Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, the contemporary luxury resort nestled along a protected cove on the most desirable beach in Los Cabos, announces it has brought famed Mexican pastry chef and chocolate maker Luis Robledo onboard in an extraordinary capacity as Consulting Pastry Chef. Chef Robledo is the founder and owner of the high-end artisan chocolate and confectionary shop Tout Chocolat in Mexico City and holds many accolades, including Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef of 2019 by the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Awards and winner of the World Chocolate Masters Selection.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Luis, one of the world’s very best chocolate makers, to Chileno Bay,” said Roger Ponce, regional vice president and general manager, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Luis’ level of expertise will challenge innovation of the pastry program and elevate unique opportunities for guests to learn about Mexican culture and cuisine through this important pillar of the country’s gastronomy.”
Chef Robledo brings his globally-renowned talent, incredible creativity and surprising preparations to Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection. He will be in charge of designing innovative dessert and amenity menus for new guest experiences across property. A collaboration with Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz, the consultancy will include the development of pairings and tastings, featuring stories behind the heritage of Mexican chocolate and its influence on cuisine all over the world.
“The culinary team in Los Cabos have been so important to the visibility of heritage Mexican ingredients, and I am extremely honored to be collaborating with them to share the tradition of cacao and the beauty of fine-quality chocolate making with guests of Chileno Bay Resort,” shared Luis Robledo.
The chocolate maestro’s story begins in New York City, where he spent several years in Daniel Boulud’s kitchen, before working at three Michelin starred Le Pré Catelan and La Table du Baltimore in Paris. Chef Robledo studied professional pastry arts at the French Culinary Institute, obtaining the Outstanding Alumni Award for his high performance and merit as a student. It was in France that he first started working with chocolate and was trained by the L’école du Grand Chocolat team, led by Frédéric Bau. Three years later, he moved back to New York to take the reins of the Four Season Hotel kitchen, where he created a notable line of gourmet chocolates for guests and VIPs.
In October 2006, he returned to Mexico to open the doors of Tout Chocolat, honoring Latin America’s history of cocoa while pushing modern boundaries with avant-garde creations and infusions. The shop achieved quick success and now operates four branches through Mexico City. Chef Robledo has also served as the head of Barry Callebaut’s Chocolate Academy Center in Mexico City and spent many years traveling worldwide, sharing knowledge of chocolate and pastry. He has collaborated with many influential brands over the last two decades, including Nestlé, Grand Marnier, Zacapa, Lenôtre, Möet et Chandon, Nespresso, Felchlin Switzerland and Valrhona.
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About Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection
Only a 30-minute drive from San Jose Del Cabo International Airport, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is a contemporary resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Set on the most coveted swimming beach in Los Cabos, the resort offers a fresh style and an active, engaging environment to create the perfect escape for families, groups of friends and active couples. Boasting 60 hotel rooms – including five Ocean View Wellness rooms for the fitness-minded – and 32 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with panoramic ocean or mountain views, the resort is known for its warm and welcoming hospitality. Amenities include a three-tiered infinity-edge pool which is the striking centerpiece or the resort, a destination spa and fitness center, and an extensive array of watersports enjoyed on the beach. Guests delight at the inventive Latin cuisine at the signature open-air restaurant COMAL, and relax at TnT, the toes-in-the-sand taco and tequila bar.
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About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 22 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.
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About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is a privately-held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit www.friedkin.com.