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Matt Lightner on New Food & Wine Menu

Matt Lightner on New Food & Wine Menu

Matthew Lightner (Atera, New York City), an alumnus of ICEX’s Foreign Chef Internship Program, will be one in the quartet of FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs to curate the new menu to be unveiled next December 15th at Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE at the The St. Regis Aspen Resort. The innovative restaurant … Continue reading

Chee Kok Sen Receives Cava Honor

Chee Kok Sen Receives Cava Honor

In addition to teaching a Master Class at the Escuela de Hosteleria CETT(University of Barcelona) last week, Chee Kok Sen (Terry Jiro), the winner of this year’s ICEX “Flavors of Spain” Cooking Competition for Young International Chefs in Spanish Cuisine also received the honor of being named a member of the Joven Cofradía del Cava … Continue reading

The Results Are In!

The Results Are In!

Ana Luz Cruz Ramírez (second from left) of Mexico and Canadian Miles Pundsack-Poe (far left) tied for second place, while first prize went to Chee Kok Sen (far right) of Singapore. The three winners are pictured with María Coriseo González-Izquierdo, the Director of the ICEX. Congratulations from http://www.foodsfromspain.com!

Step by Step

Step by Step

11.00 am. Miles Pundsack-Poe hard at work preparing his dish of Sheep’s milk with Oloroso, fresh almonds and olive oil… Good luck! He has chosen great ingredients from Spain: Oloroso sherry wine, extra virgin olive oil, almonds…even sheep’s milk, traditionally used to make delicious cheese. Let’s wait for the dish to be ready, it should … Continue reading

It’s Getting Hot in Here

It’s Getting Hot in Here

It may be just past breakfast time, but here at the Madrid Hospitality School in the Casa de Campo, things have been heating up in the kitchen for a while now, and delicious and rich aromas are starting to waft down the hallways and stir thoughts of lunch, and even dinner. The day has finally … Continue reading

Touring the South

Touring the South

This video features a visit made by the ICEX Young Chef’s Culinary Scholarship participants to Andalusia. The following text by Miles captures some of his impressions from that trip. Traditional pig slaughter and out-of-the-barrel sherry tastings; the South lived up to its rugged reputation. A five-hour drive south and the landscape started to become noticeably … Continue reading

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

People always enjoy what they can connect with. This is important to me, both as a chef, and an eater! This might explain my immense enjoyment upon recently devouring the fire burnt, sweet spring onions (calçots) that the people of Catalonia have turned into a festival, or as they call it, a calçotada. The raw-with-nature experience of … Continue reading

It’s time to work hard

It’s time to work hard

14th March was an important date: the 15 participants in this training program set up by ICEX (Young Chefs Culinary Scholarship in Spain 2012) were reporting to the restaurants where they’ll be working until 14 June. They’ll then move on to their second placement, which is likely to be in another region of Spain, to … Continue reading

Next edition destinations

For those who were impatiently awaiting for the restaurants they will be working next year ICEX has released the list of destinations for the fifth edition of the Training Program for Foreign Professionals in Spanish Gastronomy Program participants. COUNTRY CHEF 1st Restaurant 2nd Restaurant March 14th to June 13th June 14th to Sept. 15th Germany … Continue reading

Interview with Ivan

Interview with Ivan

Ivan Berezutskiy visited Barcelona a few days ago to enjoy part of his prize for winning the 4th annual ICEX International Spanish Cuisine Contest. He and his girlfriend had dinner at El Celler de Can Roca, where he was attended by Joan and Jordi Roca top Spanish chefs. The rest of the weekend they traveled … Continue reading

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