September 13, 14 and 15th 2021


Amsterdam will host the 5th THE BEST CHEF AWARDS powered by PERLAGE on September 13, 14 and 15th 2021. The three-day long culinary celebration will include FOOD MEETS SCIENCE, AREA TALKS and a few new activities, ending with the grand AWARDS GALA, as they continue to honor the many talented chefs that create the best food experiences around the world.

New candidates and announcement process

This year will be full of suspense as THE BEST CHEF changes the way they present the 100 new annual candidates – that in 2021 come from 35 different countries – selected by THE BEST CHEF’s group of independent partners composed by professionals working within the gastronomic world.

Starting on February 25th and during a 100 days, THE BEST CHEF will announce one candidate per day in no specific order via their social media channels that reach almost 1,5 million followers.

One June 6th, THE BEST CHEF begins the voting process, where all the chefs included on last years’ list (plus the previous mentioned group of independent professionals) and the new 100 candidates will be invited to vote for their peers to name 2021’s TOP100 AWARDS. The voting for the publicly awarded Fol-LOVERS Award will begin in July and last for a month.

Amazing Amsterdam

This year’s attendees will get to share knowledge with their Dutch peers and colleagues, and get to experience their great projects while being in one of Europe’s most exciting cities, with remarkable art, architecture, flavors, history and unique beauty.

THE BEST CHEF’s main goal is to promote gastronomy and talent, and Amsterdam is a city full of it. A vibrant and painteresque destination with a rich culture that year by year claims more space on the international culinary map. “We have a great community of chefs in The Netherlands, specifically in Amsterdam, as well as a great relationship with them”, says Joanna Slusarczyk, one of the creators of THE BEST CHEF.

After successful editions in Warsaw in 2017, Milan in 2018 and Barcelona in 2019, and the Virtual2020 edition that took place during what can without a doubt be named as one the worst years for the hospitality industry, this year’s slogan is: Back to “Live”, Back to Reality.

Last year didn’t stop us. We actually worked harder to adapt and provide chefs and restaurants all over the world with a platform to stay connected and share information with each other and with the public. Our big hope for this year is for our community to be able to meet in person again”, Joanna Slusarczyk ends.


Akrame Benallal

Rui Paula

Fredrik Berselius

Mory Sacko

Tom Brown

Sidney Schutte

Elena Reygadas

Jordi Vilà

Mingoo Kang

Juan Amador

Juanlu Fernandez

Jacob Holmström & Anton Bjuhr

Davide Oldani

ThiTid Tassanakajohn

Mark Birchall

Benoit Dewitte

Sean MacDonald

Anatoly Kazakov

John Shields

Guillaume Bracaval

Michelangelo Mammoliti

Tim Golsteijn

Pablo Rivero

Jan Sobecki

Dieuveil Malonga

Toni Kostian

Vicky Lau

Sergio Barroso

Niklas Ekstedt

Luiz Filipe Souza

Jordi Cruz

Mark Donald

Guillaume Galliot

Dave Pynt

Igor Grishechkin

Henrique Sá Pessoa

Jason Tan

Garima Arora

Hisato Hamada

Carolina Bazán Bañados

Ulrik Jepsen

Curtys Duffy

Giuseppe Iannotti

Enrique Olvera

Sebastien Lepinoy

Przemysław Klima

Jaime Pesaque

Junghyun Park

Erik & Juliën Van Loo

Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri

Fatmata Binta

Marco Müller

Tommy Myllymäki

Hajime Yoneda

Jason Bangerter

Nicola Fanetti

Mikael Svensson

Gert de Mangeleer

Ricardo Costa

Julia Komp

Brian Mark Hansen

Kelvin Au Yeung

Diego Guerrero

Jonathan Zandbergen

Edgar Núñez

Ebbe Vollmer

Tom Aikens

Helena Rizzo

Arnaud Lallement

Terry Giacomello






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