The St. Regis Mexico City Appoints Olivier Deboise Mendez as New Chef de Cuisine - Food & Beverage Magazine

The St. Regis Mexico City Appoints Olivier Deboise Mendez as New Chef de Cuisine

Chef Olivier Deboise Mendez as Chef de Cuisine of J&G Grill Mexico

J&GJ&G Grill Appoints Olivier Deboise Mendez as New Chef de Cuisine

Deboise Mendez Joins The Culinary Team of Award-Winning Restaurant in The St. Regis Mexico City

Chef Olivier Deboise Mendez as Chef de Cuisine of J&G Grill Mexico

MEXICO CITY  (July 27, 2015) –  Mr. Bernard de Villèle, general director of The St. Regis Mexico City, the country’s most exclusive cosmopolitan address for unparalleled luxury and bespoke service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Olivier Deboise Mendez as Chef de Cuisine of J&G Grill Mexico effective starting August 1, 2015.

“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Franco-Mexican Chef Olivier Deboise Mendez, who – alongside the extraordinary team at J&G Grill – will continue to create one-of-a-kind culinary experiences for guests and diners,” said de Villèle. “We are confident that Chef Olivier’s passion, world class culinary training and extensive knowledge and experience will bring a unique Mexican spirit to new and longtime fans of J&G Grill.”

Chef Olivier began his career at a young age in 2001, undertaking an adventure within the most prestigious kitchens in France, such as L’Étrier at the Royal Barriere hotel in Deauville alongside Chef Eric Provost and Le Candille at the Le Mas Candille hotel in Mougins with Chef Serge Gouloumès, both Michelin-starred restaurants. After nine years in Europe, he returned to Mexico to work with Jerry Cendejas and Jorge Martinez at Anita Li, a top restaurant in Guadalajara’s new culinary world. Prior to arriving in Mexico City, Chef Olivier was part of the esteemed team at Relais & Châteaux’s property Imanta Resort in Punta Mita.

“I am proud to join the J&G Grill family, which is known to be one of the best hotel restaurants in Mexico,” said Chef Deboise Mendez. “Being part of this team, renowned for its exceptional culinary performance, will drive me to further explore the world within Culinary Concepts. I’m not only excited to create dishes that represent the best products available in Mexico City, but also to incorporate my own personal style, where guests can soon find new pairings to accompany classics, such as the already-famous Avocado Pizza.”

Since opening in 2012, J&G Grill has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions, including the Award of Excellence for two consecutive years from Wine Spectator, TripAdvisor’s International Award of Excellence and Best Restaurant in a Hotel in the Gourmet Awards from Travel + Leisure Mexico. J&G Grill is open Monday to Sunday from 1:00pm to 12:00am, and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00am. For reservations, please call (55) 5228.1935 or email

The St. Regis Mexico City has become the culinary epicenter of Mexico City, providing an exceptional variety of offerings, including the new La Table Krug, the city’s most intimate luxurious dining experience, signature restaurant Diana, the iconic King Cole Bar, and Spanish cuisine restaurant Candela Romero from Millesime Group.

For more information on The St. Regis Mexico City or to make reservations, visit or call 888-625-5144.

About The St. Regis Mexico City

Located at the historic Paseo De La Reforma, The St. Regis Mexico City embodies the best of hospitality. This elegant 31-story building, designed by legendary architect Cesar Pelli, features 189 captivating guestrooms, including 35 suites, and The St. Regis and Astor Suites, each with a gorgeous view of the bustling metropolis below. Each room includes King or Queen sized beds, high speed internet access, oversized flatscreen TVs, in-room digital movie systems, three telephones, generous work space, and a private safe. The centrally-located hotel caters to both the leisure crowd, with its renowned Remède Spa & Fitness Center exclusive to St. Regis brands around the world, and to the business set, with its extensive event facilities, including the 7,670-square-foot modular Astor Ballroom, a 2,000-square-foot Diamond Ballroom, and four large breakout rooms. The St. Regis Mexico City, Paseo De La Reforma 439, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06500, Mexico. Phone: (51) (55) 5228 1818,

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 30 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV,  the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit Connect with St. Regis on, and

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