Next Friday, December 16th, EUHT StPOL will host the Graduation Ceremony for those students who completed any of the programs taught at EUHT StPOL during the 2020-2021 academic year: the Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Technical Degree in Gastronomy and Restaurant Service, the Master in Hospitality Management – both on campus and online – and the Master in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management (in Spanish or English).
This year, our special guest is Oriol Castro, a chef with more than 25 years of professional experience as a kitchen director and restaurant manager and one of the owners of ‘Disfrutar’, a Barcelona restaurant with two Michelin stars and #7 in the world according to The Best Chef Awards 2022.
Castro studied cooking in the early nineties and at the age of 21 won the Spanish Pastry Contest. In 1997 he joined the kitchen of ‘El Bulli‘ where he became Ferran Adrià’s right-hand man until the restaurant closed in 2011. The following year he opened ‘Compartir‘ in Cadaqués together with his colleagues Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas.
It is in 2015, the three partners opened ‘Disfrutar‘ in the Eixample district of Barcelona, making it one of the gastronomic references of Catalan and world haute cuisine. Last June they opened another restaurant yet: ‘Compartir Barcelona‘.
Also, we have seen him -as well as his cooking colleagues- on the ‘Masterchef’ Spain TV show as a member of the professional jury.