For another consecutive year, Berger has been positioned amongst the top 50 chefs in the world at the internationally acclaimed awards and took home The Best Chef Dining Experience accolade.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – During The Best Chef Awards 2023 held in Yucatán, Mexico on 20th November, Chef Grégoire Berger took home the special Dining Experience Award. Berger was also named No. 39 in the list for The Best Chef in the world, making the top 50 alongside prominent profiles such as Eric Vildgaard, Joan Roca, and Andoni Luis Aduriz, whom Berger collaborated with this year for a series of exclusive four hands dinners at one Michelin star, progressive fine dining restaurant, Ossiano, at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.
The Best Chef Awards is one of the biggest chef competitions globally, aiming to champion the top 100 chefs in the world, celebrating their talent, individuality, and culinary flair. Berger, the French-trained Executive Chef of Ossiano was selected to join the list once again, providing him and others with a platform to showcase their talent and to highlight their culinary contributions to their respective countries.
Chef Grégoire Berger comments, “I am so honoured to have won The Best Chef Dining Experience award and to have been recognised by the industry, media, and my peers as a deserved winner of this prestigious accolade. To be considered one of the top 50 chefs in the world and to be among so many talented professionals and friends, whom I deeply admire, is a dream come true and I’m overflowing with gratitude. A chef’s journey is never solitary, so a heartfelt thank you to my team at Ossiano who always strive to serve an extraordinary experience. We look forward to welcoming the world into Ossiano, and to embark on an unforgettable culinary journey to remember.”
The comprehensive Top Chef list was compiled from a shortlist of 200 nominees, consisting of the top 100 chefs from the previous year who are automatically nominated again, as well as 100 ‘fresh faces’ who are selected by food journalists, critics, bloggers, photographers, and other experts within the industry. The top 100 list for 2023 was the result of the opinions and votes of a total of 350 people: the 100 new candidates, the 100 chefs who previously appeared in the ranking of 2022, and the 150 experts referred to.
The latest announcement marks another milestone for Ossiano this year which earned its place in the prestigious La Liste earlier this month at No.8 in the world, scoring 96.00% which is the highest score in the UAE. La Liste evaluates scores based on online reviews from casual diners and influencers, magazine, and newspaper ratings, as well as assessments from guides and other lists. More than 1,000 sources include online travel guides, the food publisher Eater, and the Black Pearl guide by Meituan Dianping in China.