AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS
The Gastronomy Show
We're Smart® Future Awards 2022
Gastronomic Forum Barcelona hosted, for the first time and with the support of We’re Smart World, a world reference organization, the award ceremony of the prestigious awards for the best restaurants in the world in the category of fruits and vegetables.
Renowned international chefs such as René Mathieu, Xavier Pellicer, Tobias Lenaerts, Pietro Leemann, Rodrigo de la Calle and Emile van der Stak, among others, performed.
Meet all the winners!
Cuiner Gastronomic Forum Barcelona
Since 2009 the Cuiner Gastronomic Forum Barcelona award highlights the work of emerging chefs who offer quality culinary proposals that use local products, make a sustainable cuisine and disseminate these values. Six candidates pre-selected by a specialized jury, cooked a dish that identifies them and summarizes their cuisine.
The winners of the last edition were Fran Agudo (Mont Bar) and Lluc Quintana (Can Xapes).
The awards recognize innovation in gastronomy. There are seven categories: most innovative product, most creative and sustainable packaging, most original flavor in savory foods, most original flavor in sweet foods, most original flavor in beverages, most sustainable product and product that contributes most to the presentation of biodiversity.
This space has become an unmissable appointment for professional dessert and pastry chefs, with the aim of promoting restaurant pastries. Six candidates compete for the award for the best Restaurant Dessert & Pastry Chef and the Valhrona Award for the Best Restaurant Chocolate Dessert.
The jury of the last edition awards was made up of great professionals from the world of pastry and sweet cuisine: Jordi Roca, Oriol Balaguer, Jordi Butron, Xavi Donnay, Miquel Guarro and Ricardo Maiz.
Best 2022 Restaurant Dessert Pastry Chef: Omar Quiliano, pastry chef at Katagi restaurant in Palma.
2022 Valhrona Award for Best Restaurant Dessert with Chocolate: Arnau Casadevall, head chef at Divinum in Girona.
Spanish Panettone Championship
The event’s participants submit their panettones to the verdict of a jury who assess the appearance, cut, smell, texture, honeycomb structure and flavour of this typical Christmas Milanese sweetbread.
The last edition winner of the award for the best classic panettone (with fruits) was Daniel Jordà, from Panes Creativos (Barcelona).
The last edition winner of the award for the best chocolate panettone was Eric Ortuño, from L’Atelier (Barcelona).
Award for bakery excellence - The Baker
Organized by the Baking School Barcelona Sabadell of the Gremi de Flequers de la Província de Barcelona and with the aim of recognising and giving prestige to the profession of baker, this competition will reward the professional who demonstrates the best mastery in the execution of different bakery and pastry techniques, contributes new ideas for the application of bakery products in gastronomy, considers the nutritional area, demonstrates qualities in the business and professional management of a bakery business and contributes to the social dissemination of the culture and values of the bakery.
All the activities organised by Gastronomic Forum Barcelona are free of charge for all professional visitors to the event.