Travel Channel’s Mark DeCarlo to Host Playa del Carmen’s ‘Taste of Playa 2010’

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico – The Executive Committee for Taste of Playa 2010 is pleased to announce it has signed on celebrity host, Travel and Food Expert, Mark DeCarlo, to team up with local chefs in the Riviera Maya’s upcoming culinary event, Taste of Playa.

Host Mark DeCarlo

Mr. DeCarlo, host of the hit comedy/food show on the Travel Channel “Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo” traveled the country collecting recipes and characters for over four seasons. All the best morsels from his travels appear in his new book, “A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities One Stomach”, published in September 2010 by Lyons Press which will be launched at the event November 21, 2010.

Throughout the day, Mark will be conducting a series of food demonstrations with local chefs highlighting the unique recipes of the Mexican Caribbean, signing copies of his new book and eating at over 40 participating restaurants.

“We are very pleased that Mr. DeCarlo has chosen Taste of Playa 2010 as a culinary destination for his tour.” said Marketing Chairperson Michele Kinnon  “We anticipate that his appearances will bring not only increased attendance for the event, but also place the Riviera Maya on the culinary map.”

As he moves across North America, Mark’s traveling comedy and cooking show will be chronicled in Daily Podcasts available to 60 MILLION fans via MSN and

Taste of Playa is a community-focused culinary event that celebrates the creativity and diverse cultural influences of chefs throughout the Riviera Maya. Taste of Playa 2010 will take place on November 21, 2010, in Playa del Carmen’s Parque Fundadores. The event is open to the public, with tickets and all-inclusive VIP passes available for sale on the official event website Proceeds from the event will go to a food education program initiated by the Rotary Club in Playa del Carmen that will directly benefit the children and families of the Riviera Maya.



Susie Albin-Najera
Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

3 comments for “Travel Channel’s Mark DeCarlo to Host Playa del Carmen’s ‘Taste of Playa 2010’

  1. 2010-11-19 at 9:18 pm

    Good morning,

    I am just back from Playa Del Carmen, It was really fun being there of course! I believe these were the best days of my life, after a short stay in Netherlands and in Spain, I am permanently moving to Mexico =)

    All the best!


  2. 2010-10-13 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you Susie! Any chance we will see you and Rick at the event?

  3. 2010-10-13 at 2:01 pm

    He is cute, funny and famous! Mark DeCarlo is sure to add another ‘flavor’ to the Taste of Playa event this year! He is adding one of the most anticipated portions of the event that participants want to see, Chef Demos with Playa’s very own chefs! I have my ticket do you have yours??

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