Mexico’s Foodie Resorts Release Star Studded Lineups for Annual Celebrations of Cuisine

Michelin Starred Chefs, Creative Cuisine and Meet & Greets on Tap in November At Grand Velas in Los Cabos and Riviera Nayarit


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 2, 2019) – Mexico’s Velas Resorts announces 2 Michelin Star Chef Fabrice Vulin and Michelin Star Chef Matteo Grandi will headline The Grand Chef Stars and The Culinary Fest events this November in Los Cabos and Riviera Nayarit respectively. Under the direction of Maître Cuisinier de France Michel Mustiere, Culinary Director of Mexico’s Velas Resorts, the annual culinary events are part of the resorts’ commitment to promote local and international gastronomy and trendsetting culinary offerings for guests. The dining experiences plus additional meet & greets and cooking demos from the top chefs are included in the nightly rate.


sidney.jpgFabrice.jpgFrom November 27 – 30, The Grand Chef Stars at Grand Velas Los Cabos will see two 2 Michelin Star chefs join together for a four hands dinner of extraordinary cuisine. Chef Fabrice Vulin and 2 Michelin Star Chef Sidney Schutte of Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Cocina de Autor restaurant will serve up a collaborative nine-course dinner of contemporary cuisine. Currently executive chef at Macau’s Tasting Room, Vulin has three decades of experience working at – and leading – some of the best restaurants in France, Switzerland, Morocco and Hong Kong. Recognized as “SVH Meesterkok”, the highest recognition a chef can achieve in the Netherlands, Schutte gained extensive experience in prestigious kitchens throughout Europe and Asia under acclaimed chefs Richard Ekkebus, Roger Souvereyns, and Jonnie Boer. His Dutch heritage, passion for travel and four years in Asia shaped his palate and inspire him to present various taste sensations within a single dish.



Matteo.jpgTaking place from November 21 to 24, The Culinary Fest of Italy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will feature Chef Matteo Grandi alongside executive chef Guillaume Morancé and Adrián Aguayo, head chef of the resort’s Lucca restaurant. Winner of the first season of Hell’s Kitchen Italy in 2014, Grandi received his first Michelin star this year at his restaurant, Degusto Cuisine, in Verona. Born in Vicenza, Grandi left Italy at the age of 18 after completing his studies. His journey led him to Shanghai where he became Sous-Chef of “Da Marco” Italian restaurant. It was in Asia where Grandi met French chef Jean-Claude Fugier, disciple of renowned chefs Paul Bocuse and Alain Ducasse. Alongside Fugier, Grandi spent time in the kitchens at several Park Hyatt hotels in Shanghai, Kuwait and India before returning to his native country. With over 22 years in the kitchen, Morance has served in some of the best hotels and restaurants in leading world capitals such as Paris, New York, Saint Petersburg and Moscow. From Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Aguayo was in the kitchen at the AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant Piaf at sister resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya.


The all-inclusive rate at Grand Velas also includes luxury suite accommodations, 24-hour in-suite service, gourmet, premium branded beverages, nightly entertainment, taxes, gratuity, and more. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit


Velas Resorts: Mexico’s Foodie Resorts
With 56 Diamonds by AAA, Velas Resorts has set new standards in the All Inclusive World. Food, creativity and presentation comparable to top restaurants in world capitals, that’s what reviewers and leading media are writing about Velas Resorts.  Name your favorite specialty cuisine – Mexican, French, Italian, Asian, it’s exquisitely prepared by award winning chefs including disciples of Spain’s star chef Arzak. Cocina de Autor at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the first restaurant in the world that’s part of an All-Inclusive that won the AAA 5-Diamond Award. Restaurants are led by internationally renowned chefs such as Maître Cuisinier de France Michel Mustière and 2 Michelin Star Chef Sidney Schutte.

Then there are the foodie experiences – a famed margarita trolley; wine and sake pairings; tequila, mezcal, wine and even ancestral drink tastings. Enjoy 24/7 elegant ensuite service, and special taste treats pool and beachside, from exotic fruit pops to fresh made-to-order ceviche.  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 us more awards than we have space to list including a Top 10 Coolest All Inclusive by 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.


About Velas Resorts:
Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Forbes’ “Coolest All-Inclusives,” Forbes’ Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, opened on December 5th as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869.