"Our mother taught us to cook, but most of all she taught us about life" - Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca at #50BestTalks

Laura Price - 06/08/2015

The Roca brothers – Joan, Josep and Jordi – have often credited their parents for the success of El Celler de Can Roca, No.1 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants. But few people know the extent of the family's involvement: their mother, Montserrat Fontané, still cooks the staff breakfast at the restaurant every single day, so it's no surprise family remains at the centre of everything they do.

We hosted an audience with the brothers in Buenos Aires this week during the first leg of their world tour. Find out what Joan, Josep and Jordi said about teamwork, family life and Argentine cuisine at #50BestTalks (videos in Spanish)

Joan Roca (head chef) on Argentine wine, parrilla, mate and football:

Josep Roca (sommelier) on friendship, family and cooking in Argentina:

Jordi Roca
(pastry chef) on his favourite Argentine meat cuts:

In their words:

A few photo highlights from the event:


Croissants (or media lunas, as they're called in Argentina) for an early start


The Roca brothers with German Martitegui, chef-patron at Tegui, No.9 in Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2014


From left to right: Jordi, Josep and Joan


The Rocas with some of Argentina's top chefs and restaurateurs

With thanks to BBVA Francés, the event sponsor of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants

Header image: cellercanroca.com