Chef Jose Manuel Miguel: one of Valencia’s most awarded chefs


  • Spanish 1 Star chef
  • Mediterranean cuisine
  • Prize for the best culinary creation of France

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After twenty years working in the kitchens of some of the best luxury restaurants and hotels in Europe, Chef Jose Manuel Miguel is now one of Valencia’s most awarded chefs.

The only Spanish chef that has been awarded with stars in France and Spain

More than twenty years’ experience and training has made Jose Manuel Miguel one of the most renowned and award-winning chefs in Valencia. Both his periods at Arzak and Martín Berasategui, and his first jobs in the kitchens of luxury hotels such as the Ritz in Madrid, Le Bristol in Paris or the Westin in Valencia alongside Oscar Torrijos, laid the foundations of a style of cuisine that he fully developed in his role as executive chef in the Restaurante Submarino in the City of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he went back to Paris to take charge of an ambitious project running Il Vino, a restaurant where the client orders the wines and the chef then pairs the dishes. Under his management, the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star, and at the same time he created Goust, a restaurant based on Mediterranean cooking, for which Miguel achieved another star. He won the Prize for the best culinary creation of France awarded by the Guide Lebey and the Grand Vermeil Medal in gastronomy for work and merit, awarded by the city of Paris.

Back to Spain and a new star

Head chef at the gastronomic hotel, The CookBook in Calpe (province of Alicante), José Manuel Miguel is the only Spanish chef in Paris awarded 2 Michelin stars. He learned his trade alongside Martin Berasategui and Arzak, both Michelin triple-starred chefs. José Manuel Miguel has also worked with great chefs such as Éric Frechon of the Hotel Bristol and Oscar Torrijos, the first Michelin-starred chef in Valence but also at the Hotel Ritz Madrid.

José Manuel Miguel trained with Arzak, Martín Berasategui and other leading chefs. … where his work at Il Vino and Goust earned each establishent 1 Michelin star. In 2016 the Valencian chef returned to Spain to take over Beat and Komfort, and get his first star in 2018.



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