The chef of the sea, Ángel León, received the special award of the New York City Summit, at event through which the Inspiring Committed Leaders Foundation recognises the task carried out by Hispanic companies and professionals that have some kind of impact on society and set a good example. This year was the third consecutive year the event took place and the jury that chose León as the winner was made up of the management team of HAC Leadership & Management.
Ángel León, committed to the environment
The award received by the chef from Cadiz recognised his contribution to the environment through gastronomy, which has had a world impact. At his restaurant Aponiente, chef Angel León, an expert in seafood gastronomy, cooks fish no-one else wants and that others throw away. Another example of innovation is his use of plankton in haute cuisine. The chef himself, aware of the possibilities, declared that “we still have everything to discover about the sea”.
In his speech, Ángel León said -amongst other things- that he was lucky to fall in love with the sea, as if we look at the circumstances, the area where Aponiente is located is one of the areas with the most unemployment in Europe.
Other awards received by Ángel León
The chef has begun to collect a range of acknowledgements that are raising awareness for his mission. These include the awards of the Ibero-American Federation for Young Entrepreneurs, the United Nations Organisation, Action Against Hunger and the SERES Foundation, without counting the strictly gastronomy awards, like the three Michelin stars of his restaurant Aponiente.