Secrets Vallarta Bay & Dreams Vallarta Bay Born in Newport Beach, California, Chef Kori Sutton has literally spent most of her life in the kitchen. Her passion, enthusiasm and appreciation for food are evident. She developed her culinary roots at a young age, working in her family’s catering business. With 18 years of culinary experience, Chef Kori has immersed herself in all facets of the culinary industry, working in fine dining restaurants, hotels and private homes. She has participated in the most prestigious international culinary events in Aspen, New York and Mexico. Chef Sutton’s philosophy is simple: “Food should inspire all the senses, and the setting should be warm and welcoming.” She has adapted the farm-to-table concept by developing a close relationship with local suppliers. This relationship allows him to use only the freshest ingredients. His cooking style is an infusion of Latin and international flavors with the modernization of old school techniques while respecting dietary, religious and health restrictions.