Last week Tenerife Magazine shone a spotlight on the quiet chef whose culinary skills have taken him to the final of the Concurso Cocinero del Año 2012 in Barcelona last week. Today we’re very proud to report that Juan Carlos Padrón was declared runner up to Chef of the Year, pipped at the post by winner VÃíctor Manuel Rodrigo from Valencia.

Juan Carlos returned to his family restaurant El Rincón de Juan Carlos in Los Gigantes having beaten four of his six fellow finalists at the cooking spectacular hosted by Martí­n Berasategui, holder of three Michelin stars and three Repsol soles.

Here at Tenerife Magazine we’re blown away by the fact that we have a home grown chef who is ranked at the very top of his profession and thanks to his skill and his passion for cooking, we have some of the finest cuisine in Spain on our doorstep at El Rincón de Juan Carlos.

¡Felicidades Juan Carlos!