If you don’t know what this is, allow me to inform you
The honor is awarded to a chef who has demonstrated community, environmental or humanitarian change for the better through gastronomy. A prize of €100,000 ($123,333 USD) will given to a project of the winner’s choice. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, May 31 and nominations will be announced on July 2, with the winner announced on July 23.
This will be the third prize awarded. Here is the jury
This year’s jury who will decide on the winner include Dan Barber, Dominique Crenn, Enrique Olvera, Joan Roca, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Gastón Acurio, Michel Bras, Melina Shannon-Dipietro, Jorge Ruiz Carrascal, Elena Arzak, F. Xavier Medina, Ferran Adrià, Massimo Bottura and last year’s winner, Leonor Espinosa.
Leonor Espinosa De La Ossa, also known by her nickname ‘Leo’, is a Colombian chef whose Bogotá restaurant, Leo Cocina y Cava, featuring a fusion of traditional and modern Colombian cuisine, first brought her to international attention when it opened in 2007. Espinosa appears regularly on Colombian television, and also runs the restaurants Leo Cocina y Cava and Misia.
Her award was for this
… for her work in promoting Colombia’s culinary biodiversity as well as leading in rebuilding communities from drug wars, said in a statement that winning the prize was a great recognition.