José Avillez

Portuguese and a chef, José Avillez is dedicated to promoting Portuguese gastronomy and contributing to establishing Portugal as a top gastronomic destination.

He is widely regarded as a luminary in Portuguese gastronomy and has earned acclaim for his entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering drive to push boundaries.

He has several restaurants in Portugal – in Lisbon, Porto and Cascais – and in Dubai and Macau. Each of these restaurants embodies its unique concept while passionately conveying his love for cuisine. In 2023, alongside his wife, Sofia Ulrich, José Avillez unveiled CASA NOSSA – THE LAKE FARMHOUSE, an extraordinary estate located in Alentejo, nestled along the shores of the Alqueva. This idyllic retreat offers both comfort and complete privacy, all set against the backdrop of breathtaking views.

José Avillez has made significant contributions to Portuguese and international gastronomic literature. He is also a renowned author, host, and judge on television and radio programmes.