Head Chef, Astrid & Gastón (Lima, Peru)

Jorge Muñoz Castro

What's included?

  • 1h 45min HD video
  • 6 recipes 
  • 12 lessons
  • Recipe Book
  • Course Certificate

Spanish English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese

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Prepare recipes based on tradition using innovative culinary techniques.

We will reinvent one of the greatest, and most acclaimed cuisines in the world. Peruvian gastronomy is rich in history, with ancient techniques and unique ingredients.

Peruvian food is found both inside and outside of Peru. It is present in the daily lives of millions of people, from the everyday market, as well as on the most sophisticated and demanding tables of international reputation. Peruvian cuisine is for everyone.

On this course we will build on the tradition that goes back hundreds of years, celebrating tradition through the application of more modern and innovative techniques.

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What you'll learn

Discover how to make the most of your ingredients and obtain excellent results

We start with Arroz con Chancho (Rice with Pork). The name may be familiar to you, but this special recipe is different from what we are used to. Each step will be worth it when you see and taste the final result.

We include fresh options such as Pulpo al Olivo (Olive Octopus), Causa and Tiradito. Again, we take well-known dishes and elevate them by adding value to the ingredients. The way we process our ingredients is key.

How about a curry without turmeric or cumin? We’ve created one using Peruvian ingredients!

The spicy shrimp empanadas with Tari sauce are the star dish at Astrid & Gastón restaurant, in Lima. Discover the secrets of how to prepare them from scratch. Jorge will show you the kneading technique, and the key points for optimum cooking.

Recommended equipment 

Instruments or materials suggested in some of the recipes (not essential for the course):

  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Pans
  • Blender
  • Sieve or strainer
  • Roller
  • Brush
  • Grater
  • Rubber spatula


Head Chef, Astrid & Gastón (Lima, Peru)

Jorge Muñoz Castro

Head Chef at Astrid & Gastón (Peru), Jorge Muñoz Castro is one of the promising young Peruvian chefs. He began his studies in Europe, specifically at the CETT (University Center for Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy) in Barcelona, and ​​then traveled to Paris to do a master's degree at the famous Le Cordon Bleu school.

He returned to Barcelona to work at Pakta, a Nikkei (mix of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine) restaurant run by the Michelin-starred Albert Adrià.

After 19 years abroad, he returned to Peru with an invitation from Gastón Acurio to lead the kitchen team at the emblematic Astrid & Gastón restaurant in Lima.

In 2019 he was named the Best Chef of the Year at the Luces de El Comercio awards, and is now a successor to internationally renowned gastronomic figures such as Virgilio Martínez and Mitsuharu Tsumura.

Research is very important to Jorge: To face the challenges of the future with an awareness of evolution and with respect for the environment. To search for flavors, rescue techniques, and explore recipes.

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