Colombian chef

Leonor Espinosa

has been chosen as the best chef in the world according to the list published by

The world's 50 best

, while her restaurant located in

Bogotá

has also entered the list of the

50 best restaurants in the world

.

"

Colombia

, the second most biodiverse country in the world, home to 51,330 species, is carving out more and more territory in the international culinary atlas, and a woman has been the defining force behind that phenomenon," said the person in charge of awarding this award after the announcement in reference to

Espinosa

.

The chef, who was born and raised in the Colombian Caribbean,

was already recognized in 2017 as the Best Female Chef in Latin America

.

In the words of

The world's 50 best

, "it has a mission that goes far beyond applying haute cuisine techniques to Colombian ingredients", and the chef uses a 'cycle-biome' philosophy "as a boost for social and economic development of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, and their mission is now being more widely recognized.

As for their restaurant, located in the residential

neighborhood of Chapinero

in the Colombian capital, it defends "sustainable biodiversity as an alternative way to strengthen cultural identity and generate well-being", something for which they work directly with farmers from different areas of the

Columbia

.

Leo

, as the restaurant is called,

has managed to be the 46th best restaurant in the world

.

From this philosophy the

Funleo

socio-environmental foundation was born , which he directs together with his daughter

Laura Hernández Espinosa

, which aims to support indigenous communities and through which it reintroduces the ancestral culinary knowledge of some of them.

Espinosa

will officially receive the award for

Best Female Chef in the World

on Monday, July 18, at a ceremony in London.

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