The most important place in my house since my childhood has always been the kitchen. Not only as a place to eat but also as the place where all the social life of the family took place.
My mother and all the women in my family have always been good cooks. Every meal was a good reason to spend hours together around the table enjoying many delicious dishes. Food has always been related to being together and happiness. This connected my family and friends. And it also connected me with my ancestors.
Even though I was born in Argentina are my grandparents and great-grandparents of European origin. They brought their traditions and willpower with them to build a future in an unknown country. My blood has a mixture of different cultures that I have consciously and unconsciously studied over the years. One day I couldn’t stop my curiosity and decided to travel. I have travelled so much that I never came back ... because traveling is a vice and one of the most beautiful, the one who gave me a love for cooking.
I travelled through Europe, where I literally ate Spain. I went to Paris where a beautiful family showed me the most beautiful ceremony at lunchtime. In the Netherlands, I fell in love with a green soup and Gouda cheese. Not long after that I went to Germany to try their smoked sausage, and to London for the Fish & Chips. And so I continued traveling.
I lived in Mexico and up on arrival, motivated by the great culinary culture there, I decided to follow a study to become a chef. During my studies, I went to courses in the afternoon given by ladies who had cooked a lifetime. Because of this I have gained more than 10 kilos by trying and enjoying every moment. In Mexico I had my first own company where I could show myself what I could do.
My path led me to return to my beloved and missed, Argentina. There where I continued to study and train. It was a time full of experiences. I travelled to Peru to get to know their gastronomy and culture. I studied at the 'Cordon Bleu', learned from world-famous chefs and met people who expressed their passion for cooking.
I returned to Madrid, where I worked more than ever and happier than ever. I worked in restaurants with Michelin stars, I learned from excellent chefs who each left their mark in their own way. I learned Spanish cooking, learned about products, molecular cooking techniques, fusion, Asian, I burned my arms and eyelashes, I laughed like never before, and I cried like never before ...
I have cooked in Uruguay for billionaires, worked 17 hours a day, I slept little and I ate very richly.
I have visited Bali, Thailand and India. I ate so hot and I felt so bad that the universe conspired so that I gratefully met my partner and came to the Netherlands. A few winters later I am still here, and with all my heart I want to share the best experience in international cuisine with you through Yatay Catering.
I hope you will join me on this journey through the flavours.