Chef from Ixtapa Zihuatanejo to Compete in “Chef of the Year Mexico”

By: Eva García Cuervo.

A chef from the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area will compete in the finals of “Chef of the Year México” (Concurso Cocinero México) at the Banamex Center in Mexico City on June 4 and 5. Designed by professional chefs, this competition is one of the most prestigious gastronomical events in Mexico.

This year-long competition began in June 2013 and consisted of seven (7) semi-final events, held in different parts of the country, leading up to the final competition. Guerrero is the only state to have two chefs participating in the final, and both are from Ixtapa.

Chef Miguel Angel Baltazar, executive chef at Capella Ixtapa Hotel, will compete for the coveted title of “Chef of the Year.” Chef Miguel won the Semi-final event held in Ixtapa in October 2013. Now, he will compete for the coveted national title.

Chef Miguel

Chef Miguel Angel Baltazar, executive chef at Capella Ixtapa Hotel, will compete in June 2014 for the coveted title of “Chef of the Year Mexico.”

This culinary competition will be a struggle between other chefs from around the country to show the great food offered in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, making it a delightful event for visitors from around the world.

The “Chef of the Year” competition aims to support Mexican cuisine and to discover new talents throughout the country. Participants will have their recipes judged on factors such as the flavor, texture, nutritional quality, harmony of components, originality and the utilization of Mexican ingredients and cooking techniques.

Will the winner of “Chef of the Year 2013–2014 Mexico” come from Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

For more information about the final event, call (55) 1659 20 16 (in Mexico City) or email:

Eva Garcia Cuervo - Cocinero del ano

Editor’s Note: Eva García Cuervo is from Espacio Gourmet and “Cocinero del Año México”.

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