Paco Roncero (Head Chef)
At the age of eighteen, following
family tradition, he begins to study cooking
at the Madrid School of Tourism and Hospitality
(la Escuela Superior de Hostelería y Turismo
de Madrid). In 1990 he begins his career
at the restaurant Zalacaín and later moves
to the Ritz Hotel. In 1991 he joins the
staff at the Casino de Madrid as a chef.
Later he is promoted to Head Chef of the
banquet department. For three years, he
trains at the "El Bulli" restaurant (Rosas-Gerona)
with Ferrán Adrià. These three years are
key in Paco's evolution as a chef.
In 1997 he obtains 2nd place in the Young
Chef Championship of the Community of
Madrid and 3rd place in the Spanish National
Championship. In 1998 the Casino de Madrid
recruits Ferrán Adriá as Gastronomic Consultant,
which brings about a true revolution in
the gastronomic scene in Madrid and Spain.
In 2000 Roncero is promoted to Head Chef
at the Casino, and currently occupies
this position. He is considered Ferrán
Adrià's most outstanding disciple.
Gastronomic Guides 2005
- 1 Michelin
- 9 out of 10 in Gourmetour
- 2 Campsa Suns
- 7.5 in "The Best of Gastronomy" by Rafael
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