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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.