Gerardo Garcia Martinez, Sous Chef at Villa del Palmar Loréto
Gerardo Garcia Martinez is one of the Villa del Palmar resort at the islands of Loreto’s hidden gems. The face behind the gourmet cuisine that your sample, this no nonsense Mexican chef is known to whip up a variety of delicious dishes to impress the world travelers that arrive to the resort. His tremendous culinary talent, coupled by his charming personality, make him a great example of the world class service you will find at Villa del Palmar Loréto and any of the hotels within the Villa del Palmar brand in Mexico. His magical hands can create the incomparable taste of great Mexican traditional cuisine.
There is no doubt that the culinary scene in Mexico city has produced some of the best Mexican chefs, including chef Gerardo. It’s the breeding ground of raw talent, transforming them into great cooks that can compete with global standards. Chef Gerardo considers it as his home turf, where he first launched his career. His legendary stint started in Casa de Campo, where he excelled working as a worthy assistant to famous kitchen experts like Vicente Etchegaray, Thierry Doufort and Olivier Lombart.
It was in Mexico’s Baja California Sur that he practiced the skills he learned in Mexico City, working a number of great positions in the kitchens of some of the best rated hotels, restaurants and resorts within the region, such as: Executive Chef, Kitchen manager, Banquet chef etc. His success lies in his desire to continually discovers new trends, styles and techniques, which have been a part of his overall personal cooking style and approach to preparation. Today, he is delighting diners at the Villa del Palmar Loréto resort as sous chef.