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Baja Food & Wine Journey

A few times per year in Los Cabos, the culinary cosmos aligns for the enchanting Baja Food and Wine Journey. Renowned chefs, including James Beard and Top Chef finalists, unite with Executive Chef Mauricio Lopez for a gastronomic odyssey through Baja’s flavors. Set against an ocean backdrop, guests indulge in exquisite dishes paired with wines from Valle de Guadalupe. Chef Mauricio skillfully integrates local ingredients, creating an unforgettable celebration of fine cuisine at Hilton Los Cabos. It’s a magical, intimate seaside soirée, a feast for food enthusiasts.


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Reserve the culinary series package to enjoy a 10% discount plus USD 350 credit for use towards the weekend’s events. AltaMar accommodations enjoy roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, and other exclusive amenities.


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2024 Events

July 4th Weekend

Join us for the Independence Weekend installment of the Baja Food & Wine Journey at Hilton Los Cabos. Hosted by Tiffany Derry, the Master Chef behind Roots Kitchen, and Mauricio Lopez, the resort’s award-winning Executive Chef. The event series will take place over the July 4th weekend.

Thursday, July 4th: Beach Barbecue and Fireworks

Friday, July 5th: “Meet the Chefs” Cocktail Reception

Saturday, July 6th: South vs Sur Five-Course Dinner

Reserve the culinary series package to enjoy a 10% discount plus USD 350 credit for use towards the weekend’s events. AltaMar accommodations enjoy roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, and other exclusive amenities.

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August 2nd - 3rd

Join us for the next installment of the Baja Food & Wine Journey this August, featuring Chef Matt Sramek, Corporate Executive Chef of BlueBridge Hospitality in San Diego. Hosted by Mauricio Lopez, the resort’s award-winning Executive Chef, the event series will take place on August 2nd and 3rd.

Friday, August 2nd: “Meet the Chefs” Cocktail Reception

Saturday, August 3rd: Baja Five-Course Dinner

Reserve the culinary series package to enjoy a 10% discount plus USD 350 credit for use towards the weekend’s events. AltaMar accommodations enjoy roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, and other exclusive amenities.

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Meet The Chefs

Meet the Chefs of the 2024 Baja Food & Wine Journey, including Celebrity Guest Chef Tiffany Derry, Corporate Executive Chef Matt Sramek, and the stars of Hilton Los Cabos, Executive Chef Mauricio Lopez, and Resident Tequila Master, Ana Martinez.


Click on the links below to read more about each of the chefs.



Tiffany Derry, a Texas native, is a renowned chef and entrepreneur. She founded Tiffany Derry Concepts and co-founded T2D Concepts, a purpose-driven hospitality group in Texas. Through her restaurants, such as Roots Chicken Shak and Roots Southern Table, and her spice and apparel line, ‘Shef Tiffany, she aims to create meaningful experiences. Tiffany’s passion for cooking stems from her upbringing on a farm, where she learned the value of farm-to-table eating and hospitality. Despite facing initial discrimination, she pursued her culinary career and became the youngest restaurant manager. Tiffany gained culinary expertise through international experiences and worked in esteemed kitchens. She gained recognition on Bravo’s Top Chef and subsequently appeared in various culinary shows. In 2013, she established Tiffany Derry Concepts and later co-founded T2D Concepts with a mission to address gender and racial disparities in the hospitality industry. Tiffany is an advocate for social justice, equity, and sustainable food policies. She actively participates in organizations like Les Dames d’Escoffier, the James Beard Foundation, Novo Nordisk, and Food Policy Action.

Having studied tequila, mezcal and agaves from Mexico on the level of a wine sommelier, Ana Martinez has become an expert in agave spirits. Her knowledge is shared throughout our bar program and the resort’s La Biblioteca located in Sotol, the lobby bar. The Agave Library serves as a source of knowledge as Martinez leads guests on a tasting journey of history and discovery through the various Mexican regions that grow the agave plants and distill their spirits. Her firsthand knowledge of the flavor profiles and the master distillers themselves, leads her passionate orchestration. Mezcal, the original agave spirit, shares prominence with tequila, raicilla, sotol, bacanora, tuxca, and comiteco.  The spirits are paired with small bites or can be coordinated for a 5-course dinner. Martinez and her colleagues may host an agave tasting for clients, create a signature cocktail for the occasion or consult on a curated bar for the evening.

Executive Chef Mauricio Lopez has found his home at Hilton Los Cabos having led the kitchens and culinary team for 16 years. Although far from his origins in Acapulco, Mexico, Chef Lopez sees many similarities in Baja and infuses his Mexican heritage into all menus at the seven culinary concepts and banquets at Hilton Los Cabos. Having cooked throughout the word with stints in Cuba, Spain, New York and beyond, he brings those inspirations to the tables of Hilton Los Cabos on the shores of the Sea of Cortez. Many who work with him find themselves leading kitchens of their own. It is due to his leadership style that Hilton selected Chef Lopez for the Hilton Culinary Council and to be responsible for the hotels and resorts opening in Latin America, from kitchen design to menu development. In addition he is consulting for the company’s Mexican concepts internationally. He also received the Hilton Chef Diamond Award and is a former champion of the Culinary Masters Competition in Miami, Florida. Chef Lopez sources local ingredients from regional Baja farms and fishermen with a “no shortcuts” approach to his cooking. “Baja provides us with the freshest produce. I can have vegetables in my kitchen that were in the ground yesterday, or fish on the plate that was caught this morning. It is a chef’s dream,” says Lopez. “There are no secrets to good food. Only fine ingredients.” Having a preference for wines, Chef Lopez has partnered with Mexican wineries for a Winemaker Dinner Series under the stars bringing the wines of Valle de Guadalupe and other regions to guests and clients, and pairing them with his award-winning cuisine. Chef Lopez’ beloved Mexican hospitality and genuine care is translated to the plate. He can customize any menu to the client’s preference, and is heralded for his surprise and delight moments with the guests.

Recognized for over a decade as one of California’s elite culinary talents, Corporate Executive Chef Matt Sramek honed his skills under the legendary Bruno Lopez at the Hotel Bel-Air and proudly represented the U.S. at the prestigious Trophée Passion in Paris. From opening Bouchon Beverly Hills with Thomas Keller to leading the acclaimed Amaya at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, his illustrious journey has now brought him to Blue Bridge Hospitality in San Diego. Here, he orchestrates exquisite dining experiences at premier destinations such as Little Frenchie and Stake Chophouse, setting the standard for luxury in the city’s culinary scene.

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Past Baja Food & Wine Journey Events

In its third year, the Baja Food & Wine Journey is a culinary celebration of pop-up celebrity chef events, featuring the likes of Tiffany Derry, and more.

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