Belly FedBetter Private Chef & Catering

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Belly FedBetter has provided private chef and catering services to the Tamarindo area of Costa Rica since 2009. We offer delicious food, generous portions, and personable service for private dinners, weddings, and events.

Our menu is what happens when a well traveled California chef, classically trained in French and Lebanese cuisine, meets Costa Rica’s fresh from the farm and sea ingredients. From tropical seafood dishes to traditional Costa Rican favorites, Chef Frank’s menu has a little something for everyone.


Specialty Menus —


Chef Selection's Menu

Chef's Signature Meal (Four Course Plated)

Pacific Shrimp in Roasted Garlic Ghee

Aji Pepper Hummus with Tandoori Flatbread

Prosciutto & Pepperoncini Cesar Salad with Garlic Herb Croutons

Local Lobster Tail Poached in Clarified Cajun Butter

Filet Mignon in Danish Blue Cheese & Horseradish Cream Reduction

Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Peruvian Asparagus

Deep Fried Rum Bananas & Cinnamon Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream


Chef Selected Tapas (Seven Course small Plates)

Avocado Ahi Tartare with Seaweed Salad

Cajun Shrimp with Smoked Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Gorgonzola & Bacon Stuffed White Wine Crimini Mushrooms

Ginger Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Mahi in Mango Lemon Sauce with Tropical Chutney

Filet Mignon with Pepperoncini & Smoked Paprika Chimichurri

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream with Rompope Whip Cream


Tastes of Costa Rica (Family Style)

Patacones: Fried Plantains with Black Bean Purée & Farmer's Cheese

Ceviche de Camarones: Lime Marinated Shrimp with Tiquisque Chips

Yucca Mojo: Steamed Yucca with a Spicy Citrus Sauce and Pickled Red Onion

Ensalada de Palmito: Cabbage & Heart of Palm Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Chayote Blanco Relleno: Twice Baked Monteverde Cheddar Stuffed White Squash

Chifrijo de Coco: Charred Pork, Black Beans, Rice, Coconut Milk, and Pico de Gallo

Arroz con Pollo: Shredded Chicken & Achiote Lime Rice Served with Salsa Lizano

Pargo Rojo Limon: Caribbean Style Blackened Red Snapper Filet

Dulce de Leche Tres Leches: Traditional Vanilla Cake with Three Milks and Caramel


International Specialties Menu

 A Love of Latin (Family Style)

Pineapple & Black Bean Salsa

Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Guacamole

Wahoo & Sweet Onion Ceviche

Homemade Flour Tortilla Chips

Red Leaf Garden Salad with Ranchero Dressing

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde Chicken

Spanish Saffron & Shrimp Rice 

Red Beans with Chorizo & Queso Fresco

Carmel Flan with Condensed Milk


Modern Lebanese (Family Style)

Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Hummus

Toasted Pine Nut Baba Ganoush

Warm Pita & Tandoori Naan

Quinoa & Mint Tabbouleh with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Cashew Lamb Kofta With Tahini Sauce

Yogurt Dill Chicken Kebob with Tzatziki Sauce

Whole Grain & Wild Rice Pilaf

Smoked Paprika Roasted Sweet Potato Medley

Lebanese Baklava with Walnuts & Caramel


A Little Italy (Family Style)

Roasted Garlic Brie Antipasto

Chef Selection of Cheeses & Charcuterie

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Aged Asiago & Prosciutto Cesar Salad

Spicy Italian Sausage & Basil Lasagna in Rosetta Cream Tomato Sauce

Flour Less Chocolate Torte with Pomegranate Cabernet Reduction


Classical French Cuisine (Four Course Plated)

Mussels & Shallots in White Wine Thyme Butter with Warm Baguette

Gruyere French Onion Soup with Crostini

Traditional Coq Au Vin with Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries

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Reviews —

This was the only way to go! Hiring a private chef while four little children were sleeping upstairs. Frank cooked and waited on us and kept us entertained as well. That wasn’t even the best part! The quality, taste and presentation of these delectable dishes made the meal extra special and we felt like we were dining in a 5 star restaurant. We highly recommend Belly FedBetter to put your vacation experience over the top!
— Jill Asbell
I wish I could give 5 Stars for the food and a separate 5 stars for Chef Frank! We had the pleasure of having two meals from Chef Frank while in Tamarindo. Our welcome dinner was beyond amazing and our breakfast had some scraping empty bowls! Chef Frank was prompt, served all of our dishes beautifully, and cleaned up everything in the blink of an eye! He was resourceful, professional, and has the biggest smile ever! He also has some pretty AMAZING stories about all the wonderful food he has prepared and the places he has lived. Book him! You won’t be disappointed!
— Latria Ingram
We recently had the pleasure of having Chef Frank cook for us in Costa Rica. Not only was the food absolutely AMAZING so was the service and his company. He was a big part of our night and we were happy he took the time to sit with us and socialize. We highly recommend Chef Frank for a night of delicious eating and entertaining! Thank you Frank from all of us!
— Kim MacLellan
Chef Frank prepared an amazing meal for us on our first night at Casa Islita in Tamarindo. He came highly recommended by the villa concierge and did not disappoint. We arrived hungry and tired after a long day of traveling and Frank was waiting to greet us with home made tortillas, guacamole, fresh salsa and amazing ceviche - which we devoured immediately. For dinner, he prepared the taste of Costa Rica meal for 9 of us. The food was fantastic. Frank took great care of us, serving the meal, cleaning up after and leaving leftovers in the fridge for the next day. Arranging the meal through Tabitha was easy and Frank accommodated our food restrictions and allergies. Not only was the food delicious, but Frank has a great sense of humor and an easy going attitude. It was a perfect way to begin our family vacation. We are still raving about that dinner!
— Anne Sperry


We provide services to the North Pacific beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, including Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Avellanas, Hacienda Pinilla.




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