Top Canadian Chefs Cooking With Karisma


For the fourth year in a row, top Canadian chefs will be heading to the Mexican Riviera for Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ Canadian Beef Culinary Series – a partnership between El Dorado Spa Resorts, by Karisma, Canadian Beef and Air Canada Vacations.

The Canadian Beef Culinary Series by Karisma takes place Monday through Friday during the second full week of each month, at the El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma, an adults-only Gourmet Inclusive property.

The 2017 schedule includes celebrated culinary artists such as S. Pellegrino’s 2016 Best Young Canadian Chef Sean Macdonald, Bao Bei’s Joel Watanabe, West Restaurant Sous Chef Alex Hon, among other notable Canadian chefs.

Guest chefs work with the Karisma’s team of chefs and sommeliers to create “an exciting culinary schedule, including cooking classes, tastings, demonstrations, special pairing menus and an exclusive Guest Chef Dinner – all centred around the star ingredient – Canadian Beef, and perfectly paired with premium selections from Jackson Family Wines.”

For the 2017 series, Karisma welcomes 12 of Canada’s top chefs, including: February, Shaun Hussey, chef/owner of Chinched Bistro; March, Joel Watanabe, chef/owner at Bao Bei & Kissa Tanto; April, Nick Liu, chef/owner at DaiLo; May, Basilio Pesce, executive chef at Cheese Boutique; June, Gus Stiffenhofer-Brandson, executive chef at Perch Restaurant; July, Alex Hon, 2016 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship recipient and sous chef at West Restaurant; August, Sean Macdonald, S. Pellegrino’s 2016 Best Young Canadian Chef and executive chef at MARKET; September, Paul Rogalski, culinary director/owner at Rouge; October, John Horne, executive chef at Canoe; November, Ted Corrado, corporate executive chef at Drake Hotel Properties; December, Nicholas Nutting, chef at the Wolf in the Fog.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ continued partnership with Air Canada Vacations (ACV) adds further incentive for guests to experience The Canadian Beef Culinary Series. Guests booking with ACV get exclusive access to the program, including complimentary attendance (a $320 value), special reduced prices and complimentary room upgrades.



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