Their bringing their knives but are no hackers when it comes to creating kitchen magic or teeing it up on Pacifico and Bahia at Golf Kitchen Punta Mita 2019. 

It is only three weeks away as we prepare to host the second edition of Golf Kitchen Punta Mita on April 25-28, 2019. Golf Kitchen Magazine and Punta Mita developer DINE co-host this special four-day, three-night event that blends the best of the region’s destination golf and gastronomic experiences with the help of a crew of visiting chefs from esteemed golf clubs in the US and Latin America.

The Jack Nicklaus designed signature golf courses at Punta Mita will host a chefs four-hole shootout elimination competition for the Golf Kitchen Chefs Cup on the Pacifico course. You can see what Clubs are participation as well as the chef line up go to

Guest and resident participants will also contest as two-person teams in a two-day Golf Kitchen Cup tournament, an 18-hole scramble on the Bahia course and 18-hole best ball on Pacifico. All the while they’ll be treated to a spectacular array of culinary creations by a stellar line-up of chef superstars throughout Punta Mita.

“How exciting to be able to perform our craft on such a beautiful canvas such as Punta Mita. Looking forward to working alongside all of these terrific chefs and creating deliciousness!” said Michael Ruggiero, Executive Chef at GlenArbor Golf Club, Bedford, New York. «I’m a bit nervous about my golf game, but it will be fun nonetheless!»

“I am so excited to cook and play at this event again, Golf Kitchen Punta Mita provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy incredible food from chefs from around the world and at the same time enjoy the world-class golf courses and the great weather this amazing destination has to offer,” remarked Eduardo Lalo-Palazuelos, Ambassador Chef, Club Bosque Real of Mexico.

«Unrivaled event of epic proportions! Don’t Miss Out!» stated Damian Gilchrist, Executive Chef at Sankaty Head Golf Club, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

“I’m excited and looking forward to mixing it up in Mexico with the fantastic chef line up in Punta Mita.  I look forward to bringing some metropolitan flavors and flair to the Caribbean.  Great ingredients and fresh ideas and onward creativity!” beamed Tony Villanueva, Edgewood Country Club, River Vale, New Jersey.

Punta Mita’s own Executive Chef Pato Pérsico will serve as host chef for Golf Kitchen Punta Mita, leading a welcome dinner at the new Pacifico Beach Club that honors “The Cuisine of Latin America” with dishes created by guest chefs from the Americas. Creative mixologists, live music, and house DJ Omar will keep the energy high all night long.

Dining takes place in some of Punta Mita’s most beautiful settings including the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Click here to see What’s Cooking at

The event wraps on Saturday night at Kupuri Beach Club with a delicious gala featuring a dine-around tasting pool party with a silent and live auction by Grand Stand Sports to raise funds for local charities Peace and The Fundación Punta de Mita.

Personally I am thrilled to see the 2nd edition take place – I am convinced it will continue to grow over the years into a unique and world class event showcasing Chefs that Golf & Cook at Golf Clubs around the globe and on this occasion 3 great Chef friends Lalo Palazuelos , Gaston Yellich and Pachu Perrerya