Cook Like a Secrets Chef at Home!

At Secrets® Resorts & Spas, we pride ourselves on our expansive array of international cuisine and our accomplished chefs who take pleasure in serving our guests!

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya’s Executive Chef, Jose Mena once said, “Humbleness is the essence of the chef. Let’s work, but always have fun.” At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we love putting in the work to make incredible dishes that you will love.

Read on to check out a recipe from Chef Mena and learn how you can cook like a Secrets Chef at home!


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Secrets The Vine Celebrates “Divas de la Cocina Mexicana” with Gala Dinner

Secrets The Vine Cancun was honored to host the very first celebration of female chefs in Wine and Food Festival Cancun Riviera Maya history! And we might say that it was a delicious success!


Is your mouth watering yet? Check out our Facebook for more pictures from the event!

“Divas de la Cocina Mexicana” gala dinner was a tribute to the feminine culinary talent in Mexican gastronomy over an extraordinary 5-course dinner that gathered 10 of the best chefs working in the delicious medium of Mexican cuisine. The perfect addition to the meal was the sublime Mexican wine and mezcal.


The talented chefs that made Divas de la Concina a delicious success! Check out our Facebook for more pictures from the event!

Divas and Chefs Martha Ortiz, Martha Chapa, Ma. Teresa Ramírez Degollado, Carmen Ramírez (Titita), Yerika Muñoz, Lula Martín Del Campo, Alicia Gironella De’Angeli, Paola Garduño, Patricia Quintana and Susanna Palazuelos shared with us their talent, uniqueness and passion in every bite.

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International Gourmet Festival Comes to Secrets Vallarta Bay!

Beach-loving foodies unite! The Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival is almost here. Every year, professional chefs from around the world gather in Puerto Vallarta to promote the exchange of culinary experiences and enhance the epicurean reputation of Mexico. This grand event takes place this year from November 13 through November 23, 2014 and will provide mentoring opportunities for local chefs, celebrate the impeccable credentials of Puerto Vallarta’s restaurants and honor guests with unparalleled gourmet experiences.


Delicious food, beautiful beaches and vibrant Mexican culture? It doesn’t get any better than this! Come experience the Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival when you stay at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta!

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta is proud to host the festival’s Progressive Avant-Garde Dinner which will provide a gastronomic tour of four Puerto Vallarta restaurants in a luxurious beach resort setting complete with fine champagne, wine and spirits. The dinner will feature chefs Mario Blanco and Rosendo Corona, both known for creating unforgettable and unique dishes to delight guests.


The Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival’s Progressive Avant-Garde Dinner at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta is not one to be missed!

We can’t wait to show off our beautiful resort and hope to see you soon at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta for Puerto Vallarta’s biggest culinary celebration of the year!

The Chefs Serve Up a Special Lunch at Secrets Maroma Beach Resort & Spa

This week’s blog post comes to us from Romina, one of the valuable members of our team at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun! She explains how one special culinary tradition at the resort creates lasting memories for our guests.

“It’s a typical sunny Saturday at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. People are enjoying a relaxing day at the pool, and some of them already know what’s about to happen–but nothing is the same as witnessing this experience in person.

Everyone is hungry, and it is around 1 p.m. A man spots people looking away and then shouts, “There they are!” Lo and behold, the chefs are walking towards the pool carrying delicious food for everybody. People are rushing to get their cameras to capture this special moment!

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The all chefs gather around the pool in their white hates to have their pictures taken. It is a special occasion to see these people—those responsible for all of the delicious meals—who are otherwise always behind the scenes, unseen.

After posing for a few minutes, the show begins and the guests look on in amazement. One man even exclaims, “I can’t believe that the chef is going into the pool!” Well, you better believe it’s true! They not only go into the pool, but they even use a kayak to get to you.

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Vacation takes a whole new meaning when guests are pampered in this unique way! Now, everyone who has read the comments online about the show knows what it actually feels like to see this experience.

As far as food goes, we have a myriad of tastes fit for everyone—these include tacos al pastor, sandwiches, sushi, pizza, hot dogs and more. After guests enjoy their meals, out come the fresh coconuts and aguas frescas (typical flavored water served in Mexico). Finally, the entire experience is crowned with dessert–ice cream, pastries, cake and fruit cocktails. Lunch wouldn’t be complete without it!

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The serving dishes are empty and it’s time for the chefs to leave, knowing that people are now satisfied and extremely pleased that they witnessed such a magical event. Off they go back to their kitchens, wishing everyone another beautiful day in paradise.”

Meet the Chefs of Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we take tremendous pride in the quality of the experience that we offer our guests during their stay. When you remember a wonderful vacation, what pops into your head? The gorgeous scenery at the resort? Of course. The helpfulness of the staff? Most definitely. The quality of the food? Absolutely.

Recently, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun hosted a “Chef Night,” when they highlighted the resort’s culinary masters. We’d like to introduce you to some of these dedicated and talented chefs that make the dining experience at Secrets Capri so enjoyable. They’ll serve up a dish just for you at your next trip to Secrets Resorts!

Chef Araceli shows off her most recent culinary creation!

Chef Araceli shows off her most recent culinary creation!

At Secrets Capri, every dish is exquisitely prepared and thoughtfully garnished by our chefs.

At Secrets Capri, every dish is exquisitely prepared and thoughtfully garnished by our chefs.

Chef Allan serves up dessert with a smile.

Chef Allan serves up dessert with a smile.

Our chefs even prepare personalized dishes for special occasions like birthdays and honeymoons!

Our chefs even prepare personalized dishes for special occasions like birthdays and honeymoons!