TORONTO — The world’s best chefs will be descending upon Cancun in September to help Blue Diamond Resorts celebrate all things food & drink.
Taking place Sept. 19-26, the first annual Food + Drink Experience at the all-inclusive Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa will feature mouth-watering cuisine, mixology demonstrations, beach barbecues, signature chef-pairing dinners and lavish after-hours parties.
A total of 16 internationally-renowned chefs will lead the week-long culinary festival, including: Aarón Sánchez, Ray ‘Dr. BBQ’ Lampe, Ted Reader, Dean Max, Cindy Hutson, Rick Moonen, Bernard Guillas, Tim Grandinetti, Jorge Valencia, Federico Lopez, Reyna García, Cesar Castañeda, Alfredo Romero, Freddy Chi, Carlo Magno and Zaida Fernandez.
The seven-day event will be jam-packed with exclusive experiences, including cooking exhibitions from Chefs Castañeda and Valencia, a beach barbecue with Chef Chi, a barbecue pairing hosted by Chefs Reader and Lampe, chocolate and mezcal pairings with Chef Benjamin Nava, as well as the first-ever Mexican Caribbean Tiki Mixology Competition.
“We’re excited to present this experience in the energy-driven environment that is Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun that many of our guests are sharing together for the first time since the pandemic,” says Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resort at Sunwing Travel Group, parent company of Blue Diamond Resorts.
“We have partnered with some of the world’s best chefs to bring a diverse palate to Cancun and the Food + Drink Experience that represents both local and global cuisine and cultures. In collaboration with our chef partners, Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun staff and Blue Diamond Resorts team, we are thrilled to welcome guests to what we hope is the first Food + Drink Experience of many to come,” added Pelfort.
As the second largest travel market in the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun is the most recognized Mexican tourist destination in the world and currently the most connected. Since reopening to international guests in June 2020, health and safety protocols have been put in place, including COVID-19 and antigen testing for guests returning to North American locales, advanced procedures at the resort level and more.
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