Grand Velas Riviera Maya Pressroom
Jul 20Upon completion of culinary school in Vannes, France, Claude Le-Tohic worked for two years at Les Hortensias, a Michelin one star restaurant, before joining the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Ghislaine Arabians' Le Restaurant, a Michelin two star eatery in Lille, France. Less than a year later, Le-Tohic became chef de cuisine at Jamin, renowned chef JoëlRobuchon's three star Michelin restaurant in Paris, where the duo worked together for almost a year. From 1989 to 1998, Le-Tohic's career was filled with positions at some of the finest restaurants in France including the Michelin two star Le Chateau de Locguenole and L'AssietteGourmande, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Honfleur. In 1998, Le-Tohic stepped into a lead position at the Centre de formation d'ApprentisInterconsulaire de l'Eure, an apprenticeship program. After seven years of inspiring work at the CFAIE, Robuchon requested Le-Tohic open his eponymous Las Vegas outlet, his first in the U.S, at MGM Grand. Under Le-Tohic's leadership, the restaurant has earned the only Michelin three star rating in Las Vegas, the Forbes Five Star and a AAA Five Diamond.Claude Godard made a name for himself in France early in his career by working in some of the country's most renowned restaurants, includingthe Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants Lasserre and his family's Restaurant Godard under the helm of his father (Jean-Claude Godard). He's also worked alongside the distinguished Anne Willan at the famous La Varenne Cooking School, and prepares a state dinner for Cuban president, Fidel Castro. In 1998, he opened Madison Bistro New York City. In 2008, Claude Godard was inducted in the prestigious "AcademieCulinaire de France."Then there are the foodie experiences - a famed margarita trolley; wine and sake pairings; tequila, mescal, wine and even hot sauce tastings. Enjoy 24/7 elegant ensuite service, and special taste treats pool and beachside, from exotic fruit pops to mini cupcakes. Plus luxurious oversize suites with top flight amenities and service, spas, innovative kids club and family programs, and breathtaking beaches. All of this has earned the resort more awards than there is space to list including a Top 10 Coolest All Inclusive by Forbes.com and Top Searched All-Inclusive in the World by Yahoo Travel. Everything, from unlimited food and wines to premium beverages, in suite service and even service and tax are part of the all-inclusive daily rate.