Lima ~ Peru
Gastón Acurio is a master chef whose passion and innovation have elevated Peruvian cuisine, making it an exciting expression of the rich local culture. Gastón Acurio is honoured for his significant contribution to culinary arts, for raising the profile of Peruvian cuisine and introducing its unique delights to the world. Reinventing and adapting traditions, he creates delicious food that celebrates the history of Peru's cultural development and the nutritional diversity of its natural resources. He is awarded for fostering local development through creating pride in Peruvian culture and identity, and for highlighting the essential relationship between nature's biodiversity and cultural diversity.