Riviera Nayarit’s culinary ambassador will participate in this TV Azteca production in conjunction with Discovery Home & Health

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico  – Chef Betty Vázquez, Culinary Ambassador for the Riviera Nayarit, was named as one of three judges for the first-ever Master Chef Mexico, a reality cooking show in search of the countries most talented amateur chef.

“The show airs very soon. It’s a very well-produced series born of a lot of effort on behalf of its participants and months of searching throughout Mexico for the first #MasterChefMx. I’m very proud to be a part of it,” said Chef Betty Vázquez.

Betty has championed the cuisine of Nayarit, placing it front and center stage during her years of traveling around the world together with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now she will be on TV Azteca for 16 consecutive Sundays as of June 28, 2015.

“The destination brought us together and gave us the opportunity to be a part of this marvelous project,” she added. “The challenge for participants is to win thanks to their talent as cooks and proudly represent the first generation of participants in Master Chef Mexico.”

The TV Azteca production was completed in conjunction with Discovery Home & Health, which will transmit the programs through Latin America starting on July 9, 2015.

There are 18 handpicked participants from several regions in the country, chosen from a casting call of 9,000. They passed several qualifying rounds and will now vie for the top award and take home a prize of one million pesos.

Anette Michel will host the program; Benito Molina and Adrián Herrera will join Betty Vázquez at the judges’ table. For more details please click

About Riviera Nayarit    
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport.  The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns.  Riviera Nayarit is recognized as a “Virtuoso Preferred Destination.”  In 2015, Riviera Nayarit was recognized by Travel Weekly as “Mexico's new holiday destination on the Pacific coast,” by Yahoo! Travel as “Mexico's New Playground” and on Conde Nast Traveller UK 2015 Hot Destinations List. For more information, visit or follow Riviera Nayarit's Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @riv_nayarit and Instagram @rivieranayarit.  

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