Ferran.AdriaThe Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) will welcome world-renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià alongside an all-star lineup of international chefs for the Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress Monday, September 21.


The event will kick off with other chefs conducting a private demonstration with 50 MCI students at noonfollowed by the Congress at 7 p.m. This is a private event but some tickets have been made available while supply lasts at


The Congress will include a live cooking demonstration as restaurant insiders learn the latest culinary trends and techniques from other influential chefs from Spain.  Adrià, rose to fame as the head chef of elBulli, a three-star Michelin restaurant that has been rated No. 1 among the world’s best restaurants for a record five times by Restaurant Magazine. His avant-garde, deconstructionist cuisine changed culinary history. He is the world’s most awarded chef and winner of “Chef of the Decade” in 2010.


Joining Adrià at the Congress to explore the topic of “The Changing Face of Modern Gastronomy” is Fran Agudo, head chef at Michelin star rated Tickets Bar in Barcelona, which was voted 42nd in the ‘World’s Best Restaurants of 2015’; and David Gil, creative pastry chef for Albert Adrià’s restaurants in Barcelona.


Additionally, Adrià along with Lluís Garcia, director of the elBulli foundation and former elBulli restaurant director, will provide a presentation focused on the future of “the restaurant” as a concept, as well as the evolution of elBulli into the elBullifoundation, which is a creative think tank for the culinary world with the mantra of "eat knowledge to nurture creativity”. Adrià and Garcia will also provide details about their work with the Heart Ibiza and the Cirque du Soleil projects.


Adrià also consults as a Brand Ambassador to the Barcelona-based brewery and event presenter Estrella Damm, which will donate a $5,000 scholarship to MCI during the student demonstration at Noon.


Guests at the Gastronomy Congress will receive complimentary passed tapas, Estrella Damm beer and a copy of Albert Adrià’s latest recipe book,Tapas: The TICKETS Cuisine.


MDC’s Miami Culinary institute has been a regular stop for the world’s top chefs, from the Roca brothers and Juan Mari Arzak to Lidia Bastianich and Scott Conant and many others.

WHAT:           Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress


WHEN:           Monday, September 21

                        Student Demonstration: Noon

                        Welcome Reception/Registration: 6pm

                        Start of the Gastronomy Congress: 7pm

WHERE:        Student Demonstration: MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 9, 3rdFloor

                        Room 9301, 415 NE 2ndAve

                        Reception/Gastronomy Congress: MDC Chapman Conference Center,

                        Building 3, Room 3210, 2nd Floor, 245 NE 4th Street


This is a private event but some tickets have been made available while supply lasts at