Chef Ana Viçoso

Brief info

"I'm passionate about cooking and training! Only near the 30 years old I did had the courage to risk everything and throw myself headlong into the kitchen world. I do not regret it 1 min! I have already participated in amazing projects and I continue to learn every day! Now I’m fully dedicated with all my heart to a dream come true, the Lisbon Cooking Academy”

Professional Path

Besides her family and her 2 cats, Ana’s 2 big passions are cooking and training. She start by studying Leisure Management and Touristic Animation at Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, where she met and shared house with culinary arts students. There she fell in love with the subject.

After the degree, she worked on the event business for a couple of years, and finally in 2013 she decided to pursue her passion for cooking. She was Head Chef of the Yes! Lisbon Hostel, that won an award for Best Hostel in the World at the time. She decided she would never “leave the kitchen”, and understood she needed to learn more, taking the Culinary Arts course at Lisboa Tourism and Hotel Studies School. She interned at the Michelin-starred Fortaleza do Guincho restaurant, and then developed the menu and opened the kitchen of Café Nicolau. She also worked as Head Chef at the Padaria Portuguesa, one of the country’s largest independent food franchises. She also worked as a cooking trainer at the Portuguese Institute for Employment and Professional Studies, as well as in private workshops. Lisbon Cooking Academy is her own project. ♡