Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya has announced the appointment of Miguel Gómez Vázquez as executive chef. Chef Gómez has nearly 25 years of experience in the kitchen, many of which with Hyatt.
As Executive Chef, Gómez will be responsible for overseeing the culinary offerings at Andaz Mayakoba, including its catering services, private events and four restaurants: Casa Amate, Cocina Milagro, OllaTaco and OllaCeviche. He will be crafting new menus, managing kitchen staff and leading tastings for large groups. His cuisine will capitalize on the local flavors and ingredients of the region, according to the resort.
Citing his chef brother and his grandmother’s home cooking as significant influences, Chef Gómez possesses specific expertise in the pastry realm. Prior to Andaz Mayakoba, Chef Gómez spent five years as the executive sous chef and pastry chef at Hyatt Regency Mexico City where he led the culinary team, assisted with menu conception, developed the innovative pastry shop concept, Pastelería Amado, and guided the on-site restaurants as well as the special events and room service. Chef Gómez has also worked in in four- and five-star hotel kitchens throughout Mexico such as Fairmont Pierre Marques, Crown Plaza Hotel de Mexico, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City and Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which he opened as pastry executive chef.
Andaz Mayakoba has 214 guestrooms, including 41 luxury suites, two outdoor pools, a 10,000-square-foot Naum Wellness and Spa, the Kimbo Kid’s Club and its own beach.