Gastón Acurio

Gastón Acurio Jaramillo (born October 30, 1967) is a Peruvian chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine. He owns several restaurants throughout multiple countries and is the author of several books. In Peru, he is the host of his own television program and contributes to a few culinary magazines.

Gastón Acurio Jaramillo is the only son of Gastón Acurio Velarde, a notable politician of Acción Popular party and Senator in the 1980s, and Jesusa Jaramillo Razuri. He has four older sisters. Acurio studied law (expecting to succeed his father in a political career) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He studied cooking at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, where he met his future wife Astrid Gutsche, who was originally from Germany.

In 1994, he returned to Peru with his new knowledge on international cuisine and applied it at a gourmet level to Peruvian cuisine, contributing to the development of the so-called Cocina Novoandina. Acurio is currently recognized as one of the most important chefs in the world.[1][2]

He has two daughters with his wife Astrid: Ivalú and Kiara.

Acurio has helped establish Peruvian cuisine on a global level, as prior to the 1990's it had not been well-known internationally. Many critics also credit him for transforming Peru into a culinary destination for tourists and foodies. His restaurants showcase distinctive elements of Peruvian cuisine in a modern and attractive style; ranging from casual dining spots to high-end, fine dining establishments.

Through his restaurant group Acurio Restaurantes, he currently oversees a group of 34 different restaurants across 11 countries. However, he has also developed concepts and restaurants that are not affiliated with his restaurant group; and which he no longer fully or partly owns.

Current franchises and brands of Acurio Restaurantes group include:

Past projects:

In 2018, Acurio was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.[4]

In parallel with the Peruvian franchises, Gastón Acurio is involved in numerous projects which include:


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