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Private Chef in Nicoya

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Private Chef in Nicoya

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Nicoya in April, 2017, more than 35 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Nicoya and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Nicoya.

Starting from 2017, 1478 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Nicoya through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 317 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 1999 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.8 out of 5.

Our guests in Nicoya typically reserve menus of 43352 CRC per person, which include 3.35 courses, sharing an average of 4.44 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Nicoya!

How does it work?

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We cook in your home
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We serve each dish
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We clean up before leaving
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35 Private Chefs in Nicoya

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Nicoya

Nicolas Devenelle - Private Chef in Nicoya

Nicolas Devenelle

Liberia

Native from the Champagne area, I dedicated my carreer to the hospitality business. Profesional Chef with 25 years of experience in the culinary world... view more

4.8 (1)
20 services
Adriana Castillo - Private Chef in Nicoya

Adriana Castillo

Playa Flamingo

Me gradué como comunicadora social, hace más de 15 años. Mi trabajo me permitió viajar y conocer muchas culturas... Arte comestible es un proyecto cul... view more

5 (3)
10 services
Kevin Charpentier - Private Chef in Nicoya

Kevin Charpentier

San José

I'm a professional chef with 6 years' experience. Based in Costa Rica, looking to create new culinary experiences using Costa Rican products, ancient ... view more

4.8 (2)
7 services
Alejandro Torres - Private Chef in Nicoya

Alejandro Torres

Quepos

Soy un Chef profesional Graduando en Costa Rica con mas de 10 años de experiencia, el cual me gusta mucho aportar sobre nuestra gastronomia costarrice... view more

5 (4)
5 services
Pedro Masoliver - Private Chef in Nicoya

Pedro Masoliver

Panamá

Tengo 36 años de experiencia en diferentes cocinas. Nací en el Mediterráneo Culinariamnete me inicie en La Odisea de Barcelona. De ahí pase por Can ... view more

4.8 (2)
4 services
Giuseppe Egor Giannetto - Private Chef in Nicoya

Giuseppe Egor Giannetto

Panamá

Autentico Italiano al 100% chef profesional mas de 15 años trabajando en varios pais cocino de la entradas al dulces ...puedo realizar platos de todo... view more

5 (1)
2 services
Sebastien Couratier - Private Chef in Nicoya

Sebastien Couratier

Los Pargos

Tropical cuisine has no secrets for Sebastien. His tasty and colorful food, comes out to delight our palates and eyes. In Costa Rica, this atypical c... view more

5 (1)
2 services
Eduardo Gómez Carballo - Private Chef in Nicoya

Eduardo Gómez Carballo

San José

Tengo 7 años de dedicarme a este ámbito tan amplio tan curioso. Estudié en el Instituto Nacional de aprendizaje hasta cursar cocinero A. Luego de habe... view more

5 (1)
1 services
Oscar Gonzalez - Private Chef in Nicoya

Oscar Gonzalez

Panamá

Soy un Chef con conocimiento, dominio, experiencia en diversas gastronomía desde la italiana, española, francesa, mediterránea, asiática, latinoameric... view more

5 (1)
1 services
Manuel Gómez - Private Chef in Nicoya

Manuel Gómez

Panamá

Im a panamenian Chef , i went to culinary school at culinary art academy in Panama city, i went to California to improve english in berliz institute.... view more

5 (1)
1 services
Daphinie Robleto - Private Chef in Nicoya

Daphinie Robleto

Puntarenas

Yo tengo 27 años, nací en una familia de chefs, he trabajado en el hotel Hacienda Guachipelin como asistente cuando tenia 20 años y en el hotel Nantip... view more

4.8 (1)
1 services
Ines Isella - Private Chef in Nicoya

Ines Isella

Puntarenas

Soy Inés de Italia, chef profesional hace 12 anos. Catadora profesional de aceite extra virgen de oliva. Especializada en cocina vegana. Cocino tambié... view more

5 (1)
1 services

317 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Nicoya

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 1400 guests have already enjoyed the experience

4.8

AVERAGE SCORE BASED ON 336 REVIEWS

4.8/ 5

Chef

4

The guests in Nicoya have scored the experience with their Private Chef with a 4.

Presentation

5

Not only taste counts! The presentation of our Private Chefs dishes has received a 5 average score.

Cleaningness

5

The clean up of the kitchen and dining area in Nicoya has been scored with a 5 on average.

Food quality

5

The quality of the menus cooked by our Private Chefs in Nicoya received an average score of 5.

Take a Chef

5

The oeverall experience of our guests with Take a Chef in Nicoya has received a score of 5!

Highly recommend the Chef Nikolas and his team. We would hire him again the next time we visit the area.

Leslie Draper - Apr 29 2021

4.8/ 5

we loved adrianna and would use her any time we are in costa rica!

Mrs. Evan Blake - May 16 2019

5/ 5

Kevin did a great job preparing and serving our dinner. Everything was very fresh and tasted wonderful! It was a special was to spend our last evening in Costa Rica.

Losch - Feb 11 2020

5/ 5

The two chefs we had were incredible. Different type of meals, nothing repetitive just and incredible experience.

Steven - Jan 22 2020

5/ 5

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Key information about Private Chef in Nicoya

Discover more details about our Private Chefs in Nicoya and their services.

44 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Nicoya

35% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Nicoya.

6 hours

The average wait time from submitting the request and the first menu.

2017-04-15

First Private Chef service in Nicoya.

22% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Nicoya.

10 bookings

Maximum number of bookings for a Private Chef in Nicoya by a single client.

31%

Increase in the number of Private Chef bookings in Nicoya in the last year

5 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Nicoya.

65.9%

Percentage of guests that hire a Private Chef more than once.

6 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

300 pictures

Photos of our Private Chefs uploaded to the platform in Nicoya.

2 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

How many services of Private Chef are booked in Nicoya 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 Nicoya, 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 Nicoya, 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 Nicoya?

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 Nicoya is 64167 CRC per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 39964 CRC per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 32247 CRC. For 13 or more people the average price is 43458 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 Nicoya on each particular month of the year.

What is the most reserved type of cuisine in Nicoya?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Nicoya: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Nicoya is the Surprise cuisine, and the less booked type is the Asian 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 Nicoya!

Discover our Private Chefs

Each Private Chef in Nicoya 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 Nicoya who will personalize every detail of your experience.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in Nicoya.

What does a Private Chef service include in Nicoya?

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.

How much does a Private Chef cost in Nicoya?

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 Nicoya is 64167 CRC per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 39964 CRC per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 32247 CRC. For 13 or more people the average price is 43458 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.

How can I hire a Private Chef in Nicoya?

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.

How can I find a Private Chef in Nicoya?

In Nicoya there are currently 35 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.

What is the maximum amount of people allowed for a Private Chef service?

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.

Does the Private Chef cook at my house?

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.

Can I cook along with the Private Chef?

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!

Are the ingredients for a Private Chef service fresh?

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.

Are drinks included in 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.

How much should I tip a Private Chef in Nicoya?

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 1478 guests in Nicoya, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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