Private Dining in the Turks & Caicos

by | Jun 16, 2022

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You’ve booked your paradise vacation and now it’s time to relax and unwind with no need to lift a finger, except to reach for the sunscreen. To fully switch off from the stresses of everyday life, why not let a talented Turks & Caicos Islands chef take care of the food too for a private dining experience to remember.

Hiring a private chef takes away the hassle of planning meals, buying groceries and researching different restaurants, allowing you to focus all of your energy on enjoying laid back island life.

The unhurried meals we eat on vacation often become our most treasured, memorable moments. For you, that might mean gazing into your partner’s eyes across a candle-lit table on the sand; spending relaxed family time with the kids or laughing until your sides hurt over cocktails with friends. When people come together to share food a special kind of magic happens. When that food is exquisitely cooked to your own taste and preferences, it’s even better!

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Find the perfect private chef

There are several local private chefs in The Turks & Caicos Islands who combine their knowledge of island produce with incredible culinary skills to delight the tastebuds. 

Caicos Cuisine, run by acclaimed chef, Jonathan Krespil, offers fine and casual dining to visitors from around the world. He provides diverse, international menus while making the most of the incredible local produce and flavors that the islands have to offer. 

James Van Dyke @chefjamestci works exclusively for Hummingbird Luxury private villas offering elevated culinary experiences for guests.  Describing himself as a lover of all things sandy and seared, James uses fresh, local ingredients like shrimp, mackerel, tuna, pineapple and mushrooms to create exquisite fusion combinations.  His dishes are truly unique and unlike anything you’d try at home.

Dining by Design @diningbydesigntc simplifies your decisions about what to do for breakfast, lunch and dinner while visiting Turks & Caicos.   With over 22 years of experience, Thomas Musson is an independent private chef who works with each client to produce globally-inspired meals tailored to all tastes – whether you have an adventurous palette or a list of food allergies.  Dining by Design can provide a full-day service with butler and bartender and will even take care of all grocery shopping during your vacation

Crave TCI also offer private chefs across the islands so you don’t have to set foot inside the kitchen.  Award-winning Executive Chef, Johann “Fritz” Zwahlen has worked in some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world and has a fervor for experimentation.  Crave TCI’s website shows some of their sample menus which focus on mindfully sourced, seasonally conscious ingredients and exceptional quality.

Rum cocktails by the pool 

If the thought of private dining has set your tastebuds tingling, remember you’re also in for a tropical treat at cocktail hour (or any hour, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!) in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

The islands’ speciality is a crowd-pleasing, legendary rum cocktail made from the local tipple @bambarrarum.  Here’s the recipe to get you in the vacation mood:

Simply mix these ingredients together, sit back in the sunshine and enjoy!
🍹 ¼ oz lime juice2 oz orange juice
🍹2 oz pineapple juice
🍹¾ oz dark rum
🍹¾ oz light rum
🍹Grenadine sinker for the bottom of the glass

Bon appetit!  Let the gastronomic delights and balmy nights begin.

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