José Bossuet Martinez has been appointed executive chef of the Royal Hideaway Playacar, located in Mexico's Riviera Maya region.
With more than a decade of culinary experience, including preparing cuisine for Mexico's President, Vincent Fox, he is also part of the prestigious Club des Chefs, which only admits chefs who have worked for kings, queens, presidents, and governors.
In his short tenure at Royal Hideaway Playacar, Martinez has already made his mark on the popular Chef's Table experience, and the interactive dinner has more than doubled in popularity since he started in January.
In his new role, Martinez will oversee a culinary team of 40 (including the newly hired Chef Paola Ramirez who comes to the hotel from a Michelin-rated restaurant in Chicago), in food production, quality control, development of new culinary concepts, and training at the hotel's six á la carte restaurants and banquet facilities which can accommodate up to 400 people. Royal Hideaway's dining venues include Las Ventanas (which offers an interactive Chef's Table experience); Spices, which combines island flavors with authentic Mexican cuisine; Palazzo, featuring Italian favorites; Azia, an Asian fusion restaurant, and more.