Our team of professional chefs brings distinct experiences from various parts of Mexico and Latin America.
Juan Carlo Perez is from the UNESCO World Heritage fishing port of Tlacotalpan, Mexico. It was there that his mother taught him how to cook traditional Mexican food. The mole on the menu at The Mexican Corner closely follows her recipe, although Carlo will never admit that his as good as her.
Carlo’s first time in a professional kitchen was at a resort in Cancun where he started as a dishwasher. The legendary Mexican chef Samuel Islas became Carlo’s mentor and by 1994 Carlo’s became an executive chef.
In 2008 Carlos brought his family to Whistler with dreams of giving his family a better life. He has been cooking at The Mexican Corner since it first opened in 2012 and has brought together a team of chefs from different regions of Mexico, each with their own specialty dishes.