Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it
Able to cook a variety of different dishes. Serving classic Spanish, French and modern European cuisine. My cuisine is based on taste, texture and presentation and usually I use mergers between several kitchens to obtain in the end a unique and surprising dish.
List of the Chef's favorite ingredients
How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?
I cook from when I can remember, I started cooking with the age of 6 years and after 34 years I'm still cooking, but now I do professionally. I am and I have always been a self-taught, I believe that when you do something with passion, learning is something that brings pleasure and happiness. I started my career as a professional kitchen 22 years ago, in my home country Romania and the 25-year-old I moved to Spain. There I learned the Spanish kitchen and and afterwards I started the way in the modern kitchen. I like new challenges, so I studied on my own other cuisines, such as Nikkei cuisine, Arab cuisine among others. I believe that a good cook is not based only in recipes, must be organized, neat, clean, a good leader and especially a good person. The main ingredient in any recipe is love and to have love, you have to be a good person. My cuisine is based on taste, texture and presentation and usually I use mergers between several kitchens to obtain in the end a unique and surprising dish. If you cooking with love, you provides food for the soul!
Course of specialization in haute cuisine (Cathedra Ferran Adria, Camilo Jose Cela University)
Executive chef (Jan 2011 - Dec 2011)
Gran Caffe Londra
Executive Chef (Oct 2016-Now)
Galerias Lafayette - Lafayette Gourmet Restaurant
Executive Chef (Nov 2014-Jul 2016)
Real Madrid Cafe
Executive Sous Chef (Aug 2014-Oct 2014)
Norsk Bakeri (Spain)
Master Baker (Feb 2010-Oct 2013)
Restaurant Ganivet y Forqueta (Spain)
Executive chef (Mar 2005-Oct 2013)
Restaurant Mar (Spain)
Executive chef (Apr 2001-Feb 2005)
Restaurant Royal (Romania)
Head Chef (Aug 1995-Jan 2001)
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 500 kms