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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 Michel Mustiére - Executive Chef

Chef Michel Mustiére - Executive Chef

Chef Michel Mustière's cuisine has a history and culinary tradition in the highest of French style; he reveals his 30 years of experience and creativity in the art of "Nouvelle Cuisine". oday, he offers textures, aromas and flavors to his diners in restaurant Piaf restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort, an extraordinary gastronomic experience where he provides a feeling of gratification to even the most sophisticated palates. Click here for a full biography pdf chef michel mustiere
Chef Mario López - Executive Sous Chef

Chef Mario López - Executive Sous Chef

Originally from Mexico City, the big city lifestyle led Mario Lopez to venture to Montreal, Quebec. There he discovered his love for gastronomy, and found himself influenced by different cuisines during his time working in various bistros and restaurants on Mont-Royal Avenue. Click here for a full biography 
Chef Nahúm Velasco - Cocina de Autor

Chef Nahúm Velasco - Cocina de Autor

Originally from Mexico City, cuisine always occupied a special place in his heart; since he was a child. All important events took place in the kitchen of his home, which is why, at the age of 17, he decided to try his luck in the restaurant Mexico Lindo and Que Rico. Click here for a full biography 
Chef Francesco Cavicchi - Lucca

Chef Francesco Cavicchi - Lucca

Born in Ferrara, Italy; recognized for its traditional tortellini, salami and dishes with white truffle. At the age of 19, Francesco Cavicchi moved to Canada as an intern at the National Bank. For a period of eight months, he served dishes to important people in the financial sector. Click here for a full biography  
Chef Mario Soto - Piaf

Chef Mario Soto - Piaf

Chef Mario Soto began working at the age of 17 in an industrial cafeteria. At age 19 he arrived at China Grill, located in the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. There he met Chef Hugo Sánchez, who polished his basic knowledge in the kitchen. Together with Hugo Sanchez, the Executive Chef of China Grill, a Frenchman named Philippe Steiman, taught him the basics of French cuisine. Click here for a full biography. 
Chef Ricardo de la Vega - Frida

Chef Ricardo de la Vega - Frida

Born in Mexico City, Chef Ricardo de la Vega began his culinary adventure as a kitchen assistant in several of the city's restaurants, where he discovered his passion for the culinary arts that accompanies him to this day. Click here for a full biography. 
Chef Isaac Esparza - Sen Lin

Chef Isaac Esparza - Sen Lin

Isaac Esparza is a chef who has come far at a young age, due to his dedication and creativity. Through his veins runs passion, through his mind, ideas, and through his hands, ingredients are transformed into delicate dishes that reveal his calling. Click here for a full biography. 
Chef Humberto May Tamay - Chaká

Chef Humberto May Tamay - Chaká

Originally from Mexico, born in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Chef May completed a short degree in gastronomy and began his career in several prestigious hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, where he occupied positions ranging from assistant to head chef. Click here for a full biography