Dinner in the Sky Puerto Vallarta will feature national and international chefs, who will prepare delicious gourmet menus to pamper and tickle diners in the skies.
Massimo Fongaro
Massimo Fongaro
January 28th and 29th
Massimo Fongaro

January 28 (5:00pm)
Januray 29 (5pm, 7pm and 9pm)

He studied at the Istituto Alberghiero P. Artusi de Recoaro Terme in Italy. He worked for hotel groups and restaurants in Los Cabos, Washington D.C., Portofino and Venice. He is currently Executive Chef at Sagrantino and El Italiano in Guadalajara, winners of the Star Diamond Award for 4 years and Golden Fork, given by CANIRAC as Best International Restaurant.

Claudio Hotter
Claudio Hotter
February 1st and 2nd
Claudio Hotter

February 1st (6:00pm and 8:00pm)
February 2nd (6:00pm and 8:00pm)
February 18th (9:00pm)

Born in western Austria, he began his career at the Zillertalen Hotel Branch School. He developed his talent in various resorts in Switzerland but his desire to learn about other cultures and culinary traditions drove him south to La Manga, Spain, where he gained experience in Mediterranean cuisine. His next stop was Mexico. He is Executive Chef at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

Jorge Sierra
Jorge Sierra
February 4th, 5th, 17th and 18th
Jorge Sierra

February 4th (5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
February 5th (5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
February 17th (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
February 18th (5:00pm and 7:00pm)

Born in Mexico, he studied Gastronomy at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Le Cordon Bleu and the Baleares School of Tourism; he was Executive Chef at Royal Caribbean International, Intercontinental Group, Hilton Hotels and currently at Velas Resorts in Velas Vallarta. He is passionate about Iberian and Mexican cuisine, as well as the new culinary tendencies.

Mikel Alonso
Mikel Alonso
February 6th to 8th
Mikel Alonso

February 6th (5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
February 7th (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
February 8th (7:00pm, 9:00pm and 11:00pm)

Born in France, he studied Chemical Engineering at the University of the Basque Country, which he abandoned to find his calling at Luis Irizar Cooking School. He started his path in Spain as a pastry chef and sous-chef. In 2006 he founded Biko Restaurant in Mexico City, one of the best in the world.

Bruno Oteiza
Bruno Oteiza
February 9th to 11th
Bruno Oteiza

February 9th(6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
Ferbuary 10th (6:00pm, 8:00pm)
February 11th(5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)

A Spaniard who has forged a path passing through Spanish and French restaurants. Bruno experiments in his cooking with the Earth’s produce and has found in Aztec lands the place to strengthen his career, he owns Biko in Mexico City, one of The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

Xavi Pérez Stone
Xavi Pérez Stone
February 12th to 14th
Xavi Pérez Stone

February 12th (5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
February 13th (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
February 14th (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)

The winner of Iron Chef Canada 2014 is a graduate of the Pan American School of Hospitality and he is currently Executive Chef at Cocina de Autor in Grand Velas Riviera Maya. In its cuisine of constant evolution he combines flavors and Mexican products with the techniques of avant-garde cuisine.

Thierry Blouet
Thierry Blouet
February 3rd
Thierry Blouet

He is the owner of Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta and possesses a natural instinct for the business. He was born in Puerto Rico in 1964; but educated in France and Mexico, where haute cuisine is an essential ingredient for the good life. His paternal grandfather, Max Blouet, was general manager of the ultra-elegant George V in Paris for 30 years.

Chef Luis del Sordo
Chef Luis del Sordo
February 16th
Chef Luis del Sordo

February 16th (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
He began his career at Camino Real Hotel, he was Chef de Partie in Princess Cruises’ Love Boat and has collaborated in projects such as the founding of the University Claustro de Sor Juana, the opening of restaurants at Hotel Nikko in Mexico City, Donatello in Cozumel and Spago at the Westin Regina Los Cabos. He is currently Executive Chef at The Palm restaurants.

Alejandro Goche
Alejandro Goche
February 18th
Alejandro Goche

February 18th (9:00pm)

Born on the Mexican coast, he has reinvented French cuisine in Puerto Vallarta. With extensive knowledge in the world of cooking, he combines different flavors and aromas and makes them an interpretation of classic French cuisine in simple and elegant creations. He is Head Chef at Piaf in Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

Yolanda Yanar
Yolanda Yanar
February 18th
Yolanda Yanar

February 18th (5:00pm and 7:00pm)
After studying in Napa Valley, Yolanda took several courses in Barcelona, Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and had a TV show in Ciudad Juarez. She is currently guest chef at the cooking class in Velas Resorts.

Alondra Maldonado
Alondra Maldonado
February 19th
Alondra Maldonado

February 19th (5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
For her book "Flavors of Nayarit", Alondra talked with more than 250 people in 45 villages, these stories, processes and anecdotes are part of an extraordinary journey in which Alondra rekindled her calling as an explorer, narrator and cuisine-lover.

Marco Valdivia
Marco Valdivia
February 19th
Marco Valdivia

February 19th (5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
He has been trained with an empirical approach that he is proud of. His personal style and seven years in charge of Emiliano, has let him experience in order to achieve dishes that interpret a modern and fresh contemporary Mexico, always with the hallmark of the typical cuisine from Nayarit.

Stephane Thomas
Stephane Thomas
February 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Stephane Thomas

February 22nd (6:00pm and 8:00pm)
February 23rd (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
February 24th (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
Native from Brittany in northwestern France, he began in Rennes at the age of 16 at Restaurant Hotel “La Reposée”. After working in the most distinguished gastronomical regions in France, he moved both to Tunisia and Luxembourg and in 2000 he was invited to open Au pied de Cochon by the Presidente Intercontinental Group. He is currently in charge of the Presidente Intercontinental Restaurants in Mexico City.

Vincent Colauto
Vincent Colauto
February 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Vincent Colauto

February 22nd (6:00pm and 8:00pm)
February 23rd (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
February 24th (6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm)
He concluded his training at the ROC Restaurants, Spermalie in Bruges and Katseveer, rated one Michelin star. Colauto worked along Sidney Schutte in De Librije and is currently Head Chef at Cocina de Autor in Grand Velas Los Cabos.

Miguel Bautista
Miguel Bautista
February 21th
Miguel Bautista

February 21 (6:00pm and 8:00pm)

Graduated from Los Angeles Mission College in Los Angeles, California. He worked as a "Chef de Partie" at renowned hotels and restaurants such as Hyatt, Hilton, P6 and The Inn Of The 7th Ray. He is currently cofounder and executive chef of PLANET VEGAN MEXICO and has dedicated himself to the diffusion of the vegan philosophy through his spectacular gastronomy.

Juan Licerio
Juan Licerio
February 25th and 26th
Juan Licerio

February 25th(5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
Februry 26th (5:00pm and 7:00pm)
With over two decades of successful experience, his culinary skills range from Mexican, Italian, American, French, and Spanish to Indian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Asian, and Thai gastronomy. He has mastered his skills in molecular gastronomy and healthy cuisine. He was Executive Chef of the Princess Mundo Imperial in Acapulco and the Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. Nowadays he is Executive Chef at Grand Velas Los Cabos.

Chef Joel Ornelas
Chef Joel Ornelas
February 27th
Chef Joel Ornelas

February 27th(8:00pm)
Born in Puerto Vallarta, he started as an apprentice at Le Bistro and Café des Artistes. He moved to London, where he worked in Cambio de Tercio and did an internship with chef Martín Berasategui’s in San Sebastián. He was Creative Chef at Pangea Group, and today in Tintoque, he combines advanced techniques with his characteristic culinary style.

Aurelien Legeay
Aurelien Legeay
February 27th and 28th
Aurelien Legeay

February 27th(6:00pm and 10:00pm)
February 28th (6:00pm and 8:00pm)
Born in the city of Nagers, France, with 15 years of professional experience in French cuisine. Legeay brings diners in every meal, an interesting fusion between the more traditional flavors of the classical French bistro and modern-day culinary techniques. He is Chef de Cuisine at Piaf Restaurant in Grand Velas Los Cabos.

Chanan Kamen
Chanan Kamen
February 28th
Chanan Kamen

February 28th (10:00pm)
He began his career at the age of 15, working as a dishwasher in a kitchen and rising little by little. Since then, he has polished his art at important destinations such as New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Italy, where he enjoyed a year of exploration and growth. He opened Tre Piatti on August 2015 in Puerto Vallarta.