The Best Chef Awards powered by Perlage – Madrid – 18-20 September 2022


The sixth edition of The Best Chef Awards powered by Perlage, which will be held from September 18 to 20 with the support of the Madrid City Council and the Community of Madrid, will bring together the cream of world cuisine in the capital.

The main acts of the event, which consolidates Madrid as one of the main centers of gastronomic attraction on the planet, will take place at the Casino de Madrid, Teatro Goya, the Palacio de Cibeles and Headquarter of the Community of Madrid.

Madrid, July 28, 2022. Madrid is in full culinary ascension and boiling to the rhythm set by the kitchens of its most outstanding restaurants and the pride of currently having three representatives shining with their own light in the main list of The Best Chef, who accumulate distinctions and good positions in the most prestigious international guides and lists. And the aforementioned cadence does not show signs of decay, since Madrid will once again show itself as the world capital of gastronomy from September 18 to 20, dates chosen to celebrate the sixth edition of The Best Chef Awards powered by Perlage there, with the collaboration of the City Council of the capital and the Community of Madrid.

For three days, the magnificent meeting will be a true magnet that will gather international news attention and will bring together the cream of the world gastronomy, chefs, journalists, and gastronomes of more than 30 nationalities. Everyone will enjoy a program designed to exchange knowledge and experiences and to uncover talents that will start on Sunday, September 18 at the Casino de Madrid with two heated discussion panels framed in the Area Talks section. Diego Guerrero, Fatmata Binta, Alena Solodovichenko, Rafael Tonon, and Geeta Bansal will incorporate the variables of food and peace into the equation to be solved during the talk. Meanwhile, Alex Atala, Eric Vildgaard, Leonor Espinosa, Alexandra Forbes and Dabiz Muñoz promise not to arouse indifference and question the limits of political correctness during their conversation.

Throughout the second day, amateurs and professionals will seek and find answers and inspiration in the talks and show cookings that the Goya Theater will host under the generic name of Food Meets Science, another educational section of The Best Chef. The person in charge of breaking the ice will be Eduard Xatruch, who will present the avant-garde techniques of Disfrutar. Next up on the stage will be Shai Hayman (Redefine Meat), showing us the story of NEW- MEAT™. Then there will be an opportunity to discover the balance between innovation and tradition in pizza by Franco Pepe (Pepe in Grani), winner of The Best Chef Pizza Award 2021 powered by Molini Pizzuti. Just before lunch, the ideas proposed by John Feeney and Joke Putsey (Custom Culinary®) to advance in the field of sustainability, by rethinking the concept of food waste, will serve as an aperitif.

After the recharging break, the aroma of coffee will invade the stalls during the speech by Darrin Daniel, executive director of Cup of Excellence. He will be followed by Andoni Luis Aduriz, (Mugaritz), who will challenge the audience to consider how and what we will eat in the future. Next, Hektor Monroy (Ron Matusalem) together with Foodpairing® will show us how to scientifically discover the most surprising food paring combinations.

The Japanese Natsuko Shoji (Été) will give her showcooking an evocative and eloquent title: ” Été, the footprint of summer, mango tarte and caviar millefeuille”. Next, Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana) and Jessica Rosval (Casa Maria Luigia) will present the real “The Power of Food”, followed by Valentin Platter, Jürgen Graf and Martin Buchholtz who will discover for us the evolution of wine for a better and tasteful future.

Last but not least, Antonio Bachour (Bachour Coral Gables), winner of The Best Chef Pastry Awards 2018 powered by Valrhona, will put the icing on the cake at Food Meets Science with a showcase of the pastry scene in next years.

The “main course” will arrive, however, on Tuesday, September 20, the day on which the Crystal Gallery of the Palacio de Cibeles, headquarters of the Madrid City Council, will host the long-awaited and glamorous gala during which the identity of the Best Chef in the world is revealed. Until that afternoon-night and waiting to know the renewed list in the Gala that indicates nothing less than the 100 best, the reign of Dabiz Muñoz will remain in force, proclaimed number one in Amsterdam 2021 edition as a reward for nonconformity always in search of perfection and unlimited creativity and imagination. Earlier, same day on 20th at 11:00 in the morning, a meeting will take place at and Headquarter of the Community of Madrid where national and international Chefs, together with Madrid authorities, will highlight the great night that the city will live.

Madrid is living a sweet moment and for three days it will dress up again to show the whole world its idiosyncrasy, its history, its architecture, its culture and its wide range of aromas, flavours, products, recipes, traditions, and avant-garde. In line with this potential and in line with its particular revolution, its choice as the venue for this sixth edition of The Best Chef Awards powered by Perlage is a consequence of the desire to point out, elevate and consolidate Madrid as one of the main poles of gastronomic attraction on the planet.

Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca, Girona) was in 2017 the first professional named by The Best Chef Awards as the best chef in the world. A year later he renewed the title, and then such a distinction went to his colleagues Björn Frantzén (Frantzén, Stockholm), next Rene Redzepi (Noma, Copenhagen) and Dabiz Muñoz (DiverXO, Madrid).

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