Atelier Crenn chef-owner Dominique Crenn and Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz will host the first ever winner of the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship. A partnership between The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), the scholarship provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an aspiring chef to gain experience at two of the best restaurants in the world – and to attend The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards ceremony in Bilbao.
Launched today with entries open until 5th February, the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship is a new kind of prize with the aim of nurturing talent. Open to aspiring chefs anywhere in the world, the scholarship will be awarded on stage at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Bilbao, Spain, in June 2018 in front of the world’s leading chefs and international media. The first recipient will then undertake two internships, or stages, firstly at Mugaritz near San Sebastian, Spain, then at Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, USA.
The 50 Best BBVA Scholarship is open to chefs over the age of 18 with less than three years’ experience in a professional kitchen, including culinary students. Chefs Crenn and Aduriz will be involved in the three-stage judging process to select the winner. The 50 Best team and BBVA representatives will also provide input into the selection.
Entries are open now on the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship portal and the first stage of the selection process will close on February 5th. The winner will be announced in April and the restaurant stages will take place from the end of June until the end of September 2018. The full list of terms and conditions can be found on the entry website of world’s 50 best.