A Chef in Paradise

10,168 Visitors 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Notes: From Monday to Sunday
  • Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners
  • Private Meals & Cooking Classes
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free & Kosher Options
  • Profesional Mixologist & Craft Cocktails
  • Customized and Tasting Menus
  • Tequila Tastings

A Chef in Paradise in Sayulita is a 100% local owned catering company that offers innovative food & beverage solutions for the most demanding palates. With over 18 years of experience In the Gastronomic Industry, we are sure we can make your event a success. From weddings to birthday and anniversary parties, to everything in between, we have you covered for your special event.

With creative menu items that your friends & loved ones will talk about it for years, we strive to make the food and beverage part of your event the shining star. We combine our experience with passion in order to provide you the best quality and the warmest service.

We cater to all tastes and dietary restrictions, and are able to offer delicious menu choices that include vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and kosher options. We also have a professional mixologist on staff who creates custom hand crafted cocktails that are sure to be a hit at your next celebration.


A Chef In Paradise Team:

Daniel (Owner/Manager)

Graduate of the Career of Tourism Business Administration.  He is a local, passionate gastronomer born in Puerto Vallarta who started his career in 2004 at one of the best hotels in Nuevo Vallarta. He progressed with years and worked for renowned 5 star hotels in the exclusive Punta De Mita region and its surroundings  before heading north to bring his professionalism and experience to the laid back and wonderful town of Sayulita.

Experience the varied tasting menu provided by Daniel and his team, and you will know that you have made the right decision in your experience of local cuisine and hospitality, with a vast experience in international gastronomy, passion when talking about food, professionalism in execution - Daniels love & life long vocation to serve shine through in every moment.

Cesar (Consultant Chef)

Originally from Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Mexico, with over 18 years of experience  in the kitchen, Chef Cesar’s culinary career includes top restaurants such as Café de Artistes in Puerto Vallarta, renowned Hotels in Riviera Nayarit & recently passing through Punta Mita, working at one of the most exclusive Resorts of Latin America.

Cesar is truly a professional, with a vocation to serve, and a perfectionist when executing events, we are sure  that your love ones will talk about the flavors of his creations for months.

Among his favorite ingredients are heirloom tomatoes & herbs from the garden, as well as playing with fish from the region, his love for the kitchen  make him raise fresh ingredients to a sublime level of flavor and presentation.

Jorge (Consultant Mixologist)

Born in Guadalajara and currently the brand ambassador of the tequila Patron for all Mexico, Jorge started his career in Puerto Vallarta when he was very young, his talent quickly made him escale behind the bars, and that talent took him to riviera Nayarit in 2012 to work in the Exclusive high end complex of Punta de Mita, where he was for years the Head Mixologist of one of the most exclusive resorts.

Jorge has travel to LA, NY & Europe to meet the best bars and Mixologist seeking for knowledge, he is now a contestant for being the best Mixologist in the pacific Mexican, rest assure that he will provide the best experience and warmest service when serving your Handcrafted cocktails at your event.


Please contact us via the form to get in touch with any questions and to discuss the menu for your special event. 

  • Beer/Wine
  • Certified
  • Credit Cards
  • Full Bar
  • Group/Private Classes
  • In-Home Service
  • Kid Friendly
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
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Daniel Carillo was fantastic!
We were blessed having Chef Dani serve us breakfast every morning while we were in Sayulita, sunrise couldn’t come soon enough! He also served us dinner four of the 8 nights during our stay. His choices varied from night to night and there wasn’t a meal we did not enjoy!! We are looking forward to working with Chef Dani and his team on our return trip later this year. Thank you again for services, we’ll see you soon!
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Experienced: April, 2023
5-stars! Book your dinner!
An amazing experience from beginning to end! Leading up to the event, Daniel was extremely prompt and helpful in working with me to put the perfect surprise dinner together for our group - a multi course meal, a bartender, and even a custom cake sourced from a local bakery. The dinner itself was out of this world (our guests are still talking about it), plus Daniel and his team went above and beyond to ensure the whole night was special - they brought decor, music, all fresh ingredients, moved the dining room table outside to set the mood, socialized and celebrated with our group, and did all the clean up after. 5/5 stars, no doubt about it. Book your private dinner with Daniel and his team!
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Experienced: February, 2023
Perfect birthday dinner
Working with Daniel and his team was a dream. He was easy to communicate with from the very beginning, with menu ideas and clear plans. They arrived to our house on time, with positivity and smiles… the food was incredible, from fresh ceviche to delicious salmon and risotto. Martín the mixologist was a great addition, with fresh fun cocktails full of herbs, citrus and fresh fruit. At the end of the night, they left with hugs and a clean kitchen! I cannot recommend Daniel and his team more highly.
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Experienced: February, 2023
Great service and AMAZING food!
Dani and team catered the most amazing dinner for a joint 50th birthday party with 25 guests from around the world. They exceeded our expectations and made it a truly special event.
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Experienced: January, 2023
A wonderful and special event!
Our rental property owner recommended Dany and team. We used their services for a joint 50th birthday party with 16 of our dearest friends. The food was amazing! And the team was wonderful. Highly recommended.
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Experienced: January, 2023
Amazing food and special touches
We hired Daniel and team for a birthday weekend at an air b n b. He far exceeded expectations with amazing and delicious food and service. On top of that he surprised me with cake and champagne for my birthday. His team was very professional and polite with fantastic attitudes and did whatever we asked. They had so much variety. I can’t recommend them enough! He’s such a joy to work with - we hope to go back soon!
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Experienced: November, 2022
Daniel is the Best!
Daniel and his team are amazing! We had the most incredible meal and the bartender made us the most delicious cocktails made with local fresh fruit. The whole crew is wonderful and super friendly! Then, after hours of eating and drinking with my loved ones, I walked into my kitchen and everything was clean and put away! It was a truly special experience and I highly recommend it!
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Experienced: April, 2022
BEST meal in Sayulita!!
If you're in Sayulita and you don't arrange to have a meal cooked by Chef Dany and his team you're making a HUGE mistake! Chef Dany cooked our at-home welcome dinner for our 12-person group and it was beyond our expectations. He coordinated to arrive at our AirBnB ahead of us so the dinner was set-up and ready upon our arrival which made the experience a wonderful and seamless end to a long travel day. The authentic Mexican three-course meal was DELICIOUS and by far the best meal we had while on the trip. His team was friendly and professional and even cleaned up and packed the left overs for us (a lovely surprise).

I highly recommend having Chef Dany cook for your group or event!
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Experienced: April, 2022
"best part of our trip"
We had a great time learning from and cooking with Daniel and the crew. The food was delicious and we had so much fun!
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Experienced: March, 2022
The Highlight of our Vacation!
10/10 recommend!! Daniel was incredible! We learned so much, not just how to cook authentic food but also the stories behind their names. The entire night was magical! I can’t wait to come back and book them again!
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Experienced: March, 2022
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Mexico & The World | Husband | Father | Lover of Food & Travel | Passionate Gastronomer | F&B Connoisseur | Entrepreneur |