On 24th September @THEBESTCHEFAWARDS will open the doors of the University of Barcelona with the 3rd edition of The Best Chef Awards. At 11:00 am the #AREATALKS event will begin. Chefs and other experts like foodies, food critics, sommeliers, social managers, digital creatives will present new trends in gastronomy, service, disuss different strategies behind success in social media, as well as answer the questions of young chefs. At 1:00 pm we will invite all guests for the lunch during #AREATALKS. #AREATALKS will finish at 4:00 am. At 7:00pm the Awards Ceremony will start with welcome reception. Next, and during the 2-hour long show the Winners of the Barcelona 2019 edition will be announced. The event will finish with Standing Dinner prepared by El Celler De Can Roca and afterparty.
On 23rd September at The Old Estrella Damm Brewery in Barcelona, Food Meets Science tries to find answers to different questions – from general ones: What is the difference between taste and flavor? How smell and taste are interacting together? Why do we like one thing and another is disgusting for us? to more specific ones like: What happens in your brain when you're looking at a food? Is the genetic profile of the diners important in designing gastronomic experiences?
Questions like these forms a part of the rich debate that takes place among the experts, with the aim of exploring to what extent science can give a response to the questions that emerge from the chefs' observations in the kitchen and also to what point these observations may give rise to new lines of research. Food Meets Science unites two disciplines: science and cooking.
Confirmed speakers are fellow scientists:
Prof. Charles Spence, creator of the term gastrophysic and head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University.
Dr. Nicola Pirastu representing the University of Edinburgh.
Dr. Paul Smeets from the University Medical Center Utrecht.
As well as renowed chefs:
Chef Grant Achatz from restaurant Alinea, Chicago
Chef Modest Amaro from Atelier Amaro, Warsaw
Chef Pia Leon from restaurant Kjolle, Lima
Chef Vladimir Mukhin from restaurant White Rabbit, Moscow
Chef Davide Oldani from D'O' Davide Oldani, Milan
Chef Joan Roca from restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, Girona
Are you a culinary student? You represent a food foundation or community? Did you attend The Best Chef Awards in Milan 2018 or Warsaw 2017? Please send us more details by email: email@example.com to get your discount code for this year's event.
Limited number of discount code!