Owner Jimmy Tancrell, as a former gourmet chef on a megayacht, often had difficulty finding local suppliers who could provide the food and condiments necessary for the gourmet meals expected by his clients. During long days at sea under star-filled skys, the crew and staff would talk about their dreams of ‘life after yachting’. And for Jimmy Tancrell a dream was born … to provide a service for other ‘yacht’ chefs who were in the same boat as Jimmy so far as the need for adequetely stocking their galleys with condiments, spices, premium beef, fresh vegetables, fruits and cheeses
Life after yachting led him to Los Suenos at Herradura on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast where Jimmy had already discovered the year ’round availability of wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables offered on Fridays at Jaco’s Mercado Movil or farmers market. The store became available dockside at Los Suenos Marina and Jimmy T’s Provisions, gourmet foods, private chef services and catering opened in May 2007.