Veronica Gomez

I’m from Salamanca, a small town close to Madrid. After completing a University Degree in Journalism and a Master’s in art direction and creativity, I worked in advertising agencies for about five years until COVID hit. I was temporarily laid off and spent nine months pondering how to avoid returning to advertising.

At that time, a new MasterChef edition was coming up, and I thought, “Why not?”. Fortunately, I made it into the competition. It was an intense but unique experience, undoubtedly the most intense four months of my life. I even managed to secure second place, and since the competition ended, I have remained in the kitchen. My life has changed forever, and I am now a cook—finally doing something I love.

I earned a Master’s in cooking and creativity from the @bculinary , one of the world’s top culinary schools, a year ago. I have worked on various cooking projects for the past two years, including Michelin-starred restaurants, catering, and small businesses. Currently, I work as a freelancer, creating content on social media, working as a private chef, and producing events for big and small brands. I also enjoy organizing pop-ups in other chefs’ restaurants that I admire, and I hope to open my own place soon.

What is your favorite street food?

Noodles and soups!

Which restaurant or food stand do you recommend? (Different from yours) (Add its Instagram handle if possible)


What is your guilty pleasure?

Pain au chocolat

What ingredient do you find overrated?

Caviar or truffle

What ingredient do you think is underrated?

Any vegetable

What is your favorite kitchen tool?


What is your worst kitchen nightmare?

Spilling oil all over (I’ve done it a couple times so I know how it feels haha).