October 20, 1969
Albert Adrià was born in the Santa Eulalia district of L’Hospitalet, the son of Ginés and Josefa. His parents instilled in him an interest in everything to do with cooking, but it was his brother Ferran who passed on his passion for the trade.
In 1985 Albert abandoned his studies and joined the elBulli team. After two years of training in the various sections of the kitchen, his interest began to focus more and more on pastry. The illusion of learning more every day and the opportunity to work in a unique place like elBulli made Albert more and more interested in the trade, an interest that was confirmed year after year.
During the winters, when the restaurant was closed, he dedicated himself to completing his training in prestigious pastry shops such as Turull in Terrassa, Escribà in Barcelona or Totel in Elda, together with Maestro Francisco Torreblanca. He also completed a stage in Paris, at the Guy Savoy restaurant.