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Luis Pestana

1 Michelin Star

William Restaurant

Funchal, Portugal


Originally from Madeira Island, Luis Pestana is the first and only Maderian-born Chef, to hold a Michelin Star from the prestigious Michelin Guide.

Pestana began cooking when he was a child, helping his mother, aunt and grandfather. The entire family have always been passionate about gastronomy and the local products of the Island. Soon he started to do his own experiences. At the age of 16, he decided to study the culinary art and after a three years’ course, he was considered the best student. With 20 years of age, he was already a Senior Chef at prestigious Reid’s, nowadays Belmond Reid’s Palace.

During his entire career, he had the pleasure to cooperate with international Chefs and work with some of the finest products of the world. After years of learning and improving, he quickly garnered the attention of one of the Executive Chefs of Belmond Reid’s Palace that named him his Executive Sous -chef.

After 26 years, with more than 100 diplomas, amazing experiences in gastronomic weeks all over the world and several trainings with some of the most prestige Chefs like Marc Meneau (3 Michelin Stars), he is now the proud Executive Chef of Belmond Reid’s Palace, including William Restaurant. The opportunity to lead William Restaurant, was one of the best challenges of his life, the menu showcases the finest products of the island in seasonal dishes of the highest quality and gives him the opportunity to use his beloved organic products, more than ever.

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