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Le Cordon Bleu Alumni listed in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants
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June 2015

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Alumni Virgilio Martinez and Gaston Acurio - World's 50 Best Restaurants
Le Cordon Bleu Alumni listed in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants

On Monday 1st June 2015, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced in a prestigious ceremony at the Guildhall in London. Amongst the winning restaurants, we were delighted to hear that two of our alumni made it to the prestigious competition:

  • Virgilio Martinez: Central in Lima, Peru - Number 4
  • Gaston Acurio: Astrid y Gastón in Lima, Peru - Number 14

Virgilio Martinez trained at Le Cordon Bleu London and Ottawa, before working in several kitchens around the world. In 2009, he launched his own place in Lima: Central – which is today one of the most celebrated restaurants in Peru.

Gastón Acurio has been Peru’s best known celebrity chef for more than a decade, with a fine-dining empire that now stretches from Bogotá to Madrid, from Buenos Aires to San Francisco and New York. He opened Astrid y Gastón in 1994 after studying a Diplôme de Cuisine in our Paris school.

We congratulate Gaston and Virgilio on this fantastic achievement, and hope they inspire an enthusiastic new generation of chefs.


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