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Carme Ruscalleda i Serra

  • Carme Ruscalleda i Serra © Santi Cogolludo / EL MUNDO

    Carme Ruscalleda i Serra © Santi Cogolludo / EL MUNDO






Date of birth


"Chef. One of the great names of Spanish cuisine and the first Spanish chef to receive three Michelin stars.

Born in Sant Pol de Mar (Barcelona) in 1952. She first worked in the family cold meats business until in 1988 she decided to open the Sant Pau-Carme Ruscalleda restaurant with her husband, based on the principles of quality and originality. Her mostly self-taught gastronomic training has not prevented her from receiving important awards and distinctions for her work. In 1991 she received her first of her three Michelin stars, and in 1992 was chosen to represent Catalan cuisine during the Seville Expo. In 2004 she opened a new restaurant in the heart of Tokyo, which has been awarded two Michelin stars. Carme has published several books on her special way of understanding cooking.


National Gastronomy Award from the Spanish Academy of Gastronomy (1998)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2007)
Turespaña Award for Innovation and Creativity (2010)

Highlighted works

  • Ten years of cooking in Sant Pau
  • Del plato a la vida
  • Cocinar para ser feliz
  • One year with Carme Ruscalleda
  • More than tapas

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