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THE BEST CHEF AWARDS 2020
THE HIGHLIGHTS

The results of The Best Chef Awards 2020 have been announced at the first virtual show. In the online presence of the international gastronomy community, chef René Redzepi won The Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage, followed by chef Björn Frantzen (last year’s winner) in second and chef Dan Barber (who also wins two additional awards) in third place. The 2020-list features 34 new chefs from 31 countries worldwide, out of which Spain performs best with its 15 chefs.

The winners of The Best Chef Awards 2020

  • The Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage winner: René Redzepi from Denmark. The second place is for Björn Frantzen (Sweden), who won the award in 2019, and the third place goes to Dan Barber (USA), who wins two more awards.
  • The Best Chef Rising Star Award powered by Perrier-Jouët winner: Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara (Brazil). 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 winner: Rafa Costa e Silva (Brazil). This award was introduced in 2018 to value the opinion of the audience of The Best Chef’s followers on social media.
  • The Best Chef Pastry Award powered by Valrhona winner: Xavi Donnay (Spain). This award celebrates the best pastry chef among all the chefs.
  • The Best Chef Food Art Award powered by Antonius Caviar winner: Alex Dilling (UK). This award is dedicated to the Best Artist among all the chefs.
  • The Best Chef New Entry Award powered by Le Nouveau Chef winner: Dan Barber (USA). 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 LSG Group winner: Dan Barber (USA). This award is dedicated to the mostly voted chef by all the other chefs.
  • The Best Chef Science Award powered by Perlage winner: Rasmus Munk (Denmark). 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 Difference Coffee winner: Michel Bras (France) 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.

Awards from the heart of the gastronomic community

This annual awards gala has always been a global event with chefs from all over the world, travelling from far away to attend the hottest culinary gala. To guarantee everyone’s safety and taking the current COVID regulations into account, this year the world’s leading culinary platform decided to go back to their roots, presenting their Top100 via a top-notch online show and hosting hybrid conferences like Area Talks and Food Meet Science. “We decided not to cancel this year’s event, but to organise it in a #VIRTUAL2020 form. By doing this, we hope to provide a message of strength and positivity to the whole gastronomic world. Cancelling the evening completely would mean demonstrating and highlighting the fragility of the fine dining world and this is not a right message to give. We are far from each other – everyone is at home, at work, in their countries or cities – yet so close, and even more together than before” says Cristian Gadau, Creative Director of The Best Chef project.

Auction for Isabelo Charity

The Best Chef Awards 2020 will not end on the 23rd by revealing the winners of all the Awards. This year there will also be something special – the winners decided to donate their awards to an auction that will be organised starting from Thursday, 24th of September until 10th of October. You can send your offer for each award to info@thebestchefawards.com (with information which award you want to bid for and amount). It will be a SILENT auction.

The total amount collected in the auction will be transferred to Isabelo Charity – a project led by Margot Janse, Dutch Chef. Isabelo was born in 2009, because no child can learn on an empty stomach.

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#1 Rene Redzepi

Denmark
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#2 Björn Frantzen

Sweden
dan-barber

#3 Dan Barber

USA
disfrutar

#4 Disfrutar

Spain
Joan-Roca

#5 Joan Roca

Spain
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#6 David Munoz

Spain
Virgilio-Martinez

#7 Virgilio Martinez

Peru
aitor-zabala

#8 Aitor Zabala

Spain
Rasmus-Kofoed

#9 Rasmus Kofoed

Denmark
grant-achatz

#10 Grant Achatz

USA
mauro-Colagreco

#11 Mauro Colagreco

Argentina
vladimir-mukhin

#12 Vladimir Mukhin

Russia
Jonnie-Boer

#13 Jonnie Boer

The Netherlands
Andreas-Caminada

#14 Andreas Caminada

Swiss
yannick-alleno

#15 Yannick Alleno

France
alex-atala

#16 Alex Atala

Brazil
eneko-atxa

#17 Eneko Atxa

Spain
ana-ros

#18 Ana Ros

Slovenia
julien-royer

#19 Julien Royer

France
agustin-balbi

#20 Agustin Balbi

Argentina
dominique-crenn

#21 Dominique Crenn

France
enrico-crippa

#22 Enrico Crippa

Italy
christian-bau

#23 Christian Bau

Germany
sven-elverfeld

#24 Sven Elverfeld

Germany
gaggan-anand

#25 Gaggan Anand

Thailand
alex-dilling

#26 Alex Dilling

UK
corey-lee

#27 Corey Lee

South Korea
rodolfo-guzmann

#28 Rodolfo Guzman

Chile
paco-morales

#29 Paco Morales

Spain
albert-adri

#30 Albert Adria

Spain
anne-sophie-pic

#31 Anne-Sophie Pic

France
peter-goossens

#32 Peter Goossens

Belgium
daniel-humm

#33 Daniel Humm

Swiss
rasmus-munk

#34 Rasmus Munk

Denmark
clare-smyth

#35 Clare Smyth

UK
alain-passard

#36 Alain Passard

France
martin-berasategui

#37 Martin Berasategui

Spain
Heston-Blumenthal

#38 Heston Blumenthal

UK
mauro-uliassi

#39 Mauro Uliassi

Italy
eric-vildgaard

#40 Eric Vildgaard

Denmark
andre-chiang

#41 Andre Chiang

Taiwan
pia-leon

#42 Pía León

Peru
massimo-bottura

#43 Massimo Bottura

Italy
norbert-niederkofler

#44 Norbert Niederkofler

Italy
andoni-luis-aduriz

#45 Adonis Luiz Aduriz

Spain
modest-amaro

#46 Modest Amaro

Poland
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#47 Seiji Yamamoto

Japan
vicky-cheng

#48 Vicky Cheng

Hong Kong
Arnaud-Donckele

#49 Arnaud Donckele

France
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#50 Alexandre Couillon

France
jorge-vallejo

#51 Jorge Vallejo

Mexico
zaiyu-hasegawa

#52 Zaiyu Hasegawa

Japan
yoshihiro-narisawa

#53 Yoshihiro Narisawa

Japan
quique-dacosta

#54 Quique Dacosta

Spain
manu-buffara

#55 Manu Buffara

Brazil
niko-romito

#56 Niko Romito

Italy
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#57 Hiroyasu Kawate

Japan
antonia-klugmann

#58 Antonia Klugmann

Italy
paolo-casagrande

#59 Paolo Casagrande

Italy
paul-pairet

#60 Paul Pairet

France
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#61 Gregoire Berger

France
nick-bril

#62 Nick Bril

The Netherlands
frederic-anton

#63 Frederic Anton

France
emma-bengtsson

#64 Emma Bengtsson

Sweden
massimiliano-alajmo

#65 Massimo Alajmo

Italy
richard-ekkebus

#66 Richard Ekkebus

The Netherlands
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#67 Soenil Bahadoer

The Netherlands
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#68 Ben Shewry

New Zealand
Hans-Neuner

#69 Hans Nuener

Austria
jose-avillez

#70 José Avillez

Portugal
paco-roncero

#71 Paco Roncero

Spain
syrco-bakker

#72 Syrco Bakker

The Netherlands
salassie-Atadika

#73 Selassie Atadika

Ghana
Michel-troisgros

#74 Michel Troisgros

France
yusuke-takada

#75 Yusuke Takada

Japan
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#76 Ricardo Camarena

Spain
floriano-pellegrino

#77 Floriano Pellegrino

Italy
Thomas-and-Mathias-Suhring

#78 Thomas and Mathias Suhring

Germany
jefferson-rueda

#79 Jefferson Rueda

Brazil
tristin-farmer

#80 Tristin Farmer

UK
daniel-calvert

#81 Daniel Calvert

UK
bee-satongun

#82 Bee Satongun

Thailand
antonio-romero

#83 Toni Romero

Spain
jan-Hartwig

#84 Jan Hartwig

Germany
elena-arzak

#85 Elena Arzak

Spain
daniela-soto-innes

#86 Daniela Soto-Innes

Mexico
joris-bijdendijk

#87 Joris Bijdendijk

The Netherlands
sat-bains

#88 Sat Bains

UK
fatih-tutak

#89 Fatih Tutak

Turkey
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#90 Poul Adrias Ziska

Denmark
tim-raue

#91 Tim Raue

Germany
oliver-pena

#92 Oliver Pena

Spain
twins-garden

#93 Twins Moscow

Russia
ricardo-chaneton

#94 Ricardo Chaneton

Venezuela
leonor-espinosa

#95 Leo Espinosa

Colombia
dennis-huwae

#96 Dennis Huwae

The Netherlands
alberto-landgraf

#97 Alberto Landgraf

Brazil
rafa-costa-e-silva

#98 Rafa Costa e Silva

Brazil
matt-ab

#99 Matt Abe

UK
kirk-westaway

#100 Kirk Westaway

UK

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