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Patrícia Gabriel is a creative and enthusiastic chef based in Lisbon since 2010. Having initially pursued a master in Computational Mathematics, Patrícia was a teacher and researcher before changing course to follow her true passion—food. In 2016, she completed a master in Sciences of Gastronomy at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She loves to cook with unique ingredients found in authentic shops here, and is always looking for the stories and history behind them. In addition to her work with Context, Patrícia offers tailor-made workshops, private chef services and develops menus for special events.
Pedro is a food expert and blogger with an MA in Gastronomical Sciences from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where his thesis focused on the Gastronomy of the city. A life long "lisboeta" he is very much enamoured with his home town, especially its gastronomy, history and architecture. Not only has he studied the cuisine and its different influences and variations, but he previously trained as a Civil Engineer, spending several years working for the city council renovating the historical quarters. In the process, he gained a deep knowledge of some of Lisbon's most characteristic areas which he loves to share with others.
José Picas do Vale started his professional career at the age of thirteen, as a fisherman. In 1989 he joined the Portuguese Navy, being stationed at the Portuguese National Maritime Museum. He graduated in History, post-graduated in Law and Rights of Impaired Citizens, and obtained a Master degree in Museum Studies. An integrated researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, and associated researcher at the Institute of Art History, FCSH – UNL, José is conducting his Ph.D. in Contemporary History and Museum Studies with a research project on maritime museums. He’s a Fulbright Research Fellow; and Fellow of the Study of the United States Institute on Culture and Society. José has also received Scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2009/2015); FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology (2012-2015); and a Leonard Rennie Grant from the Council of American Maritime Museums (2016). Member of ICOM – International Council of Museums; RESPATRIMONI - International Network of Researchers on Heritagization; ACHS – Association of Critical Heritage Studies; RHIP – Network of History, Industry and Heritage; HOPER – Portuguese network of Oral History; co-founded AC - Acesso Cultura; and is president of the General-Assembly of Vórtice, cultural association. He is the author of several articles on Museums, cultural projects, and Portuguese maritime history. This experience and area of expertise, give José a very particular view of Lisbon, its History and its stories.
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