Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
MCTC Sodexo Dining
Cándido Filgueira Novas comes from a traditional family of cooks and bakers from Galicia. He, as well as some others in his family, learned to love the art of cooking while going from helping out when young, to being the cook or baker himself.
At the age of 26, and after the Civil War in Spain, Cándido traveled to Venezuela. Here, his passion for food grew even more. He says, “It’s a wonderful world of fruits and spices that makes you feel you don’t want to stop experimenting because you are constantly learning.” In Venezuela, Chef Cándido worked at the most prestigious company in Caracas called Catering La Esmeralda.
Then Chef Cándido moved to Chicago, where he worked in Café Ibérico, Meson Sabika, and finally at the Wyndham International Hotel where he experienced working in all of the different departments of the hotel kitchen.
Since 2005, Cándido moved to Spain and has been working for Sodexo in charge of four centers for five years. Chef Cándido is constantly reading about what’s new in cooking and trying to keep up to date.
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