Iolanda Bustos, born in Baix Empordà, has developed her personal and professional career around nature, the countryside and cooking. Popularly known as #LaChefdelasFlores, she is an expert in edible wild plants. Her work reflects her passion for nature, local products and the territory, inviting everyone, young and old, to savour the landscape and thus cultivate a greater love for the land and its natural treasures.

She is currently a cooker without a restaurant, working as a freelance and private chef. She is the author of the books “Cuina fresca i Natural” and “La millor cuina amb flors, plantes i fruits silvestres”. Her latest book is entitled “Cooking with Flowers” and she is currently immersed in a new publishing project on edible forests. She has created the botanical tasting mural for wines and aoves, incorporating new organoleptic descriptors to the world of wine and oils. As well as being a cooker, trainer and writer, she is a lecturer who collaborates regularly in various media, where she divulges the uses of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that can be found in forests, fields and beaches. Her recipes radiate life and sensitivity, being an ode to nature and an honest and sincere commitment to the culture and traditions of the territory and the Mediterranean diet.

Committed to social projects of sustainability, towards equality and the environment. She promotes the visibility and dissemination of female rural talent in the countryside and in professional cooking.

Currently, she combines writing with her gastronomy project of experiences in contact with nature. She is an advisor and consultant for the creation of botanical agri-food products. She works as a sommelier for aoves. She cooks, combines and promotes the values of the landscape in wineries, farmhouses and places where nature, oils, wine and food are the protagonists.

You can follow her on different social networks such as @iolandabustos or send her queries to her email, or visit her website