The Best Chefs Awards 2019, held in Barcelona, ​​named Joan Roca, from El Celler de Can Roca (Girona), second world’s best chef, followed in third place by David Muñoz from DiverXO restaurant (Madrid), whereas the Fifth position went to chefs Oriol Castro, Mateu Casañas and Eduard Xatruch who run restaurant Disfrutar (Barcelona). The award for the world’s best chef went to Björn Frantzén.

Barcelona hosted on September 24th the celebration of the third edition of The Best Chefs Awards that named, among other categories, the world’s best chefs from the votes of chefs and professionals of the gastronomic sector.

The Swedish Bjorn Frantzén was named the world’s best chef and received The Best Chef Award Top 100 of 2019. After him, three Spanish chefs are among the 5 bests in the world. Joan Roca, from El Celler de Can Roca (Girona), took the second place of the podium; David Muñoz of DiverXO restaurant (Madrid) was named third best chef in the world; while the fifth position went to the chefs of restaurant Disfrutar (Barcelona): Oriol Castro, Mateu Casañas and Eduard Xatruch. In addition, they were also awarded with the Best Chef City Gourmet Award.

Along with these awards, the prize The Best Chef Pastry also went to the family of El Celler de Can Roca, in particular, was given to Jordi Roca.

The Best Chefs Awards were preceded the previous day by Food Meets Science symposium, which brought together internationally recognized chefs and prestigious scientists to discuss the relationship between science and gastronomy; and EUHT StPOL we didn’t miss it.

The best chefs, in EUHT StPOL

Surely, many students from different EUHT StPOL years will remember having shared experiences and knowledge with chefs who are now considered the bests in the world. For example, Oriol Castro, exbulli and one of the three chefs who lead restaurant Disfrutar in Barcelona with two Michelin stars, has come to teach a masterclass, on more than one occasion, to students of the Master in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management.

In addition, Disfrutar, considered in 2019 as the 9th world’s best restaurant by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, is an internship destination for students from different academic programs of EUHT StPOL. In fact, some EUHT StPOL Alumni are now part of their team, such as Oscar Mayer, current head chef of Disfrutar.

The relationship between El Celler de Can Roca and EUHT StPOL also has several connection points. The chef Joan Roca, considered among the world’s bes, has chaired the Young Cooking Contest of Catalonia organized in the Hotel-School of Sant Pol de Mar; and its three starred Michelin restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, is and has been a recurring visit destination for EUHT StPOL students.

Joan Roca de Ell Celler de Can Roca en EUHT StPOL

From EUHT StPOL we want to congratulate all the award-winning chefs.

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