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About me

I have worked in Tourism and Hospitality services since 1996 when started my own business, and I am a holder of a Associate Degree in Hotel Management. I also worked organizing indoor and outdoor activities in Lapland, Sierra Nevada National Park, and the Carpathian Mountains. In these places, I managed tourist accommodations like campings, hotels, and hostels, working with the staff in all areas: kitchen, restaurant, reception, customers services, and outdoor activities. 

I inherited my passion for cooking from my mother and my grandfather who was a self-made hospitality businessman, he owned and managed two high-level restaurants in Spain at the beginning of the 20th century. However, I learned to love traditional cuisine and flavours when I was a child staying with my mother in the kitchen. Then, I continued my vocational training in cooking in Grupo Lezama, an educational partner of the Hospitality School of Sevilla. The Spanish restaurant Taberna del Alabardero in Washington D.C. belongs to this group. I worked as a chef de cuisine in some places in Spain, Sweden and Slovakia.



On my website, you can find my recipes, as well as a diverse range of information about the world of cooking and my experiences in this field.

My professional career as a chef has been developed in four main specialties: Tapas & Mediterranean cuisine, international healthy food, ancient cuisine, and outdoor & wilderness cooking in Laponia, the Carpathian Mountains, and Sierra Nevada.


Hotel & Tourism

During my working life in Spain and abroad, I have known destinations and I have had experiences which I want to share with you.

I have worked mainly in mountain, nature and wilderness establishments, where I have developed my skills in all areas of them.

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Contact me

You can contact me in Spanish, English, Swedish and Slovak.

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