Barrientos, Juan Manuel

Barrientos, Juan Manuel
Cook, undertake and succeed
El Cielo Restaurant

Juan Manuel Barrientos, known in the gastronomic world as Juanma, was born on June 16th in 1983 in Medellin, Colombia.

He is entrepreneur, and peace lider. Juanma is creator and founder of the restaurants elcielo(Medellin,Bogota,Miami) ,elcielo catering ,Pizzeria la Serenissima de Venezia. He has won the recognition as one of the best chefs in Latin America, and the youngest ( LA 50 BEST SAN PELLEGRINO in 2013, 2014 and 2015). Was named CHEF WORLD REVOLUTION by the international press in Madrid Fusion and his company was recognized in academic level  for one of the best university in the world.

Nowadays ,elcielo is the restaurant that sales more tasting menus per year. 
He studied gastronomy in La Colegiatura Colombiana in Medellin, then in Argentina learned the discipline and techniques of the oriental cuisine with the chef Iwao Komiyama, one of the best chefs of Japanese cuisine.

In Spain for six months he was the apprentice in the restaurant Arzak “ a wonderful experience”, essential for Juanma, because he learned the bases to be the chef he is nowadays.

Cuisine: Juanma took the ancestral roots of the Colombian cuisine and he applied techniques to revive the senses, modern Colombian cuisine, taking into account the research of the neurosciences to create unique and magnificent experiences that help to stimulate the senses of the commensal, with emotional testing menus , like a roller coster.