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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).
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.
Gourmet Award By Travel and Leisure - Mejor cocina regional de México 2019
Culinaria Mexicana 120 Best Restaurants by S. Pellegrino 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Todos Santos REVISTA MEJOR RESTAURANTE Baja California 2017 to 2019
Marco Beteta Guide 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
San Diego Magazine, Best of Baja 2016, 2017, 2018
100 Imperdibles México 2017
Recognition Contest Pairing 2018
Michelin Star at Restaurant Vitus in Germany
March 2014 Host Chef James Beard Foundation Baja meets NYC Dinner
Rising-Star Chef Award, Berlin 2003
Regional Governor Baja California Slow Food International
Convivium Leader for Slow Food BCS
Ambassador Chef for Kumiai Oysters