Chef Insights - Jordi Cruz

Jordi Cruz Mas is a Spanish chef. He is considered one of the best chefs in Spain and directs ABaC kitchen in Barcelona. The first dish he cooked
was green beans with potatoes, which he prepared for his mother when
he was just 7 years old. That was the moment she told him he would
become a chef.
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  • Name: Jordi Cruz 
  • Date of Birth: 29.06.1978 
  • Place of Birth: Manresa, Barcelona, Spain 
  • Grew up in: Barcelona 
  • Places of residence now: Barcelona 
  • Started as a chef in year: 14 years old 
  • Restaurants owned: ABaC, L'Angle, Ten's Barcelona, A Tempo
  • Best known for: Spanish chef, TV Personality 
  • Cooking styles: Spanish avant-garde cuisine
  • Michelin stars: 5 
  • Net worth 2021: $1.9 MILLION


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Cruz leads ABaC Restaurant, highly regarded as the gastronomic reference of Catalan. Under Cruz’s leadership and guidance, the restaurant now holds 3 Michelin stars. ABaC’s concept is simple: tradition, modernity and product. Using high-quality fresh ingredients, the kitchen elegantly marries tradition and creativity. What is placed in front of diners is the result of numerous hours of testing and experimentation in front of the stove, an epitome of a great chef that never stops learning. Cruz culinary prowess extends beyond the kitchen as he is also the author of 6 books and a judge on Masterchef Spain which made him famous, and he is now recognised around Spain.