Don Sánchez and Chef Edgar Román were honored by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences with the most important accolade that can be given to a restaurant on a global level: the International Five Star Diamond Award. This recognition previously awarded to places such as Le Meurice by Chef Alain Ducasse, or Market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten comes to San José del Cabo to acknowledge “the exceptional effort and commitment to gastronomic quality, service and atmosphere” of the restaurant.
On the same ceremony at which the commemorative plaque will be presented, Chef Edgar Román will also become the only Chef to receive a special award for excellence from the Academy in recognition for his 20-year career, during which he has been responsible for the birth and development of what is now known as the culinary phenomenon of Los Cabos, one in which investigation, service, exploration of ingredients and respect for traditions have been fundamental elements of each of the projects that he has led to success.
It is important to note that the International Five Star Diamond Award has never been given to an individual Chef in Mexico, so this accolade, in addition to the one received by the Restaurant, for Chef Edgar Roman is not only a privilege but a great responsibility to maintain the commitment to quality product and the connection with the community of San Jose del Cabo and its sustainable producers that favor the responsible use of ingredients.
A celebratory Gala Dinner will be held on December 10th 2023, where members of the Academy, media, special guests and friends will be there to celebrate this new achievement in the career of a chef who saw in Los Cabos the opportunity to promote a style of cuisine that recognizes the products of Baja California, the freshness of the ingredients of the Sea of Cortes and the flavors of Mexico in a peninsula full of microclimates that allows the creation of a culinary approach based on seasonality and sustainability.