Press Release – Three celebrity chefs are headlining Chef Week at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, Jan. 16-20, 2019. As part of the event, unique cooking demonstrations and exotic dinners will be featured at this award-winning resort located in a stunning setting on the east coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, on the shores of Danzante Bay.

Stellar Line-Up

The three celebrity chefs are:

Manouschka Guerrier is a former model who has become one of Hollywood’s premier celebrity chefs. Guerrier brings fashion and personality to food and says she is equally as at home in her Louboutins as she is in her apron and cooking mitts. Guerrier has made numerous television appearances on programs such as the Food Network’s “Kitchen Inferno” and includes Barbra Streisand, Drake, Josh Brolin, Kim Kardashian and Lance Bass among her celebrity clients. She salutes her mother, Jacqueline, and professionally trained Haitian grandmother, Olga, as her mentors in the kitchen.

Keith Breedlove, best known by his nickname “Culinerdy,” has etched his reputation in the culinary world with his gourmet food truck, Culinerdy Cruzer. Located in Elk Grove, near California’s state capital Sacramento, the food truck is covered in pictures of comic book characters, lawn gnomes, and Star Wars statues. Breedlove and the Cruzer are renowned for their incredible burgers and flash-fried brussels sprouts. Breedlove was previously executive chef at several Hilton Hotels, executive chef and cookbook contributor for Nordstrom’s Café Bistro, and a corporate executive chef for two of Guy Fieri’s eateries.

Gerardo Garcia Martinez, a product of Mexico City, is a well-traveled kitchen master who boasts an enviable reputation in Mexico where he is widely praised for his sumptuous dishes and world-class flavors. The executive chef at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa had the opportunity to work with and assist some of the legends of the Mexican culinary scene: Olivier Lombart, Thierry Doufort, and Vicente Etchegaray. Today, he continually amazes guests with his unique creations, which are distinctively Mexican, and his outstanding food preparation.

Chef Week

Celebrity chefs come to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. Photo Courtesy: Villa del Palmar

Chef Week Events

Chef Week begins Wednesday, Jan. 16 with a welcome cocktail reception and the introduction of the special guest chefs. The four days will offer an array of cooking demonstrations, plus specially-themed on-property dinners prepared by Guerrier, Breedlove, and Garcia.

The dinner lineup features a five-course dinner at Danzante Fine Dining restaurant; four-course Italian dinner at Casa Mia restaurant; beach party with a bountiful buffet on the resort’s beach; Mexican Fiesta at The Market Restaurant; and capped with a spectacular Sunday Brunch.

Chef Week All-Inclusive

The package includes:

  • Four nights lodging accommodations (Wednesday-Saturday) in a luxurious deluxe suite; and
  • Participation in dinners, demonstrations and receptions.

The All-Inclusive plan rate is $846 (USD) per person, per night, based on double occupancy. There also is a European Plan package rate for $681 (USD) person/night/double occupancy, which includes many of the same amenities.

The resort, which overlooks the Sea of Cortez on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula, is just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Alaska Airlines and is accessible seasonally with direct WestJet flights from Calgary, and from Tijuana via Calafia Airlines.

Reservations for Chef Week are available on a limited basis and can be made by contacting the resort toll-free at 1 800 790 4187 from the United States and Canada, or 01 800.838.2662 from Mexico.

More to Come

Wander Senior Editor, Elizabeth Rose will be covering the event so look for a feature on this award-winning resort and the Chef Week event in Wander With Wonder. For more inspiration on visiting Mexico, see these Mexico articles by Wander writers.

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