André Magalhães
André Magalhães
André Magalhães is chef at “Taberna da Rua das Flores” one of Lisbon’s most celebrated restaurants.

Just this past year, along with his partners André reopened “Quiosque de São Paulo” Lisbon’s oldest food kiosk, dating back to 1870. 

André is also the acting gastronomical consulting chef with Omali Lodge, an Eco-Resort in the island of São Tomé in Africa where he is implementing a Sustainable Food Programme.

Previously he was chef of the cuisine at the prestigious Lisbon Press Club.

He is a regular at International Food & Wine Summits where he learns and shares the tricks of the trade through conferences and show-cooking sessions.

As a journalist, André writes about food and wine matters for several national and international publications, a member of FIJEV (International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers) and an international judge in wine and olive oil competitions he has conquered the “Taster Trophy” at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

André holds a post-grad in Food Science and teaches in the Masters of Food Science of the Science and Technology Faculty of UNL/ISA.

In his previous life, he was once a film producer and director, having had stints as a sailor, a polyglot tourist guide as well as a set decorator, mostly as a kitchen aid or a line cook... but he’s really just always been an avid traveller.

In his free time, André likes to forage the forests or the seashore. As an active member of the Slow Food Movement, he defends rural life and sustainable food-producing methods.

André Magalhães has been nominated “Personality of the Year in Gastronomy 2015” by “Wine” Magazine Portugal

Presentations and performances as a guest chef:

Quais du Polar, Lyon, France
International Festival of Crime Fiction in Print and Film

San Sebastian Gastronomika, San Sebastian, Spain
One of the world’s leading Chef’s Summits

Soria Gastronomica, Soria, Spain
A unique Food Festival that focuses on Truffles and Mushrooms

Slow Film Festival, Pirenópolis, Brasil

Valencia Gastrónoma, Valencia, Spain


O Pedro, Mumbai, India
“The Influence of Portuguese Culture in Goan Cuisine”

Slow Film Festival, Pirenópolis, Brasil
“Olive Oil in Portuguese Gastronomy”

Valencia Culinary Meeting, Valencia, Spain
“The importance of local products to the restaurateur and to the farmer”

Fim de Semana Culinário de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
“Fumeiro – Uma Riqueza de Trás-os-Montes “, Bragança City Hall

Restaurant Collaborations and Takeovers:

“O PEDRO”, Mumbai, India

Taipei, Taiwan

Valencia Culinary Meeting, Valencia, Spain

Interviews/TV Features/Documentaries:

“A Essência com André Magalhães”, TV Feature

“Time Out”, Lisbon’s Best Chefs

“A Moda da Cozinha”, Documentary Series