A great team of chefs, an extensive staff,  of in the hands of Head Chef Nicolas Devenelle. At Golfo de Papagayo, North Pacific Cost of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. 

We are more than happy to customize your event to suit any need. From the menu design to the table settings, Guanacaste Chef4u will personally work with you to create a memorable occasion in the convenience of your home, vacation home, or an event location. Guanacaste Chef4u provides premium private chef services in the beautiful Guanacaste area in Costa Rica. Our services are the perfect solution to your culinary journey from a romantic dinner for two, to a large special event like weddings, big family reunions or corporate events.


Chef4U owner and Executive Chef

A globetrotter from Europe to North America to Costa Rica, learn what makes Chef Nicolas so unique. Nicolas Devenelle was born in historic region of Champagne in the northeast of France, best known for the sparkling white wine that bears its name. Nicolas culinary journey began at a very early age. One can say his grandmother is the reason why Nicolas love culinary art so much.

He got his inspiration and his first tricks by spending countless hours by her side in her kitchen helping her. His talents and passion for cuisine inspired him to graduate early. At 15 he started his first Chef school at lyceum “Jean Moulin” in Beziers (Mediterranean coast) for 2 year. He later graduated from The Institute of Culinary “Le Chateau de Montvillers”.

Right after graduation he said “au revoir” to his beloved France and began a journey that would take him around the world working for some prestigious companies such as; Harrods Food Hall in London Knightsbridge and the The Four Seasons Hotel in Mayfair London. From 2001 until 2003 Nicolas was one of the lead Chefs at The Restaurant a 5 diamond restaurant part of the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Springs. 2003 saw Nicolas arriving in our beautiful Costa Rica for the grand opening of the Four Seasons Resort & Spa at Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste where he served as the Banquet Chef.

Today, as the leading force behind Chef4u, his company specializes in creating unique, unforgettable and delicious dinning occasion for both local and visitors. Nicolas’ dynamic cooking style is a global celebration, making him the private chef Guanacaste prefers. From intimate dinners to elegant events, Nicolas’ style and charisma shines bright through his meal preparations, artistic plating, wine and menu pairing and stellar service for each dinning event.

Our team

We are an extensive and creative team of chefs, maitres, mixologists, waiters and waitresses…in constant movement and ready to serve you. From the most prestigious hotels and resorts in Costa Rica including Arenal Springs Resort & Spa in Arenal and Exclusive Resorts in Peninsula Papagayo…

Alvaro Guzmán


Co-founder of Chef4u alongside Chef Nicolas, his career is outstanding in hotel business administration, his time at Four Seasons and other large high-level companies allow him to maintain a company of high standards, he oversees the order, strategies and performance of the companies of the corporation with more than 15 years at the helm. As a food and beverage manager for exclusive resorts, he has managed to keep the ratings in place within the Poro Poro restaurant.

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