El Celler de Can Roca
The holy trinity of head chef Joan’s thoughtful but original cooking, pastry chef Jordi’s imagination-defying desserts and sommelier Josep’s beautifully considered wine pairings catapulted the Roca’s brother’s restaurant into the top spot of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list in 2013.
The brothers’ passion for their fields was sparked in Can Roca, a restaurant run by their parents in the neighbourhood of Taialà. That's where the brothers grew up: the bar was their living room, the landscape where they played, did their homework, watched television...with the smell of the stews so generously, simply and honestly prepared by their mother wafting in from the kitchen.
From a holistic and cross-cutting vision of the creative process, the Roca brothers’ restaurant is at once a dialogue with science and agriculture, technology and sustainability, product and sensory anthropology.
Their restaurant is fed by a vibrant family dynamic and a deep sense of hospitality. Theirs is a cuisine that blends traditional flavours with innovative techniques, from the creative exercise of this trio of brothers that never fails to nourish the knowledge and creativity of their team through the most daring and innovative initiatives a restaurant has ever seen.
Recognition and Awards
2016 Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca are appointed Goodwill Ambassadors by the United Nations Development Programme.
Joan Roca is ranked as the best chef in the world by Restaurant Magazine’s “World's 50 Best Restaurants”.
2015 El Celler de Can Roca, the best restaurant in the world according to Restaurant Magazine’s “World's 50 Best Restaurants” ranking.
Joan Roca ranks as one of the World’s Top 10 Chefs by Le Chef Magazine, voted by a jury of 512 two- and three-star Michelin chefs.
2014 Jordi Roca is ranked as the best pastry chef in the world by Restaurant Magazine’s “World's 50 Best Restaurants”.
2013 El Celler de Can Roca, the best restaurant in the world according to Restaurant Magazine’s “World's Best Restaurant” ranking.
2009 three Michelin stars since 2009