UNA | Who we are

Who we are

here “The future of gastronomy lies in restaurants with one table. This is the formula that will be central to our culinary ideology”

- Ferrán Adrià
MMpictureUNA is the creation of Argentine chef Martín Milesi, the realization of a dream which started 5 years ago in Buenos Aires, and which becomes reality in the St. Pancras Clock Tower, London. Martín’s concept of an ideal restaurant is clear: Just one table. Just twelve people. In the last two years, he has travelled through Europe visiting the kitchens of such establishments  ‘Berasategui’, ‘El Celler de Can Roca’, ‘Viajante’, ‘Fundación Alicia’, and others, with this idea in mind.
Martín Milesi has more than 18 years experience working as a Chef. He has worked in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and a number of European countries, including the UK. He has also taught gastronomy at the Argentine Institute of Gastronomy (IAG), partner of L’Ecole LeNotre of Paris and the Argentine Business University (UADE), specialising in the History of Argentine Food. Martín also founded the restaurant ‘Raíz” in Buenos Aires. He also currently gives lectures on the gastronomical history and culture of Argentina and Latin America – most recently he gave a class at the Argentine Embassy in London, for Argentine restaurant owners, on the influence of the UK on the Argentine meat sector. Martín is also a professional illustrator.
DiazCebrianpictureManuel Diaz Cebrian studied hotel business administration in Mexico City and Rome, Italy. He also took several specialised courses in marketing and branding in Mexico and the USA.
Upon graduation, Manuel was hired by Camino Real Hotels/Westin Hotels and Resorts occupying various positions in the Operations area (restaurants/bars/front desk). He then became the Director of Sales and Marketing for Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. He also occupied the position of Commercial Director of Camino Real Hotels based in New York City for three years.
Looking for new challenges, Manuel moved to London where he became the Director of the Mexico Tourism Board for the UK and Europe as well as emerging markets. During this time he branded Mexico mainly through its culture, highlighting the importance of gastronomy. He was responsible for several gastronomic festivals in London bringing many important chefs from Mexico such as Enrique Olvera and Monica Patino amongst others. He also involved many famous personalities and London landmarks such as Tom Parker Bowles, Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges and Borough Market.
Manuel is also the author of México Chic which is one of most important travel guides to México.
Presently Manuel is the Managing Director of his own company, 110PerCeb, specialising in consulting, gastronomy, design and tourism.