Launched in 2018, the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship is a scheme that provides unique opportunities for aspiring chefs to gain experience in some of the best restaurants in the world.
The scholarship aims at nurturing the talent and potential of an aspiring chef through stages in world-famous kitchens. The first 50 Best BBVA Scholarship will take place between June and September 2018, with the recipient spending six weeks working at Andoni Luis Aduriz’s restaurant Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain, No.9 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, and six weeks in the kitchen of the 2016 World's Best Female Chef Dominique Crenn at Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, USA.
The first stage of the application process is now closed. The judging process to select the first-ever recipient involves two further stages led by 50 Best and BBVA representatives, together with chefs Aduriz and Crenn. The winner will be announced in April and will receive the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Bilbao, Spain, in June 2018, in front of leading chefs and international media.
So far, the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship has received fantastic support from chefs around the world as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring cooks. Thank you to all the candidates who have submitted their applications!