Discover Who Is The Chef of the Year of the 30th CCA Awards ♦ Ricardo Luz, chef of the Bon Bon Restaurant, was nominated as Chef of the Year at the 30th CCA Awards (Chefe Cozinheiro do Ano). The biggest cooking contest for professionals had, for the first time, the amazing Douro river as a backdrop, since it took place in the centre of Porto. Secrets From Portugal brings you more about this incredible competition and its winners.
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Bruno Ribeiro, chef at the 1300 Taberna, and João Pedro Santos, chef at The Yeatman, took the second and third places of the competition. Also in the competition was António Pedro Fernandes from Porto Royal Bridges and Wilson Costa from the Hotel Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa.
Ricardo Luz presents the judges with an incredible menu made up of Codfish Stew with Ravioli (entrée), Red Mullet with Peas and Fermented Corn (fish), Pork with Turnip and Cabbage (meat), Sea Bass and Prawn Rice (traditional dish) and Strawberry Sericaia (desert).
On this edition of the CCA Awards, the judges were made up by chefs Alexandre Silva, António Bóia, Helmut Ziebell, Nuno Diniz, Orlando Esteves and Paulo Pinto. Chefs Onildo Rocha and Fernando Cardoso (CCA 2018) also played a special role as observant judges. Discover more about Chef of the Year HERE.