Andoni Luis Aduriz
After following studies at the Hotel Management School of San Sebastian, he worked with renowned cooks such as Ramón Roteta, Hilario Arbelaitz, Jean Louis Neichel, Juan Mari Arzak, Fermín Arrambide and Pedro Subijana. He was part of the El Bulli restaurant staff (1993-1994), directed by Ferran Adriá. In 1996, he was head chef at the three Michelin starred restaurant, Martín Berasategui. Since 1998, he directs Mugaritz restaurant (19/20 from Gault&Millau, 2 Michelin stars), chosen as the 4th best restaurant in the world in April of 2008 by the British magazine Restaurant.
Recognized by the international press as "(...) the most important gastronomic genius in the world of the latest times", he appears on the pages of prestigious magazines like the Swedish Gourmet, the french Gault&Millau, the New York Times, Saveur, Gambero Rosso, Food & Wine, the Japanese Cuisine Kingdom and Specialités, which devote a large space to analyze his working technology and cooking style.
In 2002 he received the National Gastronomy Prize of Spain. In 2003, he was awarded the Euskadi Prize of the best restauranteur by the Basque Academy of Gastronomy. The Lo Mejor de la Gastronomía guide named him “Best Cook of the Year” and “Best Baker of the Year.” In 2005 he received his second Michelin star. He received the best qualification of three suns by the Campsa guide.
He sits on the Board of Directors of Euro-Toques, an international organisation of cooks with more than 3,500 professionals from 18 countries, created in Brussels in 1986 by request of the President of the European Community at that time, Jacques Delors.
He is the creator of Diálogos de cocina, an international meeting organised by Euro-Toques. Moreover, he is the author of Papeles de Cocina, the official publication of Euro-Toques in Spain.
He collaborates with some newspapers (El País, Noticias de Gipuzkoa, etc.) by writting opinion pieces.
He is the co-author of the books La joven cocina vasca (1996), El mercado en el plato (1998) and Tabula Bacalao (2003). Inside the collection Tabula, he published Tabula huevo (2000) and Tabula 35 mm (2007). Furthermore, he is the author of the Cuadernos de Mugaritz collection, which includes the books Foie gras (2002), Clorofilia (2004) and Bestiarium Gastronomicae (2006). He is also the author of Txikichef (2006). In the collection Libros del Atajo, in 2007 he published the Diccionario Botánico para Cocineros.
Chef Andoni will be presenting an advanced cooking demonstration on the latest trends and techniques during the 31st IACP Annual Conference, on Wednesday April 1, from 2 pm - 4:30pm at the Johnson & Wales Kitchen Auditorium. For more information visit www.iacp.com. This class is open to both members and non-members.