A New Chef at Grand Velas

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Wayu “Light” Wattanakamin has been named Head Restaurant Chef of Sen Lin restaurant at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico.

In this new role, Chef Light will develop a new menu for the Asian-inspired restaurant, balancing modern and ancient cuisine that plays on new textures and original presentations with the traditional ingredients.

With 14 years of culinary-industry experience and a native Thai, Wattanakamin began his career after culinary school by opening his own restaurant.

He later explored international cuisine at the Sahara Resorts in Kuwait, the Millennium Plaza Hotel in Dubai, the Diplomatic Club in Doha and many more outlets throughout Europe and Malaysia.

Most recently, Wattanakamin headed up the Signature Restaurant at Banyan Tree Mayakoba.

One of five restaurants at the Grand Velas resort, Sen Lin offers authentic Asian decor indoors, and outdoor views from the terrace of the Yucatan’s lush jungle setting.

— CJ Staff