Xavier Pérez Stone
Chef of Axiote
Playa del Carmen
I draw inspiration from every day. Travel and people help enrich this inspiration.
I separate myself and my brand from others in this field by not working to create a distinction between Axiote and the others. We work as a team to satisfy our clients and ourselves.
My greatest career achievement thus far is having friendships with chefs who were my teacher and are still people I admire.
My favorite place in town to enjoy an authentic meal is Axiote or Adobo.
Tequila or mezcal? Mezcal everyday, tequila sometimes.
I hope that my biggest contribution to the culinary scene in Mexico is to make Axiote a place of good gastronomy in Playa del Carmen and support small producers to preserve the use of their products.
This article originally appeared in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of InMexico Magazine.