the mexican cook Elena Reygadaswho runs the Rosetta restaurant in Mexico City, was chosen best female chef 2023 for the group “50 Best”, one of the main world gastronomic lists, reported a statement on Tuesday. Reygadas is a “ardent defender of Mexican biodiversity and sustainable culture”, explained the statement of “50 Best”, which already in 2014 chose the cook as the best Latin American chef. In addition to Rosetta, opened in 2010 in the Colonia Roma in the Mexican capital, Reygadas is known for the bakery that she runs right next to the establishment, as well as another restaurant, Lardo, which offers more informal cuisine. Reygadas studied English Literature at the Autonomous University of Mexico before turning to her culinary passion, which she cultivated in the bosom of a large family since her childhood, explains the statement from the “50 Best” group. She studied in New York and then spent four years under Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli in London. Rosetta began in Mexico City with its own production of handmade pasta, such as the hoja santa tortellini. Over the years, the chef has perfected her way of interpreting rich traditional Mexican cuisine, with dishes such as pipián al pistachio and romeritos taco, or tamale with warm smoked cream.
It is the third consecutive year that a Latin American woman has won the award for the best chef in the world. Last year it was the Colombian Eleanor Espinosain 2021 it was the Peruvian pia leon. “Cooking is a collective practice. Therefore, for me, this award belongs to my entire team,” explained the cook, quoted in the statement. “Elena Reygadas works for the future of Mexican gastronomy and we are proud to support her mission,” said William Drew, director of content for “50 Best.” Elena Reygadas recently launched a scholarship program for Mexican students who have been accepted to a cooking school. The award “The Best” for the best restaurant in the world will be revealed on June 20 in Valencia (Spain).