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Hire a Private Chef provided by Creative Iceland

Hire a Private Chef
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R 1 547,78
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Hire a private chef in Iceland for your wedding reception, birthday celebration, bachelorette and bachelor party or simply because you want to give your family and friends with a moment that they will never forget. No occasion is too big or too small. We come to your AirBnb to cook a private dinner. We would arrive 1.5 hours before dinner time to cook and set up the table. The duration of the dinner only is 2.5/3 hours. The total duration of the experience is 4 to 5 hours long with preparation time and dinner time. The area we service is Reykjavik and up to 1.5 hour drive of distance from downtown to your Airbnb.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16823P15
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private dinner at your home, vacation rental or private venue
  • Buffet dinner (you select one dinner style option between sit-down or buffet)
  • Sit-down dinner (you select one dinner style option between sit-down or buffet)
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Travel expense
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Reykjavík, Iceland We come to your AirBnb in Reykjavik and surroundings to cook a private dinner. We would arrive 1.5 hours before dinner time to cook and set up the table. The duration of the dinner only is 2.5/3 hours. The total duration of the experience is 4 to 5 hours long with preparation time and dinner time.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 8 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private dinner at your home, vacation rental or private venue
  • Buffet dinner (you select one dinner style option between sit-down or buffet)
  • Sit-down dinner (you select one dinner style option between sit-down or buffet)
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Travel expense
Departure details
  • Reykjavík, Iceland We come to your AirBnb in Reykjavik and surroundings to cook a private dinner. We would arrive 1.5 hours before dinner time to cook and set up the table. The duration of the dinner only is 2.5/3 hours. The total duration of the experience is 4 to 5 hours long with preparation time and dinner time.
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 8 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Reykjavík
    Reykjavík, Iceland
    We come to your AirBnb in Reykjavik and surroundings to cook a private dinner. We would arrive 1.5 hours before dinner time to cook and set up the table. The duration of the dinner only is 2.5/3 hours. The total duration of the experience is 4 to 5 hours long with preparation time and dinner time.
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    We come to your AirBnb in Reykjavik and surroundings to cook a private dinner. We would arrive 1.5 hours before dinner time to cook and set up the table. The duration of the dinner only is 2.5/3 hours. The total duration of the experience is 4 to 5 hours long with preparation time and dinner time.
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Tobbermorry
Springe, Germany2 contributions
Perfect Wedding Dinner
Oct 2021
We hired Nicolas and Carlos for our wedding dinner with 8 persons.

After the many good reviews here, we had very high expectations, but the two managed to even exceed them!

We could choose from several courses in advance. We opted for scallops as a starter and lamb as the main course. Especially the Icelandic lamb was incredibly delicious for us as continental Europeans. But the other two courses were also absolutely perfect. All guests were surprised and excited!

The eMail communication with Nicolas was already very pleasant in the preparation of the wedding. On the wedding day itself, I unfortunately did not have much time to talk to them. I found them both to be absolutely discreet and professional. They served the courses to the place, provided wine and left the kitchen in perfect condition.

My brother let Nicolas and Carlos into the house two hours before the dinner and also set the table with them according to our ideas. He reported to me that the two are absolutely pleasant conversationalists who have a lot of interesting things to say.

We had an unbelievably great wedding in Iceland. Creative Iceland's wedding dinner was an important part of that. We are very happy that we decided to have it.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amelia R
Reston, VA2 contributions
A culinary delight.
Sep 2021
Wow, what can I say that would even come close to describing the amazing food we were served? We were a group of 8 people that have been getting together once a month for the last 10 years for an evening of wine tasting and fabulous food. We all love to cook and enjoy great food - so we had high expectations. We chose to have the dinners plated instead of doing the family style buffet. The plates were beautifully presented - pieces of art that made you want to cry they were so beautiful. And the menu was so inventive. Who would have thought scallops with a chocolate and artichoke puree would work? The lamb was cooked to perfection. Nicolas and Carlos were generous in sharing their life stories and giving us an insight into life in Iceland. This evening was such a special treat and one that we will talk about for years and will remember forever.
Written 29 September 2021
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Paul P
4 contributions
Brilliant Wedding Meal
Aug 2021 • Couples
We hired Nicholas and his team for an intimate 17 person wedding in August 2021 and they were brilliant. The meal was spectacular, genuinely one of the highest quality meals we have ever eaten (wedding or not), and the team that came was knowledgeable, friendly, and very professional. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Our guests have brought up how good the meal was several times since the wedding. I personally had scallops, lamb and a raspberry desert and I remember everything about it. Just wonderful.
Written 29 September 2021
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Annika
7 contributions
Incredible experience for a 50th birthday!
We had two cooks come over to our vacation home a bit outside Reykjavik to celebrate the 50th birthday of my mum and uncle with a 3 course sit down dinner. The food was probably the best we’ve ever eaten! It was exceptionally presented and just on the right side of big enough to leave everyone satisfied. The communication with Nicolas was very pleasant and we could easily accommodate two vegetarian family members and even have an extra meal done for a very picky eater. Since we could choose each course from a variation of dishes, we could tailor the dinner exactly to our taste and have an incredible outcome. Nicolas also provided a recommendation of wines that paired wonderfully with the food. I can highly recommend Creative Iceland to have an unforgettable experience just at your vacation home!
Written 5 January 2020
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snyderjess
1 contribution
Hire a Chef
Nov 2019 • Family
What an amazing dinner Creative Chef prepared for us! The food and service was amazing ! We had a group of 10 staying together..I recommend this service to everyone!
Written 4 December 2019
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J. Kwon
3 contributions
An amazing dinner!
Nov 2019
Nicolas and Carlos provided us with an unforgettable dinner and fun during our visit to Iceland. We had them come over to our AirBnB and cook a fantastic lamb dinner for 8. We had nothing left at the end of dinner because we stuffed ourselves until we could not eat more. Their dinner was one of the most talked about event of our trip which says a lot. We would definitely asked them to cook for us on our next visit. Also, very knowledgeable and great conversation.
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

D. Hills
1 contribution
Simply Amazing!
Oct 2019
I really can't say enough about how great the services were provided by Creative Iceland. It was an amazing trip from start to finish! We used Creative Iceland to cater a couple of meals for us and they were nothing short of amazing! The ingredients, the flavor, and the presentation were superb! Nicolas also planned our entire trip from start to finish. We had a few hiccups on the trip due to weather but Nicolas was proactive and helped to find options to help save our trip. If you are looking for a true Icelandic experience with white-glove service look no further than Creative Iceland. The next time I travel to Iceland I will without hesitation use Creative Iceland for my Icelandic vacation.
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Casey V
3 contributions
Excellent bachelorette party dinner and Golden Circle tour!
Aug 2019
Creative Iceland prepared a wonderful feast for our bachelorette group of 14 women in an AirBNB just outside Reykjavik.They came fully prepared and were able to set themselves up with very little assistance (which was especially good as the house was new to us also!). The food was fantastic - we had decided on a fairly simple menu given the group size, but through their expert preparation it definitely surpassed expectations. The kitchen and dining room were spotless when they left.

Nicolas was incredibly responsive throughout the entire booking process. Creative Iceland also arranged a Golden Circle tour for the same group the day prior. I was a little nervous about how things would work out, since I requested a slightly quicker tour than the usual (about 6 hours vs. 8), but I wouldn't have changed a thing! Our driver Omar was absolutely amazing and anticipated all of our needs and tailored the experience to our unique group (including an impromptu stop to meet some Icelandic ponies). The bus fit our group perfectly and was very comfortable with all the latest technology (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.). 10 out of 10!
Written 4 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DavidL
1 contribution
All I can say is this - if you hire a private chef in Iceland, hire them!!!
Jun 2019 • Friends
My brother and I celebrated our 50th birthday together in Reykjavik in June 2019. We rented a large AirBnb for the party and wanted to have a private chef come in and prepare an amazing meal. As the organizer, I was a bit anxious trying to organize something like this from far away and really wanted to have something special. Creative Iceland delivered, beat my expectations at every step, and - most important - wow'd everyone with incredible food and dinner service. A few highlights:
1) Communication from the first email was on point. The team was responsive and clear.
2) Menu planning was easy, fun, and flexible. I wanted to have appetizers that worked for vegetarians and meat eaters, a broad menu for adults, and a different menu for the kids in the group. The Creative Iceland team proposed great options for each and was very open to a few suggestions I had and a few changes I requested along the way.
3) Day before. The team came out to see the AirBnb where we stayed, delivered tables and chairs in advance, and met with me to discuss a few final details. And in an especially nice touch, they brought a few delicious breads and pastries for the family.
4) Day of. Wow. The smoked lamb was literally the best lamb I have ever had. And the chefs were all super proud of it. They had taken video during the smoking process and when they finished it on the grill at the bnb. We also had Salmon (delicious), fantastic vegetable dishes, and 3 or 4 sauces that perfectly complemented the food. And the service and support during the meal were awesome. It worked perfectly for a group with a pretty broad variety of food preferences and needs.
5) Clean up etc... The team left our place spotless and even came by the next day to pick up tables, chairs, and a few loose ends.
This meal, of our 12 days, in Iceland was the absolute tops.
Simply fantastic.
Written 15 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PamikeG
Rockaway, NJ37 contributions
Best part of our family trip! Hiring a chef and planning with Creative Iceland was the best decision we ever made.
Jul 2019 • Family
I began planning a trip for a group family vacation and fortunately stumbled upon Creative Iceland. From first contact Nicolas was helpful, patient and prompt in ensuring not just that we had a great dinner that everyone would enjoy, but that our entire trip was reserved and planned without a hitch. The dinner itself was what we would reasonably spend for a nice evening meal in the states without the hassle and formality of dragging an entire group out to dinner and forcing kids to squirm in their seats while courses are delivered. The meal itself was delicious with wonderful sauces to accompany and compliment the meal that our chef whipped up effortlessly. The chef and assistant arrived early to set up and prepare, were lovely conversationalists and loaded up the dishwasher in the apartment we rented before exiting. Our only regret was that we hadn’t reserved the chef for every meal of our vacation! If you are planning a visit to Iceland my best recommendation is to contact Nicolas and let him coordinate your trip, every recommendation he made was spot on.
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Professional Service by Creative Iceland
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Wonderful morning with Ragga!!
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a truly amzing experience!
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Woodcarving workshop is wonderful!
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There needs to be a service like this in every city. Period.
I actually did several classes with Creative Iceland: - A food tour around downtown Reykjavik - A woodcarving tutor
ohara2020
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Not appropriate for young kids or tweens
My tween girls and I saw the advertising boards around Rejkjavik - and on a whim decided to do the tour on our last
youngkean
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A sense of what its like to live in Reykjavik, during the financial crash and now
We really enjoyed walking around Reykjavik with Magnus, a professor of economic history at the university there. We
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City Tour - Reykjavic
Nicholas organized a walking tour of Reykjavic with a company called 'City Walk'. Our guide Eric was incredibly kn
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Learning from a master craftsman and making our own souvenirs
We really enjoyed this opportunity to learn how to shape a knife handle and sew a leather sheath from a master craf
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An Interesting Experience
I stumbled across this while looking for things to do in Reykjavik and thought it would be great to try and learn b
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Wonderful Icelandic experience
The service and help we received from Nicholas and his team at Creative Iceland was exceptional. He helped us all t
Jo O
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Surprise 30th Birthday Dinner
We / a family of 7 & a friend came to Iceland for a 30th Birthday celebration. We first booked an Airbnb, then deci
SueAnnVogt
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A Wonderful Icelandic Experience
A group of seven of us had dinner with Dadi and his wife Sofia. The three course meal was delicious in their lovely
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Great Evening with Nicholas
OMG, What a great evening. Dadi accommodated my issue with lactose intolerance and prepared a wonderful dinner for
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A true taste of Iceland
Our group was very happy with the delicious food that we enjoyed at the private home. It was so nice to have a rea
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