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Passionate Chefs in Riviera Maya - Beyond Resort Food

Meet some of the most acclaimed chefs of Mexico and the world at Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen. Our culinary artists and chefs blend international influences with local flavors to create luxurious dining experiences and the most creative all-inclusive resort food in Riviera Maya.
Chef Bruno Oteiza - Cocina de Autor

Chef Bruno Oteiza - Cocina de Autor

Chef Bruno Oteiza of Spain brings zest and surprise to the uniquely Spanish menu of Cocina de Autor. Chef Oteiza uses each day to introduce an exciting new dish that celebrates the Basque country while incorporating the bold flavors of Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Chef Mikel Alonso - Cocina de Autor

Chef Mikel Alonso - Cocina de Autor

Together with Chef Oteiza, Chef Mikel Alonso is the force behind the dynamic cuisine of Cocina de Autor. A renowned Spanish chef, Chef Alonso brings a wealth of culinary experience to Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Prior to joining our esteemed culinary team, Chefs Oteiza and Alonso led the famous Tezka restaurant in Mexico City and established their own gourmet restaurant. Click here for a full biography 
Chef Johnny Fontanili - Lucca

Chef Johnny Fontanili - Lucca

A young chef of Italian origin, Chef Fontanili was born in the northwestern coastal region of Liguria. He spent his formative years in Tuscany, where the flavors and essences of both regions influenced his culinary style. With a love for cooking inspired by his mother and grandmother, Chef Fontanili is proud of his roots and passionate about creating new food experiences every day. Combining traditional recipes with native local products, Chef Fontanili shares the riches of his homeland with diners. Click here for a full biography  
Chef Michel Mustiere - Piaf

Chef Michel Mustiere - Piaf

Chef Michel Mustiere of France has led Piaf to the highest of standards in fine French cuisine. Chef Mustiere specializes in regional French cuisine, from Normandy and Provence to Paris and Nice, bringing the rich flavors of France to the shores of Riviera Maya. Chef Mustiere brings more than 20 years of culinary experience in the world's best restaurants to his kitchen at Piaf, Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Click here for a full biography. 
Chef Ricardo de la Vega - Frida

Chef Ricardo de la Vega - Frida

Born in Mexico City, Executive Chef de la Varga brings his passion for the culinary arts to the gourmet restaurant Frida. He has worked in various hotels and states throughout the Mexico, including Puebla, Oaxaca, Yucatán and Quintana Roo. Click here for a full biography. 
Chef Issac Esparza - Sen Lin

Chef Issac Esparza - Sen Lin

With creativity and passion, Executive Chef Esparza of Sen Lin may be young but he is dedicated to his craft. He began his adventure by studying the culinary arts at L'ecole des Chefs and also he participated in the Gastrotourism Convention 'Les Toques Blanches' where he won first place for Mexican cuisine. Click here for a full biography. 
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62, Playa del Carmen, Municipio de Solidaridad, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo C.P. 77710, Mexico
Local Number: +52-322-226-8689 | US & CAN Reservations: 1-877-418-2963
Mexico: 01-800-831-1165 | RCI Members Only: 1-888-320-7578
Reservations: reservations@velasresorts.com |
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