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Local Chef Receives Culinary Award

Published Aug 31, 2007, 1:00pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 3:28pm)

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa is pleased to announce Chef Fred Ruiz’s accomplishment having received the 2007 Culinary Excellence Award for his extraordinary culinary skills. Chef Ruiz is receiving this award for a second time. The Award of Culinary Excellence is delivered to recognize and applaud excellent chefs and culinary greats within Marriott and Renaissance Hotels worldwide.

At CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta, Chef Ruiz has been committed to offering the best quality in food and service and this has set him apart from other Marriott and Renaissance hotel chefs. Ruiz is constantly looking for innovative ways to improve guest satisfaction at each of the restaurants in the hotel and has participated in many charity events in Puerto Vallarta.

Chef Ruiz earned this award for many reasons. The presentation of Chef Ruiz’s dishes is impeccable and he prepares each dish with such delicacy and poise that resort guests report eagerly anticipating their next meal at his restaurants. Two of his signature dishes, the Lobster Taco and Tamarindo Sea Bass are favorites among guests, always leaving a lasting impression. He has had many accomplishments in his professional career among which is having cooked personally for Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan. He also cooked at private functions for the late Frank Sinatra and other famous stars in the Palm Springs area.

Chef Ruiz is a member of the Culinary Leadership Council, which serves to provide regional leadership on issues including culinary initiatives, strategy and direction. As a member, Chef Ruiz participates in quarterly webcasts and conference calls, provides solutions to common challenges, aids with culinary direction and strategy and assists in regional communication. For more information on CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa, log on to www.casamagnapuertovallarta.com

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