Virgilio Martínez

Virgilio is a world-renowned Peruvian Chef and restaurateur, Virgilio’s philosophy and cooking style are based on exploring everything that is “outside”, and this is the primary goal pursued by his research NGO Mater Iniciativa. Through his creations, he showcases local biodiversity and the importance of the social and ecological environments through the creation of his very unique food concepts. In 2009, Virgilio opened his own restaurant Central, which has been ranked Number 4 in the world, according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.