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Chef Luis D Lagos

Private Chef In San Rafael

4.8/ 5
Chef Luis D Lagos

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Certified Chef making world food with local ingredients

Luis Lagos grew up in Mexico City and comes from a long history of cooking where hand written recipes had been passed on through generations for dishes that can take 4 days to prepare in traditional fashion. His memories are of spending hours in the kitchen with his mother, grandmother and aunts and of their dining room table set for 50 people. Every Saturday each relative's family would bring the same dish to the family cook-off, preparing their version of the traditional recipe all competing for the best flavor and style in their dish.

While working as a furniture designer in Mexico City Luis realized cooking was his passion and moved to Oaxaca where he began to cook for friends, turning his home into a restaurant. Every day he would go to the market and buy fresh fish and local vegetables and fruits to prepare a meal for whoever would show up. Sometimes his customers would sit for hours engaged in conversation and sipping wine while their meal was prepared for them in the traditional fashion.

One day he was invited to cook with the best French chef that was living in Mexico City. He sold his business and apprenticed for a year with a number of well known chefs from France, Spain, New York and Mexico. He was next invited to cook at Haramara Retreat, and learned how to cook healthy meals, taking several courses training him in the style that he cooks now.

Cooking and working in a kitchen is not just about perfection, for him it's about the input and opinions of everyone and respect for all those involved. He believes in giving as much love and good energy to the preparation of his meals as he can and believes he can learn from everyone. Luis loves to cook for people who are aware of their health and are interested in what they are eating. You can be sure to find delicious ingredients on the menu when Luis is in the kitchen and you can be guaranteed your meal was made with thoughtful attention and love. Enjoy!

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in San Rafael.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in San Rafael. You name it!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in San Rafael.

Culinary Consultancy

Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in San Rafael.

Chef Luis D's reviews

4.8/ 5

This is a fun experience if you're looking for someone to literally just cook for you and not really interact at all. We were looking for a bit more interaction with Chef. That being said, the food was very very good and well worth the price. We were able to choose food from a few different menus!

Margaret - Jul 25 2022

5/ 5

Food was so delicious! Chef Luis was engaging and all of our guests had a great time learning from him!

Kelly - Jul 24 2022

5/ 5

Chef Luis is absolutely excellent. The food was superb and he is an extraordinary chef. We didn’t have to lift a finger. He chose our wine for the evening and the four course meal was stellar. We will be hiring him again the next time we’re in wine country.

Danielle - Jul 23 2022

5/ 5

Chef Luis is the best! This is the second time we’ve done this Airbnb experience and both were amazing. Chef Luis showed up promptly on time, cooked our group the most delicious and creative food, and left our kitchen sparkling. We will definitely try to do this again!

Nora - Jul 18 2022

5/ 5

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