Behind Our Acclaimed Cabo San Lucas Dining Experiences

Meet Our Culinary Team

Learn more about the visionaries who make our acclaimed Cabo San Lucas dining experiences possible. Browse our Los Cabos culinary team bios below and come taste for yourself their work: innovative cuisine prepared using the freshest available ingredients. From classic Mexican dishes to inventive creations, our team offers simply the best. We look forward to sharing Los Cabos dining experiences with you at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.

Gustavo Pinet - Executive Chef  

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Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal proudly announces and welcome Gustavo Pinet as its new Executive Chef. Chef Pinet brings his culinary prowess in Mexican fine-dining and international techniques to Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal's culinary program, including its four premier culinary destinations. He is also responsible for menu development, staff training, supervising culinary presentations and ensuring exceptional experiences for all guests of the premier luxury resort. 

Chef Pinet brings with him more than 15 years of culinary experience in some of the world's finest restaurants and luxury resorts. Chef Pinet's cooking style incorporates influences and flavors from throughout Mexico, complemented with classic techniques and influences from his international experience. 

Isaac Novoa - Food and Beverage Director

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Novoa is a dedicated and accomplished food and beverage professional with over a decade of experience in restaurants, catering services, leading hotels and Five Diamond resorts. Throughout his extensive tenure in the hospitality industry, he has proven his ability to lead luxury hotels while simultaneously focusing on revenue, growth, concept improvement, employee development, creativity, personalized service, and cost control.

Prior to his position at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Novoa spearheaded the food and beverage programs at various hotels including Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Thompson Playa del Carmen, and Moon Palace Sunrise.

Novoa is originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, and attended the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Guadalajara. Novoa’s dual passions include caring for his family and the evolving world of Mexican gastronomy. 

Zabdi Nava - Executive Pastry Chef

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Recently appointed as Executive Pastry Chef, Zabdi Nava brings more than five years of culinary experience to Waldorf Astoria. As Executive Pastry Chef, Nava is responsible for creating delicious delicacies throughout the resort’s four signature restaurants: Don Manuel’s, El Farallon, Beach Club and Crudo’s. Having studied in both Mexico and Paris, Nava will use his talents to bring together flavorful and worldly inspired pastries to guests of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.

Nava’s passion for the kitchen started at an early age, from spending time cooking with his parents and grandparents who were professional butchers and bakers themselves. Prior to joining Waldorf Astoria, Nava held positions at prestigious resorts including Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, Rosewood Mayakoba and The Ritz Paris.