Taste the Very Best of Mexico at Rivera Maya’s Top Chef Summit

This four-night October fiesta of 10-course masterpieces will make you forget all about Taco Tuesday

Chef Ricardo de la Vega is just one of the chefs featured at this event.

This October, five of Mexico’s most lauded chefs will spotlight innovative Mexican cuisine with “The Best of Mexico Riviera Maya” to be held Oct. 5 - 9 at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya beach resort in Quintana Roo. The prestigious event will feature 10-course tasting menus of original dishes honoring the richness of Mexican cuisine through the use of ingredients, seasonings, and techniques from the country’s different regions.

Click here to Meet the Chefs of “The Best of Mexico Riviera Maya”

The luxury resort — the site of numerous Four and Five Diamond restaurants — created the inaugural gastronomic event to gather celebrated chefs including Zahie Téllez, Carlos Gaytan, Francisco Ruano, and Mikel Alonso, to share their creativity, talent, and passion for Mexican cuisine. Each chef will create new dishes for a single tasting menu served for four consecutive nights. The decadent, once-in-a-lifetime menu is included in the daily rate for guests of Grand Velas Rivera Maya

“We want to give our guests an unforgettable memory of Mexico through the best of its gastronomy,” said Rodolfo González Munguía, the resort’s managing director. “The event complements what we call our international culinary tour as we feature cuisines of the world in our Grand Velas gourmet restaurants.” Two chefs from those restaurants will serve as hosts of the event: executive chef of the resort, Michel Mustière, a Maître Cuisinier de France; and Chef Ricardo de la Vega of Frida, honored as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Mexico. Chef Alejandro Heredia, recognized as the best Mexican chef of the 20th century, will be named ambassador of Frida restaurant during the Best of Mexico event.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya sets new standards in the all-inclusive hotel category with exceptional dining. In addition to Frida’s Four Diamond ranking, the resort’s Cocina de Autor is the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to earn an AAA Five Diamond Award. Nightly rates start at $393 per person per night based on double occupancy, and include a luxury suite, à la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, and more.


We’ll be heading down to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya for the Best of Mexico, so stay tuned for a recap after the event. In the meantime, click here to meet the chefs.