David
Andrés

1987

Igualada

Photography by Berta Vicente & Guillem Trius

International hockey player. When he was 20 years old, David dropped out of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya where he was majoring in Architecture and made a radical change in his life path. That very same year, he stepped into the kitchen for the first time, and started training with the best chefs in Catalonia: Xavier Pellicer, Jean Louis Neichel and Joan Roca.

By 25, Jordi Cruz, the well-known chef of the two-starred Michelin restaurant ABaC, had deposited his confidence in him and David became his Sous Chef and right-hand man.

David and his brother Xavier opened Somiatruites, a cultural and gastronomic project, in 2013. The premises are located in the Rec quarter of Igualada, once the industrial powerhouse of the city, and were designed so as to fit in with the local surroundings.

In 2015, David applied to Young Chef 2015, a worldwide competition for chefs under 30. He’s already won the regional finals for Spain and Portugal, and this June will take part in the World Finals in Milan.