Who is Paolo Casagrande?

Paolo Casagrande was born in Italy, very close to the sea that today provides him with his best jewels for the kitchen. He grew up in Susegana, a town in Veneto with a great Mediterranean culture. The Italian Chef did his initial training at the Alfredo Beltrame Hostelería School while he worked to discover new techniques and test his creativity in a self-taught way. He worked in different restaurants in countries such as Italy, England and France with the aim of learning about international gastronomy and working alongside great chefs such as Alain Soliveres. A great influence in his life was Martín Berastegui, whom he met in 2003 and thanks to Paolo’s  great capacity for work, Martin placed him in charge of the renowned MB restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Abama (Canary Islands) where he won the first Michelin star for the restaurant. After their reunion in 2012, Berasategui gave his gastronomic spirit an opportunity to flourish and lead the kitchen at Lasarte restaurant in Barcelona. His genius, commitment, coherence, perseverance and passion for cooking were some of the values that Berasategui saw in him.

Since February 2016, Paolo has been in charge, under the direction of Berasategui, of all the  gastronomic projects including the Monument Hotel, the new Hotel de Gran Lujo, which houses the Lasarte Restaurant, Oria Restaurant and Hall0 Cocktail Bar.

The three Michelin stars have crowned Paolo Casagrande's success at Lasarte. An extraordinary chef who knows his profession in depth and whose personal values distinguish him professionally.