Dubai's Gregoire Berger recognised at The Best Chef Awards
At a ceremony held in Warsaw, Poland, Grégoire Berger was named the 10th best chef in the world from a list of 300 internationally renowned chefs.
Berger, the French-trained chef de cuisine at Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm, was selected based on a criterion assessing the nominees’ use of innovative techniques and artistic presentation.
With a competitive list of 300 chefs to beat, Berger joins the top 10 list, which comprises respected names in the culinary world including, Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca, Alex Atala, head chef of D.O.M in Sao Paulo and Yannick Alléno who helms Stay at the One&Only The Palm, Dubai.
Berger said in a statement: “This is such a proud moment for both myself and my incredible team at Ossiano. We always strive to create innovative dishes, which really push the boundaries within the culinary world, and this recognition by The Best Chef Awards is truly an outstanding moment for us all. This award feels like the next chapter and I’m looking forward to building on this and seeing what 2018 will hold.”
Sascha Tremier, senior vice president of food & beverage at Atlantis, The Palm added: “We are incredibly proud of Gregoire, he is a truly gifted chef and this latest accomplishment demonstrates the level of his talent. His passion for the culinary arts and developing his team at Ossiano are second to none. We feel very privileged to have him within the Atlantis family and are looking forward to being a part of his ongoing vision for Ossiano”.
The entries for The Best Chef Awards are selected and judged by a panel of global journalists, photographers, other distinguished chefs, and 30% of the final selection is driven by the awards vast social media following.
In 2016, Berger was awarded the winner of the Middle East and Africa region for the S. Pellegrino Young Chef Award, and went to represent the MEA region at the finals in Milan in November 2016. In the last quarter of 2016, he was also awarded Young Hotelier of The Year 2016 at Hotelier Middle East Awards.