Alejandro Calvo has been appointed head chef of Tast and Tast Enxaneta, the Catalan restaurant backed by Manchester City football manager Pep Guardiola, in Manchester's King Street.
Calvo interned under Tast's executive chef Paco Perez at two-Michelin-starred Enoteca, in the Hotel Arts, Barcelona. He went on to work with him for seven years and helped Perez secure his most recent Michelin star at Terra in S'Agaró in 2019.
Calvo said: "It's clear to see that in terms of restaurants and chefs the city is growing up a lot. At Tast we have a real opportunity to make a name for ourselves as one of the restaurants that is leading the city in its culinary revolution and I'm glad to be a part of it.
"Every single member of the Tast team, from front of house staff to my team in the kitchen, to the directors, lives and breathes the Barcelona vibe that we're creating in the restaurant."
Sandra Martorell, director at Tast, added: "We're confident that with Alejandro at the helm we'll be able to cement ourselves as not only the best Catalonian food in Manchester, but one of the must-try experiences in the city."
Tast opened in 2018. It is a joint venture between Guardiola, Txiki Bergiristain and Ferran Soriano, and the Fazenda group who are behind the Fazenda Bar & Grill Brazilian-food restaurants.