by Juan Manuel Barrientos
Chef & Owner
Juan Manuel Barrientos Valencia, known in the gastronomic world as ´Juanma´ and in social media as @juanmaelcielo, was born in Medellín on June 16, 1983. He is a chef, businessman, entrepreneur, lecturer and peace leader at the helm of more than ten restaurants and bars. He is the creator and founder of the Elcielo restaurant chain (Medellín, Bogotá, Miami and Washington DC), La Serenissima, Cuon and AO, Kai, Shibari, Aguafresca and Cerdología.. Juanma has captured the attention of his many followers both through his work and on social media.
We always dreamed and believed that a Colombian cuisine restaurant could shine with its own star!
Our restaurant ElCielo Washington won a Michelin Star from @michelinguide Thanks to all our family! This is just the beginning of seeing our flag shine with more stars.