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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 14 May 1962L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Birth NameFerran Adrià Acosta

Mini Bio (1)

Ferran Adrià was born on May 14, 1962, in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, a city near Barcelona, Spain. In 1977, he entered the Polytechnic Institute of Merced to study Administration in Business. Without a solid motive, in 1980, he left his business studies with a will to make money so he could vacation in Ibiza and modestly started his culinary career as a dishwasher in the Hotel Playafels, de Castelldefels. A few years later he joined the military and after his service was complete he worked in the kitchen at elBulli. Chef Jean Paul Vinay and the director Juli Soler of elBulli, named Ferran and Christian Lutaud co-head chefs. At the beginning of 1987, Ferran decided to leave the techniques of "nouvelle Cuisine" and began his own style of working his way around the kitchen. He began to base his ingredients, techniques, and native elaborations on a different vision for fine dining. Until 1993, this new "Mediterranean Style" marks the beginning of a new era in Spanish and Catalana cooking. In late 1987, Ferran and Juli launched a new yearly restaurant schedule. The restaurant would be in service for 6 months and would close the other 6 months to create dishes, menus and study the history of variables of food. After years of food and dining innovation, elBulli closed in 2011 and Ferran opened the elBulli Foundation.

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. Silver Spoon Award by Food Arts 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.

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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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