8 April 2022
Hola Chef Pepe (Eric Garcia)
Chef Pepe (Eric Garcia) was born in Barcelona, but his family moved to Madrid when he was five years old. Two very different cities, one curious young man.
Eric began his career in hospitality at the age of 13, and it did not take long for him to discover his passion for food in the busy life of a restaurant kitchen. His formative years in elite culinary schools in Madrid shaped his technical skills while working in the catering and hospitality industry for several years.
Pepe’s deep connection with food runs in his blood. He fondly recalls family lunches that always rolled into dinner during the summertime in Asturias, a region renowned for its superb seafood and celebrated gastronomy. His grandfather, also a chef, inspired him deeply, while other family members taught him the value of fresh produce and traditional farming from the ground up.
It comes as no surprise Chef Pepe’s approach to food is simple: healthy food cooked to perfection and served for the enjoyment of family and friends. The heart of traditional Spanish gastronomy at its finest: exceptional produce, like legumes, meat, fish and vegetables with lashings of olive oil.
When it comes to life and food is, for Chef Pepe, it’s all about balance: Living in the present, enjoying family moments and witnessing his children grow healthy. A mindset that he translates into his business, cooking fresh and hearty food that makes people feel happy.
Chef Pepe believes the future of food lies in supporting local producers, cooking with native ingredients, and adopting sustainable practices that preserve the natural environment – acting locally, thinking globally!
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