Teresa Gutiérrez

Teresa Gutiérrez

Teresa Gutiérrez is chef-owner of Azafrán, located in the heart of Spain’s La Mancha region; all of the restaurant’s staff are women. Teresa began her university degree in odontology, but she left it in the last course in pursuit of her dream—to be a chef. She studied at the Valencia culinary school (Spain) and Avignon culinary school (France). She worked in some Michelin-starred restaurants, and finally opened her own restaurant in October 2008. Teresa focuses on regional cooking, with local ingredients like manchego cheese, manchego lamb, mushrooms, local hunted meat, etc. She also studied nutrition and health, so she gives great importance to the union of cooking savory meals and maintaining the raw properties of the food to create a well-balanced diet. Teresa was the pastry teacher in Master Chef online school and was a contestant in the TV show Top Chef Spain in 2014. She was nominated as a Revelation Chef of Spain at the world-famous congress Madrid Fusión in 2013. Her restaurant currently holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand and a Sol Repsol from the Repsol Guide. In 2019, Teresa received the “National Gastronomy Award” by JRE Spain. She is also an ambassador of Protected Designation Origin La Mancha Saffron. (Villarrobledo, Spain) @TeresaAzafran