The Best Chef Awards 2021: Dabiz Muñoz, Björn Frantzen and Andoni Luis Aduriz take the top spots
This week brought the news that foodies across the world have been waiting for with the announcement of The Best Chef Awards 2021. The ceremony took place at a live awards Gala in Amsterdam. The top spot went to chef Dabiz Muñoz of DiverXo in Madrid, who won The Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage, while second place was once again awarded to Chef Björn Frantzén of the eponymous Frantzén in Stockholm, who also claimed The Best Chef voted by Chefs powered by Difference Coffee. The bigger surprise, though, came from Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz in San Sebastián, who look a huge leap up from his previous 45th position on last year’s list to claim third place.
The Best Chef Awards 2021 winners
The full ranking of The Best Chef Awards 2021 is available is available to view on the official website. The most prestigious awards went largely to familiar faces but there were also several fresh faces on the lineup. Here’s the list of special awards:
The Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage: Dabiz Muñoz from Spain
The second place is for Björn Frantzen (Sweden), and the third place goes to Andoni Luis Aduriz (Spain)
The Best Chef Rising Star Award powered by Perrier-Jouët: Fatmata Binta from Sierra Leone
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: Manoella “Manu” Buffara from Brazil
This award values the opinion of the audience of The Best Chef’s followers on social media.
The Best Chef Pastry Award powered by Valrhona: Maša Salopek from Slovenia
This award celebrates the best pastry chef among all the chefs.
The Best Chef Food Art Award powered by Antonius Caviar: Vicky Lau from China
This award is dedicated to the Best Artist among all the chefs.
The Best Chef Gourmet Award powered by Maida: Rijks from Amsterdam (host city)
Joris Bijdendijk (executive chef), Ivan Beusink (chef de cuisine) and Yascha Oosterberg (chef de cuisine) win the award for the best restaurant in the host city.
The Best Chef New Entry Award powered by Le Nouveau Chef: Henrique Sá Pessoa from Portugal
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 Difference Coffee: Björn Frantzen from Sweden
This award is dedicated to the most voted chef by all the other chefs.
The Best Chef Science Award powered by LSG Group: Joan Roca from Spain
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 Chopin: Alfonso Iaccarino from Italy
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.
The Best Chef Pizza Award powered by Molini Pizzuti: Franco Pepe from Italy
A new award created to celebrate the best pizza chef in the world.
After a virtual edition in 2020, and with this year’s slogan being: “Back to LIVE. Back to reality”, some of the most influential names in the culinary world met in person in the Dutch capital to celebrate the best of the best in gastronomy. This year’s list features chefs from 29 countries worldwide, out of which Spain performs best with its 15 chefs.
Muñoz, the winner of this year’s Best Chef Top100 Award powered by Perlage, expressed his delight in receiving this accolade: “Getting the number one in the Best Chef Awards is the biggest joy. An incredible pride and responsibility. The f**king greatest! For me, The Best Chef Award is one of the most prestigious publications in the world today, and an award like this is a dream come true, which recognises many years of creativity, dedication, passion and hard work. The last years in the Xo world have been very intense and brutal, but my team and I are clear that this is only the beginning, and the best is yet to come. There are no limits in sight.”
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