Chef Diego Muñoz Velasquez of Astrid y Gastón - Biography

Lima, Peru

June 2014

Chef Diego Muñoz Velasquez left Lima, Peru in 1999 to cook in some of the best kitchens in the world. He went from ElBulli to Mugaritz in Spain. Then he sojourned onto the Grand Vefour in Paris, France before hopping the pond to Canada and from there, leaping to Bilson’s in Sydney, Australia. He returned to Lima to become Chef Gaston Acurio’s right hand man at Astrid y Gastón just before the restaurant reached 42 on San Pellgrino’s “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list. Today, with Velasquez as chef, Astrid y Gastón is ranked 14 in the world and number one in Latin America. He also travels doing cooking demonstrations with Acurio at culinary events around the globe. 

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