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Augustine Balbi: Asia at your feet

Agustín Balbi is an Argentine chef who traveled the world to perfect himself until he settled in Hong Kong. We tell you his story.

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The family of Agustín Balbi is of Italian origin. However, pasta is not his thing: this Argentine chef specializes in Asian food. Today is a real event in Hong Kong, where he develops his work in high-end restaurants with the utmost demand.

Agustín Balbi was exposed to a variety of  cuisines  from a very young age: he began his journey to the culinary arts at age 15. He began his career working at some of  Buenos Aires  's most acclaimed restaurants while studying at The BUE Trainers. This marked the beginning of his culinary career on the international stage, where he has won numerous awards, including  Best New Hong Kong Chef 2016  by Hong Kong Tatler.

To improve his culinary arts skills, he spent more than five years training in  Japan . There he learned new techniques with the best masters in the country. His dedication to Japanese food and culture was recognized in 2015, when he was selected as  one of Japan's top 10 young chefs (Japan  San Pellegrino Young Chef).

 Agustín Balbi  's gastronomic journey has spanned the whole world, with experience in the east and west, both in the southern and northern hemisphere. Before arriving in Asia, Balbi worked in the  United States . This provided him with experience in numerous restaurants, including Le Bernardin in  New York . There he received professional recognition from the Culinary Institute of America and the American Culinary Federation.

Publication Date: 09/10/2019

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