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Join us for our annual Culinary Weekend Series, where some of the world’s most renowned Chefs collaborate with the resorts culinary team under the leadership of Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet. New for 2022, each series will spotlight a different culinary theme and tastes from each award-winning guest chefs’ signature techniques and personal experiences infused with local products and ingredients.
Our lineup of specialty guest chefs delivers a range of culinary experiences from local sustainability and Americana to smoked BBQ and elevated cuisine from notable female chefs. Satisfy your cravings and experience a fresh take on cuisine with our curated selection of one-of-a-kind culinary events.
Gustavo Pinet has been Executive Chef of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, the brand’s first resort in Mexico, since 2016 where he oversees all culinary operations for El Farallon, Don Manuel’s, The Beach Club, Crudo, weddings, and social events (including cooking classes), poolside dining and the resort’s in-room dining program.
Guest Chef – Feb 17 -19, 2022
Based in San Diego, Chef Claudette Zepeda connects people through food while making a name for female Mexican chefs around the globe. With a fearless culinary style and fresh approach to regional Mexican cuisine, her work is a love letter to her hometown. Chef Zepeda was the Executive Chef behind El Jardín, garnering a glowing review from the New York Times. This self-proclaimed Mexican Matriarch of the culinary world has been named on both Eater San Diego and San Diego Union Tribune’s Chef of the Year in 2018, as well as a James Beard Best Chef West semifinalist in 2019. She has also competed on Top Chef Season 15 and Top Chef Mexico.
Guest Chef – April 21 – 24, 2022
Kim Alter is the chef/owner of Nightbird and adjoining Linden Room, marking her first solo project in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. Alter earned a James Beard semifinalist nomination in 2018, Sustainable Chef of the year from Star Chefs, and Top 100 restaurant from the San Francisco Chronicle in 2019. Alter’s menus showcase a commitment to technique, whole animal cookery, and support of local farms. Her food often takes familiar dishes to new places with creative spins on classics.
Guest Chef -June 9 -11, 2022
Celebrity Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Michael Mina is known for his award-winning 45 restaurants/operations around the world, including the Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA, Chef Mina’s flagship restaurant in the heart of San Francisco, which represents the culmination of his core culinary philosophies, Middle Eastern heritage, lauded chronicles as a chef and restaurateur, and personal character. Chef Mina will bring his love of the American steakhouse experience to Cabo featuring classic Americana infused with his arsenal of world flavors and dramatic flair.
Guest Chef – July 1 -5. 2022
A household name and barbecue legend, Ronnie Killen is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, multiple-time James Beard Award semifinalist and has six different restaurant concepts that all speak to his famous smoked meats. Ronnie’s passion for food and amazing attention to detail is evident in every aspect of his cooking and he looks forward to bringing Texas barbecue to Cabo.
Guest Chef – Nov 10 – 12, 2022
Growing up in Northern California, Nancy Oakes has worked in the front of the house and as a chef in San Francisco for her entire career. Oakes’ kitchen is a celebration of the California producer: supporting the best purveyors and illustrating the beauty of their food on every plate. Oakes’ cuisine marries the best local elements effortlessly with their foreign counterpart or ancestor cuisines from Europe and Asia. These multiple elements and influences are reigned in by Oakes’ knowledge and use of classic
and uncompromising French techniques. The result: meals that are creative, memorable, and delicious.
Guest Chef – Nov 10 – 12, 2022
Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza, as well as Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza2Go and chi SPACCA in Los Angeles. In 2014, she received the highest honor given by the James Beard Foundation for “Outstanding Chef.” That year, she was listed as one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by both Fortune and Food and Wine Magazines. In 2017, Nancy was profiled in an episode of Netflix’s award-winning docu-series Chef’s Table.
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