Chef Instructor Natalia Vázquez
Head Chef of Spanish Cuisine Programmes
Natalia Vázquez, from La Coruña, was born in a region surrounded by ocean and famous for itsquality products. Her contact with the culinary world started very early at her family´s fish shop. She began, first by studying at graduate level through the public system, and shortly after, then specialised in Culinary Management and Skills techniques at the Hospitality Management Centre, Galicia.
After having spent time in restaurants and luxury hotels throughout Spain, she continued to develop her experience at the restaurant, Guggenheim Bilbao (1 Michelin star). From there, she joined the team at Manolo de la Osa in Las Rejas, which also boasts a Michelin star. After that, she moved on to spend a long period at the restaurant in the Hotel Villamagna, Madrid, under the guidance of Eneko Atxa, current holder of 3 Michelin stars.
In 2012, chef joined the production team at Le Cordon Bleu Madrid and became part of the chef instructor´s team in the Spanish Cuisine programme, sharing her vision for fine dining marked by simplicity and delicacy.
After a period in which she decided to dedicate more time to other personal projects, chef returned to the Spanish Cuisine's chef instructors team in 2019.