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Gato Dumas was a celebrated Argentine chef and restaurateur.
Carlos Alberto Dumas was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1938. An only child, he was given his first lessons in cuisine at age three by his grandfather, sculptor and cooking aficionado Alberto Lagos.
Studying architecture in school, he abandoned his studies in 1959 for a chance to pursue his culinary interests in London, where he was brought on by the "creator of the modern British cuisine," Chef Robert Carrier, as a dishwasher and potato peeler at "The Angel," Carrier's flagship Islington restaurant. Carrier eventually granted the young man an apprenticeship and, returning to Argentina in March 1963, Dumas opened his first establishment, "La Chimere," in 1965.
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