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A generation of international chefs have now expanded their role in society and redefined their profession by integrating new skills, creativity, innovation and social concerns into their approach. The Basque Culinary World Prize will celebrate this evolution.

Winner 2018

Jock Zonfrillo

This Scottish chef is undertaking the task of preserving the memory of native peoples of Australia through their food. He has dedicated the last 17 years to discovering and defending this aborigine culture, excluded from the national culinary identity. During this time, he has visited hundreds of remote communities and documented the gastronomic riches that its inhabitants have shared with him, researching and experimenting in his Orana restaurant (recognized as Australia’s Restaurant of the Year 2017 by Gourmet Traveller) and using his media influence and international voice to show the potential that this culinary knowledge offers. In 2016 Zonfrillo launched the Orana Foundation, whose objectives range from supporting indigenous communities in the production and fair marketing of their products to the documentation of more than 10,000 native ingredients and the investigation of new uses.

The Orana Foundation

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Prize committee

Grupo interdisciplinario de expertos a cargo de analizar el perfil de las candidaturas y de elegir a 10 finalistas considerando para ello el trabajo que hacen en los ámbitos como la innovación culinaria, la salud, la nutrición, la educación, el medio ambiente, la industria alimentario, el desarrollo social o económico, entre otros.

Jury 2018

Los miembros del Consejo Internacional del BCC son ejemplo del alcance que pueden tener los chefs cuando transcienden las fronteras convencionales de su profesión. Por ello, son responsables de elegir al ganador o ganadora con la ayuda de destacados expertos internacionales.

  • Nominate chefs with transformative initiatives

    Anyone with a professional culinary career – regardless of their culinary culture and nationality – can win this award, based on their work in fields such as culinary innovation, health, nutrition, education, the environment, the food industry, social or economic development, among others.

    Candidates must be nominated by active culinary professionals - chefs, restaurant owners, food writers, journalists, among others - or by institutions from the sector.

    Anyone interested in submitting a nomination must complete the nomination form by providing information about the candidate, as well as the reasons why the nominee deserves the award. Through these nominations, the BCC seeks out the knowledge and expertise of the international culinary community to discover people with transformative initiatives in different parts of the world who may not enjoy broad public recognition.

    It is not about getting votes: regardless of whether a candidate receives one nomination or ten, each candidate is given equal consideration.

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  • Please note that chefs cannot nominate themselves. They need to be nominated by another chef, a profesional or institution part of the gastronomic community. Nomination period closes in may. Finalist will be announced in June and the winner in July.

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