Last November Dani García may have hung up his chef's jacket with the three Michelin stars on it, but not his apron. Since then he has been working on his ambitious business project that will allow him to take his cuisine to the whole world, something he had been dreaming of for a long time.
His mind is continually on the boil; it's what keeps him on the move. More and more ideas for Doha, Miami, New York, London, Paris and Madrid. Not to mention the recent launch of his own home delivery line or the recent opening of Leña, his new steak house, on the site where he once ran the three-starred restaurant in the Puente Romano hotel in Marbella.
All of this, what he has already achieved, what is currently in progress and what is yet to come, has been sufficient motive for Forbes to include him in the hundred most creative Spanish people in the world of business.
"It seems strange to me," said the Marbella-born chef, when asked about the list in which he appears alongside many other respected names from the world of business, culture and gastronomy. From cooking colleagues like Ángel León, the Roca brothers, José Andrés, Nino Redruello and Sandro Silva to famous faces from the world of the small and big screen like Santiago Segura or Úrsula Corberó.
This year, when it comes to presenting its usual Top-100 of the most creative minds and entrepreneurs of the moment, Forbes says that it has wanted to focus "exclusively on Spanish personalities and show the vitality and strength of national creativity when applied to business" (or self-employment), because creativity clearly begins at home. Dani García can vouch for that.