The Global Gastronomy Award is presented to an internationally renowned chef who serves as a role model within contemporary gastronomy.
Presented by White Guide for the tenth year running – since 2010 in cooperation with Electrolux – this year’s award goes to Dan Barber of Blue Hill, New York.
The jury’s motivation: “For sharing his deep insights into the challenges we face regarding food sustainability and for his many initiatives to retrieve lost flavor treasures and conceive of new ones. Long celebrated as the father of the farm-to-table movement, he has realized that the current approach to local ecological sourcing is not enough to secure health and wellbeing – for us or our habitats. We need to rethink our entire approach to food, based on nature’s own laws and cycles. It is not about nostalgia – but strict science.”