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September 13, 14 and 15th 2021

THE BEST CHEF AWARDS 2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Chef Dabiz Muñoz wins the Top100, followed by Björn Frantzen and Andoni Luis Aduriz

Amsterdam, September 15, 2021 – Today the results of The Best Chef Awards 2021 have been announced at a live awards Gala in Amsterdam. Chef Dabiz Muñoz of DiverXo in Madrid won The Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage. Chef Björn Frantzén of Frantzén in Stockholm repeats in second place and takes the award for The Best Chef voted by Chefs powered by Difference Coffee. To round up the top three, Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz in San Sebastián takes a huge jump from his previous 45th position on last year’s list, to number 3.

THE BEST CHEF AWARDS WINNERS 2021

The full ranking of The Best Chef Awards 2021 is available via www.thebestchefawards.com. The most prestigious awards went to familiar faces, as well as to several fresh faces. Here’s the list of special awards:

The Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage: Dabiz Muñoz from Spain
The second place is for Björn Frantzen (Sweden), and the third place goes to Andoni Luis Aduriz (Spain)

The Best Chef Rising Star Award powered by Perrier-Jouët: Fatmata Binta from Sierra Leone
This young chef wins this award as an appreciation for her talent and progress in the world of gastronomy.

The Best Chef Fol-LOVERS Award powered by Custom Culinary: Manoella “Manu” Buffara from Brazil
This award values the opinion of the audience of The Best Chef’s followers on social media.

The Best Chef Pastry Award powered by Valrhona: Maša Salopek from Slovenia
This award celebrates the best pastry chef among all the chefs.

The Best Chef Food Art Award powered by Antonius Caviar: Vicky Lau from China
This award is dedicated to the Best Artist among all the chefs.

The Best Chef Gourmet Award powered by Maida: RIJKS from Amsterdam (host city)
Joris Bijdendijk (executive chef), Ivan Beusink (chef de cuisine) and Yascha Oosterberg (chef de cuisine) win the award for the best restaurant in the host city.

– The Best Chef New Entry Award powered by Le Nouveau Chef: Henrique Sá Pessoa from Portugal
This category award honours the chef who achieves the highest ranking amongst all the new candidates.

The Best Chef Voted by Chefs Award powered by Difference Coffee: Björn Frantzen from Sweden
This award is dedicated to the most voted chef by all the other chefs.

  The Best Chef Science Award powered by LSG Group: Joan Roca from Spain
This award is a distinction for the chef who is outstanding in relation to research, experimental techniques and transformation.

The Best Chef Legend Award powered by Chopin: Alfonso Iaccarino from Italy
This category award celebrates the best chef who is not active in the kitchen as a chef anymore, but who still has a crucial impact on the world of gastronomy.

The Best Chef Pizza Award powered by Molini Pizzuti: Franco Pepe from Italy
A new award created to celebrate the best pizza chef in the world.

After a virtual edition in 2020, and with this year’s slogan being: “Back to LIVE. Back to reality”, some of the most influential names in the culinary world met in Amsterdam to celebrate the best of the best in gastronomy. This year’s list features chefs from 29 countries worldwide, out of which Spain performs best with its 15 chefs.

“Getting the number one in the Best Chef Awards is the biggest joy. An incredible pride and responsibility.  The fucking greatest!!!. For me, The Best Chef Award is one of the most prestigious publications in the world today, and an award like this is a dream come true, which recognizes many years of creativity, dedication, passion and hard work. The last years in the Xo world have been very intense and brutal, but my team and I are clear that this is only the beginning, and the best is yet to come. There are no limits in sight.” Explains Dabiz Muñoz from restaurant DiverXo in Madrid, Spain, the winner of this year’s Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage.

About The Best Chef

THE BEST CHEF is a vibrant world community of passionate food lovers. A project dedicated to celebrating the talented chefs that create the best food experiences around the world, as well as being a global family of like-minded individuals that share culinary experiences. A common space where the old guard shares the cores of the craft with the next generation, who in return inspires new ways of thinking.

After an intense week of events, collaboration dinners, the FOOD MEETS SCIENCE conferences and AREA TALKS, we say goodbye to Amsterdam, another amazing host city filled with incredible people, talented chefs and amazing food. But our commitment never stops as we’re already working on next year’s event and on many other exciting projects for THE BEST CHEF community. Close Joanna Slusarczyk and Cristian Gadau, the founders.

DISCOVER ALL THE DETAILS OF OUR VOTING PROCESS AND OUR ORGANIZATION.

TOP100

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#1 Dabiz Munoz

Spain
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#2 Björn Frantzen

Sweden
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#3 Adonis Luiz Aduriz

Spain
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#4 Joan Roca

Spain
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#5 Rene Redzepi

Denmark
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#6 Disfrutar

Spain
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#7 Ana Ros

Slovenia
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#8 Alex Atala

Brazil
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#9 Vladimir Mukhin

Russia
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#10 Mauro Colagreco

Argentina
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#11 Virgilio Martinez

Peru
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#12 Rasmus Kofoed

Denmark
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#13 Jonnie Boer

The Netherlands
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#14 Grant Achatz

USA
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#15 Anne-Sophie Pic

France
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#16 Massimo Bottura

Italy
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#17 Julien Royer

France
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#18 Daniel Humm

Swiss
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#19 Andreas Caminada

Swiss
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#20 Mauro Uliassi

Italy
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#21 Manu Buffara

Brazil
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#22 Dan Barber

USA
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#23 Dominique Crenn

France
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#24 Alain Passard

France
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#25 Pía León

Peru
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#26 Enrico Crippa

Italy
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#27 Clare Smyth

UK
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#28 Martin Berasategui

Spain
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#29 Rasmus Munk

Denmark
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#30 Christian Bau

Germany
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#31 Eneko Atxa

Spain
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#32 Sven Elverfeld

Germany
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#33 Gaggan Anand

Thailand
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#34 Yannick Alleno

France
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#35 Niko Romito

Italy
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#36 Heston Blumenthal

UK
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#37 Paolo Casagrande

Italy
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#38 Henrique Sá Pessoa

Portugal
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#39 Antonia Klugmann

Italy
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#40 Nick Bril

The Netherlands
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#41 Yoshihiro Narisawa

Japan
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#42 Rodolfo Guzman

Chile
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#43 Peter Goossens

Belgium
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#44 José Avillez

Portugal
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#45 Paco Roncero

Spain
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#46 Joris Bijdendijk

The Netherlands
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#47 Jorge Vallejo

Mexico
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#48 Ángel León

Spain
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#49 Vicky Lau

Hong Kong
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#50 Hans Neuner

Austria
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#51 Corey Lee

South Korea
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#52 Norbert Niederkofler

Italy
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#53 Eric Vildgaard

Denmark
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#54 Paco Morales

Spain
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#55 Agustin Balbi

Argentina
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#56 Arnaud Donckele

France
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#57 Quique Dacosta

Spain
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#58 Soenil Bahadoer

The Netherlands
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#59 Jordi Cruz

Spain
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#60 Vicky Cheng

Hong Kong
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#61 Massimiliano Alajmo

Italy
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#62 Ivan & Sergey Berezutskiy

Russia
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#63 Hiroyasu Kawate

Japan
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#64 Dennis Huwaë

The Netherlands
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#65 Tristin Farmer

UK
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#66 Syrco Bakker

The Netherlands
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#67 Jacob Jan Boerma

The Netherlands
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#68 Nino Di Costanzo

Italy
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#69 Floriano Pellegrino

Italy
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#70 Jaime Pesaque

Peru
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#71 Emma Bengtsson

Sweden
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#72 Marco Müller

Germany
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#73 Thomas and Mathias Suhring

Germany
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#74 Michelangelo Mammoliti

Italy
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#75 Himanshu Saini

India
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#76 Alexandre Couillon

France
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#77 Gregoire Berger

France
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#78 Arnaud Lallement

France
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#79 Daniel Calvert

UK
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#80 Sidney Schutte

The Netherlands
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#81 Adam Dahlberg & Albin Wessman

Sweden
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#82 Yusuke Takada

Japan
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#83 Helena Rizzo

Brazil
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#84 Mory Sacko

France
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#85 Karime Lopez

Mexico
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#86 Dave Pynt

Australia
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#87 Antonio Romero

Spain
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#88 Przemysław Klima

Poland
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#89 Diego Guerrero

Spain
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#90 Anatoly Kazakov

Russia
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#91 Guillaume Galliot

France
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#92 Jefferson Rueda

Brazil
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#93 Selassie Atadika

Ghana
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#94 Dieuveil Malonga

Rwanda
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#95 Jonathan Zandbergen

The Netherlands
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#96 Rafa Costa e Silva

Brazil
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#97 Gert De Mangeleer

Belgium
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#98 Leonor Espinosa

Colombia
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#99 Jan Sobecki

The Netherlands
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#100 Elena Reygadas

Mexico

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