Get to Know Chef Helle of Chili Gourmet Catering, Marbella

Passionate about feeding the masses, creating new recipes, and sharing her joy and love for cooking, Helle Barlebo of Chili Gourmet puts a smile on the faces of all those who get to savour her treats. 

Offering a professional and personalised catering service, Chili Gourmet on Costa del Sol tends to all kinds of social gatherings to make your special event the highlight of the social calendar. 

Based in Mijas Costa, Malaga, Chili Gourmet was founded in 2010 and got off on excellent footing. The passion that Helle has for the culinary arts is felt amongst her team members, which has brought about a fantastic camaraderie and high spirit that makes each and every event a success. At the heart of the business is founder Helle Barlebo. 

Originally from Denmark, Helle has always been a restauranter at heart. With a head for business, she opened one of her first restaurants in 1991 and went on to run eight in total. She’s always had a deep passion for nourishing the public with delicious, wholesome food and it shows in her creations. 


Having always been an admirer of the laid-back, easygoing lifestyle of southern Spain, Helle was drawn to the warmth of the Andalusian culture and its people. This was what drove her to set up the Chili Gourmet and to cater to private parties, weddings, corporate events, and all kinds of occasions. 

Chili Gourmet was first set up in 2010, and the business really took off thanks to Helle’s dedication and commitment to fine cuisine, combined with her willingness to adapt to the needs of her clients depending on the occasion, budget, and dietary needs. This is what has led the business to be a success from the first day, and what has given it the push to get through the difficulties posed by the pandemic. 

Fast forward to today, Chili Gourmet hosts caterings all over Costa del Sol, adding its own touch to every party and event to leave a lasting impression on the guests. Inspired by the flavors of the world, Helle constantly strives to draw up new delicious creations, and she happily shares her recipes in food columns such as Scandinavian magazines on Costa del Sol. 

For example, Helle recently posted this latest creation of beetroot-cured salmon on mini blinis with the team’s famous mascarpone-lime cream, pictured below:  

Helle at one of her catering events


Whether you’re planning a wedding, private party, business event, or just a small gathering, you can rely on Chili Gourmet Catering service to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of your event. 

They have various menus gourmet menus that can be pre-selected and adapted depending on the needs of each client. 

Chili Gourmet provides a free delivery service within 3 km. of Mijas Golf, with each delivery consisting of one of the three Gourmet menus plus one of the brunch menus. The team needs to be informed in advance of any allergy or dietary requirements, and orders are taken no later than three days prior to delivery. 






Phone: +34 666 62 71 05   


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