Xabier Goikoetxea

Executive Chef, Oria Restaurant, 1 Michelin star (Barcelona, Spain)

Xabier Goikoetxea leads one of the Martín Berasategui restaurants, therefore, through his talent, he will transmit to us the know-how of a multi-starred and renowned chef.

Who is Xabier Goikoetxea?

Disciple of Martin Berasategui, lover of traditional Basque cuisine with an updated twist

Xabier Goikoetxea completed his Higher Degree studies at the Hospitality School of Leioa (Vizcaya, Basque Country). He did his stage in the Etxanobe restaurant of Fernando Canales (1 Michelin Star) and then in the Andra Mari restaurant (1 Michelin Star).

Later he was responsible for the Research and Development area of the Martín Berasategui restaurant (3 Michelin Stars), a position he held for 7 years. He also completed training in Vanguard Culinary Techniques at the Basque Culinary Center.

He is currently the executive chef of Oria, the prestigious Barcelona restaurant of the Berasategui Group, recognized with 1 Michelin Star and 1 Repsol Sun. In the center of Barcelona, the restaurant offers a very marked cuisine from the Basque Country and Catalan touches with a unique stamp. Its differential is in the care of the products, elegantly made dishes and the desire to satisfy a client with diverse tastes; whether they are vegetarians or carnivores, who are looking for a creative point of view.

Xabier arrives at Scoolinary with a very special course on Basque cuisine, where we bring together and manage to harmonize tradition and innovation. "Cooking is that: dreaming and making others dream", Xabier calls for creativity.