Living luxury in Mexico has its perks, and one of the most important is the Culinary Heritage that the Country possesses. In 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization declared Mexican cuisine an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Also, Mexican gastronomy is recognized worldwide for its flavors, smells, mixture of ingredients, and preparation.
Thus, as a heritage of Mexicans, they committed themselves to protecting and preserving the culinary traditions of Mexico. Due to the diversity, culture, and richness of the flavors that each of their dishes has. Still, thanks to the Mexican chefs’ work it can continue from generation to generation.
It is well known that Mexican cuisine is a bit difficult in its digestion for palates that are not accustomed. Therefore, today Mexican chefs work on creating new, more digestible flavors; with it, they have achieved international recognition.
5 Mexican chefs recognized worldwide
Below we present the 5 most recognized Mexican chefs worldwide.
He is the founder and owner of one of the best restaurants in Mexico and is recognized worldwide. Pujol, Olvera created and opened it 22 years ago. The restaurant is in 12th place among the 50 best in the world. It has managed to position Chef Olvera as one of the Mexican references in gastronomy internationally. Undoubtedly, it is currently a world reference for contemporary Mexican food. As Olvera states, cooking is his passion.
Additionally, he owns other prestigious establishments. Among them are; Eno in Mexico City, Criollo in Oaxaca, Atla, and Cosme in New York.
Karime is the first Mexican to get the prestigious Michelin star. Her creativity and quality made her stand out worldwide, in 85th place, and made her obtain thecoveted recognition among chefs. She currently works in a prestigious Italian restaurant, Gucci Osteria. However, she has also worked in several prestigious restaurant establishments in different countries.
Karime says her inspiration comes from her grandmothers’ cuisine and her natural gift for gastronomy.
Like millions of Mexicans, Carlos Gaytán emigrated to the United States, and there he made his way in the world of gastronomy until he became recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. With the restaurant now closed, Mexique earned a Michelin star and continues its creative level of Gastronomy worldwide.
Carlos Gaytán was the first Mexican chef to receive a Michelin Star, and today, he presents a proposal for Contemporary Mexican Cuisine in the Riviera Maya.
The Ha Restaurant of the luxury Hotel Xcaret has a tasting menu of 7 times, in which each dish is in perfect harmony with exquisite wines and spirits for the occasion. Carlos teaches us that flavors, textures, and temperatures are didactic elements with which he surprises us by telling us a love story for his roots.
When you think you identify your favorite dish, Gaytán’s inspiration proposes new creations with the change of season, ensuring that your experience is always unique and different.
HA’ is an experience open to the public.
Paco Méndez managed to rise thanks to the Michelin award received in his restaurant in Barcelona, Hoja Santa, since it became one of the city’s most famous cuisines, thanks to the creativity and quality of its dishes.
The proposal of Paco Méndez, a chef with a Michelin star, is present in Encanta, Xcaret in Playa del Carmen. It is possible to taste the brotherhood between Mexico and Barcelona in this space.
In 2021, Chef Carlos Vallejo led the kitchen line of the prestigious Princess cruises, Corporate Chef of Grupo Habita, and was considered one of the 100 best chefs in the world. In the list published by The Best Chefs Awards, we place him at number 47. He currently leads Mexico City’s prestigious restaurant, Quintoni with its modern Mexican cuisine.
Evidently, the list could be innumerable because, to date, more chefs have obtained The Best Chefs Awards, and Michelin stars have been hung. However, here we suggest some to encourage you to taste contemporary Mexican cuisine, and we assure you that it will be a life experience to understand the joy of Mexican food.
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