Pastry chef and the youngest of three famous brothers Jordi Roca is known for his culinary skills. He and his brothers run El Celler de Can Roca in Spain. Roca stopped in Denver to cook at two pop-up dinner events. BBVA Compass has sponsored El Cellar’s “the Cooking Tour Experience” since 2013.
Twelve Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) students and several culinary instructors helped plate each of the 10 courses. Roca also gave a presentation to an MSU Denver class. After the second pop-up dinner, two students were awarded a prestigious four-month, all expenses paid training at El Celler. MSU Denver student Eosther Fajardo-Anstine and Brandon Hart from ACF Colorado Chefs Association were selected for the program.