Michelin Star Chef Sidney Schutte To Head Up Culinary Team at Cocina de Autor, Grand Velas Los Cabos

Grand Velas Los Cabos, the fifth property of the family owned and operated Velas Resorts opening in late 2016, announces that two star Michelin chef Chef Sidney Schutte will head up its signature Cocina de Autor restaurant. Netherlands’ rising star Vincent Colauto will be chef de cuisine. 

Chef Sidney Schutte, Grand Velas Los Cabos (via www.themexicoreport.com)

Chef Sidney Schutte, Grand Velas Los Cabos (via www.themexicoreport.com)

Chef Schutte’s Dutch heritage, passion for traveling and four years in Asia shaped his palate and inspires him to present different taste sensations in a single meal. Ingredients themselves are a source of creative inspiration. “My cuisine is distinctive for its outspoken flavours that pop.I create a culinary experience with multiple dishes with the finest ingredients from the best local and international purveyors, and that’s what we’ll do at Cocina de Autor,” said Schutte.

Schutte gained extensive experience in prestigious kitchens throughout Europe and Asia, including those run by Dutch top chef Richard Ekkebus at Amber, a two Michelin star restaurant in Hong Kong; Roger Souvereyns, of the two Michelin-starred De Scholteshof in Belgium; and Jonnie Boer, acclaimed chef and owner of restaurant De Librije in Zwolle. With his support, De Librije earned its third coveted Michelin star. Only seven months after opening, Boer’s second outpost, Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam, was awarded with two Michelin stars under his reign. Schutte has been acknowledged as “SVH Meesterkok,” the highest recognition that a chef can achieve in The Netherlands.

 

Colauto, who worked with Schutte at De Liberije, will oversee Cocina de Autor’s kitchen staff. He has completed training at the ROC and Spermalie in Bruges in addition to Katseveer, awarded one Michelin star. Most recently, he acted as Head Chef at Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Duinzicht in the Netherlands.

 

Velas Resorts’ Cocina de Autor signature restaurant was originally launched at Grand Velas Riviera Maya where it continues to be overseen by award-winning culinary stars Mikel Alonso and Bruno Oteiza, disciples of uber chef Juan Maria Arzak. 

visit www.loscabos.grandvelas.com.

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 info@themexicoreport.com

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