Edición: 2023

Manoella Buffara

Manu Buffara is one of the most promising chefs in Latin America. As an award-winning chef, she has created Manu (Curitiba, Paraná), to showcase her culture and identity. Her passion for cooking is deeply rooted in her upbringing. As a farmers’ daughter she learnt to appreciate the land and its produce, and harnessed this knowledge… Read more »

Michel Bras

A forerunner of gastronomic naturalism, Bras is passionate about land as a creative concept. An advocate for sustainability and biodiversity, he also shuns hierarchy in the kitchen and prefers to treat members of his team as “creative collaborators”. Bras learned to cook at his parents’ restaurant, Lou Mazuc, and also studied culinary philosophy and photography…. Read more »

Gastón Acurio

An icon of Peruvian cuisine, Acurio owns more than 40 restaurants across 12 countries, including the reknowned Astrid & Gastón. He fervently believes in cooking as a tool for social change. He is widely recognized for his philanthropic endeavours, such as the cooking school he founded in Pachacútec, a suburb of Lima, as well as… Read more »

Yoshihiro Narisawa

Yoshihiro Narisawa is the chef-proprietor of two-Michelin-starred restaurant Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan. Narisawa’s father was a confectioner and the kitchen became his playground until, at the age of 19, he travelled to Europe to train with renowned chefs such as Joël Robuchon and Paul Bocuse. Returning to Japan in 1996, Narisawa opened his first restaurant,… Read more »

Dominique Crenn

Dominique Crenn transforms memories into food in her, modernist and imaginative at restaurant, Atelier Crenn, which was the first restaurant with a female head chef to be awarded three Michelin stars in the USA.She lectures widely, including at Harvard, and attends many conferences all over the world. She received the «2015 Leadership Award Augie» the… Read more »

Joan Roca

Joan Roca was raised in the family restaurant in Catalonia, where he now runs his own three-Michelin-starred restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, with his two brothers Josep and Jordi (a brilliant sommelier and patissier respectively). The three siblings have also recently been made UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, advocating for better nutrition and food security to… Read more »