Marquis Los Cabos' Executive Chef Thierry Dufour Awarded Prestigious "San Pascual" For Lifetime Achievement and Contribution to Mexican Cuisine

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Marquis Los Cabos' Executive Chef, Maitre Cuisinier de France and Vatel Club of Mexico President for over 10 years, Thierry Dufour was one of three chefs in Mexico recently awarded the prestigious 2009 "San Pascual" for lifetime achievement and contribution to Mexico cuisine.

Marquis Los Cabos' Executive Chef, Maitre Cuisinier de France and Vatel Club of Mexico President for over 10 years, Thierry Dufour was one of three chefs in Mexico recently awarded the prestigious 2009 "San Pascual" for lifetime achievement and contribution to Mexico cuisine. The "San Pascual" was established as an homage to Mexico chefs who excel in the field of gastronomy and whose dedication to the study of hospitality cuisine is exemplary. A commemorative bronze plaque engraved with Chef Dufour's name was also added to the Explanada de la Fama (Hall of Fame) for chefs, located adjacent to the bronze sculpture of St. Pascual Bailon (the patron saint of Mexican cooks) created by the famous Mexican Sculpture Ramiz Barquet, on El Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The award was presented by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in conjunction with Visa and the International Gourmet Festival on November 17th as part of the Festival, in its 15th year, held in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

About Thierry Dufour
Thierry Dufour has been an executive chef for over 18 years, earning his Michelin "pedigree" (one of the highest culinary honors in France) while working at a two-star Michelin restaurant and attaining the prestigious Master Chef of France title. In addition to being the executive chef at Marquis' signature restaurant, Canto del Mar, which has repeatedly been honored with the Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Dufour has played an active role in organizing Baja California Sur's Rhythms, Colors and Flavors of Los Cabos held in December.

About Marquis Los Cabos
The 237-suite beachfront Marquis Los Cabos Resort is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California península, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, and is minutes from the authentic Old World village of San Jose del Cabo as well as the lively town of Cabo San Lucas. The resort features a 15,000 square foot holistic spa and fitness center and an exclusive gourmet restaurant where a Michelin-pedigreed chef prepares a nightly prix fixe menu. Since its 2003 opening, Marquis Los Cabos has earned the travel industry's most coveted awards including "World's Best" (Travel + Leisure); "Gold List Award" (Conde Nast Traveler); "Best Value" (Conde Nast Traveler); the AAA Four Diamond Award, and the Five Star Diamond Award for its Canto del Mar restaurant. Marquis Los Cabos is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and the only member of Leading Spas of the World in Los Cabos. http://www.marquisloscabos.com

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