Introducing the Ninja Chef

What better way to ensure you completely unwind and relax during your holiday with Lanzarote Retreats than to have your own professional chef provide your evening meals and stock your cupboards and fridge? We’re delighted to be offering food from professional chef Matt Nenninger, the ‘Ninja Chef’ to Lanzarote Retreats guests. With over 25 years’ experience working in restaurants around the world, Matt sources the freshest local ingredients and can prepare bespoke meals to be delivered to your holiday accommodation on request. Here’s a little more about him.

Matt Nenninger or Ninja Chef Services is a freelance professional chef. He can cater for one to 100-plus guests, from cosy and intimate dinners to banquets, buffets, BBQs or paella events for larger groups.

He relocated to the municipality of Haría in Lanzarote from the UK with his wife Becky and their three dogs and two cats in 2017. Before falling in love with the island and moving here permanently, Matt worked as a head chef at the prestigious Eton College for 10 years, where he cooked for pupils and staff as well as Old Etonians and visiting dignitaries.

As well as sourcing and cooking quality ingredients, his other passions are road cycling, surfing and animals. He helps the local cat charity by feeding the Mala stray cat colonies and helping to neuter them to keep them safe and healthy.

Using his extensive knowledge of cooking and of the island, Matt sources the freshest local ingredients from nearby farms and local retailers, supporting sustainable and ecologically friendly practices. He can prepare personalised meals in any cuisine of your choosing, while also accommodating various dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and child friendly food.

Why not book Matt as your own private chef for special occasions (subject to availability) such as birthdays or anniversaries, or just as an extra treat for yourselves while you’re enjoying the sunshine and the many other amazing things to do on this beautiful island. Simply choose what you want to eat, sit back and enjoy the experience while Matt takes care of everything, including the washing up.