Ideiak Pil-Pilean – Workshop Creative Industries and Gastronomy: An Inspiring Co-Creation Experience

2 challenges need to be solved. Renowned chef Ricardo Perez from the Yandiola restaurant is interested in learning about new creative proposals and select winery Bodegas Itsasmendi is looking for new ideas and talented people to implement them.


Ideiak pil-pilean facilitates the possibility of collaborating with these two eminences of the gastronomy and food industries. This is the time to interact with them, co-create ideas, and open new areas of collaboration.

Join this networking experience that in addition to being creative inspires new opportunities to interact with different disciplines.

Day, time and place: November 17 – 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. – Azkuna Zentroa


Garikoitz Rios Urbaneta, Bodegas Itsasmendi

Garikoitz Rios holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. He’s Technical Director of Viñedos Itsasmendi since 1989 and since 1993 he’s founding partner and manager of Bodegas Itsasmendi. From 2001 to 2005, he was Member of “Bizkaiko Txakolina’s” Regulatory Board. Garikoitz has cooperated in several research projects related to viticulture and apart from working at Bodegas Itsasmendi, since 2006 he also teaches different courses.

Ricardo Pérez Martín, Grupo Yandiola

His career as a chef began at Basque Center “Aterpe Alai”, in Las Palmas. Later on, he worked in renowned restaurants such as Martin Berasategui (Lasarte), Café de Paris (Biarritz), El Bulli (next to Ferrá Adriá) and finally in NH Villa de Bilbao Hotel, where he worked as Chef de Cuisine. In 2000, he started working on his own at Yandiola restaurant (Campo Volantin, Bilbao) and since 2010 he’s promoter and manager of Grupo Yandiola, which manages and runs all of Azkuna Zentroa’s restaurant business.