Pepe Rodríguez


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Pepe Rodríguez runs ´El Bohío´ restaurant in Illescas and is a juror on the prestigious culinary game show ´MasterChef´. In 1999, he received his first Michelin star (the only one in and around Toledo) – people are now calling for him to receive a second. ´El Bohío´ is featured in all the main culinary guidebooks and in some international guidebooks as the best restaurant in and around Toledo.

Pepe Rodríguez has participated in all the most prestigious culinary events in this country (´lo mejor de la gastronomía´, ´Madrid Fusion´, ´Forum Vic´ and ´Salón Millesime´). The most important guide to haute cuisine in Spain – ´Lo mejor de la gastronomia´, written by critic Rafael García Santos – awarded him the ´Chef of the Year´ prize in 2010. In 2011, he received the ´confectioner of the year´ award from the same guide. In 2011, he received the ´Chef Millessime´ award.

Pepe Rodríguez Rey has amassed awards certifying the quality of his work. He creates strident-free, precisely made, harmonious dishes which comprise a whirlwind for the senses.
The Royal Spanish Gastronomy Academy gave him the 2010 National Gastronomy Award for best Head Chef. On 26 November 2011, the Toledo Business Association (Fedeto) named him the Businessman of the Year for consolidating his position in charge of ´El Bohío´.


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