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Chef Tlaltekiti Rivera Shines as New Food and Beverage Manager

Chef Tlaltekiti Rivera Shines as New Food and Beverage Manager

During your next vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun, you can look forward to encountering the wonderful influence the new Food and Beverage Manager, Chef Tlaltekiti Riviera, has been making on the culinary scene at the resort. He has been busy putting his 23 years of experience in the industry to good use in order to make each and every dining experience you enjoy at Villa del Palmar Cancun absolutely exceptional. His passion for cuisine, paired with his desire to offer each guest tremendous service, has already made him an essential part of the talented team at the resort.

Read on to learn more about his unique background and approach to work:

Early Influences

Growing up in Mexico City, Chef Tlaltekiti was constantly surrounded by an abundance of delicious foods and rich culture. Whether he was dining at the countless restaurants around the massive city, or in the kitchens of his grandmothers who lived in the states of Puebla and Veracruz, he developed a deep love of food throughout his formative years.  He originally planned to study engineering, and he got a job as a bartender to fund his schooling. In the meantime, his interest in the culinary arts inspired him to study gastronomy instead, and, thankfully for every guest’s taste buds, he never looked back!

Global Inspirations

Traveling to new places has always been an important part of Chef Tlaltekiti’s life, which began with international trips he would take with his father, who happens to be an anthropologist. He learned from an early age to appreciate the various cultures in which he was immersed, and experiencing new flavors and cuisine was a huge part of that. Working in several countries including Argentina, Peru, the United States and portions of Europe further broadened his horizons, both culturally and gastronomically. His desire to travel and dine on taste sensations all around the world is stronger than ever, as it is his preferred way to draw inspiration in order to evolve and grow in his own culinary practices.

His New Role at Villa del Palmar Cancun

Chef Tlaltekiti previously worked for several years in Riviera Nayarit at sister resorts Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia, and he is thrilled to return to the Tafer Resorts family, this time in Cancun. His current position allows him to put his wealth of knowledge and past experiences to terrific use. Not only does he focus his attention on ensuring that guests receive outstanding service while enjoying scrumptious foods alongside a superb selection of beverages ranging from fine wines to handcrafted cocktails, he is mindful that the settings in which these culinary encounters take place enhance the overall dining experience.

Creating unforgettable memories for each guest is at the heart of everything Chef Tlaltekiti does as the Food and Beverage Manager of the resort. He is proud to lead a remarkable team of creative, passionate individuals who strive to offer guests delightful moments that they will cherish for years to come. Playing up the talents and strengths that each team member brings to the table is just one way he has been able to reinforce the importance of teamwork. Working together, they are able to deliver enchanting culinary experiences that take diner’s vacations to mind-blowing new levels.

During your next stay at Villa del Palmar Cancun, be sure to take a moment and reflect on the magnificent dedication Chef Tlaltekiti Rivera puts into creating extraordinary dining experiences around the resort.