Grupo Vidanta’s Executive Corporate Chef Alexis Bostelmann Teams up With Mexican Restaurant Association (MERA) for Its 2nd Annual Convention

SOURCE: Grupo Vidanta

MERA Invites Chef Bostelmann, of Award-Winning Resort Developer Grupo Vidanta, to Headline This Year’s Convention Titled !Viva Mexico! in Little Rock, Arkansas

HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – Alexis Bostelmann, Executive Corporate Chef for Grupo Vidanta, will lend his expertise to !Viva Mexico!, the upcoming second annual convention for the Mexican Restaurant Association (MERA). Bostelmann brings his own personal brand to this year’s convention with the exposition of two themes and dishes: “The Hybrid Creations of Mexico,” Mestizo cuisine and “The Revolutionary Forces,” which is the cuisine of Emiliano Zapata, enforcing the famous quote “Better to die standing than to live kneeling.” 

The year of 2010 also commemorates an extraordinary milestone in history, marking 200 years of Mexico’s independence from Spain and 100 years since the Mexican revolution. !Viva Mexico!, has been deemed to be the leading culinary bicentennial celebration nationwide, carrying out the theme “New Era of Mexican Cuisine.” The event is set to be an amazing experience which will take you from Mexican past through the present.

As Executive Corporate Chef for Grupo Vidanta, the award-winning resort developer in Mexico, Alexis Bostelmann supervises menu development and the creation of incredible culinary experiences for the company’s 3 – 5-star properties including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Mayan, Mayan Palace and many more.

Together, Alexis Bostelmann and MERA are gearing up for a phenomenal turn out. Alexis has begun more than adequate preparation and is planning to represent Grupo Vidanta in an unforgettable way. Along with MERA, also sponsoring this event is the Foreign Ministry of Mexico, CONCULTA, the federal government, the Arkansas State Government and the City of Little Rock.

MERA is a non-profit organization formed to give leadership, tools and support to Mexican restaurant owners established in the USA. They are also dedicated to raising awareness about the vast diversity of Mexican Gastronomy and Culture. The authenticity and historical contributions of Mexican Gastronomy has influenced cuisines around the world and plays a pivotal role in MERA’s mission and their second annual national convention.

!Viva Mexico! is hosted by the Waterfront Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 27, 28 and 29th, 2010.

About Grupo Vidanta’s The Grand Mayan

Stylishly contemporary in design with vibrant Mayan architecture and traditional Mexican décor, Grupo Vidanta’s The Grand Mayan offers amazingly spacious suites in some of Mexico’s most beautiful beach resort areas including Acapulco, Los Cabos, Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya. Each offers spacious accommodations and five star amenities, Nicklaus Design golf courses, the finest international and Mexican gourmet dining, spectacular over-sized pools, kids’ clubs, world class service and its sumptuous Brio Spa and Fitness Center. For more information about Grupo Vidanta’s The Grand Mayan Resorts, visit

About Grupo Vidanta

With over 35 years of evolution, Grupo Vidanta is a conglomerate of leading companies that combine efforts to actively participate in the socioeconomic development of Mexico in areas such as: the strategic development and construction of new tourist destinations, hotel operation, urban infrastructure with roadways and airport, real estate developments as well as other service provisions. Grupo Vidanta is introducing several new hospitality brands under the Mayan Resorts umbrella, including Bliss, Grand Bliss, Grand Luxxe and in the near future, Mansions of the World. Learn more at

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