Culinary Fests

2019

The Villa Group Beach Resorts & Spas

ABOUT THE AMERICAN DIVAS CULINARY FEST

The American Divas Culinary Fest is back! This year, from February 12-15, 2019, you can revel in the second edition of the exciting food and wine festival at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit, where some of the greatest female chefs on the planet will show off their talent and passion for culinary creations. The exclusive event includes a series of entertaining activities, including talk shows, cooking classes, Chopped Challenges, extravagant 4-course meals, and a tropical fiesta. The dynamic Nuevo Vallarta event, where participants will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with celebrity chefs, enthusiastic foodies, and other resort guests, is sure to be another sensation at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit, a AAA Four-Diamond resort nestled in the exclusive residential neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy the action of the American Divas Culinary Fest, the splendor of this world-class all inclusive resort in Mexico, and the adventures that await you in Riviera Nayarit.

Celebrities Chefs

2019

Michele Ragussis

Ragussis brings a wealth of knowledge and culinary expertise to the table. Her role as a finalist on the eighth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star and as Executive chef at Central House at the Crown in Provincetown, Massachusetts means she knows how to get the job done. Her gourmet creations and succulent dishes have earned her a place in the spotlight. She has appeared on shows such as NBC Food Fighters, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Chopped, and Midnight Feast.

Tregaye Fraser

After studying at Le Cordon Bleu, Fraser has gone on to win the hearts of foodies with her revamped old-fashioned platters and her fusion cuisine. Her unique style and passion for creating non traditional dishes has made her a complete kitchen sensation. She holds the title of Food Network Star, taking home the top spot on the 12th season of the Food Network’s hit show, and now has gone on to co-host Kitchen Sink, where her vibrant personality and entertaining techniques show viewers how to have fun while cooking.

Schedule

Tuesday February 12nd, 2019
  • 7:00 pm – Welcome Cocktail
Wednesday, February 13st, 2019
  • 1:00 pm – Talk show & cooking class
  • 3:00 pm – Chopped Challenge
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner: 4-Course Meal with Celebrity Chef
Thursday, February 14th,2019
  • 1:00 pm – Talk show & cooking class
  • 3:00 pm – Chopped Challenge
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner: 4-Course Meal with Celebrity Chef
Friday, February 15th,2019
  • 1:00 pm – Talk show & cooking class
  • 3:00 pm – Chopped Challenge Grand Finale
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner: Tropical Fiesta with the participation of Celebrity Chefs

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