#MILAN2018

The Best Chef in the World 2018
Joan Roca

Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca
Girona - Spain

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS OF THE BEST CHEF AWARDS 2018,
THE WORLD’S LEADING CULINARY AWARD PLATFORM

Chef Joan Roca wins the Top300, followed by Rene Redzepi and David Munoz

Milan, October 1st – The results of The Best Chef Awards 2018 have been announced at the gala evening at the Teatro Vetra in Milan. In the presence of more than 300 chefs and industry professionals, chef Joan Roca won the Barilla Top300 Award of The Best Chef, followed by chef Rene Redzepi in the second and chef David Munoz in the third place. 4th place went to Bjorn Franzen and 5th to Jonnie Boer. The category rankings look totally different from last year, with winners from Italy, Dubai, Puerto Rico, Sweden and the US. The 2018 list includes chefs from 41 countries worldwide.

The winners of The Best Chef Awards

The most renowned awards went to a couple of familiar faces, as well as several newcomers.

  • Barilla Top300 Award winner: Joan Roca, Chef of El Celler de Can Roca in Giron, Spain. It is already second year for Joan Roca to be “The Best” as he already took the first place in 2017. The second place was for Rene Redzepi and the third place went to David Munoz.
  • The Best Chef City Gourmet Award winner: Andrea Aprea of Restaurant VUN Andrea Aprea at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Milan. This category award recognized the best chef and restaurant in the host city of the yearly award show.
  • The Best Chef Rising Star Award winner: Bros’ – Floriano Pellegrino and Isabella Poti from Lecce in Italy. These young chefs won this award as an appreciation for their talent and progress in the world of gastronomy.
  • The Best Chef Fol-LOVERS Awards winner: Grégoire Berger from Ossiano in Dubai. As a big thanks for appreciation and dedication of The Best Chef’s followers this award was introduced only this year to celebrate the opinion of the audience of The Best Chef on social media.
  • The Best Chef Pastry Award winner: Antonio Bachour from Puerto Rico, currently working in Miami, US.
  • The Best Chef Lady Award winner: Emma Bengtsson from Sweden chef working at Aquavit in New York, US.
  • The Best Chef FoodArt Award winner: Matt Lambert from Musket Room in New York, US.

HIGHLIGHTS

Awards from the heart of the gastronomic community

The scale of The Best Chef Awards and its exclusive character is the most highly influential in the culinary world thanks to their network of the world’s best chefs and social media influence. They currently boast over 48 million monthly visitors who also contribute to the voting process. The chefs are awarded honorably on their skill and everything it represents to be The Best Chef, therefore chefs are awarded as an individual and nationality and not by restaurant. To award a chefs accomplishments inspiring new talent and new talent being recognized by their peers igniting creativity all over the world with their followers or “fol-LOVERS” as The Best Chef like to say, is the greatest part of The Best Chef.

A global awards gala

The awards gala is a global event with chefs attending from all over the world travelling from United States, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Japan and from all over Europe for the hottest culinary gala. This year the chefs attended The Best Chef Awards Gala in Milan where dishes created by different Michelin-starred chefs and traditional Italian products like Pizza Gourmet, prepared by Pizza Master Gennaro Nasti (Bijou-Paris), were presented. Moreover 2 Michelin star chef Nick Bril – who brought Deep house music to the world of Haute Cuisine with Sergio Herman in the trendy and beautiful old church now called The Jane Antwerp – has been DJ’ing at the event, together with the Biggest Italian DJ Joe T Vannelli & Bros.

TOP100

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#1 Joan Roca

Spain
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#2 René Redzepi

Denmark
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#3 David Munoz

Spain
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#4 Björn Frantzén

Sweden
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#5 Jonnie Boer

The Netherlands
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#6 Niko Romito

Italy
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#7 Alex Atala

Brazil
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#8 Massimo Bottura

Italy
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#9 Yannick Alléno

France
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#10 Vladimir Mukhin

Russia
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#11 Grant Achatz

USA
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#12 Enrico Crippa

Italy
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#13 Alain Passard

France
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#14 Albert Adria

Spain
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#15 Nick Bril

The Netherlands
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#16 Rasmus Kofoed

Denmark
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#17 Massimiliano Alajmo

Italy
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#18 Virgilio Martinez

Peru
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#19 Daniel Humm

Swiss
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#20 Peter Goossens

Belgium
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#21 Hajime Yoneda

Japan
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#22 Norbert Niederkofler

Italy
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#23 Gregoire Berger

France
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#24 Quique Dacosta

Spain
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#25 Pierre Gagnaire

France
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#26 Andrea Aprea

Italy
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#27 Davide Oldani

Italy
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#28 Martin Berasategui

Spain
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#29 Yoshihiro Narisawa

Japan
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#30 Andoni Luis Aduriz

Spain
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#31 Syrco Bakker

The Netherlands
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#32 Andreas Caminada

Swiss
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#33 Eneko Atxa

Spain
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#34 Gert De Mangeleer

Belgium
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#35 Emma Bengtsson

Sweden
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#36 Pascal Barbot

France
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#37 Michel Troisgros

France
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#38 Anne-Sophie Pic

France
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#39 Christopher Hache

France
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#40 Eric Frechon

France
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#41 Esben Holmboe Bang

Denmark
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#42 Sven Elverfeld

Germany
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#43 Vincenzo Guarino

Italy
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#44 Christian Puglisi

Italy
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#45 Benoit Dewitte

Belgium
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#46 Dominique Crenn

France
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#47 Corey Lee

South Korea
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#48 Joris Bijdendijk

The Netherlands
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#49 Nino Di Costanzo

Italy
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#50 Ronny Emborg

Denmark
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#51 Christian Bau

Germany
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#52 Heinz Beck

Germany
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#53 Dani Garcia

Spain
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#54 Paolo Casagrande

Italy
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#55 Jan Hartwig

Germany
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#56 Andre Chiang

Taiwan
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#57 Thomas Keller

USA
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#58 Matt Orlando

USA
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#59 Alexandre Couillon

France
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#60 Richard Ekkebus

The Netherlands
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#61 Jean-Francois Piege

France
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#62 Frédéric Anton

France
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#63 Enrico Bartolini

Italy
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#64 Michael Tusk

USA
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#65 Mauro Colagreco

Argentina
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#66 Mauro Uliassi

Italy
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#67 Simone Cantafio

Italy
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#68 Sang Hoon Degeimbre

South Korea
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#69 Thomas Bühner

Germany
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#70 Tim Raue

Germany
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#71 Arnaud Lallement

France
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#72 Daniel Boulud

France
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#73 Josean Alija

Spain
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#74 Guillaume Bracaval

France
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#75 Antonio Guida

Italy
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#76 Nils Henkel

Germany
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#77 Bo Bech

Denmark
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#78 Elena Arzak

Spain
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#79 Chantel Dartnall

South Africa
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#80 Magnus Nilsson

Sweden
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#81 David Toutain

France
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#82 Jacob Jan Boerma

The Netherlands
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#83 Clare Smyth

UK
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#84 Heston Blummenthal

UK
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#85 Angel Leon

Spain
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#86 Brett Graham

Australia
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#87 Giuseppe Iannotti

Italy
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#88 Gérald Passedat

France
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#89 Fredrik Berselius

Sweden
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#90 Atsushi Tanaka

Japan
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#91 Julien Royer

France
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#92 Felix Lo Basso

Italy
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#93 Rodolfo Guzman

Chile
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#94 Paul Pairet

France
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#95 Davide Scabin

Italy
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#96 Tiago Sabarigo

Portugal
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#97 Arnaud Bignon

France
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#98 Peter Gilmore

Australia
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#99 Tomaž Kavčič

Slovenia
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#100 Jannis Brevet

The Netherlands

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