The Best Chef Awards revealed in Mexico

The Best Chef Awards revealed in Mexico

Dubai's Himanshu Saini and Gregoire Berger and Bahrain's Tala Bashmi among award winners

The list of winners of the seventh edition of The Best Chef Awards was revealed at the Yucatán International Congress Centre in Mexico during a glamorous ceremony this month.

Along with 10 special awards, the ceremony revealed the complete list of the top 100 chefs, voted for by industry experts. 

Representing the Middle East Region were Dubai-based chefs Himanshu Saini (#27) and Gregoire Berger (#39) along with Bahrain's Tala Bashmi (#63).
Bashmi and Berger also received Rising Star and Dining Experience awards respectively.

Tala Bahsmi accepts the Rising Star Award

Ahead of launching in Dubai, Dabiz Muñoz of DiverXO in Spain topped the list for the third consecutive year while his fellow countryman Albert Adrià of Enigma came in second. Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Slovenia, completed the podium, rising from ninth to third place; once again, she was the highest-ranking woman on the list.

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The  gastronomic elite spanned 31 nationalities with Europe as the continent with the greatest representation (54 chefs), followed by America (24) and Asia (17), with Spain consolidating its position as the most influential country, with 14 chefs.

Top 10 Chefs 2023:

  1. Dabiz Muñoz, DiverXO (Spain)
  2. Albert Adrià, Enigma (Spain)
  3. Ana Roš, Hiša Franko (Slovenia)
  4. René Redzepi, Noma (Denmark)
  5. Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz (Spain)
  6. Rasmus Munk, Alchemist (Denmark)
  7. Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro & Eduard Xatruch, Disfrutar (Spain)
  8. Joan Roca,  El Celler de Can Roca (Spain)
  9. Junghyun Park, Atomix (USA)
  10. Rodolfo Guzmán, Boragó (Chile)


Special Awards The Best Chef Awards 2023

  • The Best Chef Pizza Award: Franco Pepe
  • The Best Chef Dining Experience Award powered by Ron Matusalem: Grégoire Berger
  • The Best Chef Pastry Award powered by The Lost Explorer Mezcal: Jordi Roca
  • The Best Chef FoodArt Award powered by Arturo Sanchez: Karime López
  • The Best Chef Rising Star Award: Tala Bashmi
  • The Best Chef New Entry Award powered by Le Nouveau Chef: Albert Adrià
  • The Best Chef Legend Award powered by Difference Coffee: Ferran Adrià
  • The Best Chef Local Award: Roberto Solís and Wilson Alonzo
  • The Best Chef Science Award powered by AVE Tequila: Rodolfo Guzmán
  • The Best Chef Voted by Professionals Award: Rasmus Munk

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