Slovenia's Ana Roš among top three chefs in the world

Ljubljana, 21 November - Slovenian star chef Ana Roš, whose Hiša Franko recently became the first Slovenian restaurant with three Michelin stars, is among the top three of the world's chefs compiled by The Best Chef Awards. The only woman among the top ten, she ranks third this year, up six spots from 2022.

Chef Ana Roš.
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The star chef, the only Slovenian on the list of 100 best chefs in the world, has had an extremely successful year. Her Hiša Franko near Kobarid in the north-west ranks 32nd on the list of 50 best restaurants in the world and boasts three Michelin stars.

"As a self-taught chef, Ana doesn't adhere to any particular culinary style. Her cuisine is firmly based on the environment that provides all the produce and endless sources of inspiration," says on the website of The Best Chef Awards.

They described her cuisine as "expressive, intense and unorthodox". "Her philosophy is simple - follow the nature. Take what the season offers, combine the unexpected, don't be afraid to take risks."

"As I see it, the kitchen is a symbiosis of 3 elements: the territory, the season and the personality of the chef. Cooking is a lot like painting - and if you take away my colours, I have nothing to paint with. If you really want to experience the real expression of my cuisine, go with the flow and let us serve you our food, no restrictions, no limitations," she is quoted as saying.

Roš has also been active in Ljubljana, where she has a pop-up bistro, Ana in Slon, and the Pekarna Ana bakery. Just recently she also opened a restaurant, JAZ by Ana Roš.

The Best Chef Top 100 Award for the best chef in the world again went to Dabiz Munoz, a Spanish chef from the restaurant DiverXo in Madrid, and Albert Adria, another Spaniard, won second place.

Conferred since 2015 The Best Chef Awards aim to unite food lovers from all over the world and create a global community of passionate food lovers.

The best 100 chefs are picked among the established and new chefs by food journalists, critics, bloggers, photographers and other experts in food and dining, and the listed chefs themselves.

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