Drew M. Deckman

Michelin-Starred Chef

Drew is a chef, restaurant owner, and culinary consultant dedicated to local, sustainable ingredients that showcase the best of what Baja has to offer.
EVENTS
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.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
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
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Menu development
Food styling
Food/menu costing
Ingredient sourcing
Fish butchery
Kitchen management
Meat butchery
Labor cost management
Product ordering
Labor cost management
Local, organic, sustainable products that showcase the best of what Baja has to offer.
GALLERY
VIDEO

  • Drew Deckman's Shrimp Tostadas

  • Gourmetepec presenta: Entrevista Drew Deckman

  • "It's all in the Sauce" Baja Cooking
DISTRIBUTORS
  • Team Bad Company
  • Cavas del Mogor
  • La Contra Vinos
  • Estacion por Venir Winery
  • Paralelo Winery
  • Casa de Piedra Winery
CLIENTS
  • Team Bad Company
  • Cavas del Mogor
  • La Contra Vinos
  • Estacion por Venir Winery
  • Paralelo Winery
  • Casa de Piedra Winery
RAVE REVIEWS
Deckman's has become on of our favorite vacation dining spots. The owner Chef Drew is a welcoming host. The wait staff is unsurpassed. The casual, charming atmosphere with palapa roof has a true beach feel. The best part of the whole experience is the food! Prepared by the owner, the quality and presentation of the menu items are a treat for the palate and the eye. If you are planning a special occasion or just enjoy truly fine dining, give Deckman's a try.

Chef Drew Deckman is master craftsman. There are few places in all of Mexico and the only place in Cabo where you can experience local and regional ingredients used in a Menu with such precise delivery. Deckman's is unique in it's kind serving clean and delicious flavors, a must when visiting Cabo.
- ADL

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Drew M. Deckman
Drew M. Deckman
ddeckman@chefsroll.com
Valle de Guadalupe
Mexico

Deckman's en el Mogor
Ingredient Facilitator


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).

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 varios Culinary Festivals and Events including the Baja Culinary Fest, Baja Bash, and Chefs al Rescate.