Cuisine of the Sun 2018 International Food and Wine Festival

At Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit from April 25-28, 2018 | At The Villa Group Resorts in Los Cabos from April 24-27, 2018

Cuisine of the Sun 2018

International Food and Wine Festival

The Villa Group is proud to announce the third edition of the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival, which will be held April 25-28, 2018 at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit. After such incredible success during the first two editions, The Villa Group is excited to offer what will be another sensational affair. You can join famed chefs from around the world and other VIPs as they share their talents, recipes, and flair for gourmet cuisine with all those in attendance. The committee in charge of the event, which is headed by the festival’s curator, Chef Penny Davidi, is currently preparing a magnificent program, which will include new surprises, delicious dinners, fantastic contests, cooking classes, and more. Now in its third year, the Cuisine of the Sun International Food and Wine Festival promises to be even better than before. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to experience the wonders of Riviera Nayarit, the splendor of the AAA Four-Diamond Villa La Estancia Resort, and a culinary festival unlike any other.

Due to its success in Riviera Nayarit, The Villa Group has decided to add an exciting Los Cabos edition to the Cuisine of the Sun Festival, so that more of The Villa Group family, including resort guests and other important individuals, can enjoy the magic of the culinary festival. Set to take place for the first time from the 24th to the 27th of April, 2018, the Cuisine of the Sun Food and Wine Festival will feature the talents of internationally acclaimed chefs and will include cooking classes, elegant dinners, and chef interviews at Villa del Palmar, Villa del Arco, and Villa La Estancia Los Cabos.

Curated by Chef Penny Davidi

Celebrities Chefs 2018

Penny Davidi

Penny Davidi

Since the beginning, Celebrity Chef and Sysco Foods Culinary Sales Consultant, Penny Davidi has been the Cuisine of the Sun Festival’s curator. Similar to previous years, she has taken on the responsibility for inviting the celebrity chefs participating in this year’s event and is providing direction with the overall structure of the festival...

Betty Vázquez

Betty Vázquez

For 34 years, Betty Vázquez has been perfecting her culinary talents and astonishing foodies with her flavors of the sea. Beginning in her grandfather’s kitchen, where she gained a passion for cooking...

Michele Ragussis

Michele Ragussis

The Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival is thrilled to welcome back Michele Ragussis...

Eddie Jackson

Eddie Jackson

The Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival is ready to welcome Eddie Jackson, a Food network Star and a former NFL player...

Nick Liberato

Nick Liberato

A celebrity chef and a revered cocktail mixologist, Nick Liberato is a master in the kitchen...

Katsuji Tanabe

Katsuji Tanabe

The star of Top Chef Boston and Top Chef Mexico will light up the kitchens at The Cuisine of the Sun International Culinary Festival 2018...

Benjamin Udave

Benjamin Udave

A self-proclaimed apprentice of the culinary world, Chef Udave has been part of a great variety of events and festivals around the globe, where he has shared his knowledge and cooking skills with enthusiastic foodies and other talented chefs...

Jamika Pessoa

Jamika Pessoa

UAs a savvy business owner and certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Chef Jamika has made a name for herself...

Tregaye Fraser

Tregaye Fraser

After studying at Le Cordon Bleu, Fraser has gone on to win the hearts of foodies with her revamped ...

Susie Jimenez

Susie Jimenez

Susie Jimenez grew up with a large family that migrated from Mexico up to Oregon every year with the crop season...

Rahm Fama

Rahm Fama

Well known in the foodie industry as the meat-loving host of the Food Network’s show Meat and Potatoes...

Chris Kyler

Chris Kyler

This Food Network Star Season 10 finalist brings more to the table than just his culinary talents...