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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, México

  • Punta Mita, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, 63734, Mexico
Leslie Durso

Leslie Durso

Plant-based Chef
“I believe the key to a long, healthy, joyful life begins with what you eat. I create healthy dishes using recognisable foods in unexpected ways to support that.”


Four Seasons Tenure 

  • Since 2017 
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita 

Employment History 

  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara; Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; The Sundance Resort, Utah 


  • San Diego, California, USA

Languages Spoken 

  • English 

A globally recognised chef and healthy living educator, Leslie Durso is known for creating cuisine that reflects a fresh plant-based movement and refuses to compromise style for sustainability. She has worked as a private chef for New York socialites, catered to the Hollywood elite and appeared on national television networks including Food Network and CBS. An avid world traveller, Durso has immersed herself in some of the most inspired kitchens in the world, from Thailand to Peru to Italy, and boasts a unique ability to create vegan dishes that are familiar, yet strikingly creative and different. A Southern California native, established animal advocate and proud rescue dog mom, Leslie is a founding Next Generation Board Member of the Humane Society of the United States.