Behind Our Acclaimed Cabo San Lucas Dining Experiences
Meet Our Culinary Team
Learn more about the visionaries who make our acclaimed Cabo San Lucas dining experiences possible. Browse our Los Cabos culinary team bios below and come taste for yourself their work: innovative cuisine prepared using the freshest available ingredients. From classic Mexican dishes to inventive creations, our team offers simply the best. We look forward to sharing Los Cabos dining experiences with you at The Resort at Pedregal.
Gustavo Pinet, Executive Chef
The Resort at Pedregal proudly announces and welcome Gustavo Pinet as its new Executive Chef. Chef Pinet brings his culinary prowess in Mexican fine-dining and international techniques to The Resort at Pedregal's culinary Program, including its four premier culinary destinations. He is also responsible for menu development, staff training, supervising culinary presentations and ensuring exceptional experiences for all guests of the premier luxury resort.
Chef Pinet brings with him more than 15 years of culinary experience in some of the world's finest restaurants and luxury resorts. Chef Pinet's cooking style incorporates influences and flavors from throughout Mexico, complemented with classic techniques and influences from his international experience.
This Fall, The Resort at Pedregal will host its fifth annual Food & Wine Festival, The Art of Taste, which will take place October 26-20, 2016. This year's theme will celebrate the spirited traditional Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos and will feature an impressive lineup of award-winning chefs, including new Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet.
Jose María Aguirre - Wine Director
Recently appointed to Wine Director at The Resort at Pedregal, Jose María Aguirre brings over four years of experience in the wine industry and seven years in restaurant operations to the premier Los Cabos property. As Wine Director, Aguirre is responsible for creating wine lists, hosting tastings and suggesting pairings based on guests’ taste preferences and food choices. Aguirre is more than qualified for the role as he holds a Level III Advanced Sommelier certification.
Prior to joining The Resort at Pedregal, Aguirre served as wine director at the Fifth Floor and The Dirty Habit in San Francisco, California. There he studied under the companies Master sommelier where he continued his wine education the old fashioned way by “drinking it all and trying everything once.” Previously Aguirre also ran restaurants in major markets like Chicago and Miami.
Aside from preparing for his masters and enjoying the beautiful city of Los Cabos, in his free time Aguirre likes to travel and discover culture through food and beverage. Originally from Dallas, Aguirre grew up in Ecuador and graduated from Colorado State with a degree in Restaurant and Resort Management in 2008.