The exciting culinary competition of the 17th Absolute Canary Islands Cooking Championship – Big prize Council of Tenerife will have the participation of ten talented chefs from Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. This was announced by the Island Council this Tuesday, generating great expectations in the gastronomic field.
This event will be the main focus of the Eighth Gastronomic Fair of the Canary Islands-GastroCanarias 2023which will take place from May 23 to 25 at the Tenerife Fairgroundsbringing together lovers of gastronomy and professionals in the sector.
Hundreds of requests
After reviewing almost a hundred applications, the selection committee has chosen the ten chefs who will participate in the inaugural competition: Alexandre Ivany Campos Piñero (Tenerife), Aulio Cucca (Tenerife), Daniel Castro Espinar (Gran Canaria), Frank Gomez Cortes (Tenerife), Jose Manuel Fernandez Lamas (Lanzarote), Julia Roman Martinez (Tenerife), Mario Yamuza González (Fuerteventura), Raico Jimenez Cortes (Gran Canaria), Raul Leon Noriega (Tenerife) and Roberto Couto Fernandez (Tenerife).
The day of the competition will take place next Tuesday, although the championship activities will begin on Monday afternoon, when the finalists, accompanied by their assistants, will make the traditional purchase at the official supermarket of the Gastronomic Hall.
The ingredients Proceeds will be used to make one of the two contest dishes, along with a secret ingredient that will be revealed upon arrival at the mall, adding excitement and creativity to the culinary challenge.
The panel of judges for the championship will be made up of renowned chefs and gastronomy experts. ANDAmong them are Juan Carlos Gracious, vice president of the Association of Cooks and Pastry Chefs (Acyre) Canarias; Thomas Leeb, president of Acyre Gran Canaria; the winners of the 2013 and 2018 Gastrocanarian Cooking Championships, respectively, Diana Marcelino (El Secreto de Chimiche restaurant, Tenerife, a Sol Repsol) and Joao Faraco (Coentro restaurant, Lanzarote).
In addition, they will be part of the jury Camir Gomez-Pablos, food historian and writer University of La Laguna (ULL); Roberto Rivetti, Director of Food and Beverages at El Corte Inglés in the Canary Islands; and the Asturian journalist David Fernández-Prada, creator of ‘El Rincón del Sibarita’, the program oldest active gastronomic show on Spanish radio, which has been broadcast for 24 years on Cadena Cope Asturias.
This culinary championship is expected to bring together the best talents from the Canary Islands.