Javier Lopez recently joined the Kempinski Cathedral Square team as executive chef. Born in Barcelona, Javier Lopez gained a wealth of international experience with more than 16 years of previous work positions in Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, Belgium and France. has also hosted many culinary events in countries such as Iceland, Malta, Sweden, Mauritius and Russia. For more than eight years, Javier has been working in Baltic countries, gaining impeccable experience in working with local producers and farmers, getting to know the local cuisine and adding to the modernisation of the local Lithuanian culinary scene.
His cuisine is a mixture of sensory and contemporary influences. It is constantly evolving and is always innovative. His Spanish origin, his travels and his experiences in Lithuania gave birth to his own unique style. His contribution to the local gastronomy will enable Vilnius to be included on the map of haute gastronomy.
At Kempinski Cathedral Square, the executive chef is focusing on making seasonal and sustainable menus while creating balance and harmony of flavours. The key ingredient to this accomplishment is an unwavering passion combined with a commitment to phenomenal service for our guests. Carefully sourced ingredients from small artisan farmers and perfectly executed techniques are combined to create a modern European cuisine.
Chef Javier brought his culinary passion to deliver to our guest an exceptional fine dining experience at Telegrafas restaurant, with a menu showcasing seasonal modern European cuisine featuring our customisable sommelier Narimantas Miezys and a large selection of award-winning, limited-availability wines.
“A cuisine is a work of inspiration mixed with savoir-faire, respect for the products and seasons, experiences and feelings. When all these are balanced, the creation of the chef is rightfully expressed, bringing together tradition and innovation”, stated Executive Chef Javier Lopez.