Private Dining experiences are becoming more and more in demand in Marbella and across the Costa del Sol. With increased pressure to create restaurant worthy dishes, hosts are turning to personal chefs to give them a wow factor at there next dinner party. We looked into some reasons why.
1. GUEST EXPECTATIONS
In recent years, food has increasingly come to the fore as a talking point, hobby and art form. We are constantly reminded of new health fads, new styles of cooking, diverse ingredients, there's even reality TV cooking!
With all of this in mind, hiring a private chef has become more desirable than ever. A personal chef takes the pressure off whilst giving you a top quality meal & allowing you, the host, to relax and enjoy your party.
2. LESS STRESS
Your private chef handles all the meal prep, cooking and clean-up, meaning you don't have to spend all evening getting stressed in the kitchen!
3. IT'S A PRIVATE SPECIAL OCCASION
Normally a dinner party is held to celebrate a special occasion, a private chef will take care of all your catering, leaving you free to eat, drink and relax with your family and friends in the intimacy of your own home. After all a crowded, bustling restaurant is not always what you want for your event or dinner.
Everybody has their go-to recipes, hiring a private chef allows you as well as your guest to enjoy something new & interesting that you would not normally try at home.
5. KID FRIENDLY
Anyone who has kids knows how trying it can be to go for dinner with the children!
Hiring a chef allows you to wine & dine happily with friends whilst the little ones are tucked up in bed.
It can also save you a taxi and babysitting bill!
Not only do you not have to fork out for a taxi, but you also don't need to pay highly inflated prices on wine, buy from a store and you'll find prices at around 20% of what you would pay in a restaurant.
If your interested in hiring a Private Chef for your catering in Marbella and surrounding areas, please get in touch.
When catering in Marbella or anywhere on the coast of Spain for that matter it´s vital to pick the freshest fish at the closest time to cooking. We tend to keep our fish iced at all times, this goes a long way in aiding in both flavour and texture. Often I will look around the whole market before picking the best stall, but be warned, you need to be early for the best catch!
If the stall has an odour turn away!
I find Marbella mercado municipal excellent, behind the old town on the top floor, also Estepona port in the morning (very early) when they´re bringing the fish in. A private chefs dream.
So here´s a quick bullet point guide....happy fishing!
If your worried about preparing the fish for cooking, get the stallholder to do it for you, they´re normally happy to do so...I normally get them to at least clean and scale them, it´s a messy job and they´re better equipped for it!