Francisco Simón, Chef de Cuisine
Francisco Simón, Chef de Cuisine, is a master in cuisine with emphasis on the sea. With a passion for cooking since childhood, Simón brings over 12 years of international culinary experience from Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Spain. In his most recent tenure, Simón served as Head Chef of Enoteca Paco Pérez in Barcelona, Spain. Simón spent four years at Enoteca, working with world-renowned chef Paco Pérez, specializing in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the freshness of the sea. Throughout his gastronomic experiences, Simón has explored additional global cuisines ranging from Mediterranean, Galician, Spanish, and more.
Prior to taking on his role at Enoteca, Simón explored culinary careers at Arola, a Mediterranean restaurant in Barcelona; Tickets Bar, a Michelin-starred restaurant offering worldly cuisine and tapas; Casa Solla, a Michelin-starred Galician restaurant in Northern Spain; and Hofmann, a Michelin-starred restaurant inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. In his role as Navio Chef de Cuisine, Simón oversees Navio’s culinary experiences, delivering innovative yet approachable cuisine that celebrates the bounty of the sea, in addition to prime cuts. This is Simón’s first culinary venture in the United States, and he looks forward to creating exceptional dishes with the Bay Area’s sustainable ingredients.