Grand Residences welcomes a new chef

Chef Guido

Guido de la Mora is the new Executive Chef at Grand Residences, bringing his expertise, creativity and inspiration to El Faro Grill and Flor de Canela restaurants, Heaven Bar and all the other gourmet offerings at our luxury resort in Puerto Morelos.

Originally from Toluca, State of Mexico, and from a family of chefs, Chef de la Mora studied a degree in Ethnomusicology at the National School of Music before deciding to become a chef. He studied a two-year Diploma in Culinary Arts at the University of the State of Mexico and followed that with master class courses in vanguard cuisine and molecular cuisine at Michelin star restaurants in Spain, and in Mexican and Thai cuisine. 

Chef de la Mora’s career has taken him all over the world and he has worked at top restaurants and luxury hotels in Barcelona, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Curaçao, Miami, Kuwait, Dubai, Qatar, San Luis Potosí, Guadalajara, the Riviera Maya and Playa Mujeres in Mexico. Additionally, he has travelled to France, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines to study different cuisines and to California for wines. 

He is a senior member of the Emirates Culinary Guild (Dubai) and a member of Les Toques Blanches Association, the World Association of Chefs Societies and the Academie Nationale de Cuisine du France. 

He was the runner up in the Dish of the Riviera Maya competition in Cancun and the Cornella Gastronomic Contest in Spain. He has also been a judge and exhibitor in cooking competitions held at universities in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Valladolid in Yucatan and Bridgetown, Barbados.

Innovative and unforgettable dining experiences are in store for Grand Residences owners, members and guests.