Makro supports the Chef of the Year Contest

Makro announces that it will once again be one of the main supporters of the Chef of the Year Contest, a competition […]

Chef of the Year ContestMakro announces that it will once again be one of the main supporters of the Chef of the Year Contest, a competition that is now in its 27th edition and intends to reward the excellence, innovation and creativity of professionals in the gastronomic sector in Portugal.

Registration is now open for the 2016 edition of the largest national cooking competition for professionals residing in Portugal. This year, in the stages and final of the Chef of the Year, menus that reinforce the defense and promotion of Portuguese gastronomic heritage, as well as the appreciation of national products, will be valued.

“For 27 years Makro Portugal has supported this initiative, an excellent opportunity to show what is done, and well, in Portuguese Gastronomy. Being associated with such an important competition for professionals in the sector helps us to increase our proximity to the best that is done in the Portuguese restaurant and hotel market. On the other hand, it also gives us the opportunity to highlight and give visibility to our own brand products aimed at the channel, which helps us to innovate and constantly improve.”, says Isabel Caeiro, responsible for Communication.

Until March 14, professional cooks working in Portugal, with over five years of proven professional experience or over 25 years of age, can apply.

In this 27th edition, the president of the Jury will be Nuno Mendes, chef of the Chilten Firehouse and Taberna do Mercado restaurants, in London.

The technical direction is in charge of António Bóia, captain of the ACPP Junior Olympic Culinary Team and WACS – World Association of Chefs Societies jury, Henrique Sá Pessoa, from Alma Restaurant, Orlando Esteves, Helmut Ziebell, Ricardo Costa, from The Restaurant Yeatman, Paulo Pinto, from Grande Real Villa Itália and also captain of the ACPP Senior Olympic Culinary Team, of which Makro is an official sponsor.

Entries run until the 14th of March and are carried out on the contest's official website