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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 Fulvio Ferretto - Lucca

Chef Fulvio Ferretto - Lucca

Born in Genoa, Italy, Chef Fulvio Ferreto graduated in Gastronomy from the Alberghiero Marco Polo Institute, located in his natal city. After that, he complemented his knowledge with several courses and a Hospitality Degree at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Through his career, he has collaborated in different establishments around the world, mainly in Mexico and Italy. He began his professional experience as Kitchen Assistant in some hotels like StarHotel Presidente at Genoa, Italy; Hotel de Paris at Monte Carlo, France; and Hotel Cala di Volpe Porto Cervo at Sardinia, Italy, just to mention a few. He also worked in the same position at restaurants like Le Grotte Vento- tene in Latina, Italia. 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 Isaac Esparza - Sen Lin

Chef Isaac 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.