Óscar Calleja

As Chef and Culinary Director of Ment, Oscar has worked and collaborated with masters such as Juan Mari Arzak, Ferrán Adriá, Daniel García, Pedro Larumbe, and Toshiro Konishi, creator with NOBU of Nikkei cuisine.

 

At the age of 20, he was already managing a Spanish Cuisine restaurant in Paris. In 2011, he received his first accolade as Cocinero Revelación de España (Revelation Chef of Spain) by Madrid Fusion, thereby initiating his award-winning career.

His cuisine is a subtle blend of his background and its influences: his childhood in Mexico, his early adulthood in Cantabria and his experiences in Asia.

Mexican Cuisine has accompanied him since childhood, having surrounded him during his first 10 years of life in Mexico. His traveling spirit has encouraged him to strengthen his ties with Asia (China, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam) in search of new flavors to explore.

 

With their previous projects, Oscar and his team have successfully achieved an excellence that is on par with the most influential contemporary restaurants. They are renowned with 2 Michelin Stars and 2 Repsol Suns. This brilliance is based on perseverance, excellence and talent in each of the processes, from the kitchen to the table, and a creativity devoted to the magnificent experience that has become Ment.