Ferran Adrià Acosta (b. May 14, 1962) is a Spanish chef. He was born in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia. Adria started out washing dishes at a restaurant in the town of Castelldefels. There the chef taught him the basics. He then worked at different restaurants before becoming assistant chef at the Barcelona restaurant, Finisterre. Now Adriá is the chef at El Bulli, a restaurant on the coast of Catalonia. In 1997, El Bulli got its third Michelin star. It was one of only three restaurants in Spain with this ranking.
Adria is considered one of the best chefs in the world.
- "Ferran Adria – Bio of the World's Greatest Chef – El Bulli Restaurant Barcelona Spain". Gourmetfood.about.com. 1962-05-14. Retrieved 2010-10-02.