Ramon Freixa Restaurant (Madrid)

Born in 1971 in Castellfollit de Riubregós (Barcelona), he currently resides in Madrid, where he runs the restaurant Ramón Freixa Madrid (two Michelin stars), located in the Hotel Único Madrid.

He studied Hotel Management at the Sant Pol de Mar School of Hotel Management and Catering (Barcelona).

In the early 1990s, he learned the secrets of the most innovative cuisine at the time in Belgium, which would be the foundation of his development as a chef. In 1994, back in Barcelona, his father gave Ramón a privileged place in the kitchen of El Racó d’en Freixa. In 1998, when his father finally decided to retire from the great kitchen, he passed the baton on to his son.

Ramón kept his father’s Michelin star and wrote “El pa, l’oli i el vi”.

In 2001, the Gourmetour Guide gave him the award for Best Chef and Best Restaurant in Spain; later, in 2002, he received the Best Cheese Board award, crowning it in 2003 with the Best Dessert Selection.

In 2004, he published his second book, Mano de Cocinero. In 2007, Gourmetour recognised him again with the Best Chef and Best Restaurant in Spain awards.

In 2009, he turned the family business around by focusing on traditional Catalan cuisine, changing its name to Freixa Tradició and run by his parents; and that was when he went to Madrid and opened his restaurant Ramón Freixa Madrid, which received its first Michelin star after a few months and its second one in 2010. In 2011, Ramón Freixa Madrid was chosen as the best restaurant in Spain by Madrid Fusión and awarded three suns in the Repsol Guide. In 2012, he was named Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and opened his restaurant Erre in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).

In 2013, he received recognition as “Best Restaurant of the Year” by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy for the restaurant in Madrid, and opened its catering outlet at the Teatro Real in Madrid and later at the Palacio de Linares and Club de Tiro in Madrid.

In 2014, he published “Secuencias”. In 2015, he launched a new restaurant in Madrid: Ático, at The Principal Madrid Hotel. In 2016, he received the recognition of the community of Madrid, which awarded him the Culture Prize in the Gastronomy category, being the first chef to achieve this distinction.

In the same year, he also received the Memorial Gastronomy Award from the Royal Academy of Gastronomy.

In 2017, he redesigned his Madrid restaurant.