Grand Velas Riviera Maya Chef Named Maître Cuisinier de France
Chef Michel Mustiere of Resort’s Piaf Restaurant Named Master Chef of France
Grand Velas Riviera Maya Chef Michel Mustiere is one of only seven chefs in Mexico, 300 in the world, to attain the prestigious Master Chef of France title. For more than 60 years, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France have “preserved and spread the French culinary art, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development.” Mustiere is the chef of the award-winning Piaf restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
With more than 25 years of culinary experience in various countries and different prestigious restaurants and hotels worldwide, Chef Michel Mustiere´s cuisine is based on classic French dishes with a contemporary style and a delicate presentation. He refuses to use thickening agents in the majority of his sauces and instead allows them to reduce for upwards of 12 hours if needed. No shortcuts are taken in Mustiere’s kitchen as he makes ample use of hot sous vide and dehydration techniques that insure the food’s essential flavors come forth.
Maître Cuisinier de France (“Master Chef of France”) is the most envied title that chefs aspire to have; but not everyone can become a Maître Cuisinier. The organization’s motto is “to preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development.”
Maîtres Cuisiniers de France are often given the highest classification in restaurant guides, and are regularly mentioned in the world’s leading food and travel magazines.