Juan Pablo Loza Instagram Chef Juan Pablo Loza is the director of culinary operations at the Rosewood Mayakoba hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He won a competition for “Best Mexican Young Chef" in 2005 and is an Ambassador of Sustainable Seafood for the Mexican government and a certified Seafood Watch Partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Experience Juan Pablo Loza developed as a chef at Le Cirque, Ciboulette, and L’Olivier in Mexico City, where he's from, before joining Rosewood hotel properties. Food & Wine recognized his work using "herbs and produce grown on the property in soulful Yucatecan dishes like grilled octopus with achiote and pineapple or a fork-tender cochinita pibil" in our 2017 Hotel Awards. Education Loza earned a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from Escuela Internacional de Turismo in Mexico. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.