Mexican chef Elena Reygadas was named Tuesday as the best female chef by "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023", one of the world's top gastronomic lists.
"I am deeply grateful and honored! Cooking is a collective art," the chef said on her official Instagram account.
Reygadas said that the recognition is "of all the very talented people with whom I have collaborated for so many years."
She also noted that the distinction was also aimed at all Mexican women "who cook day by day, keeping alive our enormous culinary tradition. Thank you all for your support and love!" he concluded in the brief message that accompanied a photograph of himself.
In a statement, The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023 highlighted that Reygadas has become "one of the most important figures in Mexican gastronomy."
The organization described the chef as an "ardent defender of Mexican biodiversity and sustainable culture" and recalled that, recently, she launched a scholarship program for women "with the aim of promoting greater gender parity in kitchens."
The award will be presented next June in the city of Valence, in France, in a ceremony that will bring together chefs who were recognized by 1,080 culinary experts from 27 regions, including writers, critics and restaurant owners.
Elena Reygadas was born in Mexico City, is currently 46 years old and has five restaurants and a bakery in the country's capital.
She studied English literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), but since childhood she used to cook, so she continued her vocation working in different restaurants.
In 2010 he opened his first restaurant, "Rosetta", located in the center of the country's capital.
In 2014 she obtained the recognition "Latin America's Best Female Chef", in addition to being the author of different gastronomic books and essays in which, in addition to her products and her roots, she addresses social issues related to food.
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