Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – March 20, 2013 Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas Appoints Yvan Mucharraz, Graduate of the Acclaimed French Laundry, As Executive Chef

The ultra-exclusive Capella Pedregal resort has promoted Yvan Mucharraz to Executive Chef after having first joined the property as Chef de Cuisine in 2012. In his new role, Mucharraz will be responsible for the property’s culinary operations, a 42-strong kitchen brigade and overseeing the property’s signature fine dining establishment, Don Manuel’s, the stunning El Farallon, the Beach Club, Crudo’s, 24-hour in-room dining and banquets. Mucharraz will join forces with the resort’s Food and Beverage Director, Marco Bustamante, who also worked with famed Chef Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York, to manage restaurant operations and flagship events like the annual Food & Wine Festival which takes place July 10 to 14, 2013. This year’s Festival will feature chefs like Dean Fearing of Fearing’s, Kent Rathbun of Abacus, and Tim Hollingsworth of French Laundry.

Mucharraz who is fluent in three languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish) began his career at La Bombilla under chefs Yuri de Gortari and Edmundo Escamilla. During his time at La Bombilla, he honed his skills in Mexican gastronomy, delving deep into recipe development and showcasing the cuisine at conferences and festivals around the world in partnership with the respective Mexican embassies overseas.

He then went on to join Tezka in Mexico City in 2006 which was then helmed by the legendary Juan Mari Arzak, one of the great masters of New Basque cuisine. The restaurant at that time was ranked number 76 in Restaurant Magazine’s “The World’s Best 100 Restaurants” list. After leaving Tezka, Mucharraz joined the Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya and oversaw the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant, Casa del Lago.

In the next stage of his career, Mucharraz was appointed Chef de Partie at the renowned, three-Michelin starred French Laundry in Napa Valley in 2010. At French Laundry, he was involved with Keller’s team in the development of their popular tasting menu and signature dishes.

About Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The majestic Capella Pedregal resort lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The exclusive haven, comprised of 96 rooms and suites, is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo, yet seemingly worlds apart thanks to its secluded location within the prestigious Pedregal neighborhood, accessible only by the private Dos Mares tunnel.  Capella Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury, sophistication and personalized service ably assisted by a team of Personal Assistants who are available around-the-clock to assist guests with their requests. The property features Beachfront Suites located directly on the beach with beautiful ocean front views. Each Beachfront Suite features an infinity edge wraparound plunge pool with a warming fire pit nearby and are available in one, two and three bedroom configurations.

Under the tutelage of French Laundry trained, Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz, Capella Pedregal’s three distinctive dining establishments feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes which evoke a true Baja feel and unparalleled dining environments. The centerpiece of the resort is the award-winning, 12,000-square foot signature Auriga spa, wellness and fitness facility, which features unparalleled indigenous treatments based on the lunar cycle. For more information visit

About Capella Hotels and Resorts

Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry.  Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts.  Capella is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match.  Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) opening March, 2013.  Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan); and Capella Sochi (Sochi, Russia). Learn more at



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