Foodie Families Little Eko Chefs Weekend

“Little Eko Chefs is an unprecedented experience for our youngest guests to truly immerse themselves in the cultures of other foods, gain cooking skills for the future, and learn easy and delicious recipes as part of many memories they’ll be taking home from their stays at Generations Riviera Maya,” said Jeroen Hanlo, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Karisma Hotels & Resorts and creator of the distinguished Gourmet Inclusive® Experience.

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Little Eko Chefs, held every weekday in the resort’s Eko Kids Club, will be a first-of-its-kind program, incorporating historical and cultural facts, eco-friendly food basics and hands-on cooking opportunities. Classes will build upon Generations Riviera Maya’s existing commitment to delivering unforgettable culinary, environmental, and authentic experiences as a part of its Gourmet Inclusive® vacations for the entire family. Many of the ingredients used for Little Eko Chefs will be sourced locally, including from Karisma’s 75,000 square foot Greenhouse located just a few steps away from the resort. All Little Eko Chefs participants will be awarded a special certificate after completing the class – offering them a personal memento of their vacations and testament to their new gastronomic skills!

Offering a first taste of Little Eko Chefs, Generations Riviera Maya invites guests to join Alexander, 13-year old wunderkind and first-ever winner of MasterChef Junior, on a three day culinary adventure for the entire family. The Little Eko Chefs Weekend will provide a select group of children (and parents) a sampling of Little Eko Chefs as well as exclusive opportunities to interact with Alexander, including a meet and greet with mocktails and photos, a live culinary performance, and a cooking class for kids to watch and learn from Alexander, personally. Guests of the Little Eko Chefs Weekend will also be invited to enjoy a Pasta Dinner on the Chef’s Market deck overlooking nothing but the azure sea and sky; a special turndown amenity for children before bedtime; and a goodbye afternoon ice-tea party.

Little Eko Chefs presents only a taste of what Generations Riviera Maya has to offer for kids and families. The resort’s popular Eko Kids Club features supervised activities for kids aged 4 to 12 years showcasing fun and educational activities with an environmentally-friendly twist. Eko Kids Club offers ball pits, indoor play structures, a movie area, craft station, library, gaming consoles, and more. For infants and toddlers, the Baby Beach Lounges provide a shady respite from the sun complete with toys and nanny service, so that adults can enjoy some quiet beach time. Families with small children are also able to travel carefree by taking advantage of the resort’s Gourmet Inclusive® baby amenities, including strollers, cribs, pack and plays, changing tables, monitors, bottle warmers, baby bathrobes, and more.

Generations Riviera Maya offers the highest level of customized service and features all-suite oceanfront accommodations with unlimited butler service and swim up infinity suites up from the first to fourth floors. The resort is synonymous with luxury and perfectly suited for multi-generational families, couples, and wedding parties seeking quality time together while vacationing in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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The Little Eko Chefs Weekend is being offered complimentary to guests staying August 15 – 17, 2014 at Generations Riviera Maya. Little Eko Chefs will be available to all the resort’s youngest guests each weekday from 4 – 5pm starting Monday, August 18.

Nightly rates for Generations Riviera Maya begin at $407 per adult, per night based on double occupancy and $67 per child, per night for 2014, including the Gourmet Inclusive Experience featuring gourmet à la carte meals, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, and full service concierge. Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees. Hotel reservations can be booked by calling 1-866-527-4762, or by visiting

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