Chef Cecilia Mendicuti

5,819 Visitors 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM -
Notes: Flexible hours for your event needs
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner planning
  • We take care of all the shopping
  • Catering to your dietary restrictions - organic, gluten free, nut-free
  • Proper food storage
  • Diligent with food handling safety
  • Services include all prepping & cleaning

Chef Cecilia Mendicuti in Sayulita is a private chef & recipe writer, who specializes in cutomized menu development. She takes great pleasure in the opportunity to create vibrant, delicious & nourishing meals using high quality local & tropical seasonal ingredients. She particularly enjoys bringing traditional Mexican food practices to her meals.

Chef Mendicuti has extensive experience and worked in Sayulita & Riviera Nayarit for 8 years as a private chef in the professional restaurant industry, traveling throughout the Riviera. She considers her nomadic-chef lifestyle to have played a pivotal role in developing her eclectic & adventurous food aesthetic, as well as her bold & colorful palette; having been profoundly influenced by the Mexican food and culture she has explored over the years.

When she is not developing menus, creating new recipes, or hosting a private client dinner, she enjoys rambling in the jungle and woods for a cache of wild boletes & thimbleberries.

Please use the Contact form to get in touch with any questions and to book private Chef Cecilia Mendicuti!

  • Certified
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Meals
    • Breakfast
    • Brunch
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
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The BEST food, and just a delightful experience.
Cecilia and her team made our trip to Sayulita feel truly decadent! She treated us to delicious food and great conversation in the comfort of our home, which was so relaxing and wonderful. With many menus to choose from, and the ability to “mix and match” to fit our family’s tastes, Cecilia truly has it all. She shopped for fresh ingredients each day for the meals we selected. We feasted on shrimp ceviche, homemade tortilla soup, mahi mahi filets, and chicken enchiladas, just to name a few. Even our children loved every bite! If you have the chance, be sure to book Cecilia for your next trip to Sayulita, you will be SO glad you did!
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Experienced: February, 2023
We had such an amazing time with Chef Cecilia and her team. She cooked two delicious meals for our group of 10 in Sayulita. She even cooked the Mahi Mahi we caught on our fishing trip :)
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Experienced: January, 2023
Superb--best, freshest food in Sayulita
Chef Cecilia and her wonderful assistant Blanca cooked for us on the last night of our 8-day stay in Sayulita. We had eaten at what are supposed to be the best restaurants in town, and Cecilia blew them away. She had shopped that afternoon, so everything was absolutely fresh. The evening was both perfect and perfectly chill. She and Blanca are lovely people, professional and kind, and they created a very special evening for four of us. She is multi-talented, and every dish--from classics like the guacamole and tortilla soup (a highlight!) to the flourless chocolate cake (she also runs a bakery) were top notch. And after all that deliciousness, while we basked in it, they made the kitchen impeccable. Easily the best night of our vacation. Highly recommended and very reasonable prices (don't forget to tip!). We'll definitely enlist them again when we return.
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Experienced: January, 2023
Amazing evening!
When were blown away by the dinner Cecilia and her team provided for a private event. Everything was so delicious, her and her staff were absolutely fantastic. Even the picky kids in our group said it was delicious! Definitely a highlight of our trip to Sayulita.
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Experienced: December, 2022
Great chef, great team and very fresh food!
Cecilia was fantastic, we had her for breakfast multiple mornings as well as dinner one evening and would absolutely hire her and her team again. The food was fresh and delicious and they were such a treat to spend time with. Can't wait to return!
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Experienced: May, 2022
Chef Cecilia and her team were Fantastic!
Hired Chef Cecilia and her team for breakfast multiple mornings as well as dinner one evening and we would highly recommend. The food was tasty, Cecilia is delightful and it made our trip even better!
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Experienced: May, 2022
Loved them!!
We were able to book Ceclia for a dinner the same day. She and her husband delivered and prepared great food for a party of 12. Saved me from having to shop and prepare food for 12 at the last minute!! Great service, reasonable price-all our guests loved the food. And we enjoyed the leftovers!! I highly recommend her services!!!
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Experienced: May, 2022
Cecilia and her team were just simply amazing!! They were efficient, professional, and fun! They really helped to make our special event a very memorable one!
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Experienced: May, 2022
Highly recommend
Chef Cecilia and her team are top notch. Cecilia was very responsive via email. She sent us some pre-set meals and we mixed and matched from all of them. Make sure to include sides of you want them and tortillas. The food was amazing and super fresh. We were a group of over 13 and it was nice for all of us to be able to get out of the craziness of Sayulita restaurants and eat together as a group in our villa. She even provided us with a bartender!
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Experienced: April, 2022
Excellent food and service
We had a group of ten dudes so it was tough for us to all get a chance to sit down and eat together. Thankfully Cecilia and her team were able to cook for us after a long day on the water. Their food was fresh and delicious and the service was second to none. If I'm lucky enough to get back to Sayulita in the future, I'll be sure to reach back out to Cecilia.
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Experienced: February, 2022
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