THE world-famous La Consula cooking school has been temporarily closed and its restaurant shut down.
The move comes following months of conflict with the Junta over funding for the institution, which has produced some of Spain’s best chefs.
Five of the eight Michelin stars held by Malaga restaurants were won by former students from La Consula, including Diego Gallegos and Dani Garcia.
Students at La Consula and at La Fonda in Benalmadena were notified by whatsapp to not return to college yesterday, the first day of the new term.
The young chefs have been told that there will be no classes until the legal situation is clarified.
La Consula’s school is due to be integrated into the Andalucian Service of Employment, but this will not happen until at least the end of January.
Workers at La Consula have gone months without being paid.