Posted in September 2011

List of Selected Candidates for the 2012 ICEX Training Program

The Selection Board has just published the list of the chefs candidates selected for the Training Program for Young Professionals in Spanish Gastronomy 2012. As the ICEX note says: “Checked the documentation received from the Spanish Trade Commissions and once the evaluation criteria for selecting the candidates have been agreed, proceed to assess the candidates … Continue reading

Jerez Award for One of Our Pioneers

Jerez Award for One of Our Pioneers

We want to share with you one great news. Danish chef Anton Ulrik Christian Eff from the restaurant Kiin Kiin won the award ‘Best starter pairing’ in the recent Copa Jerez International Food & Wine Competition, held past week in the Jerez Hospitality School. Anton participated in the first Programme for Young Foreign Chefs in … Continue reading

ICEX Competition Official Video

ICEX Competition Official Video

We want to share with you the official video of the ICEX International Spanish Haute Cuisine Cooking Competition, “Flavors of Spain”. It was recorded in Spanish but our chefs interviews are in English. You can see how our young chefs worked in the kitchen to get those mouthwatering and outstanding dishes. We hope that you … Continue reading

And the winner is…. Ivan Berezutskiy

And the winner is…. Ivan Berezutskiy

Hi everybody. It’s been nine months since the Programme started and we’ve lived together many experiencies and enjoyed so many different flavors. As Christofer and Jahan said in previous posts, the end was near… and what an end. The final cooking competition after hours and hours of efforts, laughs and lots of Spanish foods. Last … Continue reading

I hate you Rioja!

I hate you Rioja!

You´ve been mean to me and teased me that much that I from now always have to keep a bottle of a Rioja wine at home. Do you know how hard it is to spend a month in your best restaurant – or actually in four different restaurants all in one? Do you know how … Continue reading

Kitchen Combat 2011

Kitchen Combat 2011

Well here we are folks, perched on the edge of history; the gripping conclusion to the 2011 program with the IV Concurso Internacional ICEX de Alta Cocina Española. As you can see I am mastering my kitchen Bushido, steeling my mind for the arena. Actually, right at this moment the competition is the last thing … Continue reading