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You can add this footnote to Ferran Adrià’s biography: Earlier this year, the chef said a new incarnation of El Bulli might just involve corporate sponsorship, and true to his word, he’s teaming up with Spanish telecom giant Telefonica. According to Telecom Paper, he’ll be their new brand ambassador (which will involve “creativity training courses”) and in return, they’ll help fund the refurbishment of the restaurant. Thomas Keller’s BMW partnership is looking so small potatoes right now.

Telefonica signs marketing deal with El Bulli chef [Telecom Paper]