal. You will be able to check in detail their professional profile and choose the chef/proposal you like the most.
There is no maximum number of people, although a Private Chef service is usually carried out in a more intimate level along with friends or family, and usually in homes where space is limited. Even though there is no maximum number of people, generally the groups do not exceed 15 people.
A Private Chef always prepares the menu at the client's home, as it is an inherent part of the experience. However, depending on the complexity of the menu, the chef may prepare a mise en place before going to the client's home, as some dishes take several hours to prepare and it would be impossible to execute all the steps at the client's home.
Absolutely! Usually, there are always several food lovers among the diners who take the opportunity to share some time with the chef, learn some tricks in the kitchen and the step-by-step of each of the dishes on the menu. For those diners who really want to get hands on, they can of course join the chef and cook!
Every Private Chef gives the utmost importance to the freshness of the ingredients used in their menus. The main difference between a restaurant and a private chef is in the personalized treatment of each diner. The chef personalizes the menu, and based on that menu, makes the necessary purchases to develop the menu chosen by the customers. Therefore, the freshness of the ingredients is one of the key elements of a Private Chef service.
Drinks are not included by default. However, you can reach an agreement with the chef in order to add drinks as an "extra" to the menu proposal.
Each guest can freely decide the tip he/she wishes to give to the chef, as it is up to their discretion. On average, based on the tips given by 13345 guests in Costa Rica, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.
Key information about Private Chef in Costa Rica
Discover more details about our Private Chefs in Costa Rica and their services.
How many Private Chef services are booked in Costa Rica each month?
Depending on the destination, Private Chef reservations can fluctuate seasonally to a greater or lesser extent throughout the year. In the case of Costa Rica, you can check the monthly fluctuations of Private Chef reservations in the following table.
Thruthfully, any month of the year is good to enjoy a Private Chef in the comfort of your home, but due to the fluctuations in the demand for Private Chefs in Costa Rica, prices may vary especially for last minute reservations. Step ahead and book a Private Chef to avoid any surprises!
How much does a Private Chef cost in Costa Rica?
The cost of hiring a Private Chef depends essentially on the number of guests who will be enjoying the experience. On average, for bookings of 2 people, the price of a Private Chef in Costa Rica is 55785 CRC per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 29888 CRC per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 31795 CRC. For 13 or more people the average price is 36797 CRC.
On another hand, each destination is totally different, and seasonality usually makes prices vary considerably. On the following chart you can find the differences on the average pricing charged by our Private Chefs in Costa Rica on each particular month of the year.
How many Private Chef register in Costa Rica each month?
After many years of offering our services in Costa Rica, we are lucky to have a fantastic team of chefs that keeps growing all the time!
Every month, 1 Private Chefs register with us. Our verification team reviews these new Private Chef profiles daily to categorize them, allowing you to discover incredible new chefs every month.
What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Costa Rica?
We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Costa Rica: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Costa Rica is the Surprise cuisine, and the less booked type is the French cuisine.
But beyond these six types of cuisine, our Private Chefs personalize thousands of menus for their clients every day, adjusting every detail to find the perfect menu for every occasion and every group. Of course, our Private Chefs will adapt their dishes to any allergy or dietary restriction, and they can also propose other cuisines or fusions. Sumbit your request and discover the menus of your Private Chefs in Costa Rica!
A Private Chef in Little Harbor makes you enjoy the best gastronomy
Take a Chef offers you the possibility to enjoy the best dishes of a Private Chef in your home. Our chefs have developed a cuisine updated with novel techniques, respecting the local products with influences from cultures from other countries. Our Private Chefs have been trained in the best hospitality schools in the world and in restaurants of international prestige, this allows them to transfer to your home the avant-garde cuisine and dishes based on Michelin Stars. Quality and innovation are knocking on your door in Little Harbor, hand in hand with a Private Chef.
Experience culinary perfection
All of our chefs have at least ten years’ worth of experience in the industry and have graduated from the best cooking schools. So our goal is to find the perfect chef for you and to make this the best dining experience. With over 30 chefs in Oporto, we know we can find the right match for you! Once you receive menu proposals, you’ll be able to view the professional profiles of each chef who has contacted you and choose the one that suits you. At this point you’ll also be able to contact them directly through our messaging service to make sure that every detail is to your liking
Try something different! Try a Private Chef service in Lurin.
The best and most original experiences are those that surprise you from the very beginning and do not stop until the end. These are the experiences that make the best memories. This is Take a Chef’s philosophy. We offer a completely personalized service, show cooking, gastronomic advice and the chance to understand how the dishes on your menu are made. Any American, Asian or Mediterranean dishes can be showstoppers on your dining table with the expertise of one of our Private Chefs.
Discover our Private Chefs
Each Private Chef in Costa Rica is absolutely unique. All of them have professional cooking training and years of experience in all kinds of restaurants. Each one of them has made their own way to becoming a Private Chef. Tell us the details of your event and discover the best Private Chefs in Costa Rica who will personalize every detail of your experience.
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