Albert Adrià named second best chef in the world  

Jordi Roca wins best pastry chef and Ferran Adrià is honored for his career

The world's top ten chefs at the Best Chef Awards on November 20
The world's top ten chefs at the Best Chef Awards on November 20 / The Best Chef Awards
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November 21, 2023 09:17 AM

November 21, 2023 03:11 PM

Albert Adrià is the second best chef in the world, according to The Best Chef Awards ranking published on Monday night.

The chef at Barcelona's Enigma restaurant also won one of the night's special awards, the Best Chef New Entry Award, which recognized his stunning entry into the list.

Dabiz Muñoz has been named the world's best chef for his Madrid restaurant DiverXO for the third year in a row and Slovenian chef Ana Roš with her restaurant Hiša Franko took third place.

Other Catalans in the top 10 list include the chefs at Barcelona's Disfrutar - Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch - who landed in 7th place, and Joan Roca from El Celler de Can Roca in 8th place. 

Among the top 100 are brothers Javier and Sergio Torres of Cocina Hermanos Torres in Barcelona, ranked 20th, as well as Fina Puidgevall and Martina Puigvert's restaurant Les Cols d'Olot, ranked 91st.

Spain is the country with the most number of chefs (14) in the top 100 list. 

Jordi Roca and Ferran Adrià receive special awards  

One of the Roca brothers, Jordi, received the Best Pastry Chef Award for the second time in his career, after winning it in 2019. He recently opened Bikineria, an experimental sandwich lab in Girona's old neighborhood.

Ferran Adrià was given one of the biggest ovations of the gala when he was presented with the Best Chef Legend Award, a tribute to his career revolutionizing world cuisine with his now-closed restaurant elBulli

Top 10 of the Best Chef Awards - Full list

  1. Dabiz Muñoz (Spain)
  2. Albert Adrià (Spain)
  3. Ana Roš (Slovenia)
  4. René Redzepi (Denmark)
  5. Andoni Luis Aduriz (Spain)
  6. Rasmus Munk (Denmark)
  7. Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro y Eduard Xatruch (Spain)
  8. Joan Roca (Spain)
  9. Junghyun Park (South Korea)
  10. Rodolfo Guzmán (Chile)

Catalan cuisine

The Adrià brothers' innovative and experimental approach to traditional dishes and ingredients helped bring worldwide fame to Catalan cuisine.

Listen to the podcast below to learn more about Catalonia's rich and innovative gourmet culture with chefs Carme Ruscalleda and Jordi Vilà, as well as journalist Judith Càlix from Cuina magazine.