Paco Roncero was born in 1969, in Madrid, and studied at the School of Hospitality and Tourism of Madrid. In 1991 he joined the staff of the Casino de Madrid, one of the most exclusive private clubs in the city, assuming since 2000 the Management of the Casino de Madrid, already under the command of NH Hoteles, taking charge of all the offer gastronomy of the institution. During the first years of his gastronomic direction, he carried out a renovation and update in the kitchen that culminated in 2002 with the arrival of the first MICHELIN Star and, in 2010, the coveted second MICHELIN Star for La Terraza del Casino restaurant that in 2019 changed its name to the current Paco Roncero Restaurant.
Roncero’s innovative and restless facet was rewarded in 2005 with the Chef L’Avenir 2005 Award, awarded by the International Academy of Gastronomy, and in 2006, a year of great milestones for Paco, he received one of the most desired in a personal capacity by Spanish chefs: the National Gastronomy Award, granted by the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy.
He is the creator of other gastronomic concepts such as Sublimotion by Paco Roncero (Ibiza, Dubai, Saudi Arabia), Estado Puro (Madrid, Shanghai), Gastrohub, ‘O’ by Paco Roncero and Paco Roncero by the Beach, among many other projects.
In 2020 Paco was recognized as one of the 100 best Chefs in the world by the prestigious international list The Best Chef Awards in position number 71, in 2021 he climbed positions to number 45 and in 2022 he reached position 36.
Paco Roncero Catering is also directed within the NH Collection Real Casino in Madrid, the result of the Madrid chef’s desire to create quality gastronomy accessible anywhere in the world.
Among his many contributions to the current culinary scene, it is also worth noting the creation of the Kitchen Manager software, a program developed to improve management performance in gastronomic environments. And he has published 5 books to date: XXI Century Tapas (Everest Publishing House), Sandwiches and Salads (Everest Publishing House), Pure Tapas (Everest Publishing House), Running, Cooking and Being Happy (B Editions), Sublimotion (Planeta Publishing House ), and is working on the sixth that will go on sale shortly and will be called “The silent insurrection of chef Paco Roncero” (Montagud Editores).