Edición: 2023


Heidi Bjerkan – Special Mention

One of Norway’s culinary figures, this chef advocates an innovative restaurant model characterised by her special relationship with farmers in the Trondheim area; an intrinsic part of the team that makes her renowned Credo restaurant possible. In 2017, this former chef of the Norwegian royal family launched Vippa, a work and training space for small… Read more »

Ebru Baybara Demir

Hailing from Türkiye, the country that hosts most Syrian refugees, this great chef uses gastronomy as a tool for integration. In the many initiatives in which she is part of, Baybara Demir empowers women from both countries and dismantles prejudices by highlighting the richness of the exchange of cultures. She currently supports the agricultural development… Read more »

Nicole Pisani – Special Mention

British chef Nicole Pisani, besides being the author of books such as Salt, Butter, Bones and Magic Soup and driving the #EndChildFoodPoverty campaign, is in charge of Chefs in School: a project seeded in London to rethink collective catering in primary schools. She has promoted the installation of vegetable gardens in schools and projects where… Read more »

Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn

Growing Up surrounding by delicious home cooked meals, Thitid’s mother and grandmother’s flavors have contributed largely to his passion in cooking. Upon the completion of his Economics degree from Chulalongkorn University, he took off to USA to pursuit his dream at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The top score graduate continued to receive… Read more »

Narda Lepes

Narda is a chef, a communicator, and an entrepreneur. Her debut on El Gourmet channel twenty years ago launched a successful television and radio career. She is also the author of several books: Comer y Pasarla Bien (Eat and Have a Good Time), Ñam ñam: Manual para alimentar a un pequeño omnívoro (Yum yum: Manual for feeding a small omnivore), and 201 Tips para no comer como el or** (201 Tips to not eat like sh**). In 2017 she opened her restaurant Narda Comedor, which debuted on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant list in 2020. She has played a key role in creating associations and projects such as A.C.E.L.G.A., M.I.G.A. and the Masticar Fair. Through all of these initiatives, she promotes the shift towards more plant-based eating habits. She also works with the Union of Land Workers (la Unión de Trabajadores de la Tierra , UTT) to boost their direct sales capacity. In November 2020, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awarded her the prestigious title of Latin America’s Best Female Chef.

Elena Reygadas

Elena Reygadas is a key player on Mexico’s gastronomy scene. She is chef and owner of various successful restaurants and bakeries: Rosetta, Panadería Rosetta (Rosetta’s Bakery), Lardo, and Café Nin. As a chef, she is deeply committed to advocating for local Mexican ingredients and social causes related to healthy and sustainable eating. Her first book, Rosetta, was published by Sexto Piso in 2019. She has received numerous awards and honors, including Latin America’s Best Female Chef in 2014.

Josh Niland

Chef Josh Niland from Sydney Australia has transformed the way we cook, transport, age and store fish. His ethical, sustainable and revolutionary approach to zero waste whole fish cooking has received global recognition. He is a multi-award-winning chef, restaurateur and James Beard winning author.
Josh now has four venues; Saint Peter, Charcoal Fish, Fish Butchery Paddington, and newly opened Fish Butchery Waterloo. He is an author of two books; The Whole Fish Cookbook, and Take One Fish.

Pia León

With a three-year run at the top of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list and five years in a row as one of the ten best restaurants in the world, Pía León co-owned Central, running the kitchen alongside her husband Virgilio Martínez for a decade before branching out on her own with Kjolle. This solo… Read more »

Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann is a Danish chef and food writer.  As an activist chef, she devotes her cooking to organic and sustainable food, and has been promoting for many years a different way of living gastronomy based on diversity and social justice. Hahnemann has written 10 cookbooks in her native Danish and 7 in English, including… Read more »