THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR KASAMA IN RESIDENCE,  THE POP-UP WHICH WILL BRING TO MADRID THE GASTRONOMIC PROPOSAL OF CHEFS  TIM FLORES AND GENIE KWON  ALL THE WAY FROM CHICAGO

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR KASAMA IN RESIDENCE, THE POP-UP WHICH WILL BRING TO MADRID THE GASTRONOMIC PROPOSAL OF CHEFS TIM FLORES AND GENIE KWON ALL THE WAY FROM CHICAGO

  • A week from today, the ninth edition of In Residence, annual event launched by the gastronomic consultancy Mateo&co with which renowned international chefs transfer their experience to Madrid for several weeks, will set off by the hand of chefs Tim Flores and Genie Kwon. 
  • Genie Kwon and Tim Flores are the chefs and owners of the Kasama Filipino restaurant, bakery by day and restaurant by night, with a modern approach in the East Ukraine Village neighborhood of Chicago.
  • The restaurant opened in July 2020 with the initial concept of a bakery, and the goal of making Filipino food accessible to all people who had never tried it. Later, they began to offer a tasting menu at dinner that led them to achieve great recognition within the gastronomic world.
  • In 2022 it was awarded with one Michelin star, becoming the first Filipino restaurant in the world with this award.
  • Kasama has also been acclaimed in other media such as the Chicago Tribune, by Louise Chu, who described the restaurant as “one of the best in the world”, and by Esquire, who rated them as one of the best new restaurants in the United States in 2021.
  • The pop-up will be located in the Semilla Food Studio, in Calle José Ortega and Gasset 67 in Madrid.
  • Only nine services will be offered for 16 people each, with a shared table. The cost of the menu is 250€, including a pairing of wines from Rioja.

 

Madrid, April 3rd 2024. After eight editions, the annual event In Residence returns maintaining the line-up of the In Residence Sessions, a more casual format, with shorter pop-ups, for several days, but with a larger billboard that covers the entire year 2024 and is already known.

In just one week, on Wednesday, April 10, the third In Residence Session will set off by the hand of Tim Flores and Genie Kwon, owners of Kasama restaurant in Chicago. The chefs will move their proposal to Madrid on the occasion of the pop-up, which will be inaugurated on April 10 with a lunch service, and will take place until Sunday 14, with daily lunch and dinner services. They will offer a single set menu that will be served at a shared table, at a Price of 250€, accompanied by a pairing of wines from Rioja.

Genie Kwon and Tim Flowers are the chefs and owners of the Kasama Filipino restaurant, bakery by day and restaurant by night, with a modern approach in the East Ukraine Village neighborhood of Chicago.

The project was started with the aim of making Filipino food accessible to all people who had never tried it. The restaurant opened in July 2020 with the initial concept of bakery. Later, they began to offer a tasting menu at dinner that led them to achieve great recognition within the gastronomic world.

In 2021 the Michelin Guide included them in their list Bib Gourmand, and in 2022 it was distinguished with one Michelin star, becoming the first Filipino restaurant in the world with this award.

Kasama has also been praised in other media such as the Chicago Tribune, by Louise Chu, who described the restaurant as “one of the best in the world”, and by Esquire, who rated them as one of the best new restaurants in the United States in 2021.

#KasamaInResidence, and all other sessions will take place in the Semilla Food Studio space, located on José Ortega and Gasset 67, in the Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid. This space hosted the first edition of the In Residence Sessions last November, which brought Jakob Zeller and Ethel Hoon, chefs at the legendary restaurant Faviken (Sweden) until its closing, and this 2024 will be the main venue.

Chefs from all over Europe and the U.S. will be the protagonists of the calendar of the coming months for the In Residence Sessions, which will bring to Madrid Michelin proposals from other parts of the world, such as Osip (Sommerset, UK) or Kadeau (Copenhagen, Denmark), the trattoria Santo Palato of Rome, considered one of the best in the world, and the cuisine of the chefs of Contra and Wildair in New York, which revolutionized the Lower East Side with its proposal ten years ago. 

 

Kasama In Residence

Everything you need to know

Dates

April 10th-14th

Times

Lunch and dinner services on April 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th 

Lunch service on April 14th

Location

Semilla Food Studio

Calle José Ortega y Gasset, 67

Madrid, Spain

 

Price

250€ (Rioja wine pairing included)

 

#InResidence brings the best chefs to Madrid 

#InResidence once again turns Madrid into a meeting point for lovers of haute cuisine. Tim, Genie, and their team will this time be based in Semilla Food Studio, in Madrid, joining the last eight editions of the project:

2024 – #IvanRamenInResidence, chef and owner at Ivan Ramen, best ramen shop in New York City

2023 – #Jakob&EthelInResidence, head chefs at Faviken restaurant in Sweeden until its closing, and Klosterle (Austria)

2022 – #BoragóInResidence, Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World in 2021, Most Sustainable Restaurant in Latin America in 2018, nº 4 in Latin America in 2018 and nº 29 in the World in 2023 for The World s 50 Best Restaurants.

2019 – #HisaFrankoInResidence, 2 Michelin stars, Best female chef in the world in 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and number 21 on this year’s absolute list.

2018 – #MirazurInResidence, with 3 Michelin stars, by chef Mauro Colagreco, which currently ranks first as the best restaurant in the world according to The World’s 50 Best. 

2018 (Feb-March) – #CasaMarcialInResidence, with Spanish chef 2 stars Michelin Nacho Manzano. 

2017 – #ColombiaInResidence, with the top 4 Colombian chefs on the list 50 Best Latin America 2017.

2016 – #AlineaMadrid, with 3 Michelin stars, by American chef Grant Achatz.

 

About Tim Flores and Genie Kwon 

Tim Flores grew up on the outskirts of Chicago with his parents, who emigrated from the Philippines in 1975. His first experience in professional kitchens was washing dishes at GT Fish & Oyster during his university years. After graduating, Flores returned to Chicago and made his way into GT’s kitchen, where he met his future wife and business partner, Genie Kwon, head of the restaurant’s pastry shop. 

Kwon, born in New Orleans, graduated from the culinary management program at Newbury College in Massachusetts, and trained in the kitchens of Flour Bakery & Café, Nobu 57 and Eleven Madison Park. 

In 2014, Flores began working as a chef de partie in Senza, while Kwon served as the pastry chef at BOKA, which earned her the Jean Banchet Rising Pastry Chef of the Year award. In 2016 their paths met again to collaborate in the opening of Oriole, fine-dining restaurant that won 2 Michelin stars in its first year.

In 2018, Flores and Kwon stopped to give life to their own project. After two and a half years, they built that space in the Ukrainian Village of Chicago and called it Kasama, which means “together” in Tagalog. Kasama is a reflection of Genie and Tim’s culinary backgrounds as a bakery and restaurant serving modern Filipino food inspired by the chef’s home country recipes. 

 Since opening in 2020, Kasama earned a Michelin star, becoming the first Filipino restaurant in the world to receive the award. Kasama won 4 stars at the Chicago Tribune and was included in Esquire Magazine’s Best Restaurants in America. Genie and Tim were included in the 2022 Best New Chefs selection by Food&Wine.  In 2022 Kasama was a finalist for James Beard’s

Best New Restaurant and in 2023 won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes award.

 

About Rioja

Rioja, the oldest Qualified Designation of Origin in Spain, dating from 1925, and the first to receive the Qualified Designation in 1991, is positioned as one of the Designations of Origin in the world that offers greater guarantees regarding the quality and authenticity of its wines, thanks to the demanding regulations and self-control developed by its Regulatory Council. This coupled with its pioneering character, its commitment to innovation and sustainability, have been decisive to achieve the leadership position that Rioja wines occupy in the market, both nationally and internationally. Rioja represents almost 40% of the value of wines with Designation of Origin in Spain and is present in 129 countries. With more than 66,000 hectares, the DOCa Rioja consists of three areas with different wine characteristics – Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental -, covering 144 municipalities that extend the Denomination, with 600 wineries and more than 14,000 winegrowers. A plurality that guarantees different types of wines, which value the singular origin and diversity, always with a high quality guaranteed.

 

About Makro

Makro has more than five decades of presence in Spain, more than 50 years in which

the company has evolved from the cash & carry format to become the leader in wholesale distribution to hospitality in the country. In this time and thanks to your firm commitment to offering the sector a service of the highest quality, Makro has facilitated the growth of bars and restaurants and has helped position our gastronomy as one of the most recognized worldwide.

The company has a wide range of 42,000 food products and no food specially designed for the hospitality sector. Highlights categories of fresh products: meats of more than a hundred breeds, fish that we select every day in the markets of the country or fruits and vegetables for all needs, from the most common to the most exotic. To these, a careful selection of wines, professional equipment and, in short, all those products that need a catering business.

In addition, with the aim of making everyday bars and restaurants easier, Makro has developed a multi-channel business model that allows it to respond efficiently to the needs of its customers and ensure that hoteliers can relate to the company when and how it best fits your routine. Customers can choose to buy at Makro through one of its three channels: e-commerce,

Hospitality Distribution Service and cash & carry, composed of 37 physical stores. As part of its commitment to gastronomy, Makro collaborates with In Residence as an official supplier, thus showing your willingness to be always alongside industry professionals.

 

About Kitchen Consult

Kitchen Consult has been in charge of equipping and advising hospitality and food professionals since 2008. It is a team of professionals who enjoy designing custom kitchens so that hoteliers have a partner that makes easy the entire process, accompanying customers throughout the process, always looking for the best solution and adapting to their needs, either the replacement or acquisition of a loose machine or a comprehensive project. The advice of Kitchen Consult goes from the beginning, with the distribution of spaces and recommendation of equipment to the plans of installations and commissioning. They have set up the kitchens of renowned restaurants such as Coque** by Mario Sandoval, Saddle*, Alabaster, Chef Ivan Dominguez’s swim or Umiko among others. They are the official suppliers of the Masterchef program and the kitchens of Alinea In Residence, the pop up chef Grantz Achatz with 3 Michelin stars and Mirazur In Residence chef Mauro Colagreco, number 3 in the list The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in his restaurant Mirazur de Menton, on the Côte d’Azur and 3 Michelin stars. They also develop high-end projects for private homes and complements for the sector.

 

About RIEDEL

RIEDEL is one of the most important glassware manufacturers in the world. Tradition and innovation are the hallmarks of its success in its more than two centuries of history. From its origins in northern Bohemia in 1756 to the present day, it has turned glass work into a balanced combination of art and science in pursuit of the highest standards of quality. Throughout eleven generations, Riedel has been characterized by excellence in the manufacture of glasses dedicated to the pleasure of obtaining the greatest enjoyment in the tasting of good wine.

 

About ACME

When you think of a beautiful table, with creativity, joy, modernity and at the same time tradition you are surely talking about ACME… ACME is this, a reality in the form of dishes for all chefs who appreciate the quality with which we develop, seek and work hand in hand in each project as if it were Unique.

 

About Kitchen Aid

KitchenAid and its products have been for over a century a representation of the perfect synergy of professional performance, artisanal quality and iconic design.

KitchenAid has always relied on the professional world to receive advice, opinions and suggestions that guide the development of its products. The company is distinguished not only by this unique collaboration, but also by the high quality of its products, which are designed to intensify the passion for cooking through proven performance. All their appliances are born of inspiration, design and development together with professional chefs. The result of this close collaboration is a line of products with materials and technologies that guarantee exceptional professional results. This translates into high quality, elegant and high-performance appliances, which expand the possibilities in your menus and in the design of your kitchen. Now, anyone who takes cooking seriously can achieve professional results thanks to the way KitchenAid manufactures its products.

 

About OONI

Everyone deserves a good pizza, so Ooni designs, manufactures and sells AMAZING pizza ovens. So INCREDIBLE that adjectives in lowercase letters do not do them justice. Really good pizza needs high heat, so all Ooni live fire pizza ovens raise its temperature to 500 °C/950 °F and cook an amazing pizza in just 60 seconds. 

Ooni was founded by Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland.  Kristian really enjoyed making pizzas, but was frustrated: “my pizzas are good, but they are not great”. The pizzas that Kristian was able to make at home lacked that restaurant flavor that is achieved at very high heat. He wasn’t an inventor, an engineer or a product designer, but he knew he had a great idea. After a series of sketches, many prototypes and continuous testing in her backyard, Kristian created the world’s first portable wood oven. Ooni was born.

Since its launch, Ooni has become an award-winning company. Headquartered in Scotland, Ooni also has subsidiaries in the United States and continental Europe, as well as a network of reliable and respected global distributors. Innovation is critical for Ooni and that’s why it has released stunning new pizza oven models – including Ooni Fyra 12, Ooni Pro 16, Ooni Koda 12, Ooni Karu 12 and Ooni Koda 16 -, as well as wood pellets. Its ovens run on wood, coal and gas, so there is an Ooni for everyone. With brilliant products, an innovative proposition, outstanding customer service, a first-class team and an enthusiastic global community, Ooni is excited for the future. Peace and pizza for the people.

 

About La Marzocco

Named after the symbol of Florence, Italy-the sitting lion-La Marzocco has been a leader in espresso machine innovations and design since 1927. For more than 90 years, each espresso machine La Marzocco has been assembled by hand in Florence, and today the machines of La Marzocco can be found in the best cafes, restaurants and kitchens around the world.

Beyond the commercial machines for hospitality and restoration, in the spring of 2015, the company presented the Mini Line, a machine specially designed to bring the consumption of good coffee to the comfort of the home. The machine, with its small size, has the same design and performance as a commercial machine. The high demand and increasingly educated taste

of consumers, have led the company to continue expanding the product range of La Marzocco Home introducing in 2022 the Micra Line, a 30% smaller machine and the Pico grinder.

 

About Mateo&co

Founded in 2000, Mateo&co is an agency specialized in strategic marketing and communication that develops brand and communication strategies for some of the best known companies in the world of gastronomy, food and beverages. As a promoter of new chefs and premium gastronomic projects, it has established itself as the first strategic branding, marketing and gastronomic communication consultancy in Spain.

Working with chefs, their personal brand development, their internationalization, their restaurant businesses or their concepts. Working with restaurants, from the concept to the branding, the optimization of their resources, their client portfolio or their public relations or working with big brands that want to position themselves within gastronomy and explore this territory.

Mateo&co creates brands for food, from branding to packaging or channel activation. And represents and organizes major national and international gastronomic events collaborating with prestigious brands such as Michelin Spain, Institute of Masters of Wine, The World’s 50 Best Restaurant or International Wine Challenge. Among its own projects are MadrEAT, the first streetfood market in Spain, and the #InResidence project.

Since October 2020, Mateo&Co has been part of Vocento, the leading communication group in Spain, which also includes Vocento Gastronomía, which brings together the main food-related events companies in Spain (GSR) and some of the most recognized brands in the gastronomic conferences/events scene (Madrid Fusión, San Sebastián Gastronomika, among others).

 

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