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Chef of the Year Contest

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07-04-2022 10:00 07-04-2022 18:00 Europe/Madrid Chef of the Year Contest

The “Concurso Cocinero del Año” is a prestigious, transparent competition for professional chefs living in Spain. Four preliminary rounds choose the eight finalists who will compete in the grand final at Alimentaria in April 2022.

The competition originated in Spain in 2004, was backed by Martín Berasategui. In subsequent years “Concurso Cocinero del Año” attracted more media interest than any other culinary competition.  

Most of the winners and some finalist have achieved Michelin stars after competing “Concurso Cocinero del Año”.

In 2010, “Koch des Jahres”, as it is known in Germany, was the first step towards internationalising the competition.

Sebastian Frank, who won the first German competition, was also honoured with a Michelin star shortly after his victory, and he now has two of them.

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The “Concurso Cocinero del Año” is a prestigious, transparent competition for professional chefs living in Spain. Four preliminary rounds choose the eight finalists who will compete in the grand final at Alimentaria in April 2022.

The competition originated in Spain in 2004, was backed by Martín Berasategui. In subsequent years “Concurso Cocinero del Año” attracted more media interest than any other culinary competition.  

Most of the winners and some finalist have achieved Michelin stars after competing “Concurso Cocinero del Año”.

In 2010, “Koch des Jahres”, as it is known in Germany, was the first step towards internationalising the competition.

Sebastian Frank, who won the first German competition, was also honoured with a Michelin star shortly after his victory, and he now has two of them.

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