The Miramar Palace yesterday hosted the award ceremony of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2022 to the African chef Fatmata Binta, for her work in disseminating and developing the potential that lies in the culinary culture of Africa’s largest nomadic tribe.

The Basque Culinary World Prize is a unique and global award granted by the Basque Government, within the framework of the Euskadi-Basque Country integrated strategy and the Basque Culinary Center, a leading academic institution in gastronomy. An award that recognises the work of chefs with transformative initiatives in the areas of innovation, technology, education, the environment, health, the food industry and social and economic development, among others.

In the presence of authorities and leading personalities from the Basque food sector, the Basque Government’s Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructures, Arantxa Tapia, presented the award to Fatmata Binta. The award ceremony was also attended by Pedro Subijana, representing the Basque Culinary Center Board of Trustees, and Trine Hahnemann, representing the Basque Culinary World Prize Jury, as well as Vicente Atxa, President of the Basque Culinary Center Board of Trustees.