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! Murcia Today – A Spanish chef crowned best in the world

Publication date: 09/22/2022

Spain has won the most awards in the Top 100 gastronomy awards

At a lavish awards ceremony held in Madrid on Tuesday, September 20, DiverXO chef Dabiz Muñoz swept the boards, winning the prestigious title of Best Chef in the World for the second consecutive year. He adds this distinction to several other prestigious accolades, such as The Best Chef voted by his peers and The Best Chef City Gourmet.

It’s the first time the ceremony has taken place in the Spanish capital, which is also home to Muñoz’s acclaimed restaurant, and the national cuisine certainly stood out among the best of the best in the culinary world: in the Top 100 list, no less than 18 Spanish professionals have won an award.

Some 350 chefs and culinary experts cast their votes during the evening, and Muñoz is only the second chef to win the title for two consecutive years.

“It’s an honor, it’s amazing,” exclaimed the chef as he accepted his award on stage, thanking his “incredible team” for their dedication and hard work. Working in the city of Madrid is a privilege, Muñoz said, adding that the support of his wife, Cristina Pedroche, has been a key ingredient in the restaurant’s success.

Without her, he said, “we wouldn’t have achieved what we achieved in the XO world”.

Overall, Spain was the country that performed best at the ceremony: after Dabiz Muñoz in the lead, Joan Roca took third place, while Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz, Guipúzcoa) was in the lead. fifth place. Eduard Xatruch, Oriol Castro and Mateu Casañas (Disfrutar, Barcelona) came 7th.

Aduriz also won The Best Chef Science award for its research and creativity in collaboration with experts from other disciplines.

The top ten list was completed by Rene Redzepi, Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Italy), Björn Frantzén, Alain Passard (L’Arpège, France), Ana Roš (Hiša Franko, Slovenia) and Alex Atala (DOM, Brazil).

Image: Dabiz Muñoz on Instagram

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