Gaston Acurio Jaramillo

Gaston Acurio Jaramillo ( Lima , October 30 , 1967 ). Peruvian chef, businessman and writer, the primary promoter of the spread of Peruvian cuisine.


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  • 1 Biographical synthesis
  • 2 Trajectory
  • 3 Written Works
  • 4 Awards for his Work
  • 5 Related Links
  • 6 Sources

Biographical synthesis

Son of the politician Gastón Acurio Velarde and Jesusa Jaramillo Rázuri. His father was a senator and active member of Acción Popular.

He abandoned his law career and finally graduated from the Cordon Bleu in Paris, one of the most important institutions in culinary training.

He is married to the also chef, Astrid Gutsche – hence the name of the Astrid & Gastón restaurant. This restaurant, which started in 1994, currently has locations in Peru , Chile , Colombia , Ecuador , Venezuela , Panama and Spain .


He is the owner of several other restaurants in Peru and different countries of the world, several of which have become franchises: a chain of patisserie and designer delicatessen products; La Mar Cebicheria; the sanguchería Pasquale Hermanos; Panchita Anticuchería, and many more.

He owns his own television program “La Aventura Culinaria” -on Plus TV- and publishes cooking notes in various magazines. In the Disney & Pixar movie Ratatouille, she participates by lending her voice to one of the characters in the Spanish dubbed version.

Written works

  • “Peru a Culinary Adventure” December 2002
  • “Home cooking for today” March 2003
  • “The kitchens of Peru by Gaston Acurio” (10 volumes). September 2006
  • “Larousse of Peruvian Gastronomy” November 2008
  • “500 years of fusion”. September 2008.

Awards for his Work

  • On July 2,2009, 500 years of fusion, it won the election, in Paris , as the best gastronomic book in the world, awarded by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards .
  • Best restaurant guide: “Lima 40 restaurants 40 spaces”, by Mixmade Producciones Editorialiales.
  • Best gastronomic history book: “Cusco, the kitchen empire”, by Rosario Olivas Weston.
  • For the best translation: “Peruvian Potato, History and Recipes”, by Sara Beatriz Guardia.
  • Best history book of a drink: “Peruvian Chicha. A drink, a culture”, by Rafo León.
  • Gastón’s Guide: Delivered by BBVA Banco Continental to its savers.
  • At the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for February 2010, Larousse de la Gastronomía Peruana was chosen as the best in the World Book category for professionals.


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