Treat yourself to delicious eats on vacation when you hire a private chef for a one-off meal or for the duration of your trip.
In our exclusive interview with private chef Roberto Medda, we get the lowdown on his 5-star personal chef service and how you can enjoy gourmet cuisine in your vacation home – without having to lift a finger!
Hi Roberto! Tell us a little bit about your background and why you became a private/personal chef?
Hi! I’m a private chef and butler serving in Tenerife and in Sardinia un summer. I have around twenty five years experience in entertainment ,catering services and event management . I’ve always loved cooking and I like the freedom it allows me in my professional and personal life.
What exactly does a personal chef do?
I provide personal chef services to private clients in their vacation homes including families and large groups whether it’s a meal for six, a family feast, dinner party, special occasion or corporate trip. Every dinner is planned to meet the vision and budget of the client and we only use the highest quality ingredients with meticulous attention to detail.
Is this affordable? Or is it just a luxury service?
Yes it is affordable, costs are based on client’s needs and budget. Hiring someone to cook dinner in your home might seem decadent, but it’s not as expensive as you think,especially when you include the money saved on a babysitter. There are no overheads except your own, and you can drink your own wine, avoiding the hefty markup of a restaurant!
What kind of food do you serve?
I specialise in Mediterranean, European cuisines. . The set menus are a delicious selection of canapes,bruschettas and crostini, mains, sides, salads and desserts. Some of the most popular mains are Paellas and risottos ,seafood platters,fish carpaccio,ceviches,Rib-eye steak with béarnaise sauce and garlic and rosemary potatoes,spare ribs with oriental sauce,chicken with mediterranean curries and safron risotto
Chef Roberto lemon tart with italian meringue,strawberry panna cotta ,chocolate sbricciolata and tiramisu are are just a few of the delicious desserts.
Who needs a private chef? What are the benefits?
If you are on holiday and you have rented a villa , you need a chef. You deserve to be a guest in your own villa! Private dining is as good as eating out at a fine restaurant, but without the worry over babysitting or who is going to drive. All our dinners are full service. We deliver, set up, produce and execute the event; then clean up and restore the space.
What is the most memorable event you have catered for?
I love doing special family events such as family reunions and anniversaries. It’s always an honor and a joy to be a part of a family’s special celebration
What is your most popular package?
Our most popular is dinner service for large families who are busy enjoying Tenerife attractions. We make all the arrangements leaving people free to enjoy themselves without having to worry about anything else!
Do you offer any other services?
I can also arrange for butler services and concierge services, but my main focus is on private dining.