Manu Buffarra is known for championing a social cuisine with an impact on the community and bases her dishes on native ingredients. She believes in the power of transmitting knowledge so that people can eat better and therefore, live better.
Her flagship restaurant, Manu, located in Curitiba, has been acclaimed for offering exceptional culinary experiences that highlight the diversity and quality of local ingredients. Beyond the kitchen, Buffara has advocated for sustainability and the connection between food and community, establishing herself as an influential figure that goes beyond the boundaries of conventional cuisine.
She has also been a permanent judge since 2019 at the Basque Culinary Center and one of the stars of the last four versions of the Gelinaz chef collective. Currently in addition to her restaurant Manu, in Curitiba, she also runs a pop-up restaurant at the Soneva Resort in the Maldives. She lives in Curitiba with her husband Dario de Liz, her two daughters Helena and Maria, and her Border Collie, Snow.