Sevillian, this young but reputable chef studied at the School of Hostelry in Seville, although he took his first steps as a young child in the kitchen. On more than one occasion Elías has told us that he exchanged pencils for the stove as a child.
After moving through different restaurants and hotels, among which Alfonso XIII stands out, he conducted his profession in the NH chain. This experience allowed him to open different restaurants of that hotel chain and travel throughout Spain.
It is from that moment when he became a Chef at the age of 26 and in an excellent consultant of restoration establishments. His vocation is cooking, and his passion is to continue learning, always in restaurants with a Michelin star.
For two consecutive years (2014, 2015) he received the first national prize in the Fish category of the “Concurso Recetas que Alimenta” (Recipes that Feed Contest) within the “Restaurants against Hunger” campaign organized by “Acción contra el Hambre” (Action against Hunger) together with the Spanish Federation of Hospitality. Two consecutive “Porche Gourmet” awards from 2014 to 2015. A “Master” with Joan Roca (considered the best restaurant in the world in 2015) and a “Master” at the University of Gastronomy of San Sebastian (Basque Culinary Center).
The challenge of starting a new adventure in a restaurant of such prestige as is the case of Abades Triana was what motivated him and led him to accept this commission from Grupo Abades and reject other proposals.