The city of Amsterdam will host the 5th The Best Chef Awards that will take place on September 13, 14 and 15.
Under the slogan ‘Back to Live. Back to Reality’, the awards will take place after the virtual 2020 edition and the events in Warsaw in 2017, Milan in 2018 and Barcelona in 2019.
“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, one of the creators of The Best Chef Awards said.
This year’s event includes Food Meets Science, Area Talks and a few new activities which end with the grand Awards Gala that continue to honour the many talented chefs that create the best food experiences around the world.
The format for the year is being changed. Starting from 25 February and for 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.
On June 6, the Best Chef will begin the voting process where all the chefs that were including in last year’s list (plus the independent professionals) and the new 100 candidates will be invited to vote for their peers to name the 2021 top 100 awards. The voting for the publicly awarded Fol-Lovers award will begin in July and last one month.
In list of 100 chefs for 2021 comes from 35 different countries selected by the Best Chef’s group of independent partners composed by professionals working within the gastronomic world.
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, flavours, 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.
The Best Chef awards is the brain child of Joanna Slysarczyk a neuroscientist by profession and gastronomic the Christian Gadau who launched the event in 2015. It was a project dedicated to celebrating the many talented chefs and also a community where knowledge can be shared.
The winner of last year’s award was René Redzepi from Denmark. He was followed in second place by Björn Frantzen (Sweden), who won the award in 2019, and the third place goes to Dan Barber (USA), who also won two more awards. Full story of last year’s award here.