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The fifth edition of The Best Chef Awards will take place in Amsterdam on 13, 14 and 15 September. Its a gastronomic ceremony where the top 100 chefs worldwide are announced. During these three days, various culinary events will take place in and around the capital between (inter)national top chefs and well-known restaurants.

Including the following events: Food Meets Science, Food and Space, AREA Talks and of course The Awards Gala on September 15th. And on September 15, the Four Hands Lunch Jansz. x Manu Buffara will take place in restaurant Jansz of the Pulitzer Hotel.

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Food Meets Science – september 13th

This September 13th, an all-star lineup of experts will focus the whole program on two main topics. Starting with MEAT – NO MEAT. A subject that sparks discussions all over the world and that is definitely affecting fine dining and the way we all eat. FOOD AND SPACE, the second subject of this year’s Food Meets Science conference takes us to the stars and back. Humans have always shared this big curiosity for the infinite space and all there’s to see and discover, and this year we team up astronauts, experts and academics to discuss their work involving space nutrition.

Click here to see all details.

AREA TALKS – September 14

This September 14th marks the return of AREA TALKS, one of the main events on THE BEST CHEF AWARDS calendar, created to provide all sorts of experts related to the culinary world with a platform to share and exchange opinions, ideas and knowledge. “We are convinced that discussion is really important and we aim to encourage experts like chefs, scientists, business owners, producers, journalists or any other, to exchange knowledge and learn from each other. The Best Chef is a global platform and even though we have a lot of differences in every culture, we all share a lot of the same issues and challenges when it comes to gastronomy.” explains Joanna Slusarczyk, neuroscientist and one of the founders of THE BEST CHEF.

Are you curious about the topics that will be discussed at AREA TALKS? Click here to find out.

The Awards Gala – September 15

On the last day of this festival, the awards will be presented during the gala. This year 100 chefs from 35 countries have a chance to win the award. Of these 100 chefs, 6 are from the Netherlands. Jonnie Boer was the highest ranked Dutchman in 2020 in a coveted 13th place. René Redzepi of the Danish Noma in Copenhagen won first place, knocking Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca in Girona from that place after three years. We are curious about the top 100 of #Amsterdam2021!

Jansz. x Manu Buffara | Five-course Four Hands Lunch

On Wednesday 15 September, Arnout van der Kolk from restaurant Jansz and award-winning Brazilian chef Manu Buffara team up for an exclusive five-course Four Hands Lunch. Like Van der Kolk, Manu Buffarra (restaurant Manu, no. 55 on the 2020 list of The Best Chef Awards) appreciates working with real local ingredients and suppliers too, which can also be seen in the menu composed by both. A unique opportunity to enjoy an exclusive lunch with a view of the Amsterdam canals. Limited number of places available, bookable via this link.

Website: Restaurant Jansz   |     The Best Chef Awards

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