Food Tips

Cooking class

Cooking class

Author: Canadian Living

Food Tips

Cooking class

1. Canadian Living's Food director, Annabelle Waugh, shares the kitchen with Chef Charles, Corporate Chef of the Royalton Luxury Resorts (left), and Chef Freddy, Executive Chef of Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, (right).
annabelle waugh, chef freddy, chef charles

2. Chef Freddy, Executive Chef, Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, exclusive to
chef freddy

3. Chef Freddy slices and dices at high speed and with precision—a skill picked up from years spent cooking in all inclusive resort kitchens across the Caribbean.
chef freddy and annabelle

4. Annabelle presents the pièce de resistance—a fragrant mango crème brulée. Each guest gets the chance to torch their own dessert to caramelized, glassy-topped perfection.
mango creme brulee

5. Chef Freddy and Annabelle Waugh mixing up the crème brulée.
annabelle and chef freddy

6. Annabelle experiences epazote for the first time—a local herb that has a pungent, almost medicinal smell, but a fresh, fragrant, herbal flavour. Chef Freddy uses it to flavour the cooking liquid in which he cooks the red beans. It's also traditionally used in Mexico to make a stomach-settling herbal tea.

7. Sunwing guests get their first smell of Chef Freddy's tequila-infused shrimp. A little splash of tequila adds a surprising depth of flavour, and a squeeze of lime offsets the brininess of the shrimp.

8. The skilled staff at Royalton Riviera Cancun brings out beautifully-plated samples of the Margarita Shrimp Pipette to the guests, so they can experience each dish as it's completed in the class.
margarita shrimp pipette

9. The Royalton Resorts' new selection of chef-prepared gourmet fare and sommelier selected wines, care of seasoned Sommelier Alonso, ensures every meal is memorable.

10. Attending the cooking class together gave this mother-daughter duo a chance to try something new, and enjoy each other's time in a different way.

11. Huge thanks to the Royalton Riviera Cancun's Food & Beverage crew and for hosting us!

12. And a special thanks to the participants!

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