At the helm of the back of the house at Telefèric Barcelona.


Oscar Cabezas

“Our team is our secret.” – Oscar Cabezas

Born in the winter in a neighbourhood in Barcleona known as Poblenou, Oscar began his culinary career after studying his law degree.  At age 19 he fell in love with he idea of sharing his message through food and it took him a short time to understand cooking was his world.  He spent time in small bars, rustic restaurants, and Castillian steakhouses and was eager to learn as much as possible in the shortest time.  Oscar obtained his sous-chef position in a restaurant called Tropical in Barcelona specializing in marine cuisine and paellas.  Following his accomplishments, he worked in Arzak ( three Michelin starred in San Sebastian-Donostia). As he continued through culinary school and working in the kitchens of Barcelona he was fortunate to compete and take home ‘Best Tapa in Barcelona with Teleferic (2012). He met the Padrosa family where he was able to take on his new project, Telefèric Restaurants in Barcelona and traveling with Teleferic over to United States.  

Oscar Cabezas, nominated as one of the 50 most influential chef’s of the year, has been building the back of the house teams in all three of our beautiful restaurants (Barcelona, San Cugat, and Walnut Creek).  Through his lifetime of travel and curiosity he was able to take what he has learned to help create the regional taste, local identity and global flavor that is Telefèric Barcelona.  Fluent in Catalan, Spanish, French and English… Oscar is a talent we are proud to have and hard to reckon with.  Feel free to peek in the open kitchen and say hi, he loves creating memories with our guests.