Juli Soler joined the restaurant in Roses in 1981. That same year, he brought Jean-Paul Vinay on board as head chef following the departure of Jean-Louis Neichel. In October 1984, chef Jean-Paul Vinay left the restaurant, and Ferran Adrià and Christian Lutaud became the head chefs. Albert Adrià joined the team in 1985. After 2 years of training with great pastry chefs such as Antoni Escribà and Francisco Torreblanca, Albert took charge of the restaurant's desserts.
Juli Soler, Ferran Adrià and Albert Adrià have been and still are the leaders who have followed and are still thousands of people who, with their talent and effort, have contributed and contribute to making elBulli a myth of gastronomic restoration.