We’ve brought you many articles on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which brings us that list every year, and where we can find Basque cuisine has a notable place of honor among the world’s best chefs and their restaurants.

We’ve also spoken about the Basque Culinary World Prize, a Basque project organized by the Basque Government and managed by the Basque Culinary Center, which is becoming the “Nobel Prize of Gastronomy” and is allowing our cuisine to have an even greater reach, even to climb a few rungs on the global cuisine ladder.

As a fusion between the two concepts, looking ahead at the future of cuisine in its broadest sense, we’ve just been presented with the 50 Next, a project to list the people who are coming up and shaping the future of gastronomy.  Their goal is to present a diverse, global selection of the brilliant young minds who are working to bring their ideas to life.

This list is by no means a ranking; rather, it seeks to inspire, empower, and connect those young people who are going beyond their limits at all levels of the food chain.  This is because they wish to recognize those young people who work at all levels and in all areas of cuisine, or in areas that are directly related to cuisine, including but not limited to: activists, bartenders, chefs, consumers, craft beer and liquor makers, designers, distributors, educators, businesspeople, farmers, fishers, food and drink writers, NGO workers, researchers, restaurateurs,  scientists, sommeliers, technology creators, wine specialists, and more.  

Much like with the Basque Culinary World Prize, anyone can nominate anyone, and they’re accepting nominations now.  People who wish to sign up may do so until November 21.

We’ll leave you with the link to the website explaining the project, where you can also access the registration form.

But before that, we must also highlight those collaborative networks that have allowed this idea to get off the ground.  This project is definitely a sum of the efforts of many, including the one that was able to get an award as prestigious as The World’s 50 Best Restaurants off the ground, as well as the Basque Culinary Center, which organizes the Basque Culinary World Prize along with the Basque Government.  It’s an example of the kind of institutional cooperation and “overview of a country” that will allow these gala event to be held in our country.

50 Next – 10/2020 – Great Britain & Euskadi

50 Next Meet the people shaping the future of gastronomy

50 Next

50 Next is a list of people who are shaping the future of gastronomy. Debuting in 2021 and formed through robust research and analysis by 50 Best and the internationally renowned Basque Culinary Center, it will showcase a diverse global selection of bright young minds who have turned their ideas into reality. A list but not a ranking, 50 Next aims to inspire, empower and connect young people who are pushing boundaries at every level of the food chain.

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