Fernando Cardoso, from the Feitoria restaurant, is Chef Cook of the year 2018

It was at the Arroios Market that the National Final of the 29th Chef Cook of the Year contest was held, and for the first time live and open to the public.

The menu that Fernando Cardoso presented to the jury in the National Final was composed by Açorda of eggs, coriander and onions in tannery (entrance); Peas, bivalves and turbot (fish); Lamb, Seia cheese and roasted potatoes (meat); Dreams of pumpkin (dessert) and Caldeirada de cherne (traditional dish in pot / oven).

We congratulate Carlos Gonçalves, head chef of Corinthia Lisbon Hotel for 2nd place and Jorge Fernandes of Iberostar Lisboa, for 3rd place.

In the jury group were the chefs Alexandre Silva (restaurant LOCO), António Bóia (JnCquoi), Leonel Pereira (São Gabriel), Pedro Lemos (Pedro Lemos), Ricardo Costa (The Yeatman). In the honorary jury was the chief Orlando Esteves. The 29th Chef Cook of the Year competition is officially sponsored by Makro, Norge, Icel and Estrella Damm.

The Official Products are Brasmar (National Octupus), Bom Sucesso (Rice) and Lava (Pots and Trays). It is organized by Edições do Gosto and by Inter Magazine.

Restaurante Feitoria y el Chef João Rodrigues fueron los ganadores Mesa Marcada 2016

The results of the "10 Restaurants and 10 Chefs Favorites of the 2016" are already known, at a ceremony held this year at Alcântara Café, in Lisbon.

At the 9th edition of Mesa Marcada awards, Feitoria Restaurant and Chef João Rodrigues were the winners, for the second consecutive time in both categories, Restaurant and Chef.

These awards are unique in Portugal and result on the vote of a panel of judges linked to gastronomy. The panel this year is composed by 153 judges, including chefs (44%), responsible for restaurants (9%), journalists, bloggers, critics (24%) and foodies (23%).