Kamilla Seidler was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and developed her professional chef career at some of the most important kitchens of the world, such as the Mugaritz, Manoir Aux ‘Quat Saisons, Paustian and Geist.
After accepting an invitation from Claus Meyer to establish a culinary school and high class restaurant called GUSTU, Kamilla arrived in Bolivia in 2012. At GUSTU, Kamilla sought to share her experiences and knowledge of cooking with the aim to make even the smallest difference in the lives of Bolivian young people.
Kamilla found in Gustu a space to explore how a commitment to indigenous produce and local farmers could benefit from her learnings from the Scandinavian food scene as well as the Spanish Avant-Garde kitchen. At Gustu, she developed a modern and innovative kitchen style that highlighted with simplicity and elegance the qualities of native Bolivian products, creating a sensory walk through Bolivia’s biodiversity.
With a life dedicated to gastronomy, Kamilla Seidler strives daily to encourage gender equality in the kitchens and utilize gastronomy as a tool for social change. Recognizing her work at Gustu, Kamilla was awarded Latin America’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list.