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Prizes and Awards

List of prizes awarded to Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler, Albert Adrià y elBulli

1990

National Prize for the best Chef de Salle to Juli Soler

Awarded by: National Academy of Gastronomy.

1992

National Gastronomy Prize for the best Chef de Cuisine to Ferran Adrià

Awarded by: National Academy of Gastronomy

1994

Grand Prix de L'Art de la Cuisine

Awarded by: International Academy of Gastronomy

1996

Clé d'Or de la Gastronomie

Awarded by: Gault-Millau

Restaurant of the Year

Awarded by: Club de Gourmets

1997

Catalonia Tourism Medal

Awarded by: Generalitat de Catalunya

1998

Best Maître Award to Juli Soler

Awarded by: Gourmetour

Metopolis Prize for Innovation

Awarded by: Metopolis

1999

Giorgio Fini Award

Awarded by: Città di Modena

Chef of the Year

Awarded by: Gourmetour

2001

Ceretto

Awarded by: Ceretto Fundation

Humanitat Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Award

Awarded by: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council

FAD

Awarded by: FAD

Bronze Angel for Communication in Catalonia

Awarded by: Escola Superior de Relacions Públiques, Girona

Gold Heart

Awarded by: Spanish Heart Foundation

2002

Cross of Sant Jordi

Awarded by: Generalitat de Catalunya

Tourism Gold Medal

Awarded by: Gobierno Español

Tourism Gold Medal

Awarded by: Generalitat de Catalunya

The World's Best Restaurant

Awarded by: The Restaurant Magazine

2003

Silver Spoon

Awarded by: Food Arts

Protagonistas Award for Gastronomy

Awarded by: Programme of Luis del Olmo, Onda Cero Radio

Catalan of the Year 2003

Awarded by: El Periódico de Catalunya Newspaper

City of Barcelona Award

Awarded by: Barcelona City Council

2004

Spain Brand Ambassador (Culture)

Awarded by: Leading Brands of Spain Forum (Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Spanish Foreign Trade Institute)

Honorary Son of the City of L'Hospitalet

Awarded by: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council

2005

Preisträger Ferran Adrià Sektion Große Kochkunst

Awarded by: Witzigmann Preis

2006

Award to Ferran Adrià in recognition of his contribution to the spreading of Spanish gastronomy in the world over the last 20 years

Awarded by: Spain Gourmetour

World's Best Restaurant

Awarded by: The Restaurant Magazine

3rd Diálogo Award for Hispano-French Friendship

Awarded by: Asociación Diálogo

Lucky Strike design Award

Awarded by: Raymound Loewy Foundation

2007

Best Restaurant in the World

Awarded by: The Restaurant Magazine

The White Guide Gastronomy Award

Awarded by: The White Guide

Gold Medal to the European Merit

Awarded by: the European Merit Foundation, European Community

First International Gastronomy Award Reyno de Navarra

Awarded by: International Congress about vegetables, Pamplona

Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts

Awarded by: Ministry of Culture of Spain

2008

The World´s Best Restaurant

Awarded by: The Restaurant Magazine

National Hotel and Catering Industry Prize

Awarded by: Spanish Federation of Hotel and Catering business (FEHR)

Don Quijote Award

Awarded by: Gastronomic Academy of Castilla-La Mancha

2009

Best Restaurant in the World

Awarded by: Awarded by: The Restaurant Magazine

"Augie" Award for Best Chef

Awarded by: Awarded by: Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

2010

Best chef of the decade

Awarded by: Awarded by: The Restaurant Magazine

1999

Cover of El Pais Semanal Magazine

2003

Chairman of the Bocuse d'Or

Cover of the The New York Times Magazine, August 10th.

2004

Cover of the Sunday edition of Le Monde, constituting the highest accolade given by the world's leading gastronomic nation.

Cover of Time Magazine, naming F. Adrià one of the top 100 influential people in the world.

The Spanish Royal Household appoints Ferran Adrià together with Juan Mari Arzak to prepare the gala dinner served to the world's royal families on the eve of the wedding of Prince Felipe to Doña Letizia.

Ferran Adrià chairs the Advisory Committee of Alícia (Alimentación y Ciencia [Food and Science]), a Caixa de Manresa project at the Monastery of Sant Benet. This is a unique project working towards future improvement in food.

The Leading Brands of Spain Forum names him a Spanish Brand ambassador for Culture, together with Juan Antonio Samaranch, Amancio Ortega, José Carreras, El País, Severiano Ballesteros and Valentí Fuster.

2005

The Ferran Adrià Chair in Gastronomic Culture and Food Sciences is set up at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid.

2006

At the Madrid Fusión Conference, 60 journalists from all over the world publish a list of the Ten Most Influential Chefs of the Last Ten Years, choosing Ferran Adrià as number one.

2007

On 16th June the art exhibition Documenta12, where Ferran Adrià has been invited, opens. The contribution consists of turning elBullirestaurante, in cala Montjoi, into the pavilion G of Documenta, what constitutes a response to the contextualization of the vanguard cuisine in the world of arts.

In December, Ferran Adrià is conferred Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona, at the proposal of Professor Claudi Mans.

2008

In February, two films are shown in the category "culinary cinema" at The International Film Festival Berlinale, taking inspiration from Ferran Adrià´s career. Ferran participates in a debate related to this context.

In July, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, at the proposal of Professor Christopher Fynsk from The Centre for Modern Thought, confers Doctor Honoris Causa in Humanities on Ferran Adrià, for his contribution to contemporary thought.

2009

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