Chef Arturo Fernández was born in Mexico and graduated with a Culinary Arts degree from the Ambrosía Culinary Center. His passion and dedication to gastronomy helped develop his specialty in different parts of the world. He traveled to Torino, Italy, where he studied at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners and specialized in that country’s gastronomy. His curiosity took him even further, and he later studied confectionery at the May Hoffman Institute in Barcelona, Spain.
He advanced his career in several high-profile European restaurants around the world like “Mugaritz” in San Sebastián, Spain, with Chef Adoni Luis Aduriz. Fernández is also the first Mexican Chef to have collaborated with Chef Ferrán Adriá at his internationally-acclaimed restaurant, “El Bullí,” in Girona, Spain.
In 2004 he received the “Medalla de Oro al joven Chef Mexicano” (Young Mexican Chef Gold Medal). His career has also been dedicated to education for over 10 years. He taught Magistrate classes for 5 consecutive years at the International Congress of Gastronomy in Córdoba, Argentina. He was a speaker on Molecular Cuisine at the Americas Forum and at the Conference of Vanguard and Molecular Cuisine in Guatemala City, El Salvador, Santiago de Chile, Perú, and Argentina.
He has participated in events as a judge in professional cooking competitions such as: El Joven Chef, La Copa de Pastelería, and Cocinero del Año. During his career, he has shared the stage with celebrities like: Alex Atala, Paco Torreblanca, Luis Adoni, Gerar Du Pont and Willie Dufresnte, among others.