Retorno del Rey #36, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500 Mexico
Phone:  +52 998 881 0808   •  Map & Directions

Culinary Center: Restaurant and Cooking School

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun proudly boasts the first Viking® Culinary Center within the brand, which features a state-of-the-art residential-style kitchen where guests can enjoy hands-on cooking classes with the Caribbean Sea as an inspiring classroom setting, and our knowledgeable chefs as the expert teachers. The venue is highlighted by 12 counter seats facing the chef's main cooking station that allow for pleasurable entertainment and real interaction.

In every session, delicious, locally sourced cuisine with a creative twist is prepared and served and the menu is modified periodically. When cooking, our chefs blend the regional flavors of Mexico with masterful techniques and then pair these meals with selected wines.

In order to please gourmands and newbies alike, our charismatic chefs have personally created an array of cooking experiences that offer the most delightful dining experiences. From interactive cooking lessons to amusing culinary shows, our cooking classes in Mexico provide an unforgettable experience.

The Culinary Center is available for guests ages 16 and up. Reservations are required.

Contact our Culinary Center Chef

Chef's Table

Enjoy the privilege of having front row seats in a fun and entertaining food exhibition as you settle in at this intimate 12-seat space for a unique dining experience. Featuring the creative yet traditional cuisine of the chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, the prix-fixe dinner menu consists of five dishes along with sophisticated wine pairings.
Cooking Lessons

Channel your inner chef with interactive gourmet sessions where you will gain culinary insights directly from a team of professionals. Our cooking lessons include an entertaining class, with four simple yet exquisite dishes inspired in Italian cuisine, paired with wines and zesty cocktails. This engaging experience is both fun and educational.
Extreme Chef

Meeting Planners and group attendees alike can trade their suits for aprons as they partake in an amusing chef competition. This team-building cook-off entertains and fosters camaraderie between colleagues. This chefs’ battle encourages participants to prepare a menu utilizing a secret ingredient to later be judged by a discerning panel of cooking experts.

Private Sessions can be customized based on the specific program’s needs.
Magic Yucatan Flavors

Discover the magic flavors and ingredients of the traditional local cuisine. Start with a refreshing signature margarita or energetic Mayan drink, prepared by our Culinary Center Chef. Learn how to prepare most popular local dishes in light and healthy presentations. This Regional Culinary Journey is a must!

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Lunch 1 pm $85 USD
Dinner 6:15 pm $125 USD
Magic Yucatan Flavors
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuscan Cooking Lessons
Every Monday for lunch and dinner

Dine with the Chef
Friday & Saturday, 6:15 pm

Cooking Lessons

Magic Flavors of Yucatan
Lunch 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Resort Casual