Alex Fargas, the Spanish chef-owner of La Paloma, reveals how his mother’s persistence got him into culinary school and how, one time, he was told he “would never be a chef”. Photo: Jonathan Wong Alex Fargas, the Spanish chef-owner of La Paloma, reveals how his mother’s persistence got him into culinary school and how, one time, he was told he “would never be a chef”. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Alex Fargas, the Spanish chef-owner of La Paloma, reveals how his mother’s persistence got him into culinary school and how, one time, he was told he “would never be a chef”. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Spanish chef who worked for Ferran Adrià on making it in Asia, becoming a food bore to his friends and being told he would ‘never be a chef’

  • Alex Fargas, the Spanish chef-owner of La Paloma in Hong Kong, got into culinary school after his mum called them every day until they accepted him
  • He’s opening a new restaurant in Hong Kong serving Mediterranean-style cuisine, and mixing old favourites with new dishes

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Alex Fargas, the Spanish chef-owner of La Paloma, reveals how his mother’s persistence got him into culinary school and how, one time, he was told he “would never be a chef”. Photo: Jonathan Wong Alex Fargas, the Spanish chef-owner of La Paloma, reveals how his mother’s persistence got him into culinary school and how, one time, he was told he “would never be a chef”. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Alex Fargas, the Spanish chef-owner of La Paloma, reveals how his mother’s persistence got him into culinary school and how, one time, he was told he “would never be a chef”. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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