Chef “Light,” Wayu Wattanakamin, of Sen. Lin Restaurants at Grand…

Chef “Light,” Wayu Wattanakamin, of Sen. Lin Restaurants at Grand…

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Chef Light is the only Thai chef in Latin America to be named to Club Master Chefs Thailand

Chef “Light,” Wayu Wattanakamin, of Sen Lin Restaurants at Grand Velas, has been inducted into Club Master Chefs Thailand. The organization was founded by Dr. Chef Kent Vatcharavee Visetpohchanatip, former chef in charge of the Official Receptions of the Royal Family of Thailand at Le Club des Chef des Chefs. The Club Master Chefs Thailand recognizes the top Thai chefs in the world based on experience, awards and a cooking test. With only 20 current members in the club, Chef Light is the only Thai chef in Latin America to be named to Club Master Chefs Thailand.

Using traditional ingredients, Chef Light balances modern and ancient cuisine while playing with new textures and original presentations. For his cooking test to be admitted to Club Master Chefs Thailand, he prepared Thai Mexican fusion dishes. Impressing the members of the Club, he showed a unique style and talent to adapt and work with local ingredients.

With over 10 years of culinary-industry experience, Chef Light began his career after culinary school by opening his own restaurant. He later explored international cuisine at the Sahara Resorts in Kuwait, five-star Millennium Plaza Hotel in Dubai, Diplomatic Club in Doha, Hilton Malta in Europe, Singapore and more Asian countries. Chef Light has been in Mexico since 2015. He joined Grand Velas in 2017 as head restaurant chef of Sen Lin at the Riviera Maya property. In 2018, he helped open Sen Lin restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit as chef advisor.

Sen Lin at the Grand Velas resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit have both been honored with the American Automobile Association (AAA) Four Diamond Award.

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About Velas Resorts:

Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Forbes’ “Coolest All-Inclusives,” Forbes’ Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, opened on December 5th as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email or visit

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Published at Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000