GLOBAL GATRONOMY AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED TODAY IN COPENHAGENFor the 11th year in a row we presented the Global Gastronomy Award to a chef or culinary personality who is currently active and who has become a model and a source of inspiration in the gastronomic world.
And the 2017 Global Gastronomy Award recipient is…
ENRIQUE OLVERAPujol, Mexico City, Mexico.
“For having elevated Mexican classics and beloved street food to new heights, bridging modesty and sophistication, hindsight and modernity – and for bringing the rich spectrum of regional fare into the limelight, including indigenous and ancient delicacies, whose secrets he has successfully unlocked.”.
Read more about Chef Olvera here.
Global Gastronomy Award to tour the world
Also announced today in Copenhagen is that The Global Gastronomy Award will now extend into two new awards – one “pre-plate” and one “post-plate” award, the first one focusing on sourcing, the other one on initiatives in taking care of the remnants in our food chain. The main award will continue to have its focus on gastronomy itself, what’s on the plate and the philosophy behind it, and it will be bestowed on a chef who impacts gastronomy right now.
Because there are so many promising initiatives around the world that put gastronomy in a broader sustainability context that we want to highlight and honour, instead of one Global Gastronomy Award, there will be three. And from now on the plan is to continually move the Award ceremony and major event to the hometown of the latest laureate. This is why the major event will take place late September in New York, with dinners and seminars. In addition, there will be a follow-up event in Milan later this fall. You could say that by leaving its birthplace in Sweden and going on a worldwide tour the Global Gastronomy Award is finally coming home.Read more about The Global Gastronomy Award here.