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Berasategui has appeared on Master Chef, and has thirteen restaurants across the globe

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 20, 2017 -- Chef Martín Berasategui has joined Ccilu Footwear as a 2017 Brand Ambassador, it was announced today via Ccilu’s North American subsidiary, Ccilu USA. Chef Martín is a Basque chef and owner of an eponymous restaurant in Lasarte-Oria (Gipuzkoa), Spain, which has been awarded three Michelin stars since 2001. Owner of thirteen restaurants, Chef Martín holds eight Michelin stars in total, more than any other Spanish chef and ranking third in the world for the most stars held.

“We are honored to have Chef Martín join us as a Ccilu 2017 Ambassador,” said Ccilu founder Wilson Hsu. “His journey reflects our belief that liberating the spirit sets the course for progress.” Ccilu’s new Horizon Collection tagline is “liberate yourself.” Chef Martin joins 5-time ISAF World Champion and 4-time Olympian Iván Pastor as a Ccilu Ambassador.

“My parents fought hard to get me to dedicate myself toward another occupation, because this life has always required great sacrifice,” said Chef Martín, who, at the age of 14, began to work in his parents’ restaurant in Donostia-San Sebastián, the capital of Spain’s Basque province. “But the lure of the kitchen was in my blood and all I wanted to do was cook.” Chef Martín, who has appeared on Master Chef, has restaurants in Barcelona, the Canary Islands, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica.

“I am very proud to be a Ccilu Brand Ambassador,” he said. “This campaign demonstrates our shared philosophy that we achieve excellence through perseverance. Our attitude, innovation, ethics and our work in the field help us achieve our aims.”

About Ccilu USA Ccilu USA is a merging of cultures based on the notion that quality and technology are universal values. CEO Wilson Hsu, known for his leap from banker to award-winning shoe designer, emphasizes proper podiatric design, including Ccilu’s revolutionary SKIVE-ON and eco-friendly CCILUCELL technologies. Founded in Japan in 2011, Ccilu’s first product, “Amazon Summer,” won the Silver Award of the Best Designed Products in the 72nd Tokyo International Gift Show. By 2017, Ccilu was being sold in more than 60 countries. This commitment to style and structure spans the Ccilu Footwear brand and its licenses of top brands in Japan, Europe and Asia Pacific region.