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Mariano Andres

Mariano Andrés started his studies in 1988 in ESHOB, culinary school of Barcelona, after working in various restaurants like Via Veneto (1* Michelin) and El Bulli (3* Michelin, World Best Restaurant) with Ferran Adrià. He moved to Washington in 1993 working as a Sous Chef along with his brother Jose Andres,Celebrity Chef 2* Michelin. owner of Think Food Group ( Ranked #21 Most influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2012 ) with 30 restaurants through USA and returned to his home country two years later as a bartender for the famous Planet Hollywood-Barcelona. After a year’s stint as Bartender at Barcelona’s Hard Rock Cafe he moved to Holland as a Bar Manager and later joined Wafi, Dubai as Restaurant Manager for the opening of Seville’s in 2001.
Andrés was with Seville’s for over four years before deciding to return to Spain as F&B Director for the five stars Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort. Prior to his return to UAE, Andrés also worked in the Seychelles where he opened the first Spanish restaurant in the Indian Ocean and later worked as F&B Director in five stars Zaragoza, Hotel Hiberus and Madrid at Eurostars Madrid Tower.
He returned to Seville’s in January 2011- the legendary Spanish tapas bar located in Wafi, that Mariano Andrés Puerta was originally part of the opening team in 2000. Mariano is currently the General Manager of Wafi Restaurants, F&B Division.
Most recently Mariano has been participating as Chef Judge on the first Foodshalah kids airing on ZEE TV.