Arturo Eduardo Avila Zarraga is both the Executive Chef and the Food & Beverage Director at Viceroy Zihuatanejo, overseeing all aspects of the dining and catering operations at the chic resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
Chef Avila came to the Viceroy Zihuatanejo with more than 15 years of experience at exclusive hotels, private clubs and cruise lines.
“Arturo is a dynamic and creative professional who has prepared world-class cuisine for a wide range of discriminating, high-profile and VIP guests,” said General Manager Martin Kipping. “With his well-honed skills and innovative style, he is enhancing our menus with exciting new dishes with bold flavors.”
Prior to joining the team at Viceroy Zihuatanejo, Chef Avila, a native of Mexico, was the executive chef of a luxury boutique property in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Hotel Ecce Inn. His past experience includes executive positions with Lyford Cay Club, Nassau, Bahamas; M.S. Westerdam, Holland America Cruise Line; Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; St. Regis Hotel, Mexico City, and Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico City. He earned a ‘Certified Chef de Cuisine’ designation from the American Culinary Federation.