Head Chef of the highly acclaimed El Cellar de Can Roca and eldest of the three Roca brothers, Joan Roca tells us why he’s the fastest chef on two wheels…
Your earliest food memory
The smell of the soups from the family restaurant’s kitchen on my way home from school.
Your favourite cookbook
On Food and Cooking by H. McGee.
Your favourite place to eat
Els Casals in Sagàs (Barcelona)
Your guilty pleasure
Driving my motorbike at speed.
Your secret ingredient
What excites you about food right now
Discovering dishes from faraway countries that I still don’t know.
What food trend you’d like to see die out
The junk food that children consume that is increasing the rates of childhood obesity.
The next big thing in food
The greatest thing would be if we were capable of ending hunger in the world.
What’s next for you
In our case, we will be paying closer attention to locally sourced products.
One piece of advice
Be committed to quality, authenticity, hospitality and generosity.