The launch of Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria serves as a West Coast welcome for Executive Chef Emmanuel Piqueras, who hails most recently from New York City as the host and co- producer of Sabor y Fusion, a popular Peruvian cooking show on Latin America’s largest international cable network. Born in Lima to a prominent Peruvian family—his mother was Lima’s first elected female mayor—Piqueras began his professional career in 1994 at the young age of 22 working with influential chef Don Cucho La Rosa at his Lima Restaurant, Pantagruel.
Upon graduating from Lima’s Le Cordon Bleu in 1999, Piqueras moved to Spain to train alongside one of the great masters of New Basque cuisine, Chef Juan Mari Arzak, at his San Sebastian culinary mecca, Arzak (Michelin Guide Three Stars; World’s 50 Best Restaurants). In 2003, Piqueras began traveling the U.S. by way of Peruvian cuisine, where he would go on to lead the kitchens as Executive Chef of Andina (Portland, OR), Mixtura (Seattle, WA), Limon (San Francisco, CA), and Panca (New York City, NY) among
others. As Peru’s culinary ambassador to the United States and Canada through Promperú, Piqueras has had the honor of cooking for several celebrities and dignitaries, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the First Lady of Peru as well as the Queen of Spain.