Andrés has spent more than 16 years in Paris honing his culinary skills & knowledge. Starting in 2008 at the famous FERRANDI, L'école de cuisine et hôtelière, he learned the hard way the fine art of pastry & cuisine, apprenticing in noted Michelin-starred restaurants. Inspired by French cuisine, he then had the opportunity to study alongside European champion chef Olivier Boudot to discover secrets of French bread-making at the international Cordon Bleu school.
Discovering a more epicurean penchant, he then left to study for the globally recognized Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma, the French Wine Scholar, and the Champagne Master-Level program with the highest honors at the French Scholar Guild. He's also a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators.
Now, armed with both the skills of a Sommelier & culinary nous, he is bringing the disciplines together as a food & wine editor, leading bespoke, fun, relaxed, ‘under the skin of the city’ tours around Paris’ independent delicatessens & vintners.
He is also the co-founder of an Airbnb award-winning secret cheese cellar experience in Paris www.wetasteparis.com
Join him in sharing his passion for the traditions, methods & history of arguably the finest cuisine and wine in the world.