Recently, Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club played host to a group of the Riviera Maya's top chefs, a squad of culinary masters representing some the region's finest luxury resorts. Wicky's Chef Pepe Barientos was joined by Chef Humberto Macedo from Parque Xel Ha, Chef Jorge Hidalgo from Hotel Valentin Imperial Maya and Chef Efrian Adrias of Hotel Dorado Maroma were all on hand showing off their favorite marinade recipes and demonstrating various grilling techniques. Hector Escobedo also participated representing Asociacion de Chefs de la Riviera Maya injecting his own unique sense of style and colorful commentary. The charming and talented chefs showed a variety of cooking methods for meat, poultry and fresh fish to an attentive and hungry audience of invited guests.The workshop, set up on the beach with the stunning Caribbean Sea as a backdrop, was organized in cooperation with VATEL CLUB Quintana Roo and sponsored by Weber Grills, Revista Le Chef, ProKarne and Wicky's.  All the guests had a chance to observe the chefs in action, sample the delicious food and ask questions about the equipment, the techniques and recipes from the event.

Wicky's Playa del Carmen
Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club

Cay Eye Creations HD Visual Media
Kat Carroll (Cat Eye Creations)

Wicky's Playa del Carmen
Wicky's Head Chef Pepe Barientos

Weber Grills
Chef Jorge Hidalgo (Hotel Valentin Imperial Maya)

Weber Grills
Our Grill Masters for the day!

Weber Grills
Sabrina Filatow and Chef Efrain Adrias (Hotel Dorado Maroma)

Wicky's Playa del Carmen

Weber Grills Playa del Carmen

Weber Grills Playa del Carmen 

Weber Grills Playa del Carmen
Chef Hector Escobedo

Weber Grills Playa del Carmen
Chef Efrain (Hotel Dorado Maroma) and Chef Humberto Macedo (Parque Xel Ha)

Weber Grills Playa del Carmen
Jaime Valenzuela (Weber Grills Playa del Carmen)

ProKarne Meats
Event Sponsor Ramon Lozano Chavez (ProKarne) and Chef Jorge Hidalgo

Wicky's Playa del Carmen 

Wicky's Playa del Carmen
Chef Hector and Chef Pepe

Wicky's Playa del Carmen 

Wicky's Playa del Carmen

Weber Grills
Chef Umberto Macedo (Parque Xel Ha)

Weber Grills 

Weber Grills 

Wicky's Playa del Carmen

Wicky's Playa del Carmen

Wicky's Playa del Carmen
Sponsors and Chefs

Riviera Maya Chefs 

Kat Carroll with Cat Eye Creations came along with me to film the day's events and we had the opportunity to speak with and interview each of the participants before the event. What really stuck with me from the day, besides the beautiful scenery and the delicious food, was the comradery of the Chefs. Working together in the hot sun surrounded by even hotter grills, the chefs didn't break a sweat. They laughed and joked and genuinely enjoyed each others company. If there were big egos in the room, you would never know it watching these great chefs working side by side, everything perfectly orchestrated. It was clear that they considered the food the star of the show!