Schedule: Wednesday - 10:00 a 17:30
Stand number: 8G50
Hall: 8Competition Rules & Registration Form
The main objective of the 16th International Cooking Award with “Jaén Paraíso Interior” extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the promotion of extra virgin olive oil from the province of Jaen, rewarding the creativity of not only national but also international chefs. Some of those Extra Virgin Olive Oils, chosen each year and distinguished with the Jaén Selección Quality Seal, are which the participants must use subsequently in the contest.
We already know the EVOOs that the selected contestants will be able to choose for the 16 th International Kitchen Award with Extra Olive Oil Jaén Paraíso Interior. It is about the EVOOs that will carry throughout the year 2019, the distinctive Jaén Selección, and that have been choosen as the best of this harvest.
It is a well-established championship which has been presented by contestants from different countries and renowned chefs such as Massimo Bottura, Jordi Cruz and Xanty Elias, amongst others. In the 2018 edition, the winner received 8,000 euros and a trophy; the second and third place obtained 3,000 euros and 1,000 euros, respectively, and two finalist plaques. It has become one of the cooking championships with the highest economic prizes in Spain: 12,000 euros in total.
The jury is made up of gastronomy professionals; chefs, specialized journalists and food critics. As for the contestants, an expert jury selects 12 of all those presented during the registration period, who become semi-finalists.
This year the judges will be:
The contestants selected for this edition have been:
In the 2018 edition, the winners was:
- Daniel Rosado Gallardo from the Víctor Trochi restaurant in Palafolls, Barcelona, with his dish “Under the Olive Tree” taking first prize.
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