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May 23

Grand Chefs Festival Announced at Grand Velas Los Cabos, June 21-25

Five Days of Epicurean Demos, Dinners and Libations from Top Chefs and Mixologists To Complement "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Cuisine from Mexico's Foodie Resort

Grand Chef Festival at Grand Velas Los CabosCabo San Lucas, Mexico (May 23, 2017) — From June 21st - June 25th, the new "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Grand Velas Los Cabos invites traveling foodies to join James Beard Award winners, top Food Network chefs, Michelin star recipients and more standout culinary professionals at its Grand Chefs Festival. A nightly highlight of the event is a tasting dinner from a visiting chef paired up with one of the resort's head restaurant chefs. The epicurean fete also features demos, chef meet-and-greets, master mixology, and more, included for resort guests complimentary in the nightly rate.

Guest chefs participating include Food Network Star season 7 winner, Penni DaviniGilles Epie, the youngest chef to ever receive the prestigious Michelin Star; James Beard Award of Excellence Winner and Chopped judge Manet Chaihan; Food Network Star season 11 winner, Eddie Jackson; Culinary Hall of Famer and Food Network chef Elizabeth Falkner; host of Food Network's primetime series Kid in a Candy Store,  Adam Gertler; winner of Food Network "Chopped" ad Top Chef finalist Katsuji Tanabe; celebrity mixologist Mia Mastroianni of SpikeTV's Bar Rescue; U.S. Food Chef Ken Barmoski; and Chef Ricardo de la Vega who highlights the best of the new tendencies in high Mexican cuisine at Frida in the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, awarded Four Diamonds by AAA. The host of the event is Juan Licerio Alcala, Executive Chef of Grand Velas Los Cabos and creator of the $25K World's Most Expensive Taco.

Guests staying at the resort can attend the festival complimentary with prior reservations. Availability is limited and reservations are required. Events of the Grand Chefs festival are open to the public starting at $70 USD per ticket.

Nightly rates start at $750 per person per night and include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, nightly entertainment and more. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888- 407-4869 or visit www.loscabos.grandvelas.com.

Resort Grand Velas Los Cabos MexicoAbout Grand Velas Los Cabos:

The new Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja Peninsula is the fifth property of Velas Resorts. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. All 304-ocean view suites are over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools while duplex wellness suites have designated wellness amenities and insuite juice bars. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants with an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico's fine wines. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens' and kids' club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personalized butler concierge service; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company's commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that's open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts operate Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.