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David Costa
New Maker!
San Jose, CA


Chef David was born in Portugal and graduated from the “Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lisboa” culinary school and is an experienced Chef mastering the art of Portuguese cuisine. He has been creating classic dishes with a new twist and presentation for the past ten years. David worked at Restaurant Eleven in Lisbon under Chef Joachim Koerper when it was first awarded its one-star by the Michelin guide as the first restaurant in Lisbon to receive such a prestigious international award. Later he moved on to Assinatura with Chef Henrique Mouro where he was a Sous Chef in a kitchen where they perfected the more traditional dishes from around the country and presented them in a modern way. They maintained the same flavors from the original dishes, as Henrique would say we “transform it without destroying it”. David worked as Sous-Chef of the five-star Ritz Four Seasons Hotel in Lisbon and has consulted with various other restaurants in Portugal.