“Youth…..Divine Treasure” it’s a phrase that usually makes us nostalgic. To be young, to have talent, capability, and above all to have the opportunity to put it into practice, it’s a blessing that not many have. If on top of that you work, a good future is predicted at least.
A paradigmatic case like the one we have just exposed is that of the dessert chef Miquel Guarro (1989) a young man from Piera (Barcelona) who at a young age, has managed to work in positions of responsibility until becoming an advisor to Cacao Barry at the Chocolate Academy and current pastry chef at the Hoffman School in Barcelona.
When he had to choose where to direct his career, it was clear that he wanted to dedicate himself to a creative task that would allow him to create with his hands, his artistic drive began to make a place for himself in his life.
In addition to being a talented young man, Miquel Guarro knew that it was necessary to train well and work hard in order to achieve success. For this reason, he signed up for the School of the Guild of Confectioners in Barcelona. His first experience was precisely in a pastry shop in his town, where he learned the humble and close work that being a pastry chef means in a small bakery, where the chef does all the necessary tasks for the business to work.
After inmersing in traditional and also modern confectionery, Miquel Guarro had a second and third experience in two great Barcelona pastry shops: La Pastelería Bubó -a dessert and delicatessen jewelry store- and La Pastelería Tarragona, in addition, the owners of the Bubó pastry shop are part of the prestigious association of pastry chefs Relais Dessert. Along with these experiences, his stay at the French pastry shop Metz with Frank Fresson, also a member of Relais Dessert and at the age of 21, began working at the prestigious Dos Cielos restaurant run by the chefs and Torres brothers where he became, at despite his young age, chief dessert.
Recognition came to him from different places, such as when, at the age of 24, he won the Lluís Santapau Trophy, becoming the youngest winner in history and the Best Master Pastry Chef in Spain in 2013. On the other hand, he also received a gold trophy in the chocolate figure contest of the Guild of Barcelona.
All these achievements led him to receive a call from his mentor in the world of chocolate, Ramon Morató, who invited him to join the famous confectionery and chocolate school, Chocolate Academy, where Miquel Guarro was an advisor and trainer at Cacao Barry. from Spain and Portugal, creating and discovering new ways of conceiving, creating and presenting unique desserts.
It was in January 2019 when Miquel Guarro became Head Pastry Chef at the Hoffman School of Cooking and Pastry to "influence the line that Mey Hofmann began and incorporate nuances, pedagogical and technical, aimed at a cleaner, personal and leading pastry shop. design, as is Barcelona, as is Hofmann”.