Chef Services

Nothing quite tops the joy of having a professional, private chef prepare a sumptuous meal in the comfort of your home or villa rental in Provence. Only Provence offers the very best in private chef services, from simple yet authentic prepared meals and brunches to elegant soirées planned around the most special occasions.

Reviews

The chefs were absolutely divine, especially John and Nadege. They were true culinary masters and Nadege's final Friday night meal was an absolute perfect send-off for our stay, under the twinkling lights and the green grape arbor!

Heather C.

Yvan was a highlight of our visit. This was our second time with Only Provence and we are very happy with the service.

Duncan B.

Our first evening was a pure delight, since Yvan came to give us a cooking course. My children are still raving about the dessert! My favourite was the starter - and the best is that we go to take the recipes home with us to be used over and over and over again. I would not give that a miss, if I were to go again.

Kirsten Bachour

Thank you so much Yvan for an absolutely delicious meal! We all enjoyed it very much!

We would like to book you for another evening next week . Our preference would be Wed. evening. Please let us know which evenings you are available next week.
Thank you,

Pauline Niebur

Yvan -
Let me again thank you for our last dinner.... everyone loved your meals & each course was great.

John Guido

Chef Yvan was wonderful.

Danelle E.

Hi Youcef,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a great dinner with Cyrille and his team. The food was outstanding, and the service was fantastic.

Thanks you very much,

Sean and Jenny

Sean Senoir

Hi Chef Yvan
Many many thanks for a wonderful dinner that you cooked for us on Sunday night - delicious food and amazing service. Thank you again.

Sean Senoir

I would highly recommend Le Mas de la Pinede, Only Provence and Chef Damien

Ben M.

Hi Louise,
I hope all is well with you. I'm just writing to thank you again for booking chef Damien and Lisa to make a special birthday dinner for us in our villa yesterday. They were very professional and so lovely to deal with. Their entire focus was giving us the evening we wanted. The food was spectacular and they couldn't have been more accommodating of one of our party who has a fish allergy and of the one child in our party. We really couldn't have asked for anything more and couldn't recommend them highly enough!
Thanks again!
Aaron

Aaron Farry

Just a quick note to say how wonderful the evening was thanks to Julien’s fabulous meal.
The food was amazing, he was very personable and I would highly recommend him to your future clients.

Scott Ewing

Chef Julien was outstanding and helped to make my son’s 26th birthday very memorable. I marvel at his ability to arrive, cook a gourmet meal in a kitchen he had never seen before then leave the kitchen in a better state than when he arrived.

David W.

Dear Louise,
I wanted to write and thank you for recommending Chef Damien for our in house dining last night.
The quality of the food and service was excellent. Chef Damien and Lisa were extremely obliging and ensured that we had a superb dinner. Our whole party very much enjoyed the experience.

Keith Parry

The chef that Only Provence recommended, Nadège prepared the best meal that we had the whole time in Provence (and we ate at a number of highly recommended restaurants in the area.) It was a great finale to our week in Provence.

Susan E.

Gudni A.

We would strongly recommend Mas Allure, Only Provence and our chef (and his wife who acted as a waiter for the night).

5 stars for Mas Allure
5 stars for Only Provence
5 stars for our chef (Yvan) - He had to deliver dinner on our 1st evening in very hot conditions (39 degrees)

Graham W.

Gerard was quite good

Paul M.

Yvan was really excellent (5 stars)

Paul M.

We cooked at home every day except for the delicious meal Marie prepared for us. She was delightful and didn’t seem to mind our questions about what she was doing in the kitchen.

Margot R.

We had two different chefs come in and cook for us... Chef Ronald did a more elaborate meal, per my request, since it was my husbands 70th birthday and Chef Julian prepared an elegant and very tasty family meal. I would recommend both of them!

Yvonne V.

We had two different chefs come in and cook for us... Chef Ronald did a more elaborate meal, per my request, since it was my husbands 70th birthday and Chef Julian prepared an elegant and very tasty family meal. I would recommend both of them!

Yvonne V.

Chef David was remarkable. We felt his meal was the best we had all week! He is so charming.

Thank you for such an outstanding experience.

Janice T.

Chef Marie prepared a delicious meal that we all enjoyed.

Thank you for such an outstanding experience.

Janice T.

Bonjour Chef Sophie,
A short note of thanks once again for your lovely dinner at Mas St Roch last week. We were all so very impressed with the beautiful table you set for our families, and of course the food was outstanding. It was our great pleasure to meet you and Valerie, and we send you both warm regards. The memories of a delightful experience will remain as a highlight of our vacation in Provence.
Sincerely,

Sally Easterly

Marie,
I want to thank you again for preparing such a wonderful meal for my family last night. All five of us loved it! It was absolutely delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Vous etes vraiment une artiste! I think it is a meal we will remember for a long time. It was also a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again for being a part of our Provence vacation. We hope to see you again!

Merci beaucoup!

Keller Michelle

Dear Yvan,
I just want to thank you on behalf of the group of six last Friday for a wonderful meal.
Your cooking and presentation was really appreciated by all of us.
Keep up the great work.

Paul Murray

Hi David,
Thank you for the lovely dinner you provided for me and family. We had such a wonderful time and
loved the dishes you prepared. The birthday cake was absolutely delicious.
Best regards,

Hao Chun

We had Chef Marie, who made us a terrific meal and was so kind and efficient.

Kathleen A.

David,
I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful cooking class and meal you prepared for my family on
Tuesday. We had so much fun learning from you in the class, and the meal was absolutely
delicious. Thank you for being a part of our wonderful Provence vacation.
Merci beaucoup
A bientôt

Michelle Keller

We had Chef Yvan come to our Villa to give us a cooking demonstration and meal. He was great fun and very skilled. His English is also very impressive. We would thoroughly recommend him and the time we had with him was one of the holiday highlights.

Duncan Boyle

Thank you and your associate for a beautiful dinner! We all really enjoyed it very much!
Merci!!

Leslie

I just wanted to let you know that the dinner we had with Chef David was truly outstanding! He was such a pleasure and the food was delicious. We all agreed that it was the best meal of the week.

Janice Tuner

Bonjour Louise,
I wanted to let you know that your recommendation to hire Chef Julien for my daughter's 8th birthday in Provence was absolutely perfect. He was delightful and the food was fabulous !

Madelyn Miranda

We are now in Provence and wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic meal the other evening with Julien. He was wonderful and accommodating and his food was excellent

Alison Wilkinson

Chef Sophie and Chef Valerie prepared a delicious and beautiful meal for our family of ten. They were pleasant and professional. The chocolate moelleux was magnifique! We highly recommend them!

David Porter

- Chef Gerald prepared our last evening's dinner. It was incredible!!! Elegant and personifying French culinary perfection. Several in the group said that it was one of the best meals they have ever had. And with this group, that is an achievement. Truly a memorable culinary experience!!! (Lucy and I completely agree).

Ray Hoover

Our first night's dinner, prepared by Nadege was informal, local farm to table fresh and delicious- just perfect for our first night.

Ray Hoover

Bonjour Ivan,
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed dinner on Tuesday. Each course was outstanding, so it's impossible to say one was better than the other. Thank you for choosing, preparing and serving such a wonderful meal for us.
We also want to thank you for arranging a tour of Trevallon for us. The winemaker showed us the vineyard and wine-making facilities, and he allowed us to taste wines from different grapes in the casks. It was incredibly enjoyable. Thank you so much!!
We enjoyed meeting you and hope we have the occasion to meet again.

Best regards,

Tom and Martin

Thomas Callan

Bonsoir Youcef,
We just want to thank you again for a fantastic meal and superb experience. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The seasonal vegetable tart had a wonderful mix of flavors and textures. The sea bass was among the best preparations we’ve ever had. And the chocolate mousse with cherries and short bread, similar to the tart, had a wonderful mix of flavors and textures.

The experience you provided was the highlight of our trip so far. Thank you so, so much.

Warmest regards,

Thomas Callan

Our first evening was a pure delight, since Yvan came to give us a cooking course. My children are still raving about the dessert! My favourite was the starter - and the best is that we go to take the recipes home with us to be used over and over and over again. I would not give that a miss, if I were to go again.

Thanks for the best holiday we have had in a long time.

Kirsten B.

We used the chef service and I would highly recommend it.

Mandy C.

Chef Marie prepared and served dinner for six of us. It was a delight to watch her work and the meal she made us was memorable. She worked in a quiet, discrete, and friendly manner.

Ian H.

Five stars

Martha K.

We used the chef service and I would highly recommend it.

Mandy C.

We LOVED Marie! She made a superb meal for us and she was as lovely as could be. It was wonderful to celebrate a really memorable birthday. Everything was great from presentation to the amazing food to a very clean kitchen. We are very grateful. Please thank her again for us!

Lisa Hendrix

Chef Julien prepared a casual lunch for our party of 8, and it was truly divine! He was prompt, friendly, and offered a delicious three-course meal that we will not soon forget. I was amazed that this was in fact his casual menu - Each dish was not only tasty, but also beautifully arranged and set in perfect harmony one after the other. The meal was timed quite well, starting with a light asparagus salad, followed by a gorgeous fish dish (I wish I could replicate myself), and finishing with a perfectly balanced dessert of strawberry soup and handmade pastry and ice-cream. Nothing felt rushed; we enjoyed every morsel of this scrumptious meal and every moment shared together. Chef Julien left the kitchen spotless as we finished our coffees in quiet enjoyment. It is a memory we will hold dear for a lifetime, and an experience I would highly recommend. It is worth every penny - Five stars for Chef Julien.

~Anonymous

Truly exceptional meal… highly recommend for a "last special supper.” The vegetable bouillabaisse was one of the best food experience some of us had ever had in a lifetime.

Dean L

We had Chefs in 5 of the nights we were there and they were all great, I would recommend them without hesitation as well.

Amy D.

We had Chefs in 5 of the nights we were there and they were all great, I would recommend them without hesitation as well.

Amy D.

We had Chefs in 5 of the nights we were there and they were all great, I would recommend them without hesitation as well.

Amy D.

We had Yvan come for a cooking class. He was fantastic. I would highly recommend him. He gave an excellent class with the right amount of expertise, wit & Gallic charm. We had a thoroughly entertaining evening and learned a lot. The food was great, too!

Mark D.

We used the chef service (Gerald) twice. Once for meal delivery and the other for full service. Both experiences were good. Gerald is a nice person and cooks very well.

Sonia E.

The chef we had (Sophie) was fabulous, great meal, very kind woman.

Denise S.

We were so impressed with our meal— and recommend for any group who wants both a charming, warm and talented chef in your kitchen all afternoon and evening and a truly fabulous meal. The souffle was light and so tasty and the lamb and gratin out of this world! This was a very very memorable evening.

Dean L

Out of this world… our meal with Marie was one of the best moments of our week at Mas de Gancel. It was clear that she loves all that is seasonal, wth an emphasis on vegetables. For any group catering to vegetarians— Marie is a wonderful option. Marie is kind, passionate, and so very talented… Will definitely have her again.

Dean L

Wow— copious, earthy and such a welcome treat on our first evening. We had the goat cheese tart which was fabulous and the eggplant and pilaf dish for the main dish which was out of this world!! What a perfect way to begin the week and we had great left overs for lunch the next day. This was a super menu for a crowd that included several vegetarians.

Dean L

We love chef Marie, she made a fantastic meal for us.

Jeffrey S.

Ronald Guillaume is a super chef and pleasant to deal with.

Tom L.

We had Yvan to teach and cook for us last Tuesday and I have to say that he was absolutely fabulous !!! It could not have been a better night !!

Sharron Flahive

We had Chefs in 5 of the nights we were there and they were all great, I would recommend them without hesitation as well.

Amy D.

Chef Sophie was excellent.

Diana K.

Through Only Provence we hired three different chefs to come to the house and cook for us: Chefs Sophie, Gerald and David. All three were excellent. Our favorite ended up being Chef Gerald who we hired for an additional night.

Ricardo T.

Through Only Provence we hired three different chefs to come to the house and cook for us: Chefs Sophie, Gerald and David. All three were excellent.

Ricardo T.

Through Only Provence we hired three different chefs to come to the house and cook for us: Chefs Sophie, Gerald and David. All three were excellent.

Ricardo T.

Damian our chef for one night was awesome

Tansey M.

We had Chef Ivan and his assistant Andre cater for a dinner party for 10 of us. The food was absolutely delicious and highlighted local produce and recipes. They were the friendliest and most professional team and I can not recommend them highly enough.

Richard and Susan B.

Chef Yvan was good - food was excellent, he was fine but I got the sense he wanted to get in and out as soon as possible. Nothing major and we had a good night but that was my sense.

Alex P.

We had a very special and happy holiday, thanks to Only Provence and a good meal from the chef, with generous portions.

Stephanie O.

I have just arrived back from Europe, so wanted to give you feedback on Chef Damien and Lisa his assistant. Thank you for the recommendation, we were very impressed with the service and the dinner that they provided. They were very pleasant and I would highly recommend them to anyone visiting. We had some last minute adjustments to the menu for one guest and they accommodated the changes with grace and kindness. We would certainly book them again in the future.

Thanks and regards

John Fleming

Dear Yvan,
We all want to thank you for the wonderful meal last night. The food was absolutely delicious and made the evening so memorable for Sue's special occasion.
I did appreciate your professionalism and your tolerance for the timing with the kids.
I hope we can return here and would certainly reserve a dinner with you again.
Please thank Andre as he was a wonderful assistant.
With kind regards and best wishes,

Richard Barnette

Chef Gerald prepared a meal for us on the first evening and it was truly delicious – Thank you Gerald!

Glenda W.

Just a short note to let you know that the dinner last night was absolutely superb. The food was excellent, with creative and well presented dishes, the service impeccable and the chefs extremely nice. All in all a great experience worth every cent
Thanks for recommending chef Yvan!
Best regards

Javier Muller

The chef experience was also very good. Chef Marie's food was delicious - it was a bit on the pricy side which is the only comment.

Fiona C.

Chef Ronald, as always, 5* plus!

Joy S.

5 stars for Sophie and Marie. We loved our beautiful meals! They were among the highlights of our trip.

Sarah T.

5 stars for Sophie and Marie. We loved our beautiful meals! They were among the highlights of our trip.

Sarah T.

Mas du Rougadou was extraordinary and the chef we had come to the house was exemplary.

Mary G.

We used the services of two chefs during our stay. Both Chef Véronique and Chef Ronald are talented chefs, and the dinners they prepared for us were quite delicious. They both accommodated our various dietary limitations with grace. We had been told that one should not miss the services of Chef Ronald. We would all agree with that statement, as he is both a charming person and a fabulous chef.

Marsha M.

We used the services of two chefs during our stay. Both Chef Véronique and Chef Ronald are talented chefs, and the dinners they prepared for us were quite delicious. They both accommodated our various dietary limitations with grace. We had been told that one should not miss the services of Chef Ronald. We would all agree with that statement, as he is both a charming person and a fabulous chef.

Marsha M.

Thanks again for such a delicious meal last night...definitely a highlight of our stay here in Gordes.

Anne Hodges

Chef Gerald was a wonderful private chef and would highly recommend

Anonymous guest

Last night Chef David came to Les Falaises de Gordes to cook for us.
Would you please pass on to your team just how excellent his service was.
He arrived on time, and set about cooking quietly and efficiently.
The table was set beautifully and the meal itself was superb!
David went out of his way to also cook one vegetarian meal for Olivia..
When he left, there was no sign that he had been...kitchen was spotless .
It was truly a memorable evening.
Kind regards

Anne Hodges

Veronique was wonderful and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Lisa Peterson

The chef we had , he was superb.A very simple menu , but cooked to perfection.

What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5*

Norman H.

Just wanted to thank you for organizing last night amazing meal! We all enjoyed Yvan's delicious meal - each course was full of flavor and wonderfully presented!

Ali Braithwait

We were very pleased with Sophie's cooking and she and Frederic were very pleasant to work with.

Jenny Mudge

We chose Chef Marie to come to cook a meal one night. She was so sweet and talented - a definite highlight of our time in Provence. While there, the ground team also helped us make dinner reservations at great restaurant. We felt very well taken care of!

Thanks again!! Be well!!

Susan F.

I would strongly recommend Only Provence, and the chefs on offer. Chef Yvan was fantastic. He is a terrific host for a meal and the food he prepared was excellent. We had 6 adults for dinner and all of us thought it was superb.

Chef Yvan: 5 stars

Tim L.

Chef at house and wine tour were great. Chef Yvan was exceptional.

What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5

Richard T.

.Dear David,
I am writing to thank you for such a lovely dinner on Thursday night. Our families greatly enjoyed the food and it really was a highlight of the stay for us. All of the dishes were delicious and it was lovely to have such a relaxing meal together.
Thanks very much for cooking for us! If we return to Provence I am sure we will be in touch again.
Kind regards,

Victoria Ferris

I wanted to let you know how pleased my family was with Chef Damien's service during our stay at Mas des Voyageurs. He arrived as planned and very quickly and efficiently went into action. The table setting and ambiance was charming. Our meal was divine! Everyone was delighted and so pleased. Chef Damien really was superb and we highly recommend him to any of your guests. Thank you for making the arrangements for us. It was truly a lovely experience!

Robyn Fisher

Chef Yvan is very highly recommended as he prepared a wonderful gourmet dinner of stuffed zucchini flowers, lamb Provencal, and freshly made sorbet. Made a few special modifications for the children. Unobtrusive, friendly, served and cleaned up leaving the kitchen spotless.

Murrie P.

Chef Ronald was a treat. Having done personal cooking myself, I appreciate the effort he put into making it personal and fun. Adapting the menu to our preferences was very considerate and the food itself was outstanding. Only wish was that he would have left some of leftovers as we would have enjoyed having them available the evening before we departed.

Really enjoyed our stay and looking forward to returning again in the future.

John R.

Everyone in our family thought that our time in Provence was our most memorable vacation. The Chefs were personable and incredibly talented. Their food was outstanding. We will always treasure our time in that beautiful, serene place.

Mary Alice G.

Everyone in our family thought that our time in Provence was our most memorable vacation. The Chefs were personable and incredibly talented. Their food was outstanding. We will always treasure our time in that beautiful, serene place.

Mary Alice G.

I don't even know how to explain how perfect everything was. The home, the chef, the team at Only Provence provides a perfect setting for a wonderful vacation.

Paige J.

Chef Yvan is a gifted cook. He made some of the best meals we had during our stay and was a lovely person. We definitely hope to have him cook for us on our next stay with Only Provence.

Sarah W.

my sincere thanks for the wonderful job Gerald did looking after my group at Le Petit Hameau recently.
My group were so happy and have very fond memories not just of the wonderful food but Gerald's lovely personality and excellent service.
I would like to arrange his services again for another group next year in Septembe

Sue Hein

We will need to plan a dinner for our next return to Provence! We very much enjoyed you dinners and will contact you again.
All my best
MSB

Michael Beatty

Dear Louise
Many thanks for again assisting us with the arranging of having Chef Damian and Lisa provide us with what was an enjoyable, entertaining and most special experience on June 7th. Everything was perfect and beyond expectations. I spent a considerable amount of time, in the year before our visit to Gordes, selecting the best and most highly recommended restaurants in the area and I would like to say that the quality and presentation of what they prepared far surpassed most and was second to none. I would highly recommend them to any who would express an interest in having Damian and Lisa spend an evening with them.

Sincerely and with Kindest Regards

Mike Clarke

Gerald really outdid himself, producing a memorable meal for us. He was totally organized and the plates were beautifully decorated with his food. We could not have asked for fresher ingredients or a better menu. And all of this served with delicious wine sitting in the outstanding kitchen by a roaring fire...

Mary P.

Chef David cooked for us on our first night—what a terrific person and amazing chef! He made a perfect first impression of the week that was to come. And oh, his menu—truly super!

Roz Wolpert

Chef Yvan came on Wednesday for a cooking lesson. There were 4 of us—3 non-cooks and a wonderful cook. His open smile and infectious laugh and joy in the kitchen made is SUCH a special experience! He’s a wonderful man and, once again, we ate a brilliant dinner!

Roz Wolpert

Bonjour David,
Je vous remercie pour le très beau diner vous nous cuit jeudi 2 Juin. Nous etions tous tres impressionnes.
Merci beaucoup

Sarah lee

Sarah Lee

Our experience exceeded all expectations. first of all, we were delayed at least 4 hours from the States and missed our initial train. When we arrived in Avignon our cars weren't ready but we took what they had and raced to Gigondas. By the time we arrived a couples hours later, jet lagged and ready to drop, the meal was nearly ready. And what a meal it was. Yves brought over some wine from Domaine Santa Duc and we paired it with our dinner. Both were fabulous!
During the meal, our family peppered him with questions on food and food preparation which he answered with patience and brevity. We had so much fun, we'd highly recommend him. At the end of the trip, everyone said this meal was their absolute favorite of the whole trip.

Paige Jones

Chef Yvan is a gifted cook. He made some of the best meals we had during our stay and was a lovely person. We definitely hope to have him cook for us on our next stay with Only Provence.

Sarah Wicker

We engaged Chef Gerald for a cooking class on our third night. Chef Gerald was personable, patient and humorous as he taught all of us his techniques for Provencal cooking with fresh ingredients. We enjoyed a memorable dinner of salad, filet of beef, fresh vegetables and a raspberry tart for dessert.

Edward King

We loved Chef Marie. She was very sweet and her meal was delicious as well. It was the highlight of our visit and by far the best food we had in the area. Thanks again for everything.

Audrey Anderson

Please convey to Chef Youcef our appreciation for the most excellent meal he prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and having a wonderful dining experience. He is a premier Chef.

Jerry Barnes

We had chef Yvan prepare a special dinner for all of us and it turned out to be the highlight of the trip! From the presentation to the taste it was superb.

Vidya B.

Totally off the chart! Cannot believe the fantastic dinners and delightful experiences with all! Biggest grateful appreciation to Louise who is tireless and patient with all arrangements and changes and forever gracious to the utmost!

Margo L.

Totally off the chart! Cannot believe the fantastic dinners and delightful experiences with all! Biggest grateful appreciation to Louise who is tireless and patient with all arrangements and changes and forever gracious to the utmost!

Margo L.

Totally off the chart! Cannot believe the fantastic dinners and delightful experiences with all! Biggest grateful appreciation to Louise who is tireless and patient with all arrangements and changes and forever gracious to the utmost!

Margo L.

Totally off the chart! Cannot believe the fantastic dinners and delightful experiences with all! Biggest grateful appreciation to Louise who is tireless and patient with all arrangements and changes and forever gracious to the utmost!

Margot L.

Totally off the chart! Cannot believe the fantastic dinners and delightful experiences with all! Biggest grateful appreciation to Louise who is tireless and patient with all arrangements and changes and forever gracious to the utmost!

Margo L.

Totally off the chart! Cannot believe the fantastic dinners and delightful experiences with all! Biggest grateful appreciation to Louise who is tireless and patient with all arrangements and changes and forever gracious to the utmost!

Margo L.

Totally off the chart! Cannot believe the fantastic dinners and delightful experiences with all! Biggest grateful appreciation to Louise who is tireless and patient with all arrangements and changes and forever gracious to the utmost!

Margo L.

Chef David was extraordinarily good, Not only his food and presentation, but his teaching skills as he prepared the dinner. His English is more than adequate. Highly recommended.

Carol M.

We really enjoyed having Sophie come and cook for us one evening. The food she prepared was simple, delicious and made for a very special evening. 4.5 stars

Cathy T.

We had the choice of amazing chefs and tour guide to enhance a perfect stay!

Kerry N.

On the last night of our stay, we hired Chef Youcef, with assistance from Only Provence. He and his assistant (Chrystal) prepared a wonderful three course meal which we enjoyed on the patio. It was particularly fun to watch Chrystal set the table, creating a floral masterpiece from only the foliage and flora of the garden. It was truly a magical evening.

Diana M.

Had a special celebration in August with Chef Gerald cooking us a meal. Taken unawares - had not expected the food to be of such a high standard - absolutely delicious! Menus for the children aimed right. He concurred that the best 'cave' was that of Chateau la Canorgue. Maybe the chef might advise on wine beforehand / or bring some along?

Ritka C.

We treated ourselves to two chef experiences, the first prepared a delicious in home meal (Chef David). Everything was great. David was capable and required no support from us. Even though he had never been to the house he brought or found everything he needed. His clean-up was impeccable.

Leslie T.

Chef Yvan came to teach a cooking class and prepare a meal. Yvan was a lot of fun. However our ability to really learn or replicate the meal was limited given that nothing was printed and measurements etc. are different in the U.S. It would have been great to get a copy of the recipes that could be converted into U.S. measurements. That said, we all had fun in the kitchen with Yvan and the meal was very good. Yvan brought all of his supplies and left the kitchen spotless. He was really pleasant and fun to talk to.

Leslie T.

I would strongly recommend our chef for two nights, Chef Sophie. She was great.

Paul R.

Marie is totally wonderful... Great chef, and such a lovely lady.
How perfect is our life in Provence.... Much, much thanks to you.

Margo L.

Our dinner with chef David was excellent in every respect. We enjoyed him as well as his demonstrations, presentation and delicious dinner.

Carol M.

Our meal last night was superb! Everything was delicious. We could not believe how many different foods you gave us. The thoughtfulness for my gluten free son was so appreciated. You are a very talented chef.I don't know which was better ... The pear tart or the chocolate cake.
I wish I could learn to cook like you. It's fresh, creative, and innovative.
Best of luck on the future.

Claudia S.

We have had spectacular meals here in Provence, and we have had several truly spectacular chefs... but our entire family has voted YOU as the best of the best!
Everyone has favorite menus and choices, but my very own favorite is your stew which is not like ant stew I've ever had. It is truly food for the gods.
Thank you from all of us for all your creative artistry and your kind attention to all of us.

Margot L.

We thought the meal that you cooked was delicious and beautifully presented. We would absolutely love to use your services again the next time we visit Provence.
Thanks very much

Simon W.

Thank you for making our stay in Provence so memorable. Our dinner was a perfect ending enjoyed by all the guests. You overwhelmed us by your talent and creativity. Chrystal's table decor was a beautiful setting for your delicious food and a visual delight.

On a personal note, Chef, thank you for allowing me to work with you. You are a great teacher and our time in the kitchen was one of the highlights of my trip. I will always think of you when preparing the delicious tart! Below are a few pictures capturing our evening. If you ever find yourself in Texas, you are welcome to stay with us and I'll cook you Texas Barbecue.

Corey H.

We would recommended the company and chefs

Anna H.

We would recommended the company and chefs

Anna H.

We would recommended the company and chefs

Anna H.

Chef Veronique was delightful. Very sweet and very nice. Made big effort.

James W.

Chef Ronald meet us in Aix en Provence to select a menu and buy provisions. He came to our home, taught a cooking class, cooked our dinner and used the homes furnishing to provide an amazing in home meal. It was the highlight of our week.

Jennifer F.

Robert L.

Sophie and Valerie did a great job. I found it challenging ahead of time with the menu planning because, since we were a family with wide-spread ages, and even though I had asked for family friendly meals, some of the suggestions were not compatible with my ideas. However, we sorted it out via emails, not always easy because of the two languages. In the end, the two women proved infinitely flexible, often cooking something extra for the younger children. They created everything from scratch, using all the wonderful local produce, and worked ceaselessly every afternoon to prepare, serve, and clean up after dinner. They wouldn’t even allow us to help clear the table after dinner. In addition, they were most pleasant. We enjoyed their presence in the kitchen and chatting with them about culinary subjects. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Billie G.

Our chef on 8/15 was WONDERFUL. His girlfriend came with him and did such a lovely job of setting the table and serving the food. All the dishes Frank made were delicious and both of them were very friendly and accommodating.

Ana R.

Chef Yvan exceeded all expectations and is highly recommended. He cooked a four course meal for us on three different occasions and every dish was beyond delicious. ??

Anna I.

We loved Chef Gerald

Charles M.

Chef Marie cooked the most amazing meal for us….we are still talking about it!

Greg E.

We would like to thank you for such a wonderful evening July 9th at Mas de Montolivet. Each course topped the one before, and the lovely raspberry cake and cheese ice cream ended the evening perfectly. We admired your efficiency and professional expertise in the kitchen.

Merci beaucoup pour la fantastique anniversaire!

Barbara M.

The Mas Allure certainly deserves a 5 star rating as do the two chefs, David and Veronique. The meals the chefs served us were delicious and well thought out perfect menus.

Judy B.

The Mas Allure certainly deserves a 5 star rating as do the two chefs, David and Veronique. The meals the chefs served us were delicious and well thought out perfect menus.

Judy B.

Chef Gerald prepared a wonderful meal for us. He gave us clear instructions on how to do simple final preparation to enjoy the cold tomato soup, leg of lamb, and fruit tarte. The portions were plentiful--we actually had leftovers that we were able to enjoy.

Wayne L.

We had a wonderful gourmet meal prepared by Chef Yvan – saffron foam over roasted legumes, pan roasted Cobia over a delicate ravioli d’aubergines – amazing!

Dave T.

Dear Ronald,
Merci beaucoup for our delicious dinner the other evening. The food and the experience, enhanced by the magnificent setting and your own decorative touches , will stay with us as a lasting memory of our time in Provence.

All our very best wishes for the birth of your new baby boy

Catherine Verschuer

Youseff was a good teacher and we enjoyed the cooking lesson.

Gilbert M.

The dinner was fabulous and Chef Marie delightful. Thank you once again for helping us organise such a wonderful experience. Marie had so much time for our 5-year old daughter, Jade, who was delighted to participate!

Greg E.

Chef Sophie was excellent! Loved that lasagna and her desserts. Just wish I had the lasagna recipe!!

Karen S.

We would like to give special thanks to our chef, Youcef Djellab, who was very friendly and fun and prepared us a meal better than 99% of restaurants.

Robert H.

Chef Gérald performed a feat of magic in our house kitchen that still has me in awe as I write - an absolute gem, kind, funny, and a truly excellent chef.

Kim M.

Chef Gerald's visit was a highlight. He was so much fun and cooked us a delicious sea bass dinner.

Paula M.

My fourteen year old nephew saw Chef Youcef, the day after he prepared and gave us a cooking lesson, when taking the market tour with Jane Satow. There he sat next to Youcef and asked him about the preparation of his chocolate dessert as he was coming home that night to prepare this just like Youcef did the night before. His dishes were served with beautiful design and the taste only added to our love of the local produce and spices.

J. Akers

Chef Yvann provided scrumptious meals and wonderful instructions for adults as well as the kids.

J. Akers

Sophie and Fredric were fantastic. The meals were delicious and added to the already idyllic atmosphere in Provence.
We especially enjoyed the goat cheese and zuccini tart, the provencal stew, and the chicken tajine with apricots and almonts.
The children loved the meals Sophie prepared — especially the deserts.
Thank you for making our stay fantastic.

Gerry H, San Francisco

Gerry H.

We want to thank you so much for an incredible dinner last night. What a perfect evening and your food was fantastic. We all so enjoyed meeting you.

The Duncan family

The Duncan Family

The chef, Gerald, was wonderful--5 stars! He prepared an extraordinary meal and explained everything in French and English. He brought all his own utensils and serving dishes and cleaned up everything. The food was superb. It was a delightful experience.

We would definitely recommend the villa, the chef and the wine tour to others.

B. Keller

The Chef service was excellent. We highly recommend Chef Gerald , the food was amazing .

B. Baldwin

We had an absolutely wonderful evening with chef Gerald and I will be writing to him directly to let him know how happy we were with the whole experience. He's such a great chef and a very personable man who was very patient with us. The food was delicious.

S. Leong

We loved Chef Ron, a wonderful meal worth the money.

M. Elsesser

The chef was great!

I. Frazer

Thank you very much for the wonderful dinner. Everyone enjoyed each course!

R. Stern

We highly recommend Yvan as a chef. His food as amazing.

M. Cavallo

We enjoyed shopping at the market in Aix en Provence, and then a cooking class, followed by a wonderful dinner - Chef Ronald and his wife Geraldine were wonderful - we had such a nice evening and the food we made was delicious.

E. Everhart

Thank you for a wonderful dinner! Everyone loved it!

C. McAweeney

Thank you again for such a wonderful meal Thursday night...we absolutely loved every minute of it.

J. Dodd

Just wanted to thank you for Chef Ronald. He was wonderful, and the meal was perfect.

M. Ball

Hello, Geraldine and Ronald,
This May was a very special trip for us with lifelong memories.
I hope all is well with you,

Sharon Humphrey

Chef Yvan was fabulous! Thank you very much. He was very accommodating and worked with us on he nut allergy. Food was wonderful!

A. Davanzo

What an exceptional evening of food. The food you prepared was delicious and perfectly prepared. The table setting was a nice touch.
Merci beau coup. C'etait notre plaisur!

G. Stram

Dear Sophie,
Your food was terrific and the grandchildren asked whether we could bring you back to America to cook for us.
Your culinary skills made the trip all that more enjoyable for us.

Milton family

Our gourmet dinner with Sophie was fabulous and the Luberon valley may well be the promised land.

M. Ferrell

Chef Ronald was a blast and he made some of the best food we have ever had in our life, he was great with the cooking class and helped my 4 year old learn how to cut.

J. Guernsey

Just to let you know we had Gerald cook dinner for us tonight and it also was amazing.
He is such a lovely guy and he was very professional. Really looked after us,
especially one guest who is vegetarian.
I would highly recommend him.

D. Cook

Ronald's dinner was amazing, as always...

M. Panton

Ronald was excellent and accommodating, the Eurostar ensured a few arrived slightly behind schedule but he accommodated us all very well, and the quality of the food, choice of wines were excellent.

B. Jones

Chef Ronald was awesome and we had a lovely birthday for my wife.

M. Condon

Bonjour Sophie, We all enjoyed the meals you cooked for us. The tastes of the food was unbelievable. We wish you would have cooked for us everyday at Bastides de Jardins. MERCI BEAUCOUP

T. Wallace

Hi Ronald and Geraldine
I hope you enjoyed the wedding !
Sorry for taking so long to thank you for the incredible dinner you cooked for us on Wednesday evening . We all thought that was the best lamb we had eaten! From the appetizers (especially the shrimp) to the wonderful dessert , the meal was excellent . Thank you for being part of our many wonderful memories of Provence .

Bonny Boldwin

Dear Sophie, we all thought it was one of the best meals ever! Your presentation was exquisite and thought you and Frederick were so friendly and personable. You earned an A+ from us. Merci.

J. Davis

Dear Ronald,
What a wonderful birthday celebration I had last week, never have I had a birthday in all my 77 years that topped the delicious food, the beautiful table, the exquisite cake and the fun in the preparation. Many “merci beaucoups” to you and your beautiful Geraldine and adorable Charlie. I will remember that night for years to come and will be looking for you on ABC television.

Kaysue Smith

The dinner with Chef Ronald last night was magnifique!! He was very charming and professional and the meal was exquisite; we could not have been happier! We are looking forward to our next meal with great expectation. Ronald has also agreed to bring us a dinner for Friday night that we can just pop in the oven.If he hadn't had another commitment we would have had him come back to prepare dinner at the house again.
I hope all is well there.
Best regards,

Maureen Dobbies

Very professional and good service

We needed more instructions for the first casual meal, we struggled to cook the lamb.

Zuzana W.

Dear Chef Ronald,
Just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for the lovely evening you provided while we were in Provence. The meal you prepared was outstanding. We especially appreciate the time and attention you gave to our kids - they enjoyed the pasta you prepared so much that I have attempted to recreate it for them now that we are home!

Thank you so much - hopefully we will meet again on future trips to Provence!

-Emma Cleland 2013

Emma Cleland

Dear Ronald,
I just wanted to thank you for another amazing meal last night. We were very happy to be able to treat our friends to such a treat! As always, it was delicious!!

Thanks again and until next year!

Joy Slatery

A highlight of our stay in Provence was the meal prepared and served by Chef Yvan! The meal started with a wonderful vegetable bouillabaisse that was filled with flavorful oven roasted veggies topped with a rich whipped foam broth. That tasty starter was followed by a perfectly cooked pork loin with a wonderful reduction sauce all on top of a carrot mousseline. It looked, smelled and tasted incredible. A dessert of chocolate lava cake topped with the most intense raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries was by far the best dessert we had in France! We highly recommend Chef Yvan for a tasty, enjoyable and memorable evening.

Tom B.

We did have Chef David come in and prepare 2 dinners for us over the 2 weeks and again very professional and a real highlight.

Jenny H.