Noelia Pascual

Co-director of Cachito, winner restaurant for Best Paella in the World (Alicante, Spain)

Noelia is a 4th generation wood fire chef, and today she honours her ancestry and all of Spain by being the winner of the World Paella Day Cup.

Who is Noelia Pascual?

Noelia looks forward to surprise her guests by evoking memories of traditional cuisine.

Noelia Pascual is the 4th generation of the Cachito Family women to cook on wood fires. She is called the wood fire chef, dedicated to cooking and making people happy with her art of wood fire cooking.

She has grown up in the kitchen with her family that has run the Cachito restaurant since 1935, cooking and giving the best service to all the people who visit her home. Today, together with her sister, she makes sure that the cuisine of yesteryear is not forgotten, that it is enjoyed, in a symbolic place like the Elche countryside. With contemporary touches and products from her own garden, they offer the diner a delicious gastronomic experience for the senses.

From a very young age it was clear that she wanted to be like her grandmother and cook those delicious dishes eaten with a spoon. She trained at the CDT in Alicante, and then did a master's degree at the UA in Hospitality Business Management.

Noelia has won several awards and distinctions for the quality of her paella, including Best Rice Restaurant in the Province of Alicante for 4 consecutive years, a recognition obtained for making authentic paellas and rice dishes. Her last award was Best Paella in the World at the World Paella Day Cup 2021.

Today she is also dedicated to teaching courses on the cuisine of yesteryear and contemporary cooking.

"I am very proud to be a cook, I love my job and it is my way of understanding life. I want to continue as long as I can sharing joy through my cooking using passion, heart and the desire to bring happiness to everyone who wants to enjoy it”