CHEF SERVICE

Chef Cristopher

Our chef services are offered by our private chef, Cristopher Mora.  Chef Cristopher's diverse menu has rave reviews online and we are excited to offer his services to you and your group!

Chef Cristopher has worked in many homes throughout the Pacific side of Costa Rica and takes great pride in the flavors and presentation of each and every meal that he prepares.

Unless your vacation package already includes chef services, we have priced this service very affordably for up to two meals per day for six days of your week-long stay:

Chef Cristopher at The Villa Mariana in Costa Rica

2022 Rates

~ Up to 8 guests (over the age of 2 at the time of the visit) - $600 for Chef Cristopher

~ 9+ guests (over the age of 2 at the time of the visit) - $850 for Chef Cristopher plus a chef's assistant; this is required for more than 10 guests for the best experience

~ Christmas and New Years weeks - $1,000 regardless of the number of guests

2023 Rates

~ Up to 8 guests (over the age of 2 at the time of the visit) - $650 for Chef Cristopher

~ 9+ guests (over the age of 2 at the time of the visit) - $850 for Chef Cristopher plus a chef's assistant; this is required for more than 10 guests for the best experience

~ Christmas and New Years weeks - $1,000 regardless of the number of guests

Note:

Cost of food is extra. Chef Cristopher will go shopping for the food based on the meal requested and he will give the receipts to the guests every couple of days. Guests may reimburse the chef in US dollars or CR colones.

There are no daily or "per meal" chef prices, only weekly prices. Many other chefs in the area charge $150-$200 per meal. We only charge a weekly price and it ends up saving the guests a lot of time and money!

Outside chefs are not allowed on the property.

Guests determine the chef's full day off (which must be Sunday through Friday).

The chef does not purchase groceries outside of the menu ordered for a meal. If you need additional groceries, our concierge can pre-stock the house for you based on your needs.

To be considerate of the chef's time, there are cut-off times to order meals: Breakfast) no later than 8pm the night before; Lunch) no later than 9am the day of; Dinner) no later than 2pm the day of.

How much will it cost our group to have the chef?

As far as the cost of food goes, if you plan to order surf n turf, mahi mahi, seafood paella and other expensive meals, your grocery bills from the chef will obviously be more than if you order less expensive items like chicken or typical Costa Rican dishes. Your cost of groceries will depend on how large your group is and what the group is ordering. We have found that the daily range per person can end up being $10 per day on the low end (lots of simple dishes and very few desserts) and $25 per day on the high end (when you sprinkle in more expensive meals like seafood or steak and have desserts every night). Therefore, an average group of around 8 guests will spend anywhere from $560-$1,400 for food for the chef meals.

 

Chef Cristopher will give you the receipts each day to settle up with him in US dollars or Costa Rica colones. One thing to keep in mind is that your first few receipts will seem high when Cristopher is buying things like oils or spices that are required to make specific meals that are requested by the group. These things will last throughout the week for all of the rest of your meals, so you’ll notice that your receipts become less expensive after the initial receipts, unless the group is ordering many different new things each day. All meals need to be ordered in advance to give the chef enough time to go to the marina or supermarkets for the freshest, local products to prepare your meals. Chef Cristopher can accommodate up to 2 different types of diets/restrictions for each meal (maximum).

Follow @tvmmeals on Instagram for photos and descriptions of many different meals that Chef Cristopher can make for you! Our printed menu is only a tiny portion of the many meals that he can prepare.