Who is Francesca Ferreyros & James Berckemeyer?

Francesca Ferreyros is one of the most important young talents in modern Peruvian cuisine; She began her career in 2009 at the Cala de Lima restaurant, Peru, under the supervision of Iván Kisic.

At 21, she left Cala and went to work in Florida. Then, in 2015, she arrived at Celler de Can Roca, Girona,  where she learned the significance of working in the World’s Best Restaurant.

Her drive to learn led her to work with Gaggan Anand in Thailand in 2016.

Along with Gaggan, she toured New York, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and India.

In 2018, she returned to Peru to take control of the kitchen of the legendary Peruvian restaurant IK.

During the 2020 pandemic, she opened Baan, a restaurant that fuses influences from Southeast Asian cuisine with Peruvian ingredients.

And in 2021 she was nominated for the Latin America's Rising Star Female Chef Award (Latin America's 50 Best).

James Berckemeyer is a Peruvian chef and businessman who began his training by practicing at the renowned Astrid y Gastón restaurant. In 2004 he completed a Master in Cuisine in Italy. Later he worked at the Agli Amici restaurant, a prestigious restaurant with two Michelin stars.

In 2007 he had the honor of working at El Celler de Can Roca (3 Michelin stars / Girona) and at Arzak. (San Sebastian, 3 Michelin stars).

He was summoned to make the Gala dinner for the celebration of the 70 years of the United Nations Organization (UN), in Geneva.

He is currently the owner and Chef of the COSME Restaurant, one of the most popular places in Lima thanks to its casual cuisine known as "comfort food", along with the colorful and original design of the restaurant.

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