Chef Aurelien Legeay of Grand Velas Los Cabos Named Master Chef of France

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Head Chef of Piaf Restaurant in Mexico Named to Prestigious Maîtres Cuisiniers de France

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Aurelien Legeay, Head Chef of Piaf Restaurant in the “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Los Cabos, has been named to the prestigious Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France). Members of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France are all French nationals. Selected by their peers, they are regarded as the most highly skilled in techniques and execution of the French culinary arts. These maestros, all trained at Michelin star-caliber institutions, are reshaping modern French cuisine in America. Only 10 chefs in Mexico have attained this prestigious title, including Velas Resorts’ Culinary Director, Michel Mustière.

Legeay began his career in France, before traveling throughout Mexico and the US in universal cities like Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles to continue his culinary education and broaden his depth of knowledge. Legeay has gained experience in kitchens at many fine dining restaurants including La Taverne du Mont d’Arbois at the Domaine du Mont d’Arbois, Relais & Châteaux, and Piaf at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya where he acted as chef de cuisine under Mustière from 2008-2011.

For more information on Grand Velas Los Cabos, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://loscabos.grandvelas.com.

About 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. Leading 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. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://loscabos.grandvelas.com.

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