Chef Selaisse Atadika makes history as first Ghanaian finalist in the Basque Culinary World Prize
The Midunu founder and top Chef, Selaisse Atadika is the first Ghanaian to be have been nominated for the Basque Culinary World Prize.
The jury for the €100,000 Basque Culinary World Prize announced the finalists on Friday after several weeks of vetting submissions and nominations from chefs across the world.
According to the scheme, over 230 nominations were received from 42 countries with a total of 150 chefs nominated, which makes the 2019 edition, the year with the highest number of participants.
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Her nomination is a big boost to the Ghanaian hospitality industry as most of her work is inspired by her Ghanaian roots and culture.
The prize which is in its 4th year is organised by the Basque Government,
“The winner will be chosen by an international jury comprised of the world’s most acclaimed chefs and interdisciplinary experts from a variety of fields related to gastronomy during the ninth annual meeting of the Basque Culinary Center International Council in San Francisco,” a statement on their website said
“The announcement will be made on July 16,