Are you considering hiring a personal chef for your vacation rental in Guanacaste? The search is over. Our culinary experiences are one of the most popular services here at Papagayo Luxury, combining the effortlessness of dining out with the privacy of being in your own space.
Whether you’re looking to let our teams handle all of the little details for you, or join them in the kitchen for your very own watch-and-learn session, we have something to make every moment special. By centering your personal haven around food, you’ll be bringing people together while exploring local history and traditions together.
Why hire a private chef?
Many of our guests see their group meals as an essential way to relax while on vacation. It’s a way of bringing people together, trying something new and creating a more intimate and memorable moment away from the typical Guanacaste and Costa Rican restaurants. Hiring a private chef gives you complete control over the menu, maximizing the use of your favorite ingredients and catering to any special dietary requirements.
It’s also an opportunity to be fully present in the moment with your guests and enjoy your spectacular home together – complete with beautiful views and all your home comforts. It’s the perfect way to unwind by chatting with friends or enjoying one-on-one time with your children after a long day of excursions and activities. By bringing on a private chef team, you’re able to spend quality time with your loved ones and relax into a new culinary adventure together.
How does it work?
Our private chefs offer two key services: fully catered vacations and ad hoc catering.
Our ad hoc catering option allows you to curate your own experience by selecting individual meals for you and your guests, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Select your desired meals from a predetermined menu, priced per guest or per group, to create the optimum balance for your trip. Some guests choose to book dinner every day, others prefer to customize their schedule depending on the day’s adventures. The choice is truly yours.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a Private Chef in Costa Rica to recreate the ultimate home-away-from-home experience, a fully catered experience is the perfect choice. Based on your personal preferences, our professional teams will lovingly prepare three bespoke meals at your property every day during your stay, all for a fixed service charge. You’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with the chefs to ensure you’re getting a carefully curated menu that works for you. What’s more, they can also source and provide locally-sourced groceries for you, leaving you the headspace to focus on what really matters.
How are chefs selected?
Each culinary experience is tailored to your specific needs. We have a range of expert providers that specialize in different cuisines, from local dishes and regional cooking techniques to avant-garde tasting menus and international gourmet meals.
Moreover, we can adapt the dining experience to best suit your space: think appetizers on the terrazza followed by an elaborate meal at an exquisitely set dining table. Following our initial consultation with you, our concierge will be able to offer you the chefs that best suit your needs. Whether you’re looking to organize a wholesome family dinner or a unique experience, our teams can make your desires a reality.
Can guests get involved in the experience?
If your guests are foodies that are passionate about all things cuisine, we also offer a range of tailored culinary experiences. Bespoke cooking classes are the perfect way to bring everyone together over lunch, allowing you to choose the specific meals that you’re most interested in sampling.
Our team of skillful mixologists can show you how to recreate the perfect cocktails from the comfort of your own villa: a fun accompaniment to happy hour by the ocean. For those that adore their morning caffeine boost, our trained baristas are ready to show you the best that Guanacaste has to offer. Or if your guests have a penchant for all things sweet, our bean to bar chocolate classes are sure to hit the spot. Whatever your interests, we’ve got something to bring delight and excitement to your day.
What’s the one thing guests should try while they are in Guanacaste?
For an authentic Costa Rican experience, we’d recommend sampling a Gallo Pinto breakfast. It takes its name from the Spanish term for “Spotted Rooster”, thanks to its speckled appearance. Typically served as part of a rich and leisurely breakfast, this hearty rice and bean dish tastes great with fried plantain, avocado, fried cheese and eggs. It’s the ideal way to start your day on the Papagayo coast.
Our concierge teams are on hand to guide you through your delectable journey with your private chef. For more details on our services and bookings, contact us.