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How to find a best private chef in Barcelona in 2023

Are you wondering about how to hire a private chef service yet you don't know how to find the best one ?

It has been a while since I have started to offer my services as aprivate chef and private events. In all that time I have came across many things that I wanted to maybe point out and to explain how this industry works so if you are looking for a good quality and reliable private chef in Barcelona and how do I implement it to my business and why people are happy to call me when they look for Private Chef in Barcelona.
 
Matej Jaraba private chef
private chef in Barcelona

Watch out for Agencies

You might not realize but the majority of sites you find are actually agencies. You might think well ok and what or why is it a problem? Maybe it looks great website with loads and loads of chefs and options but for me personally, they get actually sometimes a bigger cut than me … and you as a guest pay much more with this option.

How do they work?
Agencies work almost anywhere, which sometimes is not a bad thing varieties of chefs which sounds amazing for someone that wants to check the most. You normally get to their website, book a city fill up the for and tan they send you 4 different chefs with their proposals. Sound really great… but so great for the chef to be honest. Where is the problem? 

Imagine you pay 100 EUR

– tax 21%, +19% basically 40%

– agency 25 %

That leaves him just with less than 40 % where is the problem? He still has to buy ingredients and travel costs. The chefs through agencies have to buy awfully cheap, not even a good quality ingredients to make sure they break even. The chef will take 75 percent from this leaving him to buy ingredients for 15 Eur for three course meal its almost impossible to function. The only way is to buy cheap ingredients that come from who knows from. Would you reconsider this option? I would go local and go to a Local Private Chef cooking with best local ingredients.

Be careful I would not go for not legitimate private chefs.

You might think “Let’s just get somebody to cook for us on holidays so we can chill out” so might find also loads of not legitimate chefs. Where is the problem? Among many other issues most important for me is Safety and also reliability, working experience, and even with some legal private chefs there are some “hit and miss” on the quality site. How come safety? Would you really go and eat anywhere? Do you trust anyone that would have come to your home?

I would definitely think twice on this one.

1 You have no guarantee that someone actually turns up.

2 No insurance

3 No reviews

4 Many times too poor cooking skills

5 No pay taxi s not just cheaper but it is important to make sure the community,

6 Food safety

7 Reliability

Watch out for Private chefs (even the legal professional) with basic cooking knowledge. I think that it is fare to say that this service can cost like a meal at a nice restaurant. And I would like to toe at great if I have to pay 40-80€. I have spoken to some guest of mine saying that they have found the food of some chefs. Really basic and they could make it themselves. A good chef has always few tricks that you cannot do at home.

 

Tricks: The private chef should have a website, a good profile, google profile with reviews, a Facebook profile and reviews, and Instagram.

Why to consider booking ur private chef service?

 

I am a private chef and I would like to be really good one. The opportunity to work in great fine dining restaurants (with Michelin stars) and really great chefs for 15 years gave me really good tricks and showed me how to cook and treat my guest to great food and service that exceed expectations. The ingredients are for me the single most important think. I always look for the best ingredients local, organic vegetables, best fish and seafood, foragers of the highest quality just like in restaurants I used to work in.

Main thing for us is the safety, service and food, you always get extra with us and most important I guarantee you that once we come you will just relax and see we are in total control of you being fed really great meal. I do everything myself from homemade sourdough bread, Ice creams, Desserts, sauces and reductions which some are cooked for 24 hours, I buy really good fresh fish, seafood, work with really local suppliers. I have our own beautiful plates, cutlery and glasses to make your event with us as special. If you book a party bigger that 11 I normally get someone to help me out serving and smaller I manage normally all by myself.

Think of my site like profile for chef and catering. We create many tipes of services anything in between an intimate dinner for 2 and bigger events up to 100 people. We offer private chef/cook and catering service daily for a families on holydays, prepare birthday parties, hen parties, preweding dinners, breakfast, brunch, lunch, barbeques, business lunch, corporate events, weddings, any occasion.

 

HOW HAVE WE ADAPTED TO COVID19 ?

We attend a private chef service in whole Catalonia From Barcelona, Blanes, Maresma, Costa del sol, Villarana, Mataro, Badalona, Girona, Lleida, Cadaques, Figueres, Sitges, Tossa del Mar and all surrounding áreas.

 

For more information and bookings:www.bostronomy.net or teel 0034 648 432 082.

If you are looking for a good private chef/ cook in Barcelona don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

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Tegan Milne
Tegan Milne
1711920265
My fiance and I engaged Matej and his team to cater our elopement/ small wedding ceremony. With 14 guests coming from Australia, Matej was excellent to deal with and was able to bring our preferred menu and vision to life. Matej handled the food, cutlery and plating and we were able to relax and enjoy. Each and every guest could not stop commenting on how amazing the food and service was. We certainly recommend Matej for any privately catered event.
Dominique Schafroth
Dominique Schafroth
1711383048
Very delicious and wonderful food! Matej is an amazing cook and had great vibes before, during and after dinner! 100% recommended! Thank you for the great start into an amazing hen-party-evening with my beloved girls 🥰
Melina Schnyder
Melina Schnyder
1711380094
We had an unforgettable culinary evening with Matej! I can really recommend it to everyone!
Carlos Lopez
Carlos Lopez
1710415220
Muy recomendado Matej como Chef Privado, se adapta perfectamente a los gustos de cada persona, además de la calidad del producto y su buen servicio. A parte del menú degustación, que está increíble, pedí que nos hiciera un Carrot Cake, y la verdad, el mejor que he probado sin duda.Muy buena experiencia y seguro volveré a contratar sus servicios.
Maibritt Schou Sørensen
Maibritt Schou Sørensen
1702474112
Matej made a wonderful 9-course dinner for my birthday, and it was all very tastefully delicious, and decoratively served.The whole evening ran smoothly, and we could just relax and enjoy the meal and the nice wines. The kitchen was spotles afterwards.We give our best recommendations.
Katie Freimarck
Katie Freimarck
1700266968
We hired Matej to make us a meal at our rental during our stay in Barcelona. His food was amazing! We enjoyed every course. He did a great job of showcasing the local flavors and ingredients in his cooking. He even provided his own china and place settings to further elevate the experience.We have two infants, and Matej gave us a very high end dining experience without having to go out to dinner with a baby.Beyond his food, Matej was easy to work with. He was very responsive to our communications and accommodating to our schedule
Soraya
Soraya
1699616206
Ha sido una experiencia de estrella Michelin en casa, confiamos en él para un evento importante y todos disfrutamos mucho. La comunicación siempre fue muy fluida y fue fácil elaborar el menú con Matej. 5 estrellas también para su ayudante.
Cabinet PhysioSport31
Cabinet PhysioSport31
1699615753
Nous avons bénéficié du travail de Matej dans le cadre d'un repas organisé à domicile durant nos vacances. Ce moment a été fabuleux de bout en bout. La gentillesse et la discrétion du chef nous ont permis de profiter au mieux du magnifique repas qu'il nous a concocté. Tout simplement parfait.
Dave W
Dave W
1699533490
Matej is an excellent chef. He looked after a close group of 9 friends, had great menu ideas, catered for a hearty breakfast, great packed lunch and an amazing dinner with perfect wine pairing. He's personable and takes pride in his work - 100% recommended
Mark Butterworth
Mark Butterworth
1697106724
Chef Matej and his team catered for a large group celebrating special birthdays. The food and service were absolutely 1st class. Really delicious food and friendly attentive service. Could not fault anything.
Paul S
Paul S
1696930189
What an amazing dinner yesterday…. Stunning food and wonderful service. Many many thanks
Sarah McCracken
Sarah McCracken
1696928882
Bistronomy catered for 30 of us last night for a very special dinner. The whole experience was fantastic. The food was amazing, the staff were friendly, attentive and fun. I would highly recommend their services. Thank you Bistronomy.
Barry Seidman
Barry Seidman
1696540473
Most wonderful and amazing evening. Chef prepared us 7 courses - each presented beautifully. And all the food was fantastic! Chef came to our Airbnb, prepared and served everything. Brought dishes, silverware, placemats, linen napkins - all beautiful. Before he left he had the kitchen looking cleaner than before he arrived. This was to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and we had our whole family. Everyone was overwhelmed with the quality of everything. Also, chef was so personable and pleasant. And by the way - this was very reasonably priced. I fully, wholeheartedly recommend this for anyone who wants something different from a normal restaurant experience. Thank you chef!!
Maria Soler Artigas
Maria Soler Artigas
1696439792
Todo super bueno, muy recomendable.
Pedro G
Pedro G
1696276807
Matt was great. 3 Michelin star quality food at our home. Great service and wine pairing. Highly recommend!
Pau Sabater
Pau Sabater
1696114805
Matej and his team delivered and incredible high-level meal and service for me and my group of 14 people. They exceeded my expectations on the quality of the food and the level of execution. Coming from someone that works in the service industry, I can say that they are at pro level. Will hire them again for sure!
Paige Nemeth
Paige Nemeth
1695507826
Bistronomy hosted the most beautiful, intimate private dinner for my husband & I and 15 of our closest friends and family a few days before our upcoming wedding in Girona, Spain. Everything was exquisite, the service was impeccable, the flavours of every single course were so delicious and our guests (including us) were blown away. The staff was so lovely and wonderful and the team took us on an incredible culinary experience. We would absolutely recommend Bistronomy to anyone looking for a 10/10 intimate dining adventure.
Tilly Morgan
Tilly Morgan
1695364425
Matej was absolutely amazing, not only was it fantastic service but delicious food! If anyone is thinking about hiring him to cook for you just do it - you won’t be disappointed! Thank you again for such a fabulous dinner party!
Ariane Lalakea
Ariane Lalakea
1695125374
Matej is the best private chef you can hire!He cooked in our BliXX conscious sexuality retreat for a group of 8 in a private house. The menu was perfectly thought, supporting our needs and a foodgasm in itself.We appreciate the love, variety and quality of ingredients he puts into his dishes.He also came with his own car and cooking tools and robots which made our life so easy.The ease and patience he brings into his work is astonishing. Everything feels effortless and yet the food leaves you stunning.He was also able to read the group needs and adjust accordingly and he is very discreet which for us is key due the nature of our business.We definitely would hire him again for another outstanding experience.
Albert Almeda
Albert Almeda
1693324247
Rick Chen
Rick Chen
1693315629
Matej and his crew were amazingHe prepared a delicious gourmet  meal for 17 of us on such short noticeThe presentation of the food was excellent, and the service was even betterFive-star experience
Ivy Chen
Ivy Chen
1693315069
Rebecca Robinson
Rebecca Robinson
1693056138
We booked Matej at Bistronomy for a private meal for 12people for my friends 40th whilst we were on holiday. He owns easy to deal with from the 1st enquiry and delivered to most exquisite experience. He was a pleasure, the staff were lovely, the styling was lovely and the food was that of a top restaurant in the comfort of our villa...I would highly recommend.
Aliya Bevans
Aliya Bevans
1689974481
Chef Matej was a planned dream come true! I hosted a family trip from the U.S. to Barcelona, and booked Bistronomy (based on reviews) for a private dinner for 13 at our Airbnb. From beginning to end our experience was perfection! He sent a formal menu after speaking over the phone, and accommodated our preferences during the planning phase.Matej and his assistant Christopher arrived promptly on time, and quickly familiarized themselves with the kitchen and began food preparation. The dinnerware was provided, and the table was set beautifully. We enjoyed the Deluxe 7 course tasting, and every small plate was a palate explosion! The flavors within the oysters on the shell were incredible. The wild caught sea bass and beef fillet were tender and absolutely delicious. Dessert was a delight. The icing on the cake was the beautiful presentation of everything! Oh and the wine tasting was delicious as well (definitely add on).The atmosphere, flow and vibe of the dinner with Chef and his teammate was wonderful! They let us chatter amongst each other without interruption, but interjected with explaining the dishes in detail whenever asked. They also cleaned and left the kitchen spotless after. This was such an incredible experience, and definitely one of the top highlights of our entire vacation in Barcelona that we'll forever cherish!Thank you Matej,~Aliya
Kristen Everett
Kristen Everett
1689072198
Matej curated a truly wonderful evening for our party of 11, including 4 kids, at our AirB&B in Barcelona. Working with him to plan the evening was really effortless and when he arrived, everything was perfect. The food he prepared was among the best we had in Barca - very fresh, flavorful, and appealing to different people’s preferences. Matej was engaging and thoughtfully explained every dish before serving. He catered to the kids by serving them their own little feast on the porch and even included my son when he wanted to “help”. He cleaned the space thoroughly once done and was sincerely a pleasure to share the night with. I will absolutely recommend his services to anyone visiting Barcelona as it was a night to remember! Thanks Mat!
Emily Cherry
Emily Cherry
1687785108
Our experience was spectacular! The food was phenomenal, the chef was professional and great at explaining the dishes. The presentation was beautiful. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great meal.
Espen Ediassen
Espen Ediassen
1686999719
Fantastic food, amazing service from the chief! Can’t recommend it enough.5 star service, food and communication. Would recommend to anyone
Jai Winston
Jai Winston
1685766712
Matej was excellent. The food was delicious!! Every course was exquisite and very tasty. He set-up, prepared and cleaned up, you would have never knew he used the kitchen to prepare. I would highly recommend using his services and was very very pleased!
Holly Cook
Holly Cook
1685628798
An amazing experience!Matej and his colleague were polite efficient and professional. They catered for 11 of us in our villa in Vallirana and the whole experience was of high quality with delicious and creative food.Couldn’t thank them enough for a great evening.
Célia Bornibus
Célia Bornibus
1685300643
Great diner! Matej was also very nice, making our evening a blast. Food was extremely good.
Abhinav Bhansali
Abhinav Bhansali
1685267042
I had the pleasure of organising a private chef experience for my best friend's stag party, and I cannot express enough how amazing the evening turned out, all thanks to the incredible Chef Matej. From start to finish, Chef Matej's generosity and attention to detail made the first night of the stag truly unforgettable.Upon our arrival, we were greeted with the tantalising aroma of freshly baked homemade sourdough, perfectly paired with a delightful spiced almond dip. It was an exquisite way to kick off the evening and set the tone for what was to come.The culinary journey continued with an array of mouthwatering treats. The fresh croquettes and falafels were nothing short of perfection, showcasing Chef Matej's skilful craftsmanship.The highlight of the evening was, without a doubt, the best gazpacho I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Each spoonful was a burst of refreshing flavours that left us craving for more. Chef Matej's versatility shone through in his ability to cater to everyone's preferences. For the non-vegetarians among us, he prepared a delectable chicken gnocchi dish that left us speechless. The combination of tender chicken and perfectly cooked gnocchi was a true masterpiece.For mains, we enjoyed a wholesome fish paella. Meanwhile, the vegan risotto also received rave reviews, proving that Chef Matej's culinary expertise extended to creating delicious plant-based dishes.Dessert was an absolute treat. The vegan sticky toffee pudding was a revelation, showcasing Chef Matej's creativity in crafting a dessert that catered to our vegan friends without compromising on taste. Each bite was a harmonious blend of flavours that left us in dessert heaven.Throughout the evening, we were fortunate to have the attentive presence of Chef Pablo and Angelo, who took care of us with utmost warmth and care. Their friendly and professional service added an extra layer of enjoyment to the experience. Their execution of the meal was flawless, and it was evident that they genuinely cared about ensuring we had one of our best meals in Barcelona.Our private chef experience with Chef Matej was nothing short of extraordinary. His generosity in accommodating our preferences, the exceptional dishes he prepared, and the impeccable service provided by Chef Pablo and Angelo truly made it an unforgettable evening. I highly recommend Chef Matej to anyone seeking a unique and remarkable dining experience.
angela echeverry henao
angela echeverry henao
1685030897
Excelente experiencia al lado del Chef Matej, quien nos brindó una maravillosa cena a toda mi familia. El Chef es súper agradable y lo tiene todo resuelto, desde la comida hasta la organización del lugar. 100% recomendado! 👌🏻
Katrina Ripoll
Katrina Ripoll
1684939468
My birthday dinner by Chef Matej in a masía in Alella was wonderful. Matej’s team was lean but very effective in preparing everything from appetizers, wine and cava selections and of course the delicious and beautifully plated food. It was a milestone birthday made very memorable by Bistronomy Barcelona.
L N
L N
1683755097
Matej cooked a beautiful 4 course meal for our group of 9 at a villa outside Barcelona. He catered to all dietary requirements without any hassle. We had 4 vegans in our group so, all courses were fully vegan but, there was a fish option for mains to please everyone.Matej was unbelievable from start to finish. His attention to detail was next level and he took advantage of his surroundings perfectly. Aside from the delicious meal, he set the table beautifully with candles, baked fresh sourdough and left the kitchen in better condition than when he arrived.Matej was so lovely and made a really special night look effortless.We will be talking about this experience for a long time.
Martina Young
Martina Young
1682796404
Matej created a wonderful dinner experience. We highly recommend. Seamless communication, great food and he even takes care of the dishes!
Peter Jaraba
Peter Jaraba
1680024144
Profesional service, amazing food
Scott Rosenberg
Scott Rosenberg
1678887199
We had 7 people in the villa. The owner suggested we contact Matej.The food was incredibleWe had people with various tastes, he catered to all of us. Multiple course meal with appetizers, fish and meat. And dessert.Was the best meal we had on our trip. Would have cost 3x more in a restaurant in USI highly recommend using Matej while in the Barcelona area.
Vanessa Mullin
Vanessa Mullin
1678183510
Honestly, as parents, this was the best investment while on holiday. Our son is 2 and this means 'date nights' basically aren't possible, so having someone come in and cook and clean for us (all while having great conversation with him!) And the food was 100% incredible. Hands down, I couldn't fault it. The portions, the menu, the diversity of the food! We will definitely use Bistronomy again when we come back to Barcelona. I couldn't offer more praise!
Silvia L
Silvia L
1677955239
The entire experience with Matej was impeccable. He is amiable, professional and an excellent chef. Our dinner was fabulous and he cooked separate vegan dishes for myself, which were among the most delicious I've ever tried. Highly recommend!
Jordi Rabasso i Balaguer
Jordi Rabasso i Balaguer
1677942696
Grandíssima experiència! Tracte perfecte, producte exquisit i tot molt bé. Seriós i molt professional. Totalment recomanable 😉
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
1677783309
Just amazing. Matej gave us and our executives a fantastic experience and we cannot recommend him highly enough. We look forward to seeing him the next time that we are in Barcelona!
Estefanía Cobos
Estefanía Cobos
1676619204
La experiencia ha sido increíble. El cheff es muy profesional y además muy agradable. El menú degustación fue exquisito, muy buena materia prima y excelente elaboración. Sin duda, muy recomendable. Repetiremos seguro!
Lauren Suzanne
Lauren Suzanne
1673387230
I've had the pleasure of having Chef Matej cook for my family on two separate occasions and both experiences were amazing! Not only is all the food delicious, but he was very accommodating and thoughtful in crafting our menu. We had family in town and he prepared some traditional Spanish dishes for us. Even my toddler enjoyed the meal and he is normally a very picky eater. It truly felt like the quality of a 5 star restaurant in the comfort of my own home. All of the clean up was taken care of so we got to relax after the meal. My family and I can't wait to have Chef Matej over again!
Temi Adesanya
Temi Adesanya
1670005367
What an amazing experience. My family and I were visiting spain for a week and decided to work with Chef Matej, and what an amazing experience it was! The service and food were beyond 5*. Every single bite was so tasty and he truly catered to us. We had 3 little kids who are picky eaters on the trip and they absolutely loved every part of the meal! They found something to eat in the meals he made. I am telling all my friends and family about him!! Truly an amazing experience
Alba Ferrer Martínez
Alba Ferrer Martínez
1668447731
Experiencia Increíble. Calidad de la comida espectacular. Platos muy bien trabajados. Trato y servicio inmejorable.Repetiremos seguro!
Sandra de Programa Mia
Sandra de Programa Mia
1668356358
Matej es un cocinero excepcional, cada plato y detalle ha superado con creces nuestras expectativas. Estaba todo increíble, como un restaurante Michelin, tal cual y no exagero. Lo recomiendo 200% por su excepcional cocina, amabilidad y profesionalidad. Gracias Matej!!
Marta MF
Marta MF
1668157591
Una experiencia inmejorable en todos los sentidos. La comida era deliciosa, el emplatado muy elegante y sofisticado. Matej es una persona amable, educada, con saber estar y lo más importante: cocina con mucho amor. Repetiremos seguro!
Louise Flesh
Louise Flesh
1667674000
Matej came to our home and prepared a delicious three course lunch for 8. Matej is a fabulous cook and a lovely person. He’s very professional and was relaxed and got on with the cooking and prep in a kitchen he’d never set foot in before without any fuss! Hey presto and a couple of hours later a beautiful meal was presented to us! The clean-up happened magically and the kitchen was left immaculate. I cannot recommend Matej highly enough!
Felicity Arkell
Felicity Arkell
1667121477
We booked Chef Matej whilst on holiday in Barcelona during the summer, and it was without a shadow of a doubt, the absolute highlight of our trip. We actually booked him twice!! The first night he catered for vegetarians, someone who doesn’t eat fish, and meat eaters and everything was so incredibly delicious! The second night was all meat eaters and the range of food was outstanding. Communication before the event could not have been better. I can not fault anything. Thank you Matej.
Christian Review
Christian Review
1666247580
Chef Matej is a great person. He is a great chef also. He made for us an amazing dinner and the taste he gives to food its something really amazing. He is not just cooking, he invests passion in what he does. I would highly recomand this experience. I would definetly ask him again to prepare food for us. Congratulations Chef Matej for what you deliver to your customers.
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