Get to know me better
I am an adventurous chef who loves good food, creating explosive flavors is what I enjoy the most.
I am a professional chef with more than 15 years of experience in the world of cooking. I have worked alongside excellent chefs who marked my path between pots and pans. I have traveled, researched about the gastronomy of my country to transmit and create an honest cuisine, respecting the ingredient mainly before the technique. I have cooked for Valentino Rossi, Dr. and writer Dean Ornish, Bill Kreutzmann, Luke Bryan, Justin Bieber, Phish band among others, I love fishing for which I have a lot of affection and respect, that is why if it is derived from seafood try, I am an expert in cooking them.
For me, cooking is...
The opportunity to share my passion, my culture and learn the beauty of others but above all I love it because it brings us together at a table
I learned to cook at...
Professionally in the USA, at UTRM University I trained and collaborated alongside great chefs in a company in Playa del Carmen.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My family, before learning about the world of cooking, they taught me many recipes and we cooked together which now I am very grateful for.
A cooking secret...
Having too much passion, commitment, goodwill, ethics, learning from others, feeling a true calling, and respect when cooking.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Playa del Carmen. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Playa del Carmen for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in Playa del Carmen.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services in Playa del Carmen.
Reviews about José Luis
José Luis Nájera and his team created an amazing experience for us. His team truly let us enjoy our vacation. He catered to our needs and the needs of our three kids to make sure everyone had an excellent meal. By day three our 8 year old would be waiting for Chef José and asking us when he would be there. Most mornings we woke to the sound of chatter between José and his assistant Enrique who spoiled us with his desserts. We worried about nothing and felt like we had friends and family who laughed and made memories with us. There is no doubt we will request José and his team again on our next vacation.
Anthony Pion-Mar 25, 2021
Chef Jose was great! I highly recommend him for group or private dinners. He was easy to coordinate everything with, very accommodating of a last minute scheduling change, and highly attentive during the meal. Every course we had was great but the two standout dishes were the shrimp aguachiles and fresh catch of the day!
Taylor-Mar 22, 2021
Chef Jose Nájera is absolutely amazing! I highly recommend and will be reserving him in the future. He is punctual and is extremely knowledgeable in his culinary skills. The food was exquisite!! The experience was amazing.
Shanise Bush-Oct 7, 2020
Amazing experience would definitely book him again
Frantz Jean Louis-Sep 21, 2020
Chef Luis was great! Very flexible and accommodating.
Joey-Aug 19, 2020
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