Seven must-watch videos ahead of
#50BestTalks: Life Cycle in San Sebastian

Laura Price - 08/06/2018

The latest edition of #50BestTalks, presented by Miele, takes place in just over a week’s time in San Sebastian as part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018. #50BestTalks: Life Cycle features a line-up of international chefs including Christina Tosi, Dan Barber and Clare Smyth.

Get to know the speakers in this selection of videos, then tune in to the livestream on Sunday 17th June via The World's 50 Best Restaurants Facebook page from 10:30 San Sebastian time (GMT+2).


Clare Smyth, Core by Clare Smyth 

Clare Smyth, originally from Northern Ireland, was recently voted as elit® Vodka World’s Best Female Chef 2018. Discover how she uses British produce to create a new and unique cuisine at her restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill, London:


Christina Tosi, Milk Bar 

Milk Bar founder and US MasterChef judge Christina Tosi is famous for her indulgent desserts including Crack Pie, Compost Cookies and Cake Truffles. Watch the trailer for her recent episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix, which Tosi will discuss in a live interview at #50BestTalks:


Joan Roca, El Celler de Can Roca 

The eldest of the trio of Roca brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, will take part in a panel at #50BestTalks to discuss Farm Africa’s Chefs for Change project. Find out how the Rocas stay on top of their game after being voted No.1 in the world in 2013 and 2015:


Gaggan Anand, Gaggan 

With his eponymous restaurant in Bangkok voted No.1 a record four consecutive times, Gaggan Anand is now investing in young talent and new restaurants. Watch the famous Indian chef’s moment of glory at the 2018 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Macao:


Paul Pairet, Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

At his eponymous restaurant in Shanghai, French chef Paul Pairet creates a dining experience quite unlike any other. Before his presentation about the creative process behind the world's most avant-garde restaurant, watch his talk on the art of storytelling at #50BestTalks in Bangkok in 2016:

Eneko Atxa, Azurmendi 

With his restaurant Azurmendi winning the Sustainable Restaurant Award in 2014, Basque chef Eneko Atxa has care for the environment and sustainability at the top of his agenda. Ahead of his participation in the Farm Africa panel, take a look inside his restaurant in Larrabetzu, just outside Bilbao: 

Dan Barber, Blue Hill at Stone Barns

US chef Dan Barber has served as an adviser to former President Barack Obama and written a book called The Third Plate on food production, farming and agriculture. Now he prepares for a live interview at #50BestTalks about his new seed project, Row 7 Seed Co. Watch his 2010 Ted Talk:

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list will be revealed at an awards ceremony at Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao on Tuesday 19th June. Follow the live countdown on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and subscribe to the 50 Best YouTube channel for all the video highlights.