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The restaurant Disfrutar in Barcelona, by chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas is #1 in Spain on The Best Chef Awards 2020 list, in which it occupies the 4th place. They are followed, in 5th and 6th place, by chefs Joan Roca and David Muñoz. In the list of the best chefs in the world, headed by René Redzepi, Spain has obtained the best result with 15 chefs among the top 100.
Virtuality has also come to The Best Chef Awards 2020, which rewards the best chefs in the world based on the votes of the professionals in the gastronomic sector. The current edition of the list, held on September 23, has named René Redzepi (Denmark) as the best chef in the world; followed on the podium by Björn Frantzen (Sweden) – who topped the list last year – and in third place by chef Dan Barber (USA).
The chefs of the restaurant Disfrutar Barcelona, Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruc and Mateu Casañas, have been considered by the list as the best in Spain and occupy the 4th place in the Top 100; followed by Joan Roca from El Celler de Can Roca (Girona) and David Muñoz, from the Diverxo Restaurant (Madrid).
15 Spanish chefs in the Top 100
In fact, the list of The Best Chefs Awards 2020 has 15 Spanish chefs: Aitor Zabala (# 8), Eneko Atxa (# 17), Paco Morales (# 29), Albert Adrià (# 30), Martin Berasategui (# 37), Andoni Luis Aduriz (# 45), Quique Dacosta (# 54), Paco Roncero (# 71), Ricardo Camarena (# 76), Toni Romero (# 83), Elena Arzak (# 85) and Oliver Peña (# 92). In this way, Spain is the country with the best result in the Top 100 of the best chefs in the world.
In addition to the Top 100, The Best Chefs Awards also presented other awards, such as the best pastry chef which was to Xavi Donnay, from the restaurant Lasarte (Barcelona).
The best chefs in the world, at EUHT StPOL
Surely, students from different promotions of EUHT StPOL will remember having shared masterclass with chefs who today are considered the best in the world.
For example, Oriol Castro, ex-bulli and one of the three chefs at the restaurant Disfrutar, on more than one occasion has given a masterclass with the students of the Master in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management; the most recent in virtual format due to Covid-19. In the masterclass, Oriol Castro has been accompanied, on different occasions, by Oscar Mayer, a former student of EUHT StPOL and current head chef of this Barcelona restaurant with two Michelin stars.
The chefs of the restaurant Disfrutar are not the only ones who maintain a connection point with EUHT StPOL. René Redzepi, Joan Roca, Mauro Colagreco, Massimo Bottura, Albert Adrià, Quique Dacosta, Martin Berasategui or Andoni Luis Aduriz; all of them among the best chefs in the world, have presided previous editions of the Youth Cooking Contest of Sant Pol de Mar Hotel-School and / or have participated in events that have been held at the EUHT StPOL facilities.