November 25, 2014

119th Validated Chef by the Jury – Javier Cervantes

Congratulations to Javier Cervantes, 119th Chef La Belle Assiette to be validated by the Jury.

Javier Cerventes is our 119th Validated Chef by the Jury. His Validation Dinner took place in London, on Sunday, 26th of October. 

As for each Validation Dinner, La Belle Assiette gave the opportunity to 8 guests, providing a jury, participate and evaluate the menu prepared by the Chef.


javeir cervantesJavier Cervantes gained his first diploma in culinary arts at the Escuela Hoffman in Barcelona. With this on his hand, he moved to London where he has carried the extent of his professional career. First, working at Browns Hotel followed by Les Ambassadors Private Club. Afterwards Javier moved into corporate hospitality working for the boarding rooms of Blue Chip companies in the heart of London. Over the recent years, he has become a freelancer and offers his expertise to different establishments, corporate boarding rooms and small private events. He runs cookery and patisserie workshops at the Divertimenti Cookery School in Knightsbridge, London and their themes include Spanish and other Mediterranean Tapas, Patisserie Master Class and Chocolate workshops. Seen over the last 18 years, Javier observed with amazement how the path of his career has expanded into new facets of the culinary arts. His cooking is traditionally meanwhile incorporating new modern elements from different cuisines.





Salad of Persian Feta, Roast Pumpkin, Braised Fennel, Pine Nuts, Raisins and Honey Cumin




Main course
Roasted Cod with Parsley Butter Crust, Pommes Ecrasses, Sauté Wild Mushrooms and Vanilla Beurre Blanc


Hazelnut Shortcake with Lime Marinated Strawberries, Mascarpone Chantilly and Basil Coulis




Here are some reviews let by the members of our Jury: 

« Javier’s attitude was very professional. He is very friendly yet discrete enough. He proposed a beautifully designed menu from the fresh starter to the divine dessert and chocolate truffles. » – Michelle A.

« he Chef was discreet during the dinner which is positive and he also was professional, friendly and helpful. He really cares about the presentation of his dishes and the taste is good. We had a wonderful evening… Thank you Javier! » – Feyo S.

« Great style, great presentation of the dishes, the Chef is very friendly and organised. Above all, the dishes were very well presented. It was perfect! » – Tancrede T.

« Chef Javier Cervantes is very professional and his food is absolutely delightful. I really liked the dessert, it was excellent! I recommend Javier for sure! » – Ginevra G.


Chef Javier Cervantes
 has a great style and a very professional attitude. Taking care of all the details, the Chef delivered a generous and tasty cuisine inspired by Italian influences: sunny flavors punctuated by unexpected discoveries. The dessert is undoubtedly Javier’s strong point: he proposed a delicious and refined hazelnut Shortcake. Plus, Javier loves what he does and he shows it in his dishes: generous and passionate, he is anxious to offer as aesthetic and tasty dishes. Thus, the Chef is labeledChef validated by the Jury.” Congratulations!

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