JW Marriott properties in the Caribbean and Latin America announce the launch of Chef’s Table video series on YouTube

Curated Videos Feature Local Recipes & Techniques from JW Marriott Chefs in the Region

Weston, FL, 2015-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Embracing their passion for culinary, JW Marriott properties in the Caribbean and Latin America region, announced the launch of a Chef’s Table video series on YouTube, spotlighting signature and local dishes and techniques from classically trained chefs from JW Marriott properties in Lima, Cancun, Bogota, Cusco and Rio de Janeiro. 
The Chef’s Table series debuts in Mexico and Peru with formally trained Chef Gonzalo Ruiz from the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and Chef Julio Ferradas from JW Marriott Hotel Lima.  Chef Gonzalo Ruiz creates a sumptuous yellowfin tuna tartare with locally sourced fish and delicate touches of chimichurri, Mexican avocado and freshly baked flour tortillas.  Chef Julio Ferradas prepares his signature stir-fried “paiche” tacu tacu, a contemporary twist on the traditional Peruvian dish made from a local fish.

“The Caribbean and Latin America region is rich in culinary tradition and is tremendously diverse from country to country. With the new Chef’s Table series, we will take our guests on a culinary tour of the region and demonstrate the incredible culinary talents we have at our hotels,” said Walter Regidor, Vice President of Operations for the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International. ”This is the ideal platform to engage digitally with our guests who want to discover new flavors while expanding their culinary knowledge.”

The first two videos – featuring the chefs at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Hotel Lima – are both featured on the region’s YouTube channel.  Every six weeks a new video will be uploaded highlighting a different destination and hotel.  Upcoming properties include the JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco in Peru, the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and JW Marriott Hotel Bogota in Colombia.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 75 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and #experiencejwm.

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,200 properties in 80 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

About Marriott in the Caribbean & Latin America (CALA)
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)’s presence in the region is represented by 79 hotels in 25 countries and territories, offering more than 18,000 rooms and spanning nine lodging brands. Marriott International (including The Ritz-Carlton) has 29 hotels under development in the region and expects to double its total number of hotels by 2017 across 10 lodging brands in 27 countries and territories.

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