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In this web page you will find all my menus, events, courses, pop-up, pictures and many more thing
All About Me
I'm Patricia, aka Sushiqueen,
I was born in the small village of Leon in Spain.
It may sound weird that a Spanish woman makes sushi, but yes, it is me.
I was studying in a kitchen school for two years.
My first work experience as an assistant kitchen(practices) was in 2005 at Restaurant El Ermitaño(Michelin Star), after that I jumped to the Balearic Islands, first Palma de Mallorca, then Menorca, and finally, I arrived in Ibiza.
In Mallorca and Menorca I was working in hotels, with easy jobs in cold sections and buffets.
Was in Ibiza that I started to be in touch with the Japanese kitchen.
My first steps with sushi were in Pacha Ibiza Restaurant where I met who was my master, the one and only Jotta Cunha, he was one of the first chefs who introduced sushi on the island in 1999.
I was working with him during the 6-7 summer seasons and some winters as well….
He taught me everything about Japanese food, from tempuras till how to touch and clean the fish, how to clean and cook the rice, how to roll the maki, how to sharpen my knives....and a long, etc...
Was and still is a long way to becoming a sushi chef because always is something new to learn and the competition is strong.
One of the winters that I stayed in Ibiza I got a really interesting offer from the Spanish chef Senen Gonzalez (Sagartoki Restaurant)
I went with him to Madrid Fusion to make the presentation of his crazy and interesting project called, Mediterranean sushi, made with vegetable sheets that replace the nori seaweed with Mediterranean products.
I worked for him for 3 months.
Was a really fun time and I was learning a lot from him; Always grateful to have been lucky enough to be able to work with him.
In 2012 after the summer season I went to London to work at Novikov Restaurant and Nobu.
There I met really interesting chefs and I was learning a lot, but my London experience didn’t last long and I made my way back home (Ibiza) to work as a sushi chef in different places like Destino, Lio, Ibiza Gran Hotel, Km5 and also as a freelance chef in villas and boats.
During my last summer on the island (2015) I got an offer to work in Zurich as a sushi chef in a restaurant Alice Choo, actually is close and doesn't exist anymore, but was a very nice year with amazing people and beautiful memories.
After that experience, I was jumping into a few restaurants in Zurich city as Razzia, Hato, Clash Restaurant, and Nama.
In 2019 I open my first pop-up, which lasted 4 months, in the multicultural and night-life street Langstrasse in Zürich; it was a wonderful experience
Right now I work as a private chef, catering, and pop-up, as self-employed with my firm Sushiqueen,
That's a part of my biography and way as a chef till now.
Let's keep learning every day!!