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Published on Friday, April 12, 2019

San Antonio Chef Wins International UNESCO Creative Cities Culinary Competition

CONTACT: Laura Serrano, 210-207-7256


SAN ANTONIO (April, 12, 2019) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative City of Fabriano, Italy will host the XIII UNESCO Creative City Annual Conference, June 10th to 15th. A project of the conference is to identify a chef from one of the 26 UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy to present a new and innovative dish that represents Gastronomic Made in Italy.


Chef Pieter Sypesteyn of San Antonio was chosen as one of three finalists out of ten proposals to travel to Parma, Italy to compete for the title of “International Chef of the UNESCO Creative City Annual Conference”, during the “Cibus Off” festival held on the 11th of April. Other finalists included Angela Sicilia of BELEM (Brazil) and Daniel Paiva of FLORIANOPOLIS (Brazil). Participants were evaluated by a jury of experts who considered: creativity, choice, quality of the used raw ingredients and sustainability in relation to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda (for sustainable development.)


Chef Sypesteyn was the final winner of the Parma event on April 11th with his dish:
Smoked Fish Manicotti. His special dish takes a new look at traditional Italian pasta using sustainably-sourced fish for the filling with fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables to round out the flavor profile – and it’s healthy!


Sypesteyn will participate in the XIII UNESCO Creative Cities Conference in Fabriano, this summer where he will do a demonstration in front of the international audience of the Creative Cities in the Gastronomy Pavilion.

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