A chef historian.
Rodrigo Llanes Castro was born in Mexico City on February 21, 1973.
He is a historian from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), his thesis was entitled "The Conquest of Mexico à la carte." His passion for the culinary arts has been developed and honed at various culinary education institutions around the world.
In 2014, he completed the Senior Business Management Program at the IPADE Pan-American Institute of Senior Business Management.
He has stood out in the Mexican culinary world for several years, his cuisine is characterized by being full of imagination, work, provocation and innate talent.
In 1988 he was awarded the recognition of the youngest Chef in Mexico in the Gastrotur Contest, where he also ranked third in the contest at only 15 years old.
He participated as a speaker in 1989 at the First World Gastronomy Congress held in Mexico. An event in which prominent personalities from the sector such as Paul Bocuse, Mercedes Giralt, Leo Senegon from the prestigious Gault Milleau guide and José Luis Loredo participated. In 1990 he won the First National Confectionery Award convened by the National Chamber of the sector.
His passion for cooking has led him to work as a Teacher at the La Baguette Training Center and to collaborate as a chef and pastry chef for the SYDA Foundation in New York, USA and Bombay, India.
He is the chef who created the project Los 300 platos de Moctezuma. Haute cuisine collective. A tableware inspired by the way of eating of the Aztec tlatoani was designed.
He currently participates in the Space and Time Seminar of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UNAM. Said published the Second Dictionary Espacio Tiempo with the article of his authorship: A la sazón del tiempo.
He is a collaborator of the University Food Program of the same University.
In 2011 and 2012, he developed the radio courses Conquista a la carte, Roscas y tamales: la cocina del pueblo del sol. Flavors and no flavors of the conquest and De chile, dulce y de manteca: el sabor Independiente de México, for the Instituto Mexicano de la Radio, broadcast by the institute's stations throughout the country, and Radio México Internacional with presence throughout the world.
He is the author of the books Vitis incognita. Malinalco's secret vineyard. And Mezcalero. The master of spirit and time, published in Casa del libro.
He is a columnist for the digital magazine