Alejandro Calvo has been appointed head chef of Tast, the Catalan restaurant backed by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Calvo interned under Tast’s executive chef Paco Perez at the two-Michelin-starred Enoteca,in Barcelona, and went on to work with him for seven years. Calvo helped Perez secure his most recent Michelin star at Terra in S’Agaró, which came about in 2019.
Now, the chef will finally take charge of his own kitchen. It could spell good news for the celebrity haunt.
Calvo said: “It’s clear to see that in terms of restaurants and chefs the city is growing up a lot. At Tast we have a real opportunity to make a name for ourselves as one of the restaurants that is leading the city in its culinary revolution and I’m glad to be a part of it.
“Every single member of the Tast team, from front of house staff to my team in the kitchen, to the directors, lives and breathes the Barcelona vibe that we’re creating in the restaurant.”
Sandra Martorell, director at Tast, added: “We’re confident that with Alejandro at the helm we’ll be able to cement ourselves as not only the best Catalonian food in Manchester, but one of the must-try experiences in the city.”
Tast opened in 2018. It isn’t only a football-backed endeavour, but a joint venture between Guardiola, Txiki Bergiristain, and Ferran Soriano.