Joan Roca

Chef at El Celler de Can Roca*** (Girona, Spain)

Respected by colleagues, critics and lovers of gastronomy, Joan Roca forms part of a unique triumvirate in Girona.

The standard bearer of creativity in Spain and all over the world, Joan Roca (Girona, 1964) runs together with his brothers Jordi and Josep El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, which has had three Michelin stars since 2010. The restaurant won first prize for best restaurant in the world in 2013 and 2015. The Rocas have inherited the family profession, as their parents ran and still run Can Roca in the same neighbourhood that El Celler is now in, which Joan and Josep opened in 1986.

Joan Roca’s cooking –National Gastronomy Award in 2000 for Best Chef- has developed as a result of his studies and travels, and has created a large number of new techniques, devices and recipes for the sector. These include the Roner, which makes it possible to control water for cooking with the highest possible accuracy, or the Rotaval, which allows for the distillation of products in cooking.

Joan Roca




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