Sergi Arola, Michelin Awarded Chef
The recognized Catalan chef Sergi Arola, awarded with two stars Michelin stars and holder of the National Prize of Gastronomy, offers a personalized and creative service together with Hotel Arts Barcelona, allowing our clients to enjoy the cuisine of his restaurant Arola at the venue of their choice.
Since the early age of 12, when he discovered gastronomy with his grandfather, Sergi Arola has
lived the passion of cooking for others local products and talking about the flavors. At the age of 14, he began working in a restaurant and, since then, has been carrying the same vocation.
Some 30 years later, and after being rewarded with 2 Michelin stars in his restaurant Gastro in Madrid, his rebel character remains more than ever in his creation filled with Mediterranean flavors and reflecting Spanish avant-gardism.
Sergi Arola has now exported his brand successfully in other countries, opening other restaurants Arola. With this project of catering at Hotel Arts that started a few years ago, Arola can reach out to a greater number of people who can taste his menus in the place of their choice.
Roberto Holz, Executive Chef
Ever since he was a child, Roberto Holz has been involved in the kitchen. He started cooking with his father, who encouraged him to study culinary arts and become a chef. In 1996, with a Master’s Degree in Culinary Arts from The Eckert School in Germany and a forward-looking perspective, Roberto became Executive Sous Chef at The Four Seasons Hotel in Berlin and later in the USA. Roberto joined Hotel Arts Barcelona in 1999 as an Executive Sous Chef.
Within his role with the Ritz-Carlton, chef Holz contributed to challenging but exciting hotel openings, such as the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, in 2001. The restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove was awarded by Conde Nast Traveler in the Top 75 Restaurants in the World.
In 2003 Roberto came back to Hotel Arts Barcelona with a position of Executive Chef. The same year, he became part of the Ritz-Carlton Advisory Board for the European Region.
Hard-working, Roberto is a driving force behind Hotel Arts Barcelona’s kitchens and a strong leader for more than 60 chefs in the kitchen, managing 5 restaurants and two catering options in the hotel’s kitchens. Roberto Holz is also continuously involved with clients and guests, meeting personally meeting planners to design their personalized menu proposals, and coordinating events such as the Shop with Chef workshops at Hotel Arts Barcelona.