Mexico Famous Chefs in Riviera MayaMeet the famous chefs of Mexico at Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen. Not only are our chefs the most celebrated in Mexico, but they rank among the top chefs in the world. Our team of professional chefs blends international influences with incredible talent to create unparalleled dining experiences on the Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya.
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
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 the esteemed culinary team at Grand Velas, Chefs Oteiza and Alonso led the famous Tezka restaurant in Mexico City and established their own gourmet restaurant.
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Chef Johnny Fontanili - Lucca
A young chef of Italian origin, Chef Fontanili was born in the northwestern coastal region of Liguria. He spent many of his formative years in Tuscany, where the flavors and essences of both regions influenced his culinary style. His passion for cooking was inherited from his mother and grandmother; both have been his main inspirations from the very beginning.
Chef Fontanili is characterized as a chef who is proud of his roots and passionate about his profession; it gives him the chance to enjoy a new and different experience every day.
In 2006 he found in Mexico the ideal location for combining traditional recipes with native local products. Today, his principal satisfaction comes from pleasing diners and sharing the riches of his homeland with others.