José Pizarro is an award-winning chef and bestselling author. He worked at Meson de Doña Filo in Madrid before coming to London, where he co-founded the Brindisa restaurants with the Eyre Brothers. He now runs the successful tapas and sherry bar 'José' and restaurant 'Pizarro' in Bermondsey Street, 'José Pizarro' on Broadgate and 'Little José' in Canary Wharf. He regularly appears on BBC's Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. His first book, Seasonal Spanish Food won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award and was nominated for the IACP and Cordon Bleu awards. Basque was one of Observer Food Monthly's 'Books of 2016'.