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Overview (2)

Born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Birth NameFerran Adrià Acosta

Mini Bio (1)

Ferran Adria Acosta great up outside of Barcelona, Spain where his first love was soccer. In 1977, he entered the Polytechnic Institute of Merced to study Administration in Business Studies, but unmotivated by his studies, left school in 1980. In search of spending money for vacation, he started his culinary career as a hotel dishwasher. After completing military service, Ferran began as a line cook at elBulli, and by 1984, was named head chef and continued there until 2011 when the restaurant closed its doors. Today, he has the elBulliLAB where the central idea is to understand food and the innovation around food.

AWARDS: 2010 - Best Chef of the Decade by The Restaurant Magazine 2008 - Best Restaurant in the World by The Restaurant Magazine 2007 - Best Restaurant in the World by The Restaurant Magazine 2006 - Best Restaurant in the World by The Restaurant Magazine 2003 - City of Barcelona Award by the Barcelona City Council 2002 - Best Restaurant in the World by The Restaurant Magazine 2001 - Gold Heart Award by Spanish Heart Foundation 1999 - Chef of the Year Award by Gourmetour 1997 - Catalonia Tourism Medal by Generalitat de Catalunya 1996 - Restaurant of the Year Award by Club de Gourmets 1992 - National Gastronomy Prize for the best Chef de Cuisine by National Academy of Gastronomy

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (7)

Was on the "Time" magazine's List of Most Influential People in 2004.
Head chef of "El Bulli" restaurant in Roses, which topped "Restaurant" magazine's Top 50 list of the best restaurants in the world in 2002, 2006 and 2007.
Considered best chef in the world, developing the molecular gastronomy, a new style of cooking that explores the possibilities of food scientifically.
In 2002, El Bulli was named the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant Magazine. El Bulli was given this prestigious award again in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. No other restaurant to date has achieved winning this award in this way.
One of Ferran Adria's passions is the FC Barcelona soccer team. "When I am watching the Barça," said Adrià, "I forget about everything else.".
In 1986, El Bulli, under the direction of Ferran Adrià, established his trademark of closing the restaurant for six months from October 1 to April 1. These months matched with the ebb of clients and allowed him and his staff to research and create new dishes for the next open season.
In 2002, El Bulli was named the Best Restaurant in the World. El Bulli was given this prestigious award again in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. No other restaurant to date has achieved winning this award in this way.

Personal Quotes (1)

I hardly ever eat at home. It's been like that for the past five years.

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