PRIVATE VILLA
SERVICES

Choose from any of our standard menus or ask for a personalised menu made specially for you and fully enjoy your stay and your guests. 

Meal Services
on board

Enjoy a gastronomic experience on sea with meals prepared by Chef Francis.  The Private Chef service on board also includes provisioning. 

Event
catering

Catering service is also available for wedding, birthday, bachelorette party and any other events. Enjoy a memorable gathering with friends and family. We offer a variety of items ranging from tapas, platters and cake. All events will be happily organized for you at your request.

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Recent Reviews

Truly Spoiled by Chef Francis - Thank You!!

February 19, 2024

We had a wonderful week in a rented villa in St Maarten, and Chef Francis was the best thing about our trip. He provided the majority of our meals and absolutely spoiled us with a variety of delicious dishes and desserts each day. He paid close attention to the preferences that we provided in advance of our arrival, and was flexible when our plans shifted or we had a last minute request. The groceries, wine and liquor were all high quality and plentiful. The presentation of each meal was lovely, but not pretentious – just delicious food in generous portions on a beautifully set table. He was the perfect match for the laid back week we spent celebrating a milestone birthday. Chef Francis also went above and beyond by helping with suggestions for fabulous outings and other little touches that made the whole trip that much more special. He was a pleasure to have as part of this vacation experience, and we feel so lucky to have found him!

Bradley Stephens

Private Villa Chef 1/2024

February 17, 2024

Francis and Framboise exceeded our expectations. The meals were delicious and they were both so accommodating with any change in our plans. They went out of their way to make breakfast for our early morning excursion. And even packed sandwiches for our flight home. Every meal was an event, with multiple courses and a beautifully decorated table. Can’t give them enough compliments. Highly recommend!

FZ

Wonderful

January 27, 2024

We had Chef Francis and his partner Framboise provide meals for eight of us for a week at beachfront villa. It would be hard to overstate how his services became an integral part of our wonderful vacation. Every meal was superb. Presentation was exquisite. If you are ever renting a house in St. Martin and have the option of hiring a private chef, do yourself a favor and engage chef Francis’ services.

Sung Lim

Amazing French Chef for Private Villa

January 12, 2024

Chef Francis and his team catered for us for a week when we were in St Maarten and it was an amazing experience. Hi-lights were Nicoise, Avocado and Greek Salads for lunch. Coconut french bread, Mushroom fritattas, and huge spread for breakfast. For dinner, chef Francis shined with oysters, caviar, prime rib, lamb shanks, beef tenderloin, grilled lobsters, the list went on and on.

Chef called ahead of time to work out preferences for breakfast lunch dinner and desserts and really went out of his way to create a personalized and special experience for our entire group. Top notch food from a French Chef was truly once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget!

Nang Ngo

Beyond all expectations

December 31, 2023

We were fortunate to enjoy chef Francis superb cooking for six days. Every meal was prepared with the utmost attention to detail. Everything was very fresh and the presentation beautiful. Thanks to chef Francis and his team mate Framboise our vacation was perfect Thank you for kindness.

sidsel massa

Perfect evening with Chef Francis

November 26, 2023

Chef Francis came to our Villa and prepared the most incredible Caribbean dinner for our family of four.. He completely catered it to our requests and we literally loved every dish & bite. I agree it’s difficult to chose a favorite. He worked endlessly and found great joy in his passion. We would definitely recommend him with five stars!!

Kemper

Excellent

November 25, 2023

On a passé une excellente soirée avec Francis et sa femme. Les plats étaient frais, locaux et d‘une super bonne qualité! Très sympa, à répéter👍🏼

Ben

Food was the best ever ever

November 1, 2023

This guy is the best I have never had a great food like this he is the best ever

Prince Adim ukesone

Compliments to the Chef - Full Week Villa Services

September 9, 2023

Absolute perfection. Chef Frances was professional, courteous, kind, and most importantly made beautiful food. He was accommodating to everyone’s wants and needs (occasional food allergies). We had a full week of service (minus a day so we could explore), and Chef was accommodating and flexible. We recommend telling Chef your absolute “do not wants,” and then let him work his magic. Book Chef Frances – you won’t regret it. Till next time – Cheers!

Meghan

Private Villa Chef for 1 week

July 4, 2023

Chef Francis and his assistant Framboise were fantastic and very attentive to our needs and tastes. The meals were excellent and my family had a hard time trying to decide which one was our favorite meal. Starting with breakfast, the omelets, scrambled eggs, french toasts, fruit smoothies, and yes the almond croissant (big favorite!), gave us all the energy needed for our daily activities. When we were at home and had lunch, the salads, cheese, charcuterie trays, and of course mussels (this is a must with a french chef!) were the best. Finally, dinners were all spectacular: chicken, beef, fish, lobster, salads, soups, and of course no meal is done till you have dessert, all great but our favorites were the passion fruit mouse and the mango cheese cake (I liked the chocolate mouse and the flan as well). Framboise was fantastic , the table setups, all the arrangements were first class. No doubt I will have Chef Francis again in St. Martin.

Tony M. and Family

A dinner and brunch unsurpassed

June 20, 2023

Our group of 11 had the pleasure of experiencing Francis’s culinary skills for dinner on 13 June and brunch 14 June. We did not know what to expect as everything was arranged via text message and a few phone calls. All negotiations were simple and uncomplicated. The dinner was elegant, extremely delicious and prepared with the freshest ingredients, both for dinner and brunch. His assistant Sandrine set a beautiful table and served each dish with style and personality. Francis and Sandrine are a complete package. Everyone was desperate to have these two return, but understandably, he was busy over the weekend. You won’t be disappointed hiring Francis. He is a tremendously competent chef.

Linda McClellan

AMAZING!!!

June 7, 2023

Everything about our dinner was absolutely PERFECT! The food was incredible, the presentation and table decorations were gorgeous. Communication was prompt and he even made an off the menu request for a cheesecake for the birthday girl. Highly recommend! You will not be disappointed.

Zarah Forquer

If you want a great experience and fantastic food, book Chef Francis!

May 19, 2023

Chef Francis and his assistant were absolutely amazing! His menus are done with such care and attention to detail! The experience completely enhanced our stay and we will have him back on our next visit. Five stars all around! Thank you Chef!

Phebe

Private dinner at villa

April 10, 2023

Our favorite dinner during our trip to St. Maarten was having Chef Francis cook for us at our villa for our anniversary! He was very easy to work with ahead of time. Made great suggestions for the menu and wine. He showed up on time, told us about the island and area we were staying in, cooked and served the most delicious meal, and left with the kitchen looking spotless. My 3 kids loved the evening as well. Thank you Francis for a night we will always remember!

Julia F

Birthday Dinner for 4

April 4, 2023

Incredible experience and food. Extremally impressed with what Francis and team could do especially given the size of the kitchen. Will be booking again for our next visit.

Ryan

Fantastic Chef!!

March 27, 2023

Chef Francis was the chef at villa that we rented for a week. The food was amazing! He was really personable and cheerfully accommodated a pescatarian and a very picky eater in our group. The breakfasts were incredible and each and every meal was delicious and beautifully presented. We recommend Chef Francis without reservation –; you will not be disappointed!

Jennifer

Perfect meals every time!

January 25, 2023

We were lucky enough to have Francis prepare 3 dinners and one brunch for us while in SXM. The food was absolutely amazing and service impeccable! Communication before our trip was excellent and he met and exceeded all of our expectations! Highly recommend him for any event you want to make special!

Kristy

Absolutely perfect!

January 18, 2023

Chef Francis is absolutely amazing! I echo all the reviews already shared below. We surprised my sister with a seafood dinner for her 50th in St Martin. Chef Francis pulled it all together with 5 days notice. The table was spectacular; the food delicious; the service perfect. Thank you!!

Lori W

Chef Francis cooking class was fabulous. 12/23/2022

January 7, 2023

Chef Francis does not normally provide cooking classes, he does full meals at your residence. But my wife was only interested in learning how to make French pastry, specifically Puff Pastry and Macaroons. Chef was kind enough to indulge her with a cooking class for six, but once we arrived at our condo we realized there was not enough room for six so we all took turns at different stages of the baking process and it was a huge success. Chef was patient and very informative to the techniques of making the Puff Pastry and the Macaroons . Everybody worked the flour and the butter for the pastry and we all helped with the preparation to the Macaroon dough everyone learned how to use the pastry bag to form our Macaroons. It was terrific four hours and although Chef was not in his normal element his patience with our teenagers and his knowledge was “superbe “. Merci Chef Francis.

Anonymous

Best bday ever!!!

December 2, 2022

Amazing chef! Catered my private brunch and dinner for my birthday trip to SXM. FOOD was amazing!! Felt like family! Had a great time!

Amanda

Perfect private anniversary dinner!

November 9, 2022

Francis was an amazing private chef for my wife and myself for our 10th wedding anniversary dinner. He communicates pre-event very well and executed an amazing four course gourmet meal at our villa. His overall service and execution of the meal was exquisite. We will highly recommend and hope to have Francis back for a meal in the near future.

Steve and Amelia

Dinner

August 27, 2022

We were lucky to have Francis and his team prepare a 3 course dinner for 19! If you are considering dessert, don’t skip it!! Ask for seconds.

Melissa

Great food and service

August 27, 2022

Chef Francis was super easy to work with and gave me exactly what I was looking for. And of course, the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend his services.

Marie

Delicious French Cooking!

July 26, 2022

I recently visited St Maarten for the first time and was interested in taking a French cooking class and SO glad I came across Chef Francis! The class was fully customized and absolutely delicious!!! I am leaving St Maarten with a wealth of knowledge and an amazing culinary experience. Merci Chef!

Danielle B

A Week with Chef Francis.

July 16, 2022

We had the fortunate opportunity to have Chef Francis cook for us for 11 days. He was so easy to work with and met all of our dietary requirements, including one very picky eater. The food was magnificent. Can’t wait to have him cook for us again.

Angel Lehrian

Exactly What We Asked For

July 16, 2022

Chef was easy to communicate with, he honoreed our allergies and preferences, and made my mother’s 70th birthday celebration memorable! The cake he made for her was personalized and fantastic! The menu was specific to what I asked,. It was the best dinner, with a Chef who is professional, friendly, and fun! He also cleaned up everything after he was done. I would love to hire him daily, but we live in a different country.

Angela Gorman

Perfect Family Evening!

June 20, 2022

We booked Chef Francis and Gia for a private dinner in our Villa, and it was an outstanding experience! We are a family of 8 adults (parents & adult children), and none of us has ever booked a private chef before. From the very first email contact with Chef Francis, he was incredibly responsive and accommodating. He happily made requested modifications to the menu and communicated frequently throughout the process. He even made a last minute date change due to some changes in our schedule. Then there’s the food – it was AMAZING!! The salads (mango & avocado and burrata) and bread were simply superb. Then the main course of shrimp risotto and fresh snapper were served family style – this was definitely the best risotto I have had in my life!! And the snapper was fresh and perfectly cooked. Then there were incredible desserts, including a raspberry cheesecake that was to die for. One of our group was celebrating a birthday, and the Chef surprised her with a special recognition. And as Chef was dutifully preparing the wonderful food, Gia was simply delightful. She served us and was so elegant but approachable. It was a real treat getting to chat with her, and she certainly enhanced he experience! This was simply a perfect evening from top to bottom, and I would recommend Chef Francis completely and without reservation!

Rich Kapalua

Worth it!

June 17, 2022

Chef Francis is amazing. We hired him for a birthday brunch and were able to talk through the menu over the phone and the booking process was very simple. Everything was cooked to perfection. We should’ve ordered more. We all rave about the eggs and the mango cheesecake which he presented with custom sugar name greeting and a sparkler.

Kristen

Private Villa Birthday Celebration!

April 27, 2022

Francis is a wonderful chef and made our special birthday dinner party perfect while at our villa in St. Martin. An excellent communicator, he worked with me weeks in advance to plan the menu exactly to suit the tastes of our large group – even accommodating our request to serve the meal “family style” so everyone could serve and share each course. The food was delicious – from fresh wahoo and lobster tails, to the delicious sides (a pumpkin gratin that our friends are still talking about!), along with a marinated pork, and a fabulous passionfruit birthday cake to finish it off. Everything was great from start to finish and we would highly recommend Chef Francis!

Charles P

Private Villa Service

April 26, 2022

We hired Chef Francis and Gia to make us dinner for an evening for seven people. The food was absolutely amazing and had the most beautiful presentation. Chef Francis and Gia were also warm and accommodating. We had a wonderful evening!

Jaz S. Pylant

Private Villa Dining Service

April 16, 2022

I cannot say enough good things about Chef Francis and his wonderful staff! My family and I booked Chef for our farewell dinner on the Island April 10th. I found Chef after an extensive Google search. I was very impressed by his website and his menu offerings. From the moment I contacted Chef he was very accommodating. There were many allergies among our travel party and he was able to accommodate them all. He even ensured to reiterate the components of each dish the night of the dinner to make sure everyone was ok. It was super easy to communicate with him via Whatsapp and he and the waiter arrived promptly on the date of service. The meal was FABULOUS! Everything was so fresh, well seasoned, and well prepared. It was one of our best meals on the island. Not only did chef prepare a wonderful meal, but for dessert he provided a cake that literally was flambéed right in front of us, it was so cool! I highly recommend Chef Francis for your private fine dining needs, you will not be disappointed!

Sincere McMillan

Perfection!

April 9, 2022

What an amazing experience we had with chef Francis. I had a very restricted group. Some people didn’t eat pork, some didn’t eat red meat, and then we had one vegan. Chef Francis worked out a menu with me before we arrived. He never got impatient with all the questions and restrictions we had he just made it happen. And the food was exquisite every time. He presented, plated, and performed in such a professional manner! On top of the wonderful experience and amazing food he was the most cost efficient chef I could find. Traveling during a pandemic had everyone on a strict budget. On top of the restrictions and expectations we had he performed while having an injured leg! I don’t believe I could have found a chef who prepared better food, with a better attitude, and a better price. When we come back to St. Martin he will be the only chef that we hire!

Tatum Taylor

Great experience with Francis

December 20, 2021

We had Francis at our villa for 4-5 nights for dinner and 2 days for brunch. He was wonderful to work with, prepping all menus in advance and accommodating any special requests (eg flourless chocolate cake which was to die for). Our dinners were all fantastic. The entire group was delighted each meal and even said his lamb was possibly the best they have ever had! Quite a complement for this crew. If you hire Francis you won’t be disappointed he’s awesome and a very nice guy!

Melania

World class cuisine at our private Villa

November 29, 2021

We booked Francis to prepare breakfast and dinner for our group of 12 over four days. He was super well prepared in terms of menu planning and his serving staff Sandrine and Ben were lovely and attentive. He is a real pro and put together an incredible 3 course dinner every night, always creative and always delicious!

I can HIGHLY recommend Francis for any group coming to St Martin and looking for a private chef. In fact we’re already planning to book him for our next trip to St Martin.

Sidney B

Villa Service

September 6, 2021

I hired Chef Francis for a day to provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and wine for a group of seven people. What an amazing day, we couldn’t have been more pleased with his cuisine and service. He provided many small touches such as making a fruit salad in a carved watermelon and using the left over watermelon to make margaritas for sunset. I highly recommend Chef Francis for a day or the whole week.

James Ongena

Amazing Dining Experience in Our Own Villa

September 1, 2021

Chef Francis prepared two phenomenal meals in the comfort our own villa. Both meals (3+ courses each) were beautiful, delicious and made with super fresh ingredients. Chef Francis was polite, professional and took great pride in his work, which was reflected in the meals. He is easy to work with, responsive, and works diligently to ensure you and your guests have an amazing experience. Definitely recommend hiring him, especially during these COVID times. Our group of six left extremely satisfied.

Jeff K

Private Catamaran Chef Francis

August 16, 2021

Francis is the best chef ever!

We have never eaten that well before. He masters cooked fish, ceviche, sashimi’s as well as amazing meat.

We were over the moon! We totally recommend him !

Mertens

The Amazing Chef Francis

July 15, 2021

Chef Francis was amazing. It’s actual an understatement. He was very flexible and accommodating for my fiancé surprise birthday. I really gave Chef Francis only a 2 days notice but he still able to accommodate. The selection of food options were top tier. He’s friendly and will make your dining experience worthwhile. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you again Chef Francis

Ademola Olatunji

Private Villa Chef Service

July 12, 2021

Our group hired Chef Francis for our entire time in St. Marteen from June 18-21. He was such a delight to work with. Everything was tasty and prepared the way we requested it. We were a group of 8 hard to please women, but Chef did us well!

Jessica Days
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