David Munoz confirmed his title of the best chef in the world

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Peter Kavinsky

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Madrid, 20 September (EFE) — Spain’s David Muñoz (DiverXO, Madrid) won The Best Chef Awards on Tuesday, the international award that honors him as the world’s best chef for the second year in a row. also adds awards from Best Chef Voted by Chefs and Best Chef in Gourmet City.

Held for the first time in Madrid, the gala evening, bringing together the best dishes of world cuisine, confirmed not only Munoz’s culinary skills, but also the success of Spanish cuisine, in which 18 professionals entered the top 100 of this list. from the voices of 350 chefs and industry experts.

David Muñoz (Madrid, 1980) is the winner of this sixth edition of The Best Chef Awards-Perlage because, in addition to being reaffirmed as the best chef in the world, only Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca, Girona) has achieved- Adds to his resume the awards “Best Chef”, chosen by his colleagues in the profession, and “Best Chef of Gourmet City”.

Chef Davis Munoz poses with the award. EFE / Javier Lizon

“It’s an honor, it’s incredible,” he said as he was praised again for bringing his “incredible team” to the stage of the Madrid City Council. He was proud to work in the city and thanked his wife Cristina Pedroche for her support. because without her, “we wouldn’t have achieved what we achieved in the XO world.” With “I love you!” He responded from the public.

With regard to the prize awarded by his colleagues, he noted that it is for this reason that it is “one of the main” in his career, and the prize regarding Madrid was dedicated to such colleagues as Juanjo López (La Tasquita), Mario Sandoval (Koke ) or Pepa Muñoz (El Quenco de Pepa) are some examples of those who contribute to the transformation of the capital into an international gastronomic destination.

He returns to the crown of the king of world cuisine for his “very personal, unpredictable and proven excellence” dishes, in which he assimilates influences from other continents, adding “his own fabulous universe” that “lives up his motto: avant-garde or death.” ‘ according to voters.

Chef David Muñoz after receiving the World’s Best Chef award in Madrid. EFE/Javier Leeson

He will thus join the title, which has already been held twice by Joan Roca, Bjorn Frantzen (Franzen, Stockholm) and René Redzepi (Noma, Copenhagen).

In the top ten of the “Best Chef” ranking, Spain is ranked first among countries with David Muñoz in first place and Joan Roca in third place. “These gastronomic festivals bring us together and bring together cuisines to bring cultures together,” said Andoni Luis. Aduriz (Mugarits, Gipuzkoa) in 5th place and Eduard Xatruh, Oriol Castro and Mateu Casanas (Disfrutar, Barcelona) in 7th.
Aduriz also received The Best Chef Science award for his research and creativity in collaboration with experts from other fields.

Rounding out the top ten of this list are René Redzepi, Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Italy), Bjorn Franzen, Alain Passard (L’Arpège, France), Ana Roche (Hisha Franco, Slovenia) and Alex Atala (DOM, Brazil).

Chef David Munoz after receiving the “Best Chef in the World” award. EFE/Javier Leeson

During the gala, US Puerto Rican Antonio Bahur was awarded “Best Pastry Chef” and praised Madrid, his “favorite city in the world”, while Ana Roche received the Pristino Award for her creativity and encouraged her colleagues to work. with local producers, like her, to contribute to the local economy and sustainability.
Anne-Sophie Pic received the award, which recognizes her as the author of the best restaurant experience, in this case at Maison Pic (France), although she dedicated it to teams from different premises.

The art of Natsuko Shoiji was appreciated in her dishes, an award she thanked through tears; Josh Nilan (St. Peter, Australia) for his pioneering work in fish processing and preservation, and Franco Pepe (Pepe in Grani, Italy) as the world’s best pizza chef, who proudly admitted that he was responsible for making pizza. “To develop such a traditional dish as pizza.

Jessica Roswaal (Casa Maria Luigia, Italy) is a young rising star, Pierre Koffmann is a gastronomy legend, a French veteran who has made his career in the United Kingdom – mostly in the three Michelin stars La Tante Claire – and the top entry on the “Best Chef” list matches Riccardo Camanini with his Lido 84 (Italy).

Web Editing: Nuria Santesteban

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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