2007. Ferran Adrià, doctor Honoris Causa.
In December 2007, the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona decides to confer Doctor Honoris Causa on Ferran Adrià. This honour, proposed by Claudi Mans, Professor in the Chemistry Faculty, is unprecedented in the University’s history; never before has a cook received this degree. During the conferral speech, made in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor Màrius Rubiralta, Professor Mans emphasises, among other points, “Mr. Adrià’s coherence in his approach in both methodological and practical aspects”.