Desiree's In House Chef Services

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Manuel Antonio, Quepos and surrounding areas, Hours Flexible,PUNTARENAS PROVINCE, Quepos, Costa Rica,
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Desiree's In House Chef Services
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Chef Desiree Brassert is gaining recognition for her creative Asian-American infusions found throughout her meals. Whether it is with subtle hints of ginger or blazing and colorful peppers, her dishes simply work their magic. She has been cooking in the area for the past 15 years and has brought unique signature dishes to many joyful events, weddings and family vacations. 

She originated from France where her love for food began but her Vietnamese mother taught her how to use exotic raw materials and how to be creative. After moving to Costa Rica in 1991, she is always thrilled to use the local cornucopia of colors and flavors. And her upbeat personality will make any event an unforgettable experience.

Her menu selection far exceeds what she has put on paper. Don’t be afraid to ask about Gluten Free or Vegetarian menu choices.

Ask Chef Desiree about her special “ethnic-themed” dinner options!

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Carol Brim
Carol Brim03-30-2021 02:34PM
Wonderful food!!!

Chef Desiree was out of town during our late December, early January stay in Manuel Antonio, but she said her husband was a great chef, so we went for it! I can say that not only was he a superb chef, Juan was on time, so very nice and friendly, and he and Pamela made a great team. The food, the presentation, the cleanup---all as much as one could ask for. I highly recommend!!!

Jaimie Crump
Jaimie Crump03-30-2017 08:13PM
The Total Package!!!

We booked Chef Desiree two nights during our 6 night stay in Manuel Antonio. She was absolutely incredible! Not only were her culinary creations mouth watering, but she is such a fun person to be around! She is ingenious with her recipes and full of wonderful information about her beautiful country.
We had her lobster & shrimp, twice backed potatoes, stuffed chicken, steak, deviled eggs and many different veggies. Her desserts are fabulous! We loved the bananas foster and her fresh apple pie and ice cream. She made my parent's 70th birthdays very special.
When our villa's water was shut off, Desiree immediately called in for extra water and never panicked.
We had such a great time talking to her while she cooked - she is so engaging and just a sweet person all around. My mom and I would love to just hang out with her one night with a glass of wine and pick her brain.
I would recommend her services to anyone and will be jealous that you are enjoying her food and company!

RoseMarie04-25-2016 07:33PM
Loved our Dinner

We had an amazing dinner with plenty of left overs. We enjoyed everything thing she made. From the fish to the appetizers to the desserts. We are still talking about it. A must do at least once during your vacation.

Phil11-21-2015 09:54PM
A must do

Her food is amazing and she is wonderful!

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