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Dec 22

Guillermo Carmona Named Executive Chef of Velas Vallarta

Guillermo Carmona Named Executive Chef of Velas Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (December 22, 2017) – Guillermo Carmona has been named Executive Chef of Velas Vallarta, an all-inclusive family resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In his new position, he is responsible for the resort's three restaurants; poolside snack bar; lobby bar; crepe and ice cream stations, and the Mexican Fiestas held every Sunday. The appointment is effective immediately.


Carmona has spent a decade in the food industry, most recently as Executive Chef of AMResorts in the Dominican Republic. Prior to that, he's spent time in the kitchens of leading hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean, including Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun and Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. Originally from outside Tampico, Mexico on the Gulf Coast, he "accidentally fell in love with gastronomy" in San Antonio, Texas where he spent his early adult years. Upon his return to Mexico, he studied Mexican and French cuisine at Instituto Gastrónomico Corbuse in Queretaro, Mexico, outside of San Miguel de Allende.


For reservations or more information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://www.velasvallarta.com/.


About Velas Vallarta

Velas Vallarta is an all-inclusive family resort located on 10 acres of oceanfront with lush gardens in Puerto Vallarta, walking distance of Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 345 suites in three eight-story buildings, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa along with spa cabins seaside, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music. Nightly theme dinners and local specialties are sure to please even the most discerning palate, and room service is available around the clock. When it comes to daytime and evening entertainment, guests can choose from an exciting and original array of activities and events, from making piñatas and jewellery, yoga on the jetty to Mexican fiestas and casino nights. The recently renovated Kids' Club also welcomes children under 13 with supervised activities like treasure hunt, face painting, sand castles to crafting with beads, allowing parents to indulge in a choice of exciting or relaxing pursuits like a game of golf, a variety of excursions or pampering at the spa. In addition, the resort was one of the first in the destination with a Green Globe certification, dating back to 2008. Puerto Vallarta features championship golf courses, world-class spas and magnificent beaches, not to mention various sports and activities up in the Sierra Madre Mountains. The possibilities for rest and relaxation, or fun and excitement, are endless. Velas Vallarta was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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