The St. Regis Punta Mita’s Carolina Restaurant Welcomes New Signature Chef

In Dine, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort‘s AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant, Carolina, has recently welcomed Jesús Duron as the new signature chef who will oversee all culinary aspects including the creation of the restaurant’s tasty seasonally-inspired menu that’s known for using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

Duron, who has ten years experience working in highly esteemed restaurants, most recently held a position as Chef de Partie Garde Manager and Patîsserie at Elmer Restaurant, a chic bistro in Paris. His other past positions include serving as a chef at places like La Marine in Noirmoutier, France; Azurmendi Restaurante in Vizcaya, Spain; El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain; and multiple restaurants in Mexico including Pujol, Quintonil and Biko. In fact, Duron began his career as kitchen assistant in Mexico City at Les Moustaches, an elegant restaurant specializing in French cuisine. Fluent in both Spanish and French, Duron will bring his global experience and creative vision to Carolina where he will craft irresistible dishes specializing in fine local meats, seafood and fish.


“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Jesús Duron to our beloved Carolina Restaurant,” said James Hughes, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. “Jesús comes to Punta Mita with years of impressive culinary experience from some the world’s most elite restaurants in Spain, France, and Mexico. We are confident that Jesús will carry the resort’s award-winning restaurant to new heights and will provide a distinctive taste of Mexico for our discerning guests that will keep them coming back for more.”

With exceptional service, breathtaking ocean views, an inviting bar, a romantic outdoor terrace and a modern and comfortable design, Carolina Restaurant captures the resort’s uncompromised style and service. The menu features a variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts, a vibrant cocktail list, and an impressive wine list to delight discerning palates. Featuring signature dishes such as pozole verde ceviche, suckling pig, and tascalate, the restaurant’s name pays homage to Caroline Astor, a prominent 19th century American socialite.

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