Alex cooked for a group of 8 while we were renting a house in Playa del Carmen and I can't say enough great things about his services. From the initial menu selection to the presentation of meals, Alex was responsive and always gave 5 star service. Alex, and Nancy his assistant, are also so nice and personable, they even offered to pick up groceries for us if we needed anything throughout the weekend and gave us their salsa recipe. I highly recommend their services, you will not be disappointed!
9 of us rented a house near Playa del Carmen the last week of December and arranged for Alex to cook for us each of the 7 night we were there. This made what would have been a very good vacation into a great one. All families in attendance come from major US cities with numerous award winning, and even Michelin starred, restaurants - so we have a pretty good benchmark for what is a quality meal. Each of Alex's seven dinners was equal to a fine dining experience but served at our own table at home without the need to get dressed up or even venture from our abode. He and his partner Nancy worked with us in advance to tailor a menu to fit our needs and he even prepared special vegetarian dishes a few nights for two or three people who didn't want to eat what the rest of the group had chosen. We also had one very particular child with a severe food allergy and Alex went out of his way to cook totally separate meals for him as well. In addition he offered (and we accepted) to do spot grocery shopping for us when we were running low on staples or even when we just decided we wanted something that we hadn't thought to obtain ourselves (like mangoes). But more than just the excellent dinners and the grocery assistance was the sense that Alex and Nancy are just good people who like to cook for others. They were helpful, friendly, courteous and kind - endlessly so. The meals were superb, the leftovers became lunches the next day, the food was creative, presented in visually interesting ways, and universally delicious. And this was the collective judgment of 9 people with very different taste preferences. To be able to satisfy a group as diverse as ours is quite a testament. We would not hesitate to work with Alex again and are even considering flying him to the US for a special event or two where we would want someone to cook for us. He is really that good. Hire him if you can - you won't regret it!