For most of his adult life Mauricio Martinez Neri has dreamed of owning a business in which he could create meals in his own culinary style.  His dream became a reality in January, 2012, when he kicked-off  Fresh Personal Chefs in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Personal chefs are different from caterers in that they make and serve meals in the client’s own home kitchen.  Personal chefs can prepare meals for guests at a one-time gathering or can make individually packaged meals that are refrigerated and then used by busy individuals or families during the week. Fresh offers both services.

With over 18 years of experience at top restaurants in the popular tourist area of Door County, Wisconsin, and more recently at Casa Velas in the Marina area of Puerto Vallarta, Chef Mauricio has  stepped out on his own. For a personal chef experience that “makes your life easier,” book a party or event with Chef Mauricio and Fresh! 


  1. Edith Jimenez Martinez says:


    hey, la informacion es SUPER!!!! permiteme Re- RE -RE enviar a todos mis contactos este informacion!!!

    Saludos y mucha suerte, pues ya se que tu cocina es INCREIBLE y lo mejor, a DOMICILIO!!!

  2. Fué una grata sorpresa encontrar a Mauricio, lo calidad y limpieza de su comida, sus sabores, la diversidad de platillos que nos brinda, la amabilidad y disposición con conmigo y familia, quedamos mas que agradecidos y a la espera de que volvamos a necesitar de el, ampliamente recomendable, es CHEF CON ACTITUD Y APTITUD NO SE OCUPA MÁS ¡ EN HORA BUENA !

  3. Jack Jensen says:

    I had such a great experience with Mauricio and his staff during my visit in Puerto Vallarta! The meals, service, and experience was fantastic. There was not one meal the any one person in our group of eleven did not thoroughly enjoy. They catered specifically to what we wanted and exceeded our expectations. I look forward to coming back to Puerto Vallarta again and hiring Mauricio. Thanks for everything!

  4. Pat Connelly says:

    Mauricio, Chef Extraordinare!, prepared, designed with our requests and served beautiful delicious meals for our week stay in Puerto Vallarta. His thoughtfulness and regard for special dietary needs was remarkable. He loves his profession and his joy is present always. Hope to have another opportunity to taste his delectable meals!
    Pat C.

  5. Matt Heinze says:

    A large group of us were in Puerto Vallarta in September for a friend’s 40th birthday. Mauricio and his team took very good care of us. They were friendly, fun, efficient and the food was delicious. If you want to be pampered, then I highly recommend Fresh Personal Chefs!
    Matt H.

  6. Betsy and Ron says:

    We were lucky to have Mauricio and his team take wonderful care of our group in Puerto Vallarta for a week. What a treat! Whatever we wanted or requested, Mauricio and his team accommodated the request. The food, service, and atmosphere was wonderful. If we go back to Puero Vallarta it will only be if Mauricio and his team are available for our stay. You cannot go wrong with Fresh Personal Chefs! Thanks again for everything! You and your staff made our vacation!!!!!!

  7. Brian A. says:

    My friends and I had the awesome pleasure of having Mauricio and Jen take care of us for 5 nights over Thanksgiving. Great food and great people! Thank you both so much for everything; you really made our vacation extra special and I would highly recommend you to anyone.

  8. David Winer says:

    New years eve 2013 was made near perfect by Mauricio. Professional from start to finish and excellent cuisine. 15 people for a sit down, four course dinner went flawlessly.
    Highly recommended!!!

  9. Laurie Bonten says:

    Wow! We just stayed a week at a house in Puerta Vallarta and had the pleasure of Mauricio’s fine dining. Every day we had spectacular food prepared for us, with so much variety and suited just to our tastes. He and his team went out of their way to make our trip so memorable (and fattening). Out of this world terrific service, which I appreciated so much. Bravo Mauricio and hope to see you again soon…..Laurie & Mark Bonten (and the rest of the crazy Canadians)

  10. Kelli from Canada says:

    We spent a week in Puerto Vallarta with Mauricio as our personal Chef. He was not only professional and attentive but most importantly his cuisine exceeded my expectations. Yum! We went for the hot weather and the beach and came home talking about your service and the food! :)

  11. george and paula hauer says:

    My wife and I are in the restaurant business, (Georges at the Cove in La Jolla, California). We spent a week with Mauricio and had a wonderful experience! His product selection was terrific, recipes well executed and he is scrupulously honest. We recommend him completely.

  12. Alexis Lazzara says:

    Mauricio and his staff made our family vacation in Puerto Vallarta one of the best ever. The food was amazing. Not only were all if the adults happy with the food, but our kids were too! The food was healthy yet I still felt like I was eating delicious. I would definitely recommend having Mauricio cook for any family looking to enjoy their vacation yet stay close to home. What could be better than being on vacation, eating delicious healthy food and being catered to by polite professional staff all at the same time?
    Thanks again for everything,
    The Lazzara family
    p.s. awesome margaritas and piña coladas

  13. Jonah Edelman says:

    We just returned from a week at Casa Caleta in Puerto Vallarta. Mauricio’s fabulous cooking, outstanding service, and wonderful spirit made our stay special. Mauricio and his colleagues made such delicious meals that my wife and I actually regretted going out for our anniversary dinner — and while we had a nice but expensive meal at a top rated restaurant — it turned out our family ended up having the better deal by staying home and eating the dinner Mauricio and Leo prepared. I couldn’t recommend Fresh -Personal Chefs more highly. Breakfasts were fantastic every day. Dinners were all terrific and the Mahi Mahi the last night was among the best I’ve ever had. Mauricio, thank you for everything!,,
    Jonah Edelman

  14. Scott says:


    Chef Marco and Danielle provided us with a fresh and authentic Mexican dinner, complete with apps and fresh squeezed margaritas. Everything was perfect and the kitchen was left cleaner than when they arrived. I only wish we had booked more meals with them. Next visit, we will have them do a lot of prep in advance for our weekend (fresh fruit, egg burritos, salsas, etc.). BTW, the food was every bit as good reheated the next days for lunch. Thanks again!

  15. Ricky says:

    This was such a great experience. We had 13 people in town and were very hungry! The whole experience was so easy and the food was wonderful. They catered to all of our dietary needs and made a fantastic mexican meal. I highly recommend hiring them for you next vacation in PV!

  16. Richard and Jean says:

    There really are no words for this…Outstanding taste, presentation and creativity! Without a doubt Mauricio and his crew were the highlight of our stay in Puerto Vallarta. Nine days of wonderful meals, incredible snacks and delicious drinks. His attention to detail and care for our entire family was above and beyond our expectations. Fresh food, expertly prepared and beautifully served….We wholeheartedly recommend Fresh-Personal Chefs.

  17. Evelyn & Bill says:

    Mauricio, Paco & Staff were the highlight of our 2 weeks at Casa Caleta ! Mauricio is a FANTASTICO
    CHEF who gave 110% at every meal he created!!!! PACO’s service and GREAT DRINKS also enhanced our stay !! We have been to Puerto Vallarta 5 times and this STAFF,by far, was the BEST!!!! We HIGHLY
    RECOMMEND Fresh Personal Chefs especially, Mauricio, Marco, Paco & Staff . Thank you so much for making our stay a memorable one.

  18. Tom & Jackie says:

    The best part of our 4 week vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Was the food prepared & served by Mauricio & his staff. Every meal he prepared was fantastic. This Chef did it all. He went out of his way to make sure we were
    ALL satisfied. This was not an easy task since different family members were visiting each week.

    Then there was Paco the mixologist. You haven’t had a real margarita until you’ve had Paco’s. What a show he gave us when he made Mexican coffee.

    This was the 5th vacation for the family in P.V. and by far the best thanks to Mauricio & his great staff.

  19. Jimmy & Stormy says:

    When our friends Tom and Jackie invited us for a weeks stay in Puerto Vallarta, we had no idea what a wonderful meal experience we would have. Chef Mauricio’s delicious meals were outstanding from breakfast to dinner. He is very professional and friendly. He thoroughly enjoys what he does and it shows. His staff are great too, and they all work extremely well together. Chef Mauricio always makes sure his clients and guests are well attended and satisfied. We highly recommend Chef Mauricio’s Fresh Personal Chefs.

    Thank you Chef Mauricio, we wish you the very best.

  20. Maureen & Artie says:

    We couldn’t agree more with the positive comments regarding Mauricio, Paco, Marco & Laura. Not only was EVERY meal above and beyond our expectations, their attitudes matched their culinary talents. You could not be around more comfortable people. They are absolute professionals, and their warm, friendly manner is genuine. You can see they love what they do, and they do it well. Our group ranged from 8 to 12 people over a 4 week period. Everyone was more than pleased with Mauricio & his staff. And as Jackie & Tom said, you haven’t had a Margarita until you’ve had one of Paco’s! Good luck everyone, and give our love to El Gato!!!!! Hope to see you again.

  21. Jocelyn says:

    Thank you Mauricio, Paco, Marco and everyone involved with making our visit to Puerto Vallarta so special! We have been bragging about you to all of our friends! Our experience was so much better because you were part of it! The food was incredible. Way above expectations! Everyone was so friendly and warm and TALENTED! Thank you for everything and we will look forward to next time!

  22. Leah and Jocelyn says:

    What an experience!!! There are no words for how fabulous Mauricio, Paco and Marco were during my visit to Casa Caleta. My friends and I were over the moon about the service and quality of the food. Not only was EVERY meal above and beyond our expectations but we so thoroughly enjoyed the team. They brought such a charm and professionalism to match their culinary talents. What truly LOVELY people!! AND what AMAZING food!!!

    They are absolute professionals, and their warm, friendly manner is genuine. It is very apparent that they love what they do and boy do they do it well! Our group was 10 people and having them there made the experience unbelievable. AND not to even begin to mention the Cadillac Margaritas that Paco created! We cannot wait to go back! THANK YOU Mauricio, Marco and Paco for a WONDERFUL vacation!!!

  23. pvfreshchefs says:

    We are overwhelmed and proud to have all of our clients post so many wonderful comments about us! We love what we do and we’re so glad it shows! THANK YOU, for all the great words!!

  24. Borromeo, Cruz, Killgore says:

    I had found them on Google under personal chef Puerto Vallarta. Contacted Danielle via email for months about the service, fees, limits of the chef or the members of our family diet. I felt comfortable and got the approval from my family.

    Let me begin by telling you Personal Fresh Chef are excellent team. Very professional and understand each individual needs. Danielle had booked Chef Leo and herself for 5 days 2 meals a day either breakfast/dinner or lunch/dinner. Very flexible with our needs. They had bought the perfect amount of food to stock our fridge.

    First day made fresh cut up fruits, french toast, bacon, and eggs anyway we wanted. Then he whipped up fresh Guacamole and Salsa for sneaks with chips. Amazing!

    Dinner: Chef Leo made this marinated chicken dish with sweet potato pureed and veggies. Wonderful. Of course great margaritas were served.

    Second day.
    Lunch: Chef Leo made taco’s that were to die for. Chicken, choizo, steak with mild to hot spicy salsa.

    Dinner: He used the left over meat to make chicken Enchiladas and Cheese for the kids. Spanish rice and beans. yummy! Oh and picked up Churro’s for dessert. So yummy!
    Kids: cheese enchiladas and veggies.

    Third day.
    Lunch: Chef Leo created pitta bread with chicken special sauce.

    Dinner: Chef Leo stepped it up by making Cesar salad, Mahi Mahi, wild rice and veggies. Amazing!
    Drinks accompany by strawberry margaritas and wine.
    Kids: had fish fingers with fries.

    Fourth day
    Breakfast: fresh fruits, pancakes, bacon and Canadian ham and of course, Build your own omelette. OJ and coffee.

    Dinner: Delicious red snapper, with wild rice, green beans and onion. Paired with Mango margaritas and white wine.
    Kids: gourmet Mac and Cheese with steamed broccoli. Paired with fresh jamaica drinks.

    Fifty and Final Day:
    Lunch was a fresh toss Santa fee chicken salad and sandwich for the kids.
    Dinner our final and last meal. Was the cream de la cream of the best sea food pasta dish ever. Chef Leo and Chef Ernesto made thin spaghetti with two kinds of mussels, scallops, red snapper, Shrimp and Octopus on a delicious pink sauce that was to die for. Bravo.

    All in all our experience with PV Fresh Chef has been amazing and magical. They worked with so many personality in our family and diet restrictions. I highly recommend hiring PV Fresh Chef while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. The last night we parted with them. It was quite emotional. We felt like they were part of our family. We did not want to let them go but we know we will see them again and again. Thank You Danielle, Chef Leo and Chef Ernesto.


    • pvfreshchefs says:

      Thank you so much for leaving us such wonderful comments! We are so happy and thrilled that you enjoyed having us cook for you during your stay! Come back and visit us again!

  25. Wade Luther says:

    Last week my family and I had the pleasure of having Marco and Paco prepare all of our drinks and meals. Not only did they go above and beyond to make our requests, but they went above and beyond to make the best or everything. I haven’t had my taste buds smile like this in awhile. For someone who likes to travel and eat, I must say that every meal they made made my top 5 for each specific dish. From carnitas to margaritas to sopapillas, every little drop and piece was 5 stars all the way. Marco and Paco, along with the other staff at the house, made me realize that there is no better way to travel. They truly spoiled us.

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