Canada’s Top Chefs and Finest Canadian Beef Vacation Together at Karisma Hotels & Resorts

  Canada’s Top Chefs and Finest Canadian Beef Vacation Together at Karisma
  Hotels & Resorts

 Air Canada, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, and Jackson Family Wines Present 2014
                        Canadian Beef Culinary Series

Business Wire

MIAMI -- December 9, 2013

Warm tropical breezes, white sand beaches, swim-up suites, and butler service
aren’t the only things beckoning beef lovers to Riviera Maya, Mexico next
year. With the launch of The 2014 Canadian Beef Culinary Series at Karisma
Hotels & Resorts, guests will relish the taste of Canada’s top culinary talent
while enjoying an unforgettable Gourmet Inclusive® vacation.

The wine and food program will spotlight a noteworthy chef each month and the
highest quality beef from Canada through a series of interactive epicurean
adventures. Hailing from cities across Canada, confirmed chef participants for
2014 include:

  *January 13-17: Chef Louis Charest of Ottawa
  *February 10-14: Chef Alain Bosse of Halifax
  *March 10-14: Chef Antonio Park of Montreal
  *April 14-18: Chef Rob Thomas of Winnipeg
  *May 12-16: Chef Andrew Stevens of Halifax
  *June 9-13: Chef Paul Rogalski of Calgary
  *July 14-18: Chef Michael Allemeier of Calgary
  *August 11-15: Chef Judson Simpson of Ottawa
  *September 8-12: Chef Corbin Tomaszeski of Toronto
  *October 13-17: Chef Mark Filatow of Vancouver
  *November 10-14: Chef Riley Bennett of Toronto
  *December 8-12: Chef Roger Sleiman of Kelowna Profiles

“The Canadian Beef Culinary Series by Karisma presents guests with exclusive
access to top chefs and the best cuts of prime beef paired with celebrated
California wines while on vacation in the tropics,” said Mandy Chomat, vice
president of sales & marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Air Canada and
our trusted partners have enabled this incredible partnership to take flight,
and we invite culinary enthusiasts from around the world to escape to Karisma
Hotels & Resorts on a Gourmet Inclusive getaway not soon forgotten.”

Surrounded by turquoise waters and lush palm trees, guests will delight in a
new experience each day, with events including a Kick-off Beach BBQ, Beef
Sampling & Wine Pairing, Cutting Demo & Cooking Class, and Tricks of the Trade
& Tasting, all showcasing the chefs’ favorite beef cuts accompanied by expert
pairings and insight from notable sommeliers and winemakers. Novices,
amateurs, men and women alike will appreciate personal insights from Canada’s
most esteemed chefs on everything from butchery techniques and selection of
the leanest cuts of meat to slow cook methods and favorite recipes, including
special flavors and influences from Mexico.

The Canadian Beef Culinary Series by Karisma will take place the second week
of each month at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, El Dorado Casitas Royale, and
Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma. The weeklong program will be an
additional cost of $300 per person. Canadian Beef, select wines and individual
elements of the Jackson Family Wines program will be featured at the resorts
throughout the entire year; a la carte rates for wine and ad hoc experiences
start at $35.

Nightly rates at Karisma Hotels & Resorts begin at $229 per person, per night
including the Gourmet Inclusive experience (all gourmet meals served a la
carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service,
full service concierge, king size beach beds). Hotel reservations can be
booked through a GI Vacation Consultant, or by calling 1-866-527-4762, or by

For more information about The Canadian Beef Culinary Series by Karisma,
please visit

About Karisma Hotels & Resorts

El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, and
Generations Resorts by Karisma, Karisma Hotels & Resorts is a premier hotel
collection operating properties throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico and
Negril, Jamaica, where guests savor a Gourmet Inclusive® experience that
fosters togetherness. Karisma’s growing portfolio is comprised of El Dorado
Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma; El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma; El
Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma; El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort, by
Karisma; Generations Maroma; Generations Riviera Maya; Azul Beach Hotel by
Karisma; Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma; Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma; Azul
Villa Carola by Karisma; and Azul Villa Esmeralda by Karisma. Properties have
been honored with the industry's top accolades including, Conde Nast
Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List,”
Forbes’ “Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels,” Travel Weekly’s “Readers Choice
Awards,” “Green Hotel/Resort,” and “Best Loyalty Program”; TUI Travel PLC’s
“Hotel of the Year,” “Gold Medal,” and “Green Medal”, TripAdvisor® Traveler’s
Choice “Best Hotels for Romance,” and AAA’s “Four Diamond Award.” Premier
Worldwide Marketing is the exclusive worldwide sales and marketing
representative for Karisma Hotels & Resorts.

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