Considered a maestro in the Basque cuisine and the Spanish chef with the most Michelin Stars than any other in Spain, Martín Berasategui, at the early age of 14 he entered in the culinary world working in his parents' restaurant Bodegón Alejandro, where he would earned his first Michelin star by the age of 25. He gain his first experiences, learning and skills in France and was exposed to haute cuisine when working with professional and famous chefs like Didier Oudil, Michel Guerard and Alain Ducasse. On May 1st, 1993 Martín Berasategui opened his famed Martín Berasategui Restaurant in Lasarte-Oria. He was awarded a Michelin star just six months after its inauguration; in 1996 received the second one, and in November 2001 he got the highest emblematic guide rating earning the third star. Berasategui has written over 20 books, built an empire of restaurants across Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Shanghai and Costa Rica; and has been awarded many honours and prestigious prizes including Tapas Chef of the Year 2019 and the "Mérito en Bellas Artes " gold medal by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain.
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