Josu Mugerza started working in ‘Urola’ restaurant in San Sebastian. A few years later, he moved to Madrid to work in ‘Basque’ restaurant first and later in ‘Irizar’ restaurant, managed by Chef Luis Irizar, who became his best teacher and friend.
From Madrid he moved to Kagoshima in Japan, where he opened and ran the Spanish Restaurant ‘Javier’ After a year’s experience in Japan, Josu came back to Spain to run the kitchen in ‘La Oca Dorada’, a restaurant in Valencia.
Two years later, he travelled to Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), in order to embark on a new venture. Madrid was his next destination, where he opened his own business, ‘El Alamillo’ restaurant. As time went by, his dream of returning to his home and establishing Belaustegi Baserria restaurant became real in 1999.
Throughout his career, Josu Mugerza has participated in numerous gastronomic events, in Spain and abroad. He has collaborated in the last six editions of the “Iberian Festival” in New York, representing the “Basque Cuisine”.