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23 November 2018

The Winning Chefs at the Festival della Gastronomia 2018 in Rome, Italy


The second edition of the Festival della Gastronomia, organized by Luigi Cremona and Lorenza Vitali concluded on 30 October 2018 in Officine Farneto after four days of celebrating the Italian gastronomy. The four-day festival put emerging chefs (under 30 years old), pizza chefs (under 35 years old) and chefs de rang from different parts of the country at the center stage with competitions that lasted throughout the four days of the festival. The juries were composed of professionals working in the field of gastronomy wherein I had the honor of taking part in. Another highlight of the festival is the presentation of Touring Club Italiano’s 2019 edition, one of the most prestigious Italian guides on hotels and restaurants of the country.

 

Finalists of the Emerging Pizza Chefs 2018:

A selection of emerging pizza chefs from all parts of Italy was done by Luigi Cremona and other experts of the field and the finalists were:
Guido Nardi of La Nicchia in Ascoli Piceno
Leonardo Stissi Pizzeria Capriccio Ancona
Alessandro Splendori di Seu Pizza Illuminati in Rome
Alessandro Fasulo of Sbanco in Rome
Salvatore Raia of La Piazzetta in Rome
Lorenzo Mirabella of Mercato Centrale in Roma
Mario Spinelli of Pizzeria Luciano Cucina Italiana in Rome
Marco Manzi of Giotto Pizzeria Bistrot in Florence
Marius Ilie of Apogeo in Lucca
Andrea Cianti del Mercato Centrale of Florence
Cristiano Taurisano of Luppolo e Farina Brindisi
Simone Esposito of Pizzeria Napoli in Naples
Carmine Paduano of Antonio & Antonio in Naples
Salvatore Pelorosso of Salvatore Di Matteo Le Gourmet in Naples
Carmine Nunziata of  Pizzeria Metamorfosi in Naples
Francesco Capece of La locanda dei Feudi 2.0 in Salerno
Salvatore D’Amico of Pzzeria Coccodè in Palermo
Dario Rubino of Pizzeria Alice in Catanzaro


 

Winners of the Emerging Pizza Chefs 2018:

First: Simone Raponi of La Gatta Mangiona in Rome

Second: Alessandro Cecchetti of Pizzeria Grigoris in Mestre (VE)

Third: Francesco Pone of Hashtag Pizza in Cantina (CE)


 

Finalists of the Emerging Chefs 2018:

After competing with various emerging chefs for two day, the first day of which they made fried recipes while on the second and final day, they had to use the ingredients in the mystery box prepared by the Chamber of Commerce of Teramo. Using squash, eggs, Pecorino cheese, the finalists who prepared their original recipes were the winners of the Center-South categories and North Italy winners. In this category, I had the honor of participating as one of the judges.
Daniele Lippi of Ristorante Il Convivio Troiani in Rome
Juan Camilo Quintero of Osteria Volpaia in Radda in Chianti
Vincenzo Montaruli of Ristorante Mezza Pagnotta in Ruvo di Puglia
Giuseppe Torrisi of Talè Restaurant & Suite in Catania
Christian Mandura of Ristorante Geranio of Turin
Christian Fava of Ristorante Magnolia in Cesenatico



Winners of the Emerging Chefs 2018:

First: Juan Camilo Quinero of Osteria Volpaia in Radda in Chianti

Second: Daniele Lippi of Il Convivio Troiani in Rome

Third: Vincenzo Montaruli of Mezza Pagnotta in Ruvo di Puglia




Finalists of the Emerging Chefs de Rang 2018:

After a selection of finalists from southern, central and northern Italy, the final competitors were:
Enrico Guarnieri, Chef de Rang of the Da Vittorio Ristorante in Brusaporto
Alberto Tommasi, Food & Beverage Specialist of Gastameco Srl in Turin
Francesca Mazzotta, Chef de Rang of the Ristorante Livello Uno in Rome
Bonaventura Ferrara, Restaurant Manager of Il Faro Capodorso in Maiori
Achaab Foad maitre and sommelier of the Ristorante Manetta in Roseto degli Abruzzi




Winner of the Emerging Chef de Rang 2018:

Enrico Guarnieri of Da Vittorio Ristorante in Brusaporto




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