Private Chef - Seared Duck Breast
Private Chef - Foie Gras and Asparagus
Private Chef - Lamb Chops and Potato Au Gratin


A personal private chef is ideal for cooking a relaxing delicious meal served in the tranquillity of Les Hirondelles.

Imagine having a personal private chef cooking a gourmet meal that you can enjoy together in the peacefulness of your vacation rental home. Simply sit back and relax as gourmet meals are skilfully prepared for you, using the freshest local ingredients. With a personal in-house chef, you can enjoy five star cuisine without ever having to leave the comfort of Les Hirondelles.

The focus is on fresh local ingredients and Dimitri who has worked at the property since 2010 tailors your menu around your favourite foods. Your Chef Dimitri prepares gourmet meals according to a pre-arranged plan and according to special dietary needs. Dimitri does everything – planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning. He can also bring matching wines to your table!

Interested in a cooking class? They come at no extra cost when you join Dimitri preparing your dinner.

The chef’s services at Les Hirondelles come on top of the rental rate and are tailored to the group’s requirements and requests. Less time cooking means more time for exploring the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne!


“Good food and great wines, that’s Paradise on Earth!”

Henri IV talking about Bergerac, 1594



Private Chef - wine tour and cheese tasting
Private Chef - assiette-escargots
Chef Dimitri Wine Tour

What our guests are saying about Les Hirondelles

Our guests saying about Dimitri:

Esther V. said…
 April 2022 

       “Dimitri cooked for us one evening, luxury restaurant at home.”

Claudia M. said…
May 2022 

       “On one of the evenings we enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal prepared in house by Dimitri Bacou (private chef). The chef let us look over his shoulder and revealed his recipes.”

Amalin D. said…
September 2019

 “We enjoyed another superb meal from Dimitri, the resident chef…”

Barbara S. said…
June 2019

“Of course, our stay at Les Hirondelles would not be complete without having private Chef Dimitri preparing and serving us a wonderful 4 course meal with paired wines on the patio. Always memorable.”

Debbie G. said…
September 2018

“We also thoroughly enjoyed our dinner prepared by Dimitri! He is a magician in the kitchen! Fabulous meal!!!”

Sophie K. said…
September 2016

“The best meal we’ve ever had (and that’s including Michelin starred restaurants!) – my soufflé and scallop starter was delicious, and the apple tart dessert simply divine! Dimitri is a must.”

Mark G. said…
September 2016

“We also booked Dimitri for a night on Linda’s recommendation – we were a little nervous at the idea of a private chef but Dimitri was lovely, and the food was the best either of us has ever eaten.”

Richard B. said…
Septmenber 2015

“Another first we had here in France, is a French chef, that comes and cooks for you at the house. Dimitri is amazing and is a must!! He cooked for our entire family even the kids. The kids ate first, and then the adults had their own separate meal which was really special. It was a wonderful night sitting outside watching the sunset, and having one of the best meals of our lives!!”

GrooveNIck said…
July 2015

“For our final evening, Linda connected us with a local chef, Dimitri, who prepared an unforgettable meal for vegetarians (Comte Soufflé), pescetarians (local whitefish, scallops) and carnivores alike (lamb, foie gras), capping things off with not one, but two desserts. He even does the dishes!”

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