Joan Roca i Fontané is a Spanish chef, best known as founder and head chef of El Celler de Can Roca, awarded three Michelin stars in 2009. He studied in Escola d'Hosteleria de Girona, where later he became a teacher. He worked with his grandparents and parents in their family business, a restaurant of traditional Catalan cuisine.
Name: Joan Roca
Date of Birth: 11.02.1964
Place of Birth: Girona, Spain
Grew up in: Girona, Spain
Places of residence now: Girona, Spain
Started as a chef in year: 1986
Restaurants owned: El Celler de Can Roca
Best known for: Spanish Chef, Wri
Cooking styles: Sous-vide cuisine
Michelin stars: 3
Net worth 2021: $16 Million
Today, Joan is the chef of his own restaurant, together with his two brothers. Josep(sommelier), and Jordi(pastry chef). He is elaborating traditional cuisine together with avant-garde techniques, which implies research of both modern techniques and traditional recipes. Some of the techniques he uses are Sous-vide,"Perfume-cooking" and Distillation.