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Gastón Acurio

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Gastón Acurio
Born (1967-10-30) October 30, 1967 (age 56)
EducationLe Cordon Bleu, Paris
Culinary career
Cooking stylePeruvian
Current restaurant(s)
  • Astrid & Gastón, Café del Museo, T'anta, La Mar, Pasquale Hnos.
Television show(s)
  • Aventura Culinaria

Gastón Acurio Jaramillo (born October 30, 1967) is a Peruvian chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine. He owns several restaurants in various countries, and is the author of several books. In Peru, he is the host of a television program and contributes to culinary magazines.[1][2]

He started Pasquale Hnos., a Peruvian sangucheria or fast-food restaurant focused on Peruvian sandwiches; it did not fulfill his vision and he left the project.[3]

In 2018 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.[4]

According to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) about innovation in Peruvian cuisine (2022), Acurio's influence on the cuisine of Peru and Latin America —where Europe has traditionally been regarded as a model of haute cuisine— has been very significant.[5] More than anyone else, he renewed Peruvian cuisine and thus paved the way for a remarkable generation of Peruvian chefs. Other innovative chefs from Peru, such as Virgilio Martínez, Micha Tsumura, Pedro Schiaffino, Toshi Matsufuji and Hector Solís, have acknowledged a debt to him and consider him their community builder and leader.

In 2019, the IDB chose him to teach the Enrique V. Iglesias Chair on Culture and Development. On that occasion, Trinidad Zaldívar, head of the IDB's Creativity and Culture Unit, said at its headquarters in Washington, DC: "This was a recognition to Gastón for his work promoting the progress of Latin America and the Caribbean through gastronomy. And we want it to also be an inspiration for the thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators in the region, who are committed to the potential of the Orange Economy to contribute to the economic and social development of their countries".[6]


  1. ^ The World's 50 Best Restaurants reconocerá a Gastón Acurio por su trayectoria
  2. ^ Gastón Acurio: el chef peruano que ha conquistado el mundo
  3. ^ "Gastón le dijo adiós a Pasquale".
  4. ^ "World's best restaurant for 2018". CNN Travel. 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  5. ^ Julio Elías, Alvaro Garcia, Ian Mount y Maja Schling , 2022."Analysis of Innovation in Peru's Gastronomic Industry" Inter-American Development Bank.
  6. ^ Ortega, A. 2019. "Ingredientes para Empredener: La historia del Chef más famoso del Perú" Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

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