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Cristian Encina

Chef Cristian Encina, originally from Chile, discovered his passion for the kitchen at the young age of 13 while working at his father’s popular lunch eatery in Santiago. Following this lifelong passion for cooking, he pursued culinary training in Chile and Valencia, Spain. Cristian’s culinary career took him to several fine-dining restaurants across Chile, New Zealand, and Australia, where he honed his skills and expanded his culinary knowledge. In 2014, he proudly opened his first restaurant, PICA South American Kitchen, which showcases the unique culinary expressions of the South American continent, with a particular emphasis on the vibrant flavors of Peruvian cuisine. Cristian’s approach to cuisine is characterized by playfulness and sincerity, evident in every element of his dishes, from technique to texture and color. He is driven by an unwavering commitment to creativity and balance in the kitchen, always striving to deliver exceptional flavors.

Chef Cristian Encina, orang asli Chile, menemukan kecintaannya pada dunia memasak di usia 13 tahun saat ia bekerja di kedai makan populer milik bapaknya di Santiago. Rupanya ini akhirnya menjadi kecintaan seumur hidupnya, yang ia tekuni dengan mengikuti pelatihan kuliner di Chile dan Valencia, Spanyol. Karir kuliner Cristian telah membawanya ke beberapa restoran fine-dining di Chile, New Zealand dan Australia, tempatnya mengasah keterampilan dan memperluas pengetahuan kulinernya. Pada 2014, ia telah membuka restoran pertama yang menjadi kebanggaannya, PICA South American Kitchen, yang menunjukkan keunikan ekspresi kuliner di benua Amerika Selatan, dengan penekanan khusus pada citarasa makanan Peru yang bergairah. Kekhasan pendekatan Cristian akan makanan terletak pada caranya bermain-main dengan berbagai elemen makanan yang ia sajikan, dari segi teknik, tekstur dan warna, semuanya disiapkan dengan ketulusan. Ia didorong oleh komitmen tak berkesudahan untuk kreativitas dan keseimbangan di dapur, selalu berusaha menciptakan citarasa tiada tara.

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