Private Chef Service St. Maarten


Private Chef Service St. Maarten


Welcome to the One Love Ingredient; the premier private chef service for the island of Sint Maarten. Our commitment is to deliver excellence and elegance to the serenity of your own element.


Sint Maarten’s Top Private Chef

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and commercial security industries, The One Love Ingredient is owned and operated by Chef Olav and Lisa; partners in business, life, and love. Over the last decade, it has grown to become one of the most highly requested private chef services on both the islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao. From celebrities and officials to everyday families, the One Love Ingredient can transform any occasion into a memorable moment.


What our Sint Maarten Private Chef Service Offers

Our private chef service exudes class and professionalism from the first point of contact, to your very first bite at the table. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch service with proper portions, beautiful presentations, and delicious flavor pairings to satisfy the cravings of every guest.


How our Sint Maarten Private Chef Service Caters to You

The One Love Ingredient private chef service is fully equipped to cater to all dietary preferences. Whether you are plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, pescatarian, or more; Chef Olav is prepared to satisfy the cravings of all clients. When you book your own private chef service, no appetite is left behind!


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How our Sint Maarten Private Chef Service Gives Back

We are forever grateful to the beautiful island of Sint Maarten and its people, who have welcomed these two expats with love and open arms. In appreciation, we make sure to source our high-quality fresh ingredients from local vendors and businesses to support the island community and its businesses. By booking our private chef service, our clients can rest assured they too are giving back to this beautiful place we call home.


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Are you ready to book a private dining experience? Please click here to get started and secure your very own private chef service today. The dining experience of a lifetime awaits!



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What People Say About Us


Our experience with Chef Olav was fantastic. He combines unexpected flavors into combinations that are sure to be enjoyed by all. From the family style breakfasts, delicious lunches, and beautifully plated dinners and desserts, his creativity and unique “world fusion” is evident in his cooking. A favorite item of mine was the coconut polenta with creole sauce, and the vanilla ice cream served in a quarter of a pineapple shell with fresh chocolate shavings on top. Highly recommend!

Jessica D.

New York

Olav is a very detail oriented and personable individual. He made us a great 3 course meal and we would recommend him to anyone.

Ian W.

United States

Chef Olav is amazing! We can reliably say our vacation would not have been nearly as wonderful without Chef Olav. He and his lovely assistant, Jeadralica, make a wonderful team. Chef Olav‘s cooking is delicious and top notch while his personality and work ethic are equally incredible.  He got to know our large family within a day of being there and quickly learned our disparate likes and dislikes. He made us feel comfortable and truly happy with every single meal. We recommend Chef Olav highly!

Amy G.

United States

For two days, we had a chef who consisted of a mix of compassion, humor and elegant cooking. His name is Chef Olav. All of his meals brought something new to the table and my taste buds. From Dutch apple bacon pancakes to tuna carpaccio, every meal was a wonderful experience. The place setting was elegant, but not overwhelming in the slightest. Please check him out and ask him to cook for you. I promise that you will not regret your decision. Thank you Chef Olav for all you did for me and my family!


United States

We really appreciate your private chef services, Chef Olav! You are reliable, as timing plays a huge roll for catering events and your meals are so tasty, that it keeps our mouths watering for more. We look forward to many more lovely events with you and also recommend you to the rest of St. Martin & the world.

Bertrand De France Peters

St. Martin

Chef Olav prepared and served a phenomenal feast to celebrate my and my husband’s 50th birthday and first night in Saint Martin. It was exactly what I asked for and more. Everyone in my group of 8 agreed there was not one dish that we didn’t like. Everything was delicious! It was hard to top this meal during the rest of our 5 night stay. Next time we will skip the restaurants and have Chef Olav feed us the entire trip!
Thank you so much for making my 50th birthday one of the most memorable ever!

Stephanie S.

United States

Olav and Mike are the best charter guys in the Caribbean. We did a 12 person cruise around St Martin and they absolutely crushed it. Food was great, beers were flowing, vibes were high.

Kevin Rudd

United States

Thank you Chef Olav! We had a wonderful time in St. Martin and your provisioning and ready-made snacks were a welcome addition to our trip. It allowed us to start our vacation right away. And as always, your New Year’s Day brunch was delicious. It was such a treat!

Keely Scott

US Virgin Islands

On our trip to Curaçao, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Lisa and Olav as our personal chefs for many of our meals. We were a group of 9 with many varied dietary restrictions. My diet was the most restrictive. I only use certain oils for cooking and I eat no grains that includes no bread or pasta. Lisa understood my dietary needs and she made fabulous food for our whole group. We still talk about the meatballs she made us one evening. If you have a chance to hire Lisa and Olav, they are amazing chefs that understand and work with all the different dietary needs. They are also two of the nicest and most giving people I have met on my travels. They answered all our questions, concerns and gave us help finding things on the island as well. We would always hire them on our return trips.

Suzin Moon

Chicago, IL

Olav & Lisa’s dinners are a MUST for your Caribbean vacation. A fusion of local cuisine and personal touches, they use delicious local and fresh ingredients to create unique and inspired menus. They also added music, decorations, and an incredibly warm personality to make our meal a work of art. We loved every bite!

Michael and Katie Rodgers

North Carolina

Thank you!!! Chef Olav and Lisa heightened our experience ten-fold. We had a group of 15 adults on a strict week-long vegetarian and vegan diet for our corporate yoga/wellness retreat in St. Maarten. The food was absolutely delicious from the first bite to the last morsel – we were licking our plates clean! They both went above and beyond to ensure that our meals were on time and adjusted to our schedule changes with ease, including taking their personal time to bring us some spice jars and water. Their plant-forward and blue zone inspired meals were a hit with everyone and expanded our knowledge and understanding that food doesn’t need to be bland to be good for you! They understood our unique requirements and none of the carnivores missed meat for a second. Most of the meals were vegan which made our strict vegan guest feel included and welcome which was very much appreciated! It also inspired the rest of the team to be more plant-forward. The unique combination of local flavours and Dutch-inspired dishes (please more apple pancakes and creole sauce!) are still a topic of conversation with our group as we have sub-par attempts to recreate them. The food was bridled only by the amazing company of this couple. They are truly beautiful souls and became part of our extended work family and will be lifelong friends and inspirations to all of us. We were so happy for Lisa to join in our sessions and provide additional insight and wisdom! Jaya to the Chefs – thank you so much for an incredible week!


Oakville, Ontario

We had the privilege of experiencing a dinner by Chef Olav on our vacation and enjoyed every minute! The flavours were incredible and presentation was lovely. Even our difficult to please teenagers loved it! Thank you so much

Lisbeth R.


Staying by the sea near Cas Abou is a treat in itself, but if you wish to experience a culinary treat, ask Lisa to provide dinner for you: healthful, local, fresh, tasty and most importantly, provided with charm, style and a beautiful smile. Sit back, relax and savour – The One Love Ingredient looks after the rest! A highlight of our visit for sure 🙂

Marie-Louise Wcislo


Chef Lisa provided a wonderful meal for us combining a cornucopia of a seafood bisque and a properly cooked and seasoned local fish with local dishes. Her delightful and charming personality added much to the evening. Best wishes to you and indeed we may connect again one of these days.

John & Elisabeth Granqvist

Vancouver, British Columbia

A Little Bit About Us…


Hello from Chef Olav & Lisa, the happy couple behind The One Love Ingredient!

For 10 years, we have run our popular Caribbean personal chef business, catering to seaside vacation home guests and local foodies in Curaçao and St. Maarten. If you’re looking for a private chef service in St Maarten, you’ve found the right place!

An expat couple who fell in love thanks to our adventures abroad (and a certain epic coconut shrimp curry) The One Love Ingredient combines our shared passion for cooking and entertaining, delivered with the warm hospitality and style we bring to the table in our own home. Are you ready to have an unforgettable dining experience while visiting our beautiful island of St Maarten? Then click here to book your private chef service!

Chef Olav is the gentle giant with over 20 years of leadership experience in the hotel/restaurant & commercial security industries. Lisa is the seasoned producer, hostess with the mostest & project manager. Together, we are a force in the kitchen thanks to a firm belief that an instinct for flavor is a superpower, and food is a universal love language.

Our extensive personal travels and experiences with a wide range of loyal clients–from everyday people to high-ranking officials and celebrities– are all part of the signature sauce we brew to provide our clients with tasty, memorable meals that feature our spin on the island’s diverse range of cuisines.

Most of our clients are repeat customers, because our private chef service in Sint Maarten is like no other. Experience it for yourself and book your private chef with us today!


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Mon to Thu 10:00 – 22:00 | Fri to Sun 11:00 – 23:00

+1 (721) 526-9686