World-renowned Peruvian chef Ciro Watanabe dies at 39

Peruvian cuisine is mourning the loss of Peruvian-Japanese chef Ciro Watanabe last Friday night.

A source close to the family told AFP about Watanabe’s loss, “He has died of bleeding after an operation on his stomach. It is a great loss” Watanabe, who has had many successes in his career, was for years the image of this famous Peruvian restaurant chain known in the country as OSK Peru, one of the most prestigious restaurants of the gastronomic scene in recent years. World-renowned chef Watanabe returned a few months ago from Chile, where he moved in 2009 to promote Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. Osaka restaurant in Buenos Aires, Quito and Bogotá also opened in Chile, and His performance in the Chilean franchise of Osaka made this restaurant be in the list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America several times. The chef also made a good career in Chilean television, in addition to collaborating on projects to implement healthy eating in the country’s public schools.