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Personal Chef Sofia Silva Sanchez in Sayulita Mexico

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Enjoy a professionally prepared gourmet meal in the comfort of your beautiful Sayulita vacation villa. Allow Sofia to come to your home and prepare one of her amazing dishes for your friends and family.

Sofia has been preparing gourmet food all of her life – “Food is my passion”

She looks forward to sharing her expertise and her wonderful meals with you in the privacy of your Sayulita Vacation Villa.

You may either choose from Sofia’s menus which include traditional Mexican meals with a gourmet flair of  Italian, Moroccan, Indian, Vegetarian and Vegan, or work with Sofia to create your own personalized menu.

SOFIA WILL CATER ANY EVENT FOR YOU FROM A FAMILY VACATIONTO WEDDINGS, WEDDING REHEARSALS, BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES,ETC

Each dinner includes two side dishes, a main course, and a dessert.  “I love dessert – I am known for my desserts.”

SOFIA WILL CATER ANY TYPE OF EVENT FOR YOU FROM A FAMILY VACATION, WEDDINGS, WEDDING REHEARSALS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ETC

Sofia's recipes have been featured in the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read full article.

 

Menu options

Sofia will come to your home with all she needs to prepare you an amazing meal that will add a special element to your Sayulita Vacation.

Sofia is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and gourmet cooking.

Here is what people that have tried Sofia’s Gourmet meals have to say:

 

“During our vacation, we were planning to spend several evenings exploring some of the restaurants in town.   In the end, we never ate out once. We loved your cooking so much that we looked forward to it each night, we could not imagine eating anything else. Thank you.

 

 

“Thank you for giving us the option to enjoy a gourmet meal in the privacy and comfort of our beautiful vacation home. You made our 20th anniversary very special.”

 

"Your food is so fresh and healthy it makes us feel very good and satisfied without feeling stuffed"

 

"You have made our vacation very special and different"

More testimonials at the bottom

Please contact Sofia to arrange a gourmet meal in the privacy and comfort of your vacation villa. Spend an evening home, enjoying wonderful food and wonderful surroundings.

 

Special note:

Sofia's clients are welcome to join in with the cooking process and learn how this chef works with and prepares local ingredients into fabulous dishes. This really makes for a great cultural experience for your entire group.

 

MEXICAN MENUS

 


MEXICAN MENU # 1: FISH

APPETIZER: TOASTED PUMPKIN SEED DIP WITH TORTILLA CHIPS; a Mayan appetizer typical from the Yucatán peninsula, made with roasted tomatoes and spices, a very interesting blend of flavors, definitely worth trying!

 

MAIN COURSE: FISH FILLET IN CILANTRO PESTO; catch of the day topped with a mild spicy cilantro pesto, topped with avocado slices.

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: GUAVA CHEESECAKE; a creamy cheesecake made with an aromatic tropical exotic fruit on a homemade cookie crumb crust.

MEXICAN MENU # 2: CHICKEN

APPETIZER: TOMATILLO SALAD WITH TOSTADAS AND CREAM; a traditional Michoacan state dish, a nice fresh chopped salad served over Tostadas with cream.

MAIN COURSE: CHICKEN ENCHILADAS WITH MANGO SAUCE; off the beaten path enchiladas made with a unique sauce of Achiote (a Mayan spice), mango and other Mexican ingredients. They can be spicy or mild.

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: CITRUS COCONUT CAKE; a moist cake in which orange, lime and coconut blend very nicely.

 

MENU #3 FISH AND /OR SHRIMP:

APPETIZER: CUCUMBER CUPS WITH SHRIMP SALAD; stuffed cucumber slices with Mediterranean and Mexican flavors.

MAIN COURSE; FISH AND/OR SHRIMP WITH GINGER-ORANGE SAUCE; fresh catch of the day served with a very delicate ginger citrus sauce.

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: FLOURLESS TEQUILA-CHOCOLATE CAKE; a truffle-like cake infused with tequila, served with fresh strawberries.

MENU #4 BEEF:

APPETIZER: TROPICAL GUACAMOLE; an exotic version of the classic with chunks of fresh mango OR pineapple, served with tortilla chips.

MAIN COURSE: BEEF PICADILLO; ground beef stewed with vegetables, almonds and a kick of chipotle chili.

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FLAN; a mixture between a flan and a cheesecake served with fresh fruit OR chocolate sauce on top.

MENU #5 CHICKEN:

APPETIZER: SHRIMP PATÉ; a smooth shrimp spread jazzed up with Mexican flavors, served with crackers. This is a traditional dish of Nayarit state.

MAIN COURSE: GREEN CHICKEN MOLE; a very unique dish made with toasted pumpkin seeds, tomatillos and Mexican spices, highly recommended! If you are adventurous, the pumpkin seeds can be substituted with pistachio nuts.

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: LIME-COCONUT FLAN; topped with caramel.

MENU #6 FISH:

APPETIZER: TOASTED SESAME BEAN DIP; a creamy dip made with beans and toasted sesame seeds, served with tortilla chips.

MAIN COURSE: PECAN CRUSTED MAHI MAHI WITH MANGO PICO DE GALLO; fresh fillets coated with a yummy pecan crust and topped with a spicy mango pico de gallo salsa (if mangos are not in season, pineapple will be used instead).

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: BANANA-RUM BREAD PUDDING; made with fresh bananas, topped with a caramel sauce.

MENU #7 PORK:

APPETIZER: GUACAMOLE; prepared in my own style with some secret ingredients, served with tortilla chips.

MAIN COURSE: PORK IN ACHIOTE SAUCE; this is a classic Mayan dish from the Yucatán peninsula, baked marinated pork in a flavorful red tangy sauce, served with pickled red onions. Very good in tacos too!

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: COFFE-CINNAMON FLAN; topped with a caramel sauce

MENU #8 FISH:

APPETIZER: CUCUMBER SLICES WITH SHRIMP SALAD; stuffed cucumber slices with Mediterranean and Mexican flavors.

MAIN COURSE: FISH IN JUNGLE SAUCE AND CORN GNOCCHI: fresh catch of the day cooked with a green sauce made with exotic Mexican herbs (one of them is called HOJA SANTA or “sacred herb”), topped with homemade corn dough gnocchi. Very unique!

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

DESSERT: MEXICAN RICE PUDDING; very creamy, infused with vanilla and cinnamon.

 

MENU #9 VEGETARIAN:

APPETIZER: MEXICAN SALSA FRESCA; also known as pico de gallo, served with tortilla chips.

MAIN COURSE: CHILE RELLENO SOUFFLE; the light healthy version of the famous chile relleno. Worth trying!

SIDES: RICE SALAD; made with brown and wild rice and a nice light dressing. SAUTÉED BROCOLI; flavored with lime and toasted almonds.

DESSERT: KEY LIME PIE; topped with fresh strawberries and fresh mint.

MENU #10 SHRIMP ENCHILADAS:

APPETIZER: ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS DIP; a Mayan classic spiced with Habanero Chili. Served with corn chips.

MAIN COURSE: SHRIMP AND SPINACH ENCHILADAS WITH TOMATILLO SAUCE; spicy and tangy, topped with melted cheese.

SIDE DISHES: please choose 2 from the list below.

CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH MOLE FROSTING; served with vanilla sauce a delectable combination of flavors.

If you want to interchange any side dishes from any menu it is possible, as well as for desserts. If you have any other request please let me know and we can work it out.

 

SIDE DISHES FOR MEXICAN MENUS (you may choose 2)

REFRIED BEANS: Either black beans or regular pinto or another similar variety, mashed beans with olive oil, light and healthy.

WHOLE BEANS: Slow cooked beans in a nice stew.

DRUNKEN BEANS: Slow cooked beans in a beer stew served with chopped onion, cilantro and Serrano chili, if desired.

CHIPOTLE INFUSEDE BLACK BEANS

RICE: Mexican red rice with tomato sauce and chopped veggies.

WHITE RICE: with fresh herbs.

POBLANO RICE; a green colored rice with Poblano chilies, very tasty!

MASHED POTATOES

SALAD: Fresh greens and seasonal vegetables served with one of the following homemade dressings:

-Honey Mustard vinaigrette

-Lavender dressing

-Chipotle vinaigrette

-Italian herb infused oil vinaigrette

SAUTEED SEASONAL VEGETABLES; sprinkled with fresh herbs or mild spices and olive oil.

YOU MAY INTERCHANGE APPETIZERS, SIDE DISHES AND DESSERTS FROM ANY MENU. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL REQUEST LET ME KNOW... WE CAN WORK IT OUT! VEGAN MENUS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

 
INTERNATIONAL MENUS

ITALIAN MENU # 1

APPETIZER: TOMATO OLIVE BRUSCHETTA

MAIN COURSE: PASTA WITH PESTO SAUCE AND SHRIMP

SIDE DISH: SALAD WITH YOUR CHOICE OF HOMEMADE DRESSING

DESSERT: CHOCOLATE SEMIFREDDO; a frozen chocolate mousse with almonds and coconut and topped with a dark chocolate homemade sauce

ITALIAN MENU # 2

APPETIZER: BLACK OLIVE AND ANCHOVY DIP; served with bread

MAIN COURSE: MAHI MAHI FISH FILLET WITH SPICES, TOMATO AND WHITE WINE SAUCE

SIDE DISH: SALAD WITH YOUR CHOICE OF HOMEMADE DRESSING

DESSERT: TIRAMISU;  made with authentic mascarpone cheese and gooood espresso coffee

MEDITERRANEAN MENU

APPETIZER: CUCUMBER BITES WITH SHRIMP SALAD; cucumber cups stuffed with a unique mixture of cooked shrimp, garlic, olive oil and herbs

MAIN COURSE:STEWED CHICKEN WITH LEMON AND OLIVES

SIDE DISHES: GREEK SALAD AND SAFFRON RICE

DESSERT: ALMOND LEMON CAKE

MOROCCAN MENU

APPETIZER: HUMUS WITH PITA BREAD OR VEGETABLES

MAIN COURSE: MOROCCAN CHICKEN; stewd chicken with morocan spices and almonds

SIDE DISHES:COUS COUS AND CUCUMBER SALAD WITH YOGURT

DESSERT: SPICED COFFEE CARDAMOM CAKE

VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MENUS ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

 

MORE TESTIMONIALS

It was wonderful to hear from you! All of us think of you with such wonderful memories and warm hearts! You managed to make our vacation in Sayulita a perfect one! Your incredible personality was like the delicious icing on top of a moist “melt in your mouth” cake, which symbolizes your amazing abilities to create and cook a mouth watering, perfect meal! All of us could taste the love you put in every bite of delectable food!
Our very best to you always,
Karen & Tom Hill

From simple, balanced breakfasts through decadent desserts, Sofia's creative, soulful and delicious meals were the highlight of our yoga retreat. We loved how she expertly integrated our dietary restrictions and health consciousness with her inspiration from what was fresh and local.  Her healthy and mouthwatering cuisine is grounded in her Mexican roots.The way it smells,tastes, looks and feels, every dish tells a story. It's clear that Sofia's heart goes into her food, each meal bursting with unique inspiration.  Sofia is always willing to teach her culinary tricks and share her signature recipes. Make sure you get a taste of her Coconut-Lime Flan, it's out of this world! Britt Fohrman, Yoga Instructor, San Francisco, CA

Sofia is a remarkably talented chef who creates exotic, delicious and beautiful food for any palette. From traditional Mexican cuisine to vegetarian or vegan fare, She is your local gourmet artist in Sayulita. All of Sofia's dishes are created from scratch with only the freshest ingredients and made to order, including her deeply satisfying handmade chocolates. Sofia is a joy to work with, is punctual and takes care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy the cornucopia of bliss that she creates for you! Claudette

Reviews for Personal Chef Sofia
4.99 out of 5 (based on 74 reviews)
Outstanding Chef! - Very Professional!
We contacted Sofia on short notice to prepare a meal for a group of friends to cap off an amazing week in Sayulita. Sofia was very accommodating with our special menu requests and even found a way to efficiently serve us dinner on the roof top so we could enjoy the sunset. One of the best parts was the amazing aromas as Sofia and her assistant prepared the meal. The only thing better were the flavors experienced when dining. The shrimp and the pork were outstanding entrees and the key lime pie was the perfect ending to a truly outstanding experience.
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Amazing Food
We hired Sofia for 1 night during our recent stay in Sayulita. All of us were blown away by her food. It was above and beyond what we expected. The flavors were complex but complemented each other perfectly. All the flavors were perfectly balanced. We also had her make us a drink of Horchata. It was the most amazing horchata I had ever had. It was thick and creamy and so yummy. All the food was presented beautifully and she left the kitchen more cleaned up than when she arrived. It was a 5 star service in the comfort of our home. I will definitely hire her again when we return.
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incredible ending to my Sayulita experience
Reserved the amazing Chef Sofia for a small family brunch following my son's wedding. She was easy to communicate with, responded promptly and the food she prepared for us was so delicious and fresh tasting.
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Amazing
We booked Sofia and had an amazing experience , communication was prompt, selection and the ability to cater to our dietary request was excellent without hesitation , down to our cocktails was amazing . This was one of our best meals and she included our 10 year old daughter to participate which made her night.
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SOFIA WINS.
Man, where to start raving about Sofia. From the first email exchange, Sofia demonstrated professionalism, organization, creativity, and flexibility. She catered a wedding rehearsal for us and 3 breakfasts for a group of 30+, and she couldn't possibly have made the experience easier for us. The food was consistently fantastic, beautifully presented, and very apparently prepared with quality ingredients. If we come back to Sayulita (as I hope we do), I'd plan my trip around her availability. Truly, she's a gem.
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Perfect in every way!
Sofia came to our rented casa and made us the best meal of our entire vacation. Her homemade Key Lime Pie for dessert topped the night and is so delicious. From the moment she walked in our family was able to sit back and relax as she poured us homemade mojitos and margaritas. Homemade guacamole! Yum! Fresh fish, cilantro rice, amazing, amazing, amazing!

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Fantastic food..you can't go wrong with Chef Sofia.
We went off other reviews we found online and booked Chef Sofia for a dinner at our rental home in Punta Mita. It was an excellent decision as all of the food from the tomatillo to the main course and decadent flan was absolutely perfect. The drinks were amazing as well and I highly recommend Chef Sofia when you are in the Sayulita or Punta Mita area!
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Amazing and delicious meal made and served at your vacation rental
I contacted Private Chef Sofia through this website to prepare and serve a meal at my vacation rental in Sayulita. She responded to me within 24 hours to tell me her availability (she's busy so book early!) I booked her for one dinner for 6 adults.
Leading up to the dinner, we emailed back and forth about details - she is very responsive and communicative.
The morning of our dinner, the power went out at my vacation rental. After the power was out for more than a few hours, I called Sofia to let her know and ask if it would be a problem. She said it wouldn't be ideal, but she would work around the problem. I was so grateful! When she arrived, the power was STILL out. She actually helped us translate our problem to the utility workers. The power came on about an hour after she arrived. Chef Sofia to the rescue!!
She prepared and served probably the best guacamole I've ever had in my life.
She made delicious and strong Margaritas for all of the drinkers (4 of us.)
She also made an amazing salad with a basil vinaigrette and herbed goat cheese that maybe changed my life a little bit.
For the main course, we ordered the Fish with Jungle Sauce and Corn Gnocchi and it was so delicious, my heart momentarily stopped!
Dinner was the Mexican Cinnamon cake which was so moist and chocolate-y and delicious. WOW!!
Sofia and her assistant prepared, served, and cleaned up. We didn't have to do anything except sit back and enjoy while they brought out course after course (well paced no waiting!) and drinks too!
I 100% recommend her to anyone! Worth every penny! Thanks again Chef Sofia! What a memorable and delicious night!
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Great food & excellent customer service!!!
We've been to Sayulita twice now....after booking flight & accomodations, the next priority is scheduling a private meal with Sofia! She is the bomb! She is very responsive to any questions you may have about the dinners. Her English is great! And her laid back, easy going personality fits perfect with the Sayulita vibe of fun & enjoyment. Not only will her food completely appeal to all of your taste buds, but she also invites & encourages you to watch her in action (only if you're interested). She fit in great with our group - she is friendly, but never pushy. Having had her cook for us on two different trips, I can honestly attest to her professionalism and high quality of food. Plus....she'll leave your kitchen spotless & leftovers in the fridge! Don't waste any time thinking about booking Sofia, she fills up fast and you won't be disappointed!!
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Thank You Sofia! More Sangria Please!
Sofia and her team is amazing! You will not be disappointed in her food, presentation and professionalism. If you get the pleasure of working with Sofia make sure and have her make a batch of Sangria. Her white Sangria was my favorite drink at our wedding! And everyone raved about her pumpkin seed appetizer...delicious!!

Thank you again Sofia!
Love,
Erin, Trevor, Payton & Charlie (Wold Family)
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4.99 out of 5 (based on 74 reviews)
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