Maître Cuisinier de France Michel Mustiere Appointed Executive Chef Of AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast has appointed Maître Cuisinier de France Michel Mustiere as Executive Chef, effective immediately. Mustiere brings with him more than 25 years of culinary experience in various countries and different prestigious restaurants and hotels worldwide. Formerly Executive Chef of the resort’s award-winning French restaurant, Mustiere is one of only seven chefs in Mexico, 300 in the world to attain the prestigious Master Chef title.

“Grand Velas resorts have earned a much deserved reputation for culinary excellence. I’ve been privileged to have studied and worked with two of the world’s cuisines designated part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage, French and Mexican. I look forward to applying this knowledge and my passion to bring the restaurants and bars at Grand Velas Riviera Maya to even greater heights with new food experiences and events,” said Mustiere.

In October, Chef Michel will be joined by three other Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, Chefs Christian Têtedoie, Claude Le-Tohic and Claude Godard, to present a Best of France Riviera Maya dining experience at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Sharing a kitchen, restaurant and passion for creating an amazing culinary experience, the decorated chefs will each prepare different dishes of the 10-course dinner with wine pairing to be served October 14-18th each evening in the resort’s Piaf restaurant.

Chef Mustiere is an active member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Culinaire de France Academy.

For more information on Grand Velas Riviera Maya, please visit www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

About the Resort’s Culinary Experience
With 18 Diamonds by AAA, Grand Velas Riviera Maya 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 the resort. 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 is the first restaurant in the world that’s part of an All-Inclusive that won the AAA 5-Diamond Award.

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.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen’s Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded “Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas” at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.
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