Tips for an outstanding salad with Chef Juan Licerio Alcala

Chef Juan Licerio Alcala shares tips for an outstanding salad during Wellness Getaway at Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico. He wants to eliminate unhealthy snacking throughout the day and keep you satiated.

I love that we share a lot of the same philosophies about cooking.

Chef Juan Licerio Alcala showing how to make an outstanding salad and a simple vinaigrette.

Chef Juan’s salad presentation.

Guests got to “personalize” their salad from these ingredients!

Lovely class setting inside Azul with ocean views.


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