The founder of Gastromotiva, David Hertz, was nominated for the second consecutive year as one of the 10 finalists of the Basque Culinary World Prize. This year 230 revolutionary chefs (25% more than in the last edition) that lead not only their kitchens but also social projects, were nominated. The winner, selected by a panel of experts and headed by Spanish chef Joan Roca, will be announced on July 18 in Mexico.
“”I am very honored and happy to see the Social Gastronomy Movement for which we have been working for a long time, to obtain acknowledgment such as this one – an exclusive award that shows and distinguishes the world initiatives that, like Gastromotiva, believe and work for the transformative power of food”- said David as soon as he heard about the news.
The prize, promoted by the Basque Government and the Basque Culinary Center seeks to identify chefs around the world with life-changing initiatives that demonstrate that gastronomy can become a transformative force linked to innovation, education, socio- economic development, health and well-being. The other finalists are:
José Andrés – Spanish in USA
Daniel Petterson-Roy Choi – USA
Ebru Baybara Demir – Turkey
Leonor Espinosa – Colombia
Melinda McRostie – Greece and Australia
Niko Romito – Italy
Ricardo Muñoz Zurita – México
More information: basqueculinaryworldprize.com