new recognition for Quique Dacosta. This Conexus Madrid-Valencia Community Foundation has decided to award the annual award in cooperation with CaixaBank, which recognizes prominent personalities as ambassadors of autonomy.
In particular, the award distinguishes a personality, company or institution that promotes its interests or interests. Picture of the Valencian Community nationally and internationally, as described by the organization. Previous winners have been Ford, Grupo IVI, Porcelanosa, Port of Valencia, Lanzadera and Alicantec.
According to Conexus president Manuel Broseta, in order to reward Quique Dacosta, it was taken into account that he “knew how to unite himself”. Love for the Valencian Community -our traditions, product and geography- aesthetics, technique and technologycreating new gastronomic languages of the Valencian Community brand, without forgetting something as important as sustainability”.
Quique Dacosta, Extremaduran by birth and Valencia by adoptionHe started his professional career as a chef in 1986. He started working in the current company in 1988. Quique Dacosta Restaurant is in Dénia. The Mediterranean and Montgó Natural Park have been a staple in its cuisine, due to the inexhaustible richness of the seafloor and its unique geographical location.
As highlighted by Conexus, it is recognized “for itself” worldwide today. artistic expression cuisine” and “the chef who uses his culture and region as a flag and symbolizes quality, excellence, innovation and tradition”.
It received the highest recognition from the Michelin Guide in 2012. three stars To Quique Dacosta Restaurant; and this is also featured in the most prestigious international charts.
invested in 2013 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Awarded Best Entrepreneur of Spanish Restoration by the Royal Academy of Gastronomy in 2019 by Miguel Hernández University and in 2020 Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts.
He also works as the director and gastronomic creator of the Hotel Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid; and created his new concept, ArrosQD, in the heart of London with international aspirations. He also owns restaurants El Poblet (2*), Llisa Negra, Vuelve Carolina and Mercatbar in Valencia.
The award will be presented during the annual Conexus dinner in Madrid on 13 June, where many figures from both the Valencian Community and Madrid’s business and social fabric are expected to attend.