Vincent Wallez has been appointed executive chef of Mexico's Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). In this role, Wallez will lead the culinary team at the hotel’s five dining venues: 1826 Restaurant, Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar, Cava, Agua and Los Pirules.
“With his impressive culinary background and breadth of experience, Chef Vincent Wallez is a wonderful addition to the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende team,” Alfredo Rentería, managing director of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, said in a statement. “As we expand our culinary offerings, we are confident that Chef Wallez will help us elevate our presence as one of the leading gastronomic destinations in the world.”
Before joining Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Wallez served as the executive chef at Grand Velas Los Cabos resort, where he oversaw the hotel’s culinary operations for five fine-dining restaurants with extensive beverage and wine programs. Preceding this position, he worked as the executive chef at a number of hotels throughout Mexico including the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, the Hotel Nizuc Resort and Spa, the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun and the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum.
Before bringing his culinary talents to the Southern Hemisphere, Wallez worked in France and Russia, gaining experience in a number of Michelin-starred restaurants including La Tour d’Argent in Paris, where he began his career. A native of Bayonne, France, Vincent holds a certificate of professional studies and a bachelor of professional kitchen studies from the École Hôtelièr de Paris.