Spanish chef Ricard Camarena: “I’m more interested in being than appearing”

While restaurants were opening in Spain, Spanish chef Ricard Camarena left Platea in Madrid without renewing his contract. “We want to focus our efforts on something that we control,” said the chief.

“I’m more interested in being than appearing,” said the chef, regarding his departure from Platea: “We want to focus our efforts on something that we control. We understand that we are not a particularly good group when it comes to opening branches because we tend to customize spaces and everyday life, we should finally be able to keep all the tools at our disposal and above all, all important decisions are up to us. It seemed like a great idea to just focus on Valencia for now. We are good at operating in our city and focusing on less is more. “