Dec 29, 2016
From 2009: Chef Ana Garcia is one of the youngest, most vivacious traditional Mexican chefs in Mexico today. Born in Monterrey, Mexico on December 19, 1972 and raised in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Chef Ana traces her lineage well beyond the Mexican Revolution.
The inspiration for Chef Ana's recipes and hospitality grow out of this long, rich family history in central and northern Mexico. Her abilities as a chef are intricately linked to her close relationship with her mother, aunts, grandmothers and great grandmother, as each passed down their culinary wisdom. She has taken this extensive knowledge and incorporated it into a culinary repertoire that includes traditional central and northern Mexican specialties as well as experimental nouvelle Mexican cuisine using traditional ingredients in new and gastronomically adventurous ways.
In 2000, Ana and Robb founded La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacations® (www.lavillabonita.com) a cooking school and culinary vacation destination that combines Chef Ana's cooking skills and inviting hospitality in a breathtaking setting beneath the Tepozteco Mountain range. Since opening its doors, La Villa Bonita has received several distinctions including being named one of the 5 best culinary vacations worldwide by The Food Network as well as one of "The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life" by National Geographic Books and author Pam Grout.
Founded in 2000, La Villa Bonita offers 4-day and 7-day culinary immersion packages to guests ranging from amateur chefs making their first tortilla, to professional chefs looking for new ideas. www.lavillabonita.com
La Villa Bonita was named “One of the 5 Best Culinary Vacations Worldwide” by The Food Network as well as one of "The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life" by National Geographic Books and author Pam Grout.
La Villa Bonita is a convenient travel destination because it is only one hour south of Mexico City in Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico, and most major US airports have several direct flights daily into Benito Juarez Airport. The resort is situated on a 33,000 square foot organic citrus orchard, and features 6 luxurious guest rooms, and a specially-designed open air kitchen with an incredible view of the surrounding Tepozteco Mountains and the Tepoztlan Convent.