Young, creative and effusively enthusiastic about food, David Palacios renounced a career as a commercial airline pilot to pursue his culinary passions. David honed his cooking skills training in Maastricht, Netherlands where he developed the gourmet flair to match his creative instincts. David then moved with his family to Andalucia, his father’s homeland, where he grows fresh organic produce and edible flowers for use in his gourmet creations.
With a deep knowledge of traditional Andalucian cuisine, David adds a modern twist to the numerous unique dishes he creates for guests at Cortijo El Carligto. From poolside paella master classes and four to eight course gourmet tasting menus, your best bet on a classy and delicious meal is right at home in Cortijo El Carligto.
Chef David quickly gained accolades for his work at El Carligto from such press as The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure and CNN.com. Options available for vegetarians, larger groups, full daily catering, wait staff and other bespoke requests. David speaks English, Spanish and Dutch.