Chef Juan Pablo Loza Welcomes Guest Chefs Rick Bayless, Edgar Nuñez & Javier Plascencia

January 23, 2019

Riviera Maya, Mexico (January 2019) –  This February, toast to the rich diversity, beauty and flavor of Mexico with the inaugural Yo ♥ Mexico Celebration.  Guests are invited to join Rosewood Mayakoba chef Juan Pablo Loza as he welcomes internationally-celebrated chefs including Rick Bayless, Edgar Nuñez and Javier Plascencia for a weekend that showcases the culinary heritage of Mexico and the creations of local artisans and makers.  From an intimate garden party with the chefs under the sparkling, strewn lights of La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen to a beachfront feast, guests can indulge in the best of Mexican cuisine under the stars and discover locally-made beer, wine, tequila and mezcal, as well as hand-crafted goods created on-site.

“Mexico is a melting pot of different culinary and cultural entities, and we wanted to find a way to celebrate the artisans who make this country such an amazing and unique place to both live and visit,” said Daniel Scott, Managing Director of Rosewood Mayakoba.  “The heart and soul of our community is about gathering around the table as a family.  Because our family is so vast, we felt it was only right to celebrate the place we call home by inviting guests to join us for a weekend dedicated to what makes Mexico so incredibly exceptional.” 

Taking place from February 22-24, the resort will kick off 2019 with a series of interactive events including pop-up experiences with Mexican artisans and sips from Mexican tastemakers including Montelobos Mezcal, Cerveza Akumal and Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards.  The celebration will begin on Friday evening, where guest chefs will come together to create a multi-course culinary experience at the resort’s La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen.  This magical evening under the Ceiba tree will pay homage to the Mayan heritage of the region, and will feature local sustainable produce and regional cooking techniques.  

The main event will then be hosted on Saturday night with a culinary showcase featuring signature dishes prepared by guest chefs and host chef Juan Pablo Loza, with proceeds benefitting Centro Educativo K’iin Beh, a local elementary school funded by friends and associates of Rosewood Mayakoba offering local youth and children of resort associates a comprehensive, bilingual, full time education and scholarship-based enrollment.

Throughout the month of February, guests can enjoy signature taco creations developed by Rosewood Mayakoba’s celebrity chef friends at the resort’s newest beachfront hideaway, Aquí Me Quedo.  Recently debuted in December 2018, this new oasis is an adults-only, private enclave inspired by the residential style of a grand seaside home and the relaxed, natural beauty of nearby Tulum.  Visitors can feast on options including Lobster Tacos with bean puree, Hoja Santa and local chorizo by Chef Enrique Olvera and Chicken Thigh Tacos with guacachile and green onions by Chef Rick Bayless.

For more information or to book a stay at Rosewood Mayakoba, contact the resort at 984-875-8000 or visit 

About Rosewood Mayakoba
Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya. Built along winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of pristine beach, this oasis of indulgence offers 129 suites and seven private villas with plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual docks and the finest in-room design and details. Resort amenities include a signature Greg Norman championship golf course, fine dining at Casa del Lago and Punta Bonita, Rose Buds® for children, and Sense® spa, which is designed around a cenote, one of the sacred water wells of the ancient Mayans, and sits on a private island. The resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has recently been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification. 

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 20 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.