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Private Chefs and Catering Services for Destin, Miramar Beach & 30A

One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental is the fully stocked kitchen. That being said, one of the joys of being on vacation s not having to cook. To experience the joy of both, many vacationing families have discovered the benefits of hiring a personal chef to create an intimate in-home dining experience.  

Whether coming to the beach for the holidays, a special celebration or just a romantic rendezvous, travelers staying in Destin, Miramar Beach and along Scenic Highway 30A have a growing number of options for in-home catering experiences. Here’s our top three professional Destin chefs who have introduced in-home chef services in the Destin area:  

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Fine Coastal Cuisine by Chef Dan Vargo

Launched by acclaimed chef Dan Vargo, Fine Coastal Cuisine brings the best of the coast into your vacation rental home. Whether planning a romantic dinner for two on your balcony, a small gathering for a birthday celebration or a Bachelorette party. Family style meals are popular and Chef Dan can custom craft a meal designed specifically to your preferences. Chef Dan can also recommend wine pairings or create a menu that will pair perfectly with your vintage varietal or personal wine collection. Chef Dan is a 16-year veteran of the culinary industry. He has traveled the world exploring kitchens and cultures and has applied his talents leading culinary programs at Executive Chef at Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood at Hilton Sandestn and Ritz-Carlton Naples to name a few. 

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Signature Catering of 30a by Chef Christopher Holbrook

One of 30A’s top chefs, Chef Christopher Holbrook introduced his in-home catering services several years ago and his clientele has been growing ever since. From private parties and intimate dinners to  weddings and large catering events, Chef Christopher is ready to impress groups of any size.  Formally trained at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC, Chef Christopher started his career as the Executive Banquet Chef at Kiawah Island Resort. He honed his skills at coveted restaurants including Bluepoint in Atlanta and Beaumont’s in Charleston and he’s served as the private chef for distinguished families including The Dingman Family and mogul Al Copeland, Sr. in New Orleans. He now shares his talents at the beach through custom menus for the holidays and any occasion. From beach boils and sushi to five course meals and signature cocktails to everything in between, Chef Christopher serves creative dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients.  

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Roux 30A by Chef Nikhil Abuvala

Roux 30A – Owner of award-winning Roux 30A and Nanbu Noodle Bar, Chef Nikhil Abuvala truly does it all. With 20 years of culinary experience, he dives into a wide spectrum of cuisines and applies his personal perspective that reflects modern coastal preparations on a wide spectrum of cuisines. While Chef Nikhil offers themed dinners at Roux 30A in Grayton Beach, he’s also well equipped to take show on the road for private dining events. He and his team are ready to create a customized menu for your taste buds and preferences or they can simply surprise you with a menu using the freshest local ingredients to create a three-, four- or five-course meal to be enjoyed in the comfort of your vacation rental home.  

Book Your Next Beach Vacation

Ready to book your next beach vacation and try out one of these incredible private chefs? View our collection of vacation rentals online, including South Walton rentals at Hidden Dunes Resort and luxury condominiums at Sanctuary at Redfish on 30A, or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 for assistance. Remember to always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee.

See you @ the beach!