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Private Chef in Puntarenas

Hire one of our 61 Private Chefs in Puntarenas and personalize your menu, 1347 clients in Puntarenas have already booked their chef!

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Private Chef in Puntarenas

Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in Puntarenas in April, 2017, more than 61 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in Puntarenas and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Provincia de Puntarenas.

Starting from 2017, 1347 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in Puntarenas through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 303 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 2510 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.8 out of 5.

Our guests in Puntarenas typically reserve menus of 50466 CRC per person, which include 4.77 courses, sharing an average of 3.53 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in Puntarenas!

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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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61 Private Chefs in Puntarenas

Meet the top rated Private Chefs in Puntarenas

Nicolas Devenelle - Private Chef in Puntarenas

Nicolas Devenelle


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

4.9 (2)
21 services
Adriana Castillo - Private Chef in Puntarenas

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
Dania Fallas Zúñiga - Private Chef in Puntarenas

Dania Fallas Zúñiga

Playa Flamingo

I did not choose a culinary career, I surrendered to it. After going through college and a very different career, I had an adventure that changed my l... view more

5 (1)
7 services
Kevin Charpentier - Private Chef in Puntarenas

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
David Gayle - Private Chef in Puntarenas

David Gayle

San José

I'm a professional chef with 10 years of experience in the industry. I've traveled and learned a lot of techniques to fuze with Costa Rica Latin flavo... view more

5 (1)
6 services
Alejandro Torres - Private Chef in Puntarenas

Alejandro Torres


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
Sebastien Couratier - Private Chef in Puntarenas

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 Puntarenas

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
Daniela Bravo - Private Chef in Puntarenas

Daniela Bravo


Me gusta trabajar en orden y limpieza,lo considero muy importante para un buen estado mental a la hora de estar en una cocina. Soy exigente en mi trab... view more

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

Daphinie Robleto


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 Puntarenas

Ines Isella


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
Sara Villavicencio Herrera - Private Chef in Puntarenas

Sara Villavicencio Herrera

San José

Soy chef profesional, con experiencia de 12 años. Una carrera que me ha llevado a diferentes partes de América para ampliar fronteras y conocimientos.... view more

5 (1)
1 services

303 menus personalized by our Private Chefs in Puntarenas

Every occasion needs a tailored menu, personalize yours!

More than 1300 guests have already enjoyed the experience



4.8/ 5



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



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



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

Food quality


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

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

He was amazing . The stove went out and he still completed the meal

Shanavia - Jun 23 2021

5/ 5

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

Mrs. Evan Blake - May 16 2019

5/ 5

Dania was unbelievable! She was incredible with our children and they loved having the opportunity to make tortillas alongside the chef. We feel so lucky to have met her and grateful for her amazing cooking!

Kristine M Rivera - Jun 17 2021

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

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Key information about Private Chef in Puntarenas

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

42 years

The average age of our Private Chefs in Puntarenas

65% women

Percentage of Private Chef women in Puntarenas.

1 hours

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


First Private Chef service in Puntarenas.

18% of kids

Percentage of Private Chef services with kids in Puntarenas.

14 bookings

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


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

2 languages

Languages spoken by our Private Chefs in Puntarenas.


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

3 days

Average number of days booked for multiple services.

457 pictures

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

1 days

Average timeframe from the Private Chef request to booking.

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

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 Puntarenas is 65625 CRC per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 48854 CRC per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 35588 CRC. For 13 or more people the average price is 37625 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 Puntarenas on each particular month of the year.

How many Private Chef register in Puntarenas each month?

After many years of offering our services in Puntarenas, 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 Puntarenas?

We mainly offer six types of cuisine in Puntarenas: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in Puntarenas 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 Puntarenas!

Discover our Private Chefs

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

Frequently asked questions

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

What does a Private Chef service include in Puntarenas?

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 Puntarenas?

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 Puntarenas is 65625 CRC per person. Between 3 and 6 people, the average price is 48854 CRC per person. Between 7 and 12 people, the average price is 35588 CRC. For 13 or more people the average price is 37625 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 Puntarenas?

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 Puntarenas?

In Puntarenas there are currently 61 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 Puntarenas?

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 1347 guests in Puntarenas, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.

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