The Best Chef Science Award
Andoni Luis Aduriz
Andoni Luis Aduriz is considered as one of the most influential chefs of our time. Throughout his career, he has prioritized both culinary evolution and an interdisciplinary approach. This has allowed him to cross the established borders and become a rebel in the kitchen.
Aduriz’ multidisciplinary approach embraces the innovation in the kitchen and the most diverse sectors. This is evident through his patronage of the Basque Culinary Center and his membership in the Tufts Nutrition Council from Tufts University, a group of international leaders from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for nutrition and health. Andoni builds bridges to apparently unrelated worlds, in doing so he enhances his own discipline. This can be witnessed in his collaboration with the marine and alimentary research center AZTI and the Imagineering Institute, a multi-disciplinary internet and digital media research & development center. His versatility and creativity always raging the predefined limits open windows to many new worlds. This pioneering attitude gives rise to theater performances with La Fura dels Baus and to the promotion of diverse documentaries such as Mugaritz BSO and OFF-ROAD. Aduriz aims to seduce us with a multisensory experience.