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Meet Our Creative Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Chefs

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta showcases some of the top chefs in Mexico. Our creative and passionate culinary team consists of professional chefs from around the world who infuse diverse cultures and cuisines into every sensual bite. Meet the chefs behind the gastronomic adventures at Grand Velas.

José Manuel Gordian: Executive chef of Frida

Traditions of the state of Jalisco infuse the flavors of Frida at the hands of our Chef José Manuel Gordián, a Jaliscan native. Elevating his culinary craft at prominent hotels in Mexico, Chef  Gordian was invited to become part of Velas Resorts. Honoring the cultural heritage of Mexico, his culinary art creates an exceptional dining experience.

Jesús Rafael Borbolla: Chef of Lucca

As chef of our Italian restaurant Lucca, with over 10 years of culinary experience, Chef Borbolla pays homage to the traditional cuisine of Italy with gourmet representations that delight your senses. Working in top restaurants in Mexico, this talented chef creates flavorful Italian cuisine infused with a passion for cooking.

Alejando Goche: Chef of Piaf

Born on the coast of Mexico, Chef Goche has reinvented classic French cuisine in Puerto Vallarta. With a diverse culinary resume, Goche infuses the flavors and aromas of France into his modern interpretation of the classics. His food is artfully simple and elegant.

Claudio Hotter: Executive Chef

Born near Innsbruck in western Austria, our current Executive Chef began his career at one of the most recognized gastronomic institutions in the country, Zillertalen Hotel Branch School. Upon completing his studies, he developed his talent in various resorts in Switzerland, learning the different cooking styles of Central Europe. His interest and desire to learn about other cultures and their culinary traditions lead him south to the coast of Murcia, La Manga, Spain where he gained experience in Mediterranean cuisine. His next culinary station was Mexico; Cancun, Merida, the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and today, the Riviera Nayarit.
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