Show 250, December 2, 2017: Chef Fred Ruiz, Director of Operations for Kitchens & Restaurants, Puerto Vallarta Marriott Resort & Spa

Fred RuizChef Fred Ruiz is the Director of Operations for Kitchens & Restaurants at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. He joined the resort 12-years ago as Executive Chef. He’s received the prestigious Culinary Excellence Award from Marriott International three times!

Recently launched is the Ceviche and Tequila Bar with an unrivaled ocean view offering more than 180 different tequilas, 12 kinds of draft beer, exclusive house-created recipe cocktails and a great variety of ceviches. Los Muertos Brewery in Puerto Vallarta is one of the rising stars of the local craft beer scene and four of their styles are now available on tap at the Ceviche & Tequila Bar.

Unusually the skilled ceviche chefs prepare their dishes on the side of the bar in full view of all guests. An already successful goal of Chef Fred’s is to bring the kitchen into the dining room to enhance the guest experience.

Las Casitas at The Marriott with guest chef Aldo Tirado was part of the nightly Gourmet Dine Around of the Festival Gourmet International with Pacific Flavor Journey.

“Las Casitas showcases delectable al fresco dining, poolside and beachside service. Feast on lobster tacos and tropical drinks as you gaze out at Banderas Bay. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

We’ll meet Chef Ruiz.