Josu hails from Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain and he is a graduate of the Basque Culinary Academy with further studies in Hospitality Management with Cornell University.
In a career which expands over 20 years, Josu has held positions as Executive Chef and F&B Director and worked for InterContinental, Hilton Hotels and LHW properties in Europe and in exclusive locations like Seychelles, Maldives and the Caribbean.
In 2018 he joined Accor Hotels Asia for the opening of the exclusive Mövenpick Kuredhivaru in Maldives while his next move took him to Thailand to the equally unique Mövenpick Asara Resort in Hua Hin.
Josu is a member of Slow Food International and passionate about farm to table concepts. He loves to cook with the products from his herb and vegetable patch. He also enjoys playing golf, tennis, running and watching his hometown football team, Athletic Bilbao.