Chef Vincent Wallez was born and raised in Bayonne, France, which is famous for its gastronomy, foie gras and charcuterie. Spirited by his appetite for adventure and a desire to expand his culinary vocabulary, Chef Wallez has traveled the globe developing his signature culinary style. His skills have been recognized by world-class resorts and restaurants, earning him tenure at multiple five-star establishments, from Russia to the Caribbean. As the executive chef of Nizuc Resort and Spa in Mexico, Chef Wallez has raised the bar of Cancun’s gourmet scene. In 2016, he became executive chef of Andaz Mayakoba, and he looks forward to following the Andaz® ethos of providing inspiring, indigenous and unscripted experiences, creating the most authentic and stylish restaurants in Mayakoba. Chef Wallez seeks a balance between flavors and classic techniques, focusing on fresh ingredients and visionary touches, delivering dining experiences like none other.