Drew M. Deckman
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
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Chef Drew Deckman, after growing up in Peachtree City, GA and completing a degree in Philosophy from Rhodes College, embarked on a culinary journey that has brought him to Guadalupe Valley in what is now "DECKMAN'S en el Mogor.". Chef Drew spent 10 years in France, Switzerland and Germany cooking with Gastro-Masters such as Paul Bocuse, Jacques Maximin, Gilles DuPont and Tommy Byrne.

Drew was awarded a coveted Michelin Star for his work in Restaurant Vitus in Germany as well as Rising-Star Chef in Berlin in 2003 during his tenure as Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Berlin (17pts Gault Millau) and in March 2014 was Host Chef of James Beard Foundation: Baja meets NYC Dinner.

After mentoring under star-teacher and cookbook author Madeleine Kamman, Chef Drew was part of the final class of the School for American Chefs at Beringer Vineyards. He has worked in Kona Hawaii, Cancun, Mx, Rome, Italy, Shanghai, China and spent time as a private Chef to an entertainer in Los Angeles.

Chef Drew has finally found a permanent home in Baja California where he enjoys blue-water sport fishing, scuba diving and golf. Drew is dedicated to local, sustainable ingredients, is Regional Governor for Slow Food International, and has been the culinary consultant for Casa de Piedra Winery, Paralelo Winery, Estacion por Venir Winery and La Contra Vinos. Chef Drew is also an active participant in various Culinary Festivals and Events including the Baja Culinary Fest, Baja Bash, and Chefs al Rescate.

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Wine & Food festival Mexico City 2016
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016
Chef's Roll presents: Chef's Plate 4 Baja
Chef’s Plate, the ultimate traveling competition, travels to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico on July 25th, 2015. Host chefs Drew Deckman, Miguel Angel Guerrero and Benito Molina will each be mentoring an up-and-coming chef to represent them in a head-to-head cooking competition.
Delegate Terra Madre 2014, Turin Italy SLOWFOOD USA
Delegate Slow Meat 2014 Denver, CO Slow Food USA
James Beard Foundation Dinner
Aside from boasting some of Mexico's most enticing cuisine, Baja is also home to Valle de Guadalupe, the country's most distinguished wine region. For a taste of this thrilling culinary hot spot, the James Beard House has tapped Baja-based chef Drew Deckman to craft a menu of Mexico's finest food and wines on Friday March 7th.

Cerveceria Agua Mala in Sauzal Tasting Room.
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico | Executive Chef < 1 yr
Conchas de Piedra Restaurant at Casa de Piedra Vinicola.
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico | Executive Chef < 1 yr
Deckman's en el Mogor.
Guadalupe Valley, Mexico | Chef Owner
Deckman's.
San José del Cabo | Chef Owner
School for American Chefs with Madeleine Kamman.
Beringer Wine Estates | Student
Restaurant Vitus.
Germany | Executive Chef
Four Seasons Berlin.
Berlin, Germany | Executive Chef
Rhodes College.
Memphis, TN | BA Philosophy

Menu development
Food styling
Food/menu costing
Ingredient sourcing
Fish butchery

Kitchen management
Meat butchery
Labor cost management
Product ordering
Labor cost management




MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Regional Governor Baja California Slow Food International
Convivium Leader for Slow Food BCS


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Marco Beteta Guide 2016
San Diego Magazine, Best of Baja 2016
San Pellegrino 120 best restaurants 2016
100 Imperdibles México


PRESS

Forbes: Move Over, Margaritas: Welcome To Mexico's Vibrant Wine Valley

The Huffington Post: 7 lugares para tu primera visita al Valle de Guadalupe

El Financiero: Brasa de Autor...

Bloomberg Business: Mexico Has Its Own Wine Country—and It’s Amazing

Celebrity Chefs to Convene at the 13th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

vogue.com, July 2016, Visit Mexico’s Wine Country

Orange Coast Magazine, July 2016, Perfect Getaway: Guadalupe Valley

S.Pellegrino y Nespresso GUIDE (120 BEST RESTAURANTS IN MEXICO)

Pop, Fizz, Clink, Slurp: Conchas de Piedra arrives to Valle de Guadalupe

Todos Santos Magazine, July 2016, Off The Culinary Grid

harpersbazaar.com, May 2016, A PERFECT DAY IN... BAJA

San Diego Magazine, May 2016, San Diego's Best Restaurants 2016

SECRETARIA DE TURISMO 100 IMPERDIBLES, May 2016

Yahoo, May 2016, 25 Best Restaurants in Mexico 2016

Eater San Diego, June 2016, Paul Basile Partners With Drew Deckman

El Universal, April 2016, Cocina de Ensueño

Bringing the Table to the Farm – Deckman’s en el Mogor

#GallinitaSugerente Deckman´s en el Mogor

Transcending Expectations at Deckman’s en El Mogor

Sustainable Table With a View

Grape Collective: DREW DECKMAN OF DECKMAN'S EN EL MOGOR

San Diego Magazine, November 2014, Faces of Baja: Drew Deckman

Baja Traveler

The Latin Kitchen, June 2013, Deckman's Beef Tongue Tiradito

Life & Food, August 2012, Deckman's En El Mogor

Escoto, September 2012, Deckmans Valle de Guadelaupe

SPONSORSHIPS & ENDORSEMENTS

Brand Ambassador for SmartFish AC Sustainable Fisheries NGO


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CLIENTS

Team Bad Company
Cavas del Mogor
La Contra Vinos

Estacion por Venir Winery
Paralelo Winery
Casa de Piedra Winery



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