Within the circle of restaurateurs behind hot new Ibiza beach restaurant Cala Bonita is Karen Martini; an award-winning Australian chef, author and television star with an established career spanning decades in the land down under.
As executive chef of Agroturismo Atzaro, Javier Fabo is a man with a lot on his plate – pardon the pun. Born in the Basque country – San Sebastian to be precise, the land of many Michelin stars – he relocated to Ibiza in 2009, where he now manages a team of 18 people in the busy kitchens of La Veranda Day Restaurant, Night Restaurant, the Atzaro Sushi & Tapas Lounge plus special events in Bubbles, weddings and more! Read more
At the helm of the kitchen of hot new Playa d’en Bossa beach restaurant BEACHOUSE Ibiza is head chef Sebastian Altimari, serving up an extensive selection of rustic, honest and authentic Italian cuisine, made with the highest quality ingredients.
The focus on fresh flavours is prevalent throughout the sophisticated menu, and the day-to-night dining destination has quickly become a must-visit for every Ibiza foodie worth their Salinas salt since it’s official opening in July 2014! Still, we managed to steal the busy chef away from the kitchen for a few minutes one bright and early summer morning to get a little more insight into what makes him tick! Read more
At just 24 years of age, Kyupiddo by B.For head chef Emilse García, may be one of the youngest head chefs in Ibiza, but what she lacks in years, she makes up for in experience, passion and enthusiasm. Born in Spain, her family emigrated to Argentina when she was very young, where she found herself immersed in a world where cooking was at the heart of the family unit. It was no surprise then, that she would ultimately find herself at the helm of an internationally renowned kitchen, as her studies and travels saw her train and work in many different places around the world, before fate sent her to Ibiza… Read more
White Ibiza first met chef Juan Dechecco in 2010 (read the original interview here), as he took over the reins of the busy Hotel Es Vive restaurant. Over the past four years, the hotel restaurant, its menu and clientele have been constantly evolving – today, what was once a boisterous poolside bar is now the chic, classy Deco restaurant, serving up light bites and lunch by day and elegant, contemporary cuisine by night.
Intrinsically understanding his clientele’s culinary needs, Argentinean-born Juan runs the Deco kitchen with utmost professionalism and an ever-present desire to keep the menus fresh, creative and delicious from morning until night. Whether it’s perfectly poached Eggs Benedict, sharing plates of tapas or a fine dining creation you desire, you’ll find something to tempt your tastebuds on his carefully crafted menus. Read more
He may be young, but La Oliva Ibiza head chef Marc-Antoine Colonna knows his way around the kitchen like a seasoned professional, having grown up around chefs and cooking, studying in one of Paris’ most prestigious cooking schools and working in Michelin starred restaurants in France. After arriving in Ibiza just three years ago, he began work as a waiter in the iconic Dalt Vila restaurant but step-by-step made his way into the kitchen, where he clearly excels. Today, he serves up an array of exceptionally tasty meals every night and has created a menu brimming with flavour and flair – we went inside the kitchen to find out a little more! Read more
All-new Ibiza dining hotspot On The Rocks Ibiza is a slick operation. Boasting not one, but FOUR head chefs in the multiple kitchen spaces, your dish – be it fresh like mama made Italian pasta, Argentinean style grilled meats, hot and cold starters or lush desserts – comes direct from an international chef to your plate!
We caught up with two of the men responsible: Gianfrancesco Teodori and Dino Paoloni – that’s pasta and grill respectively – to find out what makes them tick! Read more
Founder of successful Ibiza catering company Eat Ibiza and visionary chef-slash-wedding designer and stylist behind gorgeous new Ibiza beach restaurant Elixir Ibiza Shore Club, Vickki Jay’s heart lies within the kitchen and her culinary career was inspired by the desire to make people happy with great dining experiences.
As head chef of the busy Hotel Es Vive restaurant, Juan Dechecco – who first came to Ibiza from Argentina five years ago – is continually being complimented by guests who love his healthy, homemade style of cooking, infused with international flavours inspired by his winter travels. Despite regular offers from hotel guests to work abroad for them in the off-season, he prefers the freedom that living and working in Ibiza gives him – the freedom to live from summer to summer, and to indulge his love of traveling. Read more
After running his own restaurant alongside his brother in Buenos Aires for four years, Argentinean Diego Dechecco opted for a seachange and came to Europe in search of new experiences and a different quality of life five years ago. Ibiza was calling and in 2008, the position of chef de cuisine at Sa Punta became available, so he took up residence in what could easily be one of the island’s most amazing locations and has been there ever since. Read more