Alberto Chicote del Olmo is a well-known and mediatic Spanish chef and television host. In his culinary career he has stood out for mixing traditional cuisine with other techniques, being one of the pioneers of fusion cuisine in Spanish cuisine.
At age 17 he entered the School of Hospitality and Tourism of the Casa de Campo in Madrid, where he began his studies in cooking and restoration. During those years he combined studies with work in some of the most famous restaurants of the time such as Lucullus with Ange Garcia, La Recoleta with Belén Laguía, or Sibaris with Toñi Vicente. In his constant search for improvement he traveled to Switzerland, where he meets Salvador Gallego, who will be a great influence in his kitchen. On his return to Madrid he began to apply his reinterpretation vein of Andalusian cuisine at the Cenachero restaurant. In 1998, he started working at NODO restaurant, a Mediterranean and Japanese fusion that brings him great recognition.
His relationship with the media is long. For a time he was responsible for the gastronomic section of the Sunday magazine of El País and worked for three years on the radio program Own Affairs with Toni Garrido in the kitchen section. In 2008, he starred in the documentary 'El pollo, el pez y el crab real' with other renowned chefs, and for which he was nominated for a Goya. In 2012 he started working on the program "Nightmare in the kitchen", an adaptation of the English program of Chef Gordon Ramsay, where he visited different restaurants with problems in Spain and helped their owners to solve them. He is jury of the program Top chef Spain of Antena 3.
Chicote opened its first restaurant in 2014, Yakitoro, whose menu is a reinterpretation of Japanese cuisine. He has received several recognitions as Chef of the year in 2005 at the gastronomic event Madrid Fusión and Chef of the year by Amer.