AWARD WINNERS 2013

2013

Joël Robuchon. The “King of chefs” has left gourmets around the world open-mouthed

Art of Cookery

The ECKART 2013 for the Art of Cookery has been won by one of the most famous chefs on the planet. Frenchman Joël Robuchon currently plies his trade in Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, Macau, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Monaco. So as well as the title of “Chef of the Century”, bestowed upon him by Gault & Millau in 1994, Robuchon can also be described as very much a “chef of the world”. PDF Download

Kevin Fehling.*** A new culinary era

Innovation

Kevin Fehling (36) has been awarded the ECKART 2013 for Innovation. He likes to surprise guests at La Belle Epoque restaurant in the Columbia Hotel, Travemünde (northern Germany) with his approach to cooking and treat them to taste experiences they will never have encountered before. “Open-minded cooking executed with great creativity and absolute perfection” is how Kevin Fehling, who became Germany’s youngest three-Michelin-star chef at the age of at 35, describes his concept. PDF Download

Martina Gedeck. An actress who embodies naturalness, realism and sensibility

Culture of Living

As the eponymous heroine in MOSTLY MARTHA, a head chef who learns about life and love the hard way, Martina Gedeck did more in that one role to develop a culture of living than some actors have achieved in an entire career. Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, the film proved an unexpected box-office hit on its release 12 years ago. PDF Download

Alex Atala. ***Pioneer of South American haute cuisine.

Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment

Alex Atala (45) is certainly not your typical top chef. As a teenager he worked as a DJ in an underground club in his hometown of Sao Paulo in Brazil, before embarking aged 19 on an apprenticeship at the Namur Hotel School in Belgium. He opened his ambitious restaurant D.O.M. in Sao Paulo in 1999. And now the Brazilian has won the ECKART 2013 for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment, an award that comes with a purse of €10,000 from the BMW Group.
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