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Title: The PYR Hotel Marbella in Puerto Banus will be hosting the 8th edition of Marbella's National Young Chef Competition from 2-4 June.
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At a press conference held this week in Marbella, Juan Acosta, secretary of AJECOMAR, summarized the competition's history since the 1st...



At a press conference held this week in Marbella, Juan Acosta, secretary of AJECOMAR, summarized the competition's history since the 1st edition held in 2000. Likewise, he informed those present about the activities programmed during the event, starting with a gala dinner on 2 June and ending with the awards ceremony scheduled for 4 June at the PYR Hotel Marbella.

The competition's 12 competitors, coming from different Spanish provinces, will be expected to prepare a turbot-based dish and another one of their choice.

The winner of the competition will receive a prize of €2,000, and the two runners-up €1,000 and €500, respectively. The vice-chairmen of AJECOMAR, head chefs Albert Benisty (Albert&Simon Restaurant) and Sergio Garrido (Vincci Estrella del Mar Hotel), stressed the importance of this competition for discovering young up-and-coming chefs in Spain. They also stated how satisfied they were with the association and thanked the suppliers, hotel and local authorities for their inestimable collaboration, without which it would have been impossible to organize the 8th edition of the Marbella National Young Chef Competition and, therefore, continue to support young Spanish chefs.

Cristobal Rueda, chairman of AJECOMAR, put the accent on how important this competition is for Marbella so as to continue promoting gastronomy as one of the municipality's tourist attractions. Lastly, Jose Luis Hernandez, head of tourism of Marbella Town Council, congratulated the organizers for contributing to the international promotion of Marbella from a gastronomic standpoint, as well as the professionalism of the young chefs participating in the competition, which will coincide with the event Luxury Weekend.

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