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Chefs

Linares de la Sierra may only have 300 inhabitants, but it has a restaurant cited in the New York Times, The Times of London and the Michelin Spain and Portugal Guide. Oscar-winning film director Pedro Almodóvar and celebrity chef José Pizarro are known to love the signature tomato and fig soup from Meson Arrieros.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver visited Estepona for the Virgin del Carmen Festival. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver visited Estepona for the Virgin del Carmen celebrations in 2009 during the filming of Jamie Does Andalucia, part of the Jamie Does TV series on Channel 4, broadcast in 2010.

Andalucia.com spoke to Mariano Andres, the Asturian-born chef of Seville´s in Dubai, about the Spanish restaurant and tapas bar's enduring success in a progressive, cosmopolitan city where establishments constantly open and close, faced with stiff competition from new trends.

Danish born Kasper Nielsen is the award winning chef and co-owner of Roca Tranquila Restaurant in Fuengirola. From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of the All Danish Culinary Team that won the Olympic bronze, silver and gold medals in several world cups.

No tantrums, no ego, no geezer antics - Jose Pizarro loves cooking, wants his customers to enjoy his food, and is passionate about Spanish products. Charming, modest and easy-going, this chef from Extremadura, southern Spain talks exclusively to andalucia.com about his experiences of living and working in London

From his Restaurant Calima (two Michelin Stars), in Marbella (which he moved to the Hotel Puente Romano in spring 2014), this young but high-profile Andalusian chef tells us how he started out in his chosen profession, what he likes the most about it, his professional goals ... and his favourite dish.