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Juan-Mari Arzak

Chef de Cuisine (Arzak in San Sebastián)

CV of Juan-Mari Arzak

Date of birth 01.01.1942 in Alza, San Sebastian, E
Training1960 - 1966: School of Hotel Management
CVsince 1966: Restaurant Arzak, Alza, San Sebastian (together with his mother Francisca Arzak)
1977 - 1980: Paul Bocuse, Alain Senderens, Troisgros
1989: *** Guide Rouge (Michelin)
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Juan-Mari Arzak is Chef de Cuisine

in Arzak in San Sebastián

PhilosophyIf you think of us in musical terms I'm an old rock and roller, and my daughter is heavy metal!
Member of1975: Nueva Cocina vasca
1979: Relais & Châteaux
Sociedad Gastronómica Artzak Ortzeok
Awards2005: Chef of the month, Der Feinschmecker (German trade journal)
Special aspectsJuan-Mari Arzak learnt to cook at his mother's and grandmother's knees in the family business. The restaurant is in the big house that his family built in the village of Alza as a wine-cellar and tavern back in 1897.
1: Las recetas de ARZAK. Editorial: EL PAIS Aguilar, 1998. ISBN 84-03-59887-4 2: Celebrar el milenio con Arzak & Adriá. Editorial, Península, 1999. ISBN 84-8307-246-7 amongst others


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