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Grana Padano Italian Cuisine Worldwide Awards 2013: The Nominees

Conceived to honour individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the introduction, spreading and preservation of the Italian food and wine culture in the countries they live in. The jury, composed by prestigious members of the food and wine industry have made their selection. Based upon the nominations of the Italian Cuisine Master Chefs, our jury has made a shortlist of 17 nominees.

Alexander Averin


Photographer specialized in food and wine
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Santino Busciglio

United Kingdom

Chef Owner of Mennula Restaurant, London

Carla Capalbo

United Kingdom / USA

Photographer, Journalist and Food Writer
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Julia Della Croce


Italian Food and Wine Broadcaster
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Mary Ann Esposito


TV broadcaster, food writer specialized in Italian Food and Wine
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Oscar Farinetti


Creator of Eataly

Pietro Granillo


Pioneer of the import of Italian goods to Chile
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Daniela Ingrosso


Blogger of expatcucina.com

Tara Tan Kitaoka

Japan / Singapore

President of KK Vinarius

Mark Ladner


Executive Chef of Del Posto Restaurante

Deborah Mele


Author and blogger italianfoodlover.com

Giorgio Nava

South Africa

Chef owner of 95 Keerom & Carne SA

Danilo Nicoletti

Hong Kong

F&B Director at Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Elio Orsara


Restaurant owner
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David Rocco


Author, Producer and TV Broadcaster
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Piero Selvaggio


Owner of Valentino Restaurants

Nashwa Taher

Saudi Arabia

Business woman and restaurateur