The recognition to the Dolores-born pastry chef was granted by the Buenos Aires Legislature.
Those attending the recognition ceremony at the Legislature were able to enjoy catering provided by Damien Betular and Narda Leps, who also received recognition.
Damien Betular of Dolores, one of Argentina’s most renowned chefs, was recognized as an outstanding cultural personality by the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires.
At an event that also highlighted Narada Lepes, Betular received a commendation from Congressman Roy Cortina, who praised the importance of “recognizing the field of gastronomy and promoting these beliefs due to the fundamental and important nature of his contributions”. of.
Betuller was given this honor for his extensive career and his work on television, including his participation in numerous culinary programs. Dolores said, “This award is extremely important and I never imagined living in this city, loving it and especially never imagining giving Villa Devoto a pastry shop like I did them. “
Betular was born on 20 October 1982 in Dolores. Like many young people in the city, after completing his secondary studies at technical school he moved to Buenos Aires to study gastronomy and take his first steps in the world of work. He began his academic training at the Argentine Institute of Gastronomy (IAG), from which he graduated as Gastronomic Professional in 2002 and later as Professional Pastry Chef in 2003.
After graduating, he made several trips to gain experience in pastry: in those years he visited London, Mexico and Japan. While living in New York City, he studied at the renowned Culinary Institute of America. His start in the world of hospitality began at the Algodon Mansion boutique hotel in Recoleta and he continued at the Buenos Aires Grand Hotel.
He eventually joined the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Hotel as a pastry chef. It was here that he was able to create his own designs, which, combined with excellent pastry techniques and the highest quality ingredients, have delighted celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Emma Watson and Uma Thurman. In addition, within the framework of the 2018 G-20 meeting held in our country, he was in charge of making the desserts for the dinner hosted by the Presidents of the United States, Donald Trump, and China, and Xi Jinping.
On television he was a judge on programs such as “Bake of Argentina”, “MasterChef Celebrity” and “MasterChef Argentina”. In addition, she published a pastry book and opened her store “Betular Patisserie” in Devoto, Buenos Aires city.