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.
José Manuel Gordian: Chef of Restaurant Frida -Traditions of the state of Jalisco infuse the flavors of Frida at the hands of our Chef José Manuel Gordián, a Jaliscan native. After lending his services to prominent hotel names in Mexico, he was invited to become part of Velas Resorts as a stellar chef of grand culinary works of art, creating an exceptional experience in Mexican fare; part of the cultural heritage of humanity
Jesús Rafael Borbolla: Chef of Restaurant Lucca - Current chef of our Italian specialty restaurant Lucca, with over 10 years of culinary experience, he pays homage to the traditional cuisine of Italy with gourmet representations created to delight your senses. His career path through the best hotel restaurants in Mexico assured his placement on our team of talented chefs.
Alejando Goche: Chef of Restaurant Piaf - Creations meeting the highest standards in traditional French cuisine are produced by hands born in the coast of Mexico. Our chef Alejandro Goche from beautiful Vallarta, lists on his culinary resume various Italian and French gourmet restaurants; for this reason he was invited to delight our guests with his incredible flavors and aromas in restaurant Piaf.