Rancho Pacifico – Uvita, Costa Rica

October - November 2009


Chef Mel consulted on the culinary program as a Guest Chef at Rancho Pacifico, an eco, 5-star luxury resort in Uvita, Costa Rica for two months in 2009. During my time at Rancho Pacifico I help to create new menus and culinary experiences for guests, while working side by side with the kitchen bar and service staff.

About Rancho Pacifico

The dining experience at Rancho Pacifico is like no other. Their “Whale’s Tail Club” dining room and lounge overlook the Pacific Ocean and the famous Whale’s Tail beach. Their resident chefs prepare cuisine inspired by culinary traditions from around the world using only the freshest local ingredients from the land and sea. And their full-service bar features an extensive wine list, national and craft beers and cocktails made with fresh local fruits and juices.

Melissa Harrison