Chef Insights - Quique Dacosta

Quique Dacosta is a chef originally from Extremadura (where he was born in 1972, in the town of Jarandilla de la Vera), but it was in Valencia, the city that he chose to adopt, that he built the stage for his cuisine at the same time innovative and linked to traditions. Dacosta has used the region's culture and territory as an inspiration for his culinary creations in the kitchen.
  • Name: Quique Dacosta
  • Date of Birth: 12.01.1972 
  • Place of Birth: Jarandilla de la Vera, Extremadura, Spain
  • Grew up in: Jarandilla de la Vera, Extremadura, Spain
  • Places of residence now: Spain
  • Started as a chef in year: 1986
  • Restaurants owned: El Poblet, Vuelve Carolina, Mercat bar, Llisa Negra, Quique Dacosta Restaurant, Quique Dacosta Delivery, Arrosqd
  • Best known for: Celebrity Chef
  • Cooking styles: Spanish cuisine, Valencian cuisine, Plant cuisine
  • Michelin stars: 5 
  • Net worth 2021: $1 Million 
What is unique about Dacosta is his passion for rice, a subject he has dedicated much time and effort to investigate. Dacosta has now revolutionised the world of rice. In 2005, he published his book Arroces Contemporáneos, which gives an in-depth review of this iconic ingredient. Chef Dacosta has also published 3 other cooking related books, including his latest De Tapas con Quique Dacosta, which takes readers on a journey through the cuisines of his four restaurants, each represented by 20 dishes.