Private Chef in San José
Since the first Private Chef that joined Take a Chef and created a profile in San José in April, 2017, more than 21 Private Chefs have affiliated to our platform in San José and offer their services as Private Chef anywhere in Provincia de Alajuela.
Starting from 2017, 1737 guests have already enjoyed a Private Chef in San José through Take a Chef. Up until today, our chefs have shared 893 customized menu proposals, sending a total of 6687 messages to the guests, who have rated their experience an average score of 4.8 out of 5.
Our guests in San José typically reserve menus of 48828 CRC per person, which include 3.91 courses, sharing an average of 3.64 messages with their Private Chef for the personalization of their menu before reserving. Submit your request and find your Private Chef in San José!
How does it work?
01We cook in your home
02We serve each dish
03We clean up before leaving
21 Private Chefs in San José
Meet the top rated Private Chefs in San José
Native from the Champagne area, I dedicated my carreer to the hospitality business. Profesional Chef with 25 years of experience in the culinary wo... view more
Dania Fallas Zúñiga
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 m... view more
Me gradué como comunicadora social, hace más de 15 años. Mi trabajo me permitió viajar y conocer muchas culturas... Arte comestible es un proyecto... view more
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 fl... view more
I'm a professional chef with 8 years' experience. Based in Costa Rica, looking to create new culinary experiences using Costa Rican products, ancie... view more
Gerson Matarrita Obando
Hola soy GERSON .Soy de Guanacaste ,playas del Coco, no tengo vicios ,me gusta el arte ,y la lectura ! .Protocolo de Covit -19, sostenibilidad... view more
My cuisine is influenced by my congolese roots, french culture and continuous travels with both familiar and unexpected flavors. I’m always striv... view more
Yo tengo 29 años, nací en una familia de chefs, he trabajado en el hotel Hacienda Guachipelin como asistente cuando tenia 20 años y en el hotel Nan... view more
Eduardo Gómez Carballo
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 h... view more
Tropical cuisine has no secrets for Sebastien. His tasty and colorful food, comes out to delight our palates and eyes. In Costa Rica, this atypica... view more
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 t... view more
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How many services of Private Chef are booked in San José 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 San José, 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 San José, 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 San José?
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 San José is 54502 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 34712 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 San José on each particular month of the year.
What is the most reserved type of cuisine in San José?
We mainly offer six types of cuisine in San José: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Japanese, Mexican and surprise. The type of cuisine with the highest number of bookings in San José 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 San José!
Discover our Private Chefs
Each Private Chef in San José 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 San José who will personalize every detail of your experience.
Frequently asked questions
Below you can find the most common questions about Private Chefs in San José.
What does a Private Chef service include in San José?
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 San José?
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 San José is 54502 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 34712 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 San José?
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 San José?
In San José there are currently 21 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 San José?
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 1737 guests in San José, guests usually tip 14,72% of the total amount to their Private Chef.