The year about to start will be loaded with new developments in gastronomy and acknowledgements for the best chefs. Here is our personal prediction of some of the chefs you’ll be hearing about this year and why.
The Andalusian chef who runs his namesake restaurant has just received 3 Michelin stars and we’ll certainly be hearing more about him in 2019. At the award ceremony in Portugal, the chef made it clear that he would be facing the challenge of the three stars with energy and enthusiasm. We’ll be waiting to see what he has in store for us.
Manager of the restaurant La Vague d’Or in Saint Tropez, Arnaud Donckele was recently named the world’s best chef according to Le Chef, which publishes its list of the world’s 100 best chefs each year based on the opinions of the chefs of restaurants with two or three Michelin stars.
We’ll be hearing about the youngest Roca brother as Casa Cacao, a bakery, shop and tasting space in the centre of Girona, is scheduled to open its doors in 2019. His brothers will continue to stand out as references for world gastronomy, as El Celler de Can Roca remains on the lists of the world’s best restaurants.
The first female American chef to receive the Michelin Guide’s top honour. She recently obtained three stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn (San Francisco), making her the first American woman to obtain this distinction.
Italy’s main gastronomy organization has recognised Valencian chef Ricard Camarena as the best international chef of 2018. The judges made a special mention of the way he uses vegetables in his namesake restaurant. Chefs who have received this distinction in the past include the likes of René Redzepi (Noma), Pascal Barbot (Astrance) and Virgilio Martínez (Central).