The 6th edition of The Best Chef Awards returns to Spain. This year, the event takes place on September 18, 19 and 20 in the Spanish capital Madrid. This international gastronomic event will include the Area Talks debates, the Food meets Science conference and will close with the grand Awards Gala where the best 100 chefs in the world will be announced.
Gastronomy is a fundamental pillar of Spanish culture and this year, Madrid will be in charge of hosting professionals, journalists, foodies and chefs from all over the world for a new edition of The Best Chef Awards. After successful editions in Warsaw in 2017, Milan in 2018, Barcelona in 2019, a virtual edition in 2020 and the great return to Amsterdam in 2021, Madrid will become the center of the culinary world during these three days.
This year’s guests will be able to exchange knowledge with their colleagues from each continent and discover their great projects while enjoying one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, full of history, culture, art and home to several of the best restaurants and chefs in the world, including no. 1 of The Best Chef Top100 2021, Dabiz Muñoz.
The Best Chef works to promote gastronomy and the talent of chefs, in a fresh, modern and inclusive way, and Madrid city and the region of Madrid are a choice that perfectly reflects these values. A vibrant destination and an undeniable gastronomic capital of the world.
“Madrid city and the region are amazing – full of culture, flavours, amazing chefs, and projects worth sharing. Every time we visit, we leave in awe at the gastronomic level and for us it is an honour to be able to host the next edition of The Best Chef Awards there”, said Joanna Slusarczyk, one of the creators of The Best Chef.
“I could not imagine a better combination than meeting the top-level kitchen and our Perlage water. And all this in the wonderful, lively Madrid and its region – famous for its sophisticated style and top-quality cuisine. For Perlage, it is a natural environment, and I am excited that guests from all over the world will be able to take part in this amazing event and culinary journey with us”, said Dorota Weka, Co-founder and Creative Director of Perlage.
200 candidates announced
Starting on March 11th and for 50 days, The Best Chef announced two candidates per day via their social media channels. These new candidates were carefully selected by 120 independent experts from the gastronomic world and now join the chefs of the Top100 2021 to result in a total of 200 eligible candidates for the voting process.
On May 11th, the voting process will begin, where all the chefs included in last year’s list – in addition to the group of independent professionals mentioned above – and the new 100 candidates will be invited to vote for their colleagues to name the Top 100 Awards 2022.
This year The Best Chef gives out 13 special awards on top of the top 100 list. It’s a way to offer special recognition to chefs that stand out in specific areas or subjects. The awards include, amongst others, Best Chef Pastry, Best Chef Rising Star, Best Chef Science and Best Chef New Entry.
Three new awards will be presented this year. This is the this edition three new awards will be presented: The Best Chef Pristine Award powered by Gin Raw, given to a chef celebrated for his or her utmost respect for and use of the highest quality of local produce at a terroir-based restaurant.
The Best Chef Innovation Award powered by Custom Culinary®, is dedicated to a chef that shows new ideas, methods, trends and leads the way for others within the global culinary world. And last but not least The Best Chef Dining Experience Award powered by Ron Matusalem – this award is dedicated to a chef who provides the perfect service in the dining room, creating an outstanding and exquisite experience.
For more info regarding The Best Chef Awards read our interview with one of the founders Joanna Slusarczyk.