Living here has been a wonderful experience. The way people work in the United States is very different from Spain. I can’t tell you if its better, just that I’ve adapted well to it. There’s a lot of respect. I’ve made a great life here with good friends. As you know, chefs spend more time together in the kitchen than with our own wives. My wife and I just had our first child, so for us it’s time go back to Spain . We want him to grow up there – with our food and culture. It won’t be easy to leave, but it’s all about family.
I grew up knowing the importance of local products used during our family cookouts – it’s what has made me the person I am today, I don’t want my kids to miss any of that.