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RECOMMENDATIONS THE NOMINEES FOR THE BERLIN MASTER CHEFS 2018 Berlin Partner is once again looking for the cream of the crop on Berlin’s restaurant scene Berlin Partner is gearing up to honor the Berlin Master Chefs for the 22nd year in a row. In fact, the members of the independent Berlin Master Chefs jury have announced the nominees in the following categories: “2018 Berlin Master Chef,” “2018 Newcomer of the Year,” “2018 Best Berlin Host,” “Berlin Scene Restaurant 2018” and – for the very first time – “2018 Berliner Kiezmeister” (“Kiez Master”). Dr. Stefan Franzke, CEO of Berlin Partner: “Berlin represents freedom, diversity, creativity, international flair and the joy of experimentation – all of these come together to make the city an extraordinary location for fine cuisine. At the same time, the city is constantly changing. We decided to pay tribute to this transformation by devising a brand-new category, “Kiez Master,” to honor culinary artist whose uniqueness has made them well-known far beyond their own neighborhood, city and country and who has helped to make their neighborhood particularly attractive and a great place to live. Berlin Partner has been accompanying the dynamic development on the restaurant scene since 1997 with its Berlin Master Chefs format. Today’s nominees are further evidence of Berlin’s high quality and strengths in the field. I’m already looking forward to the final!” Jury chairman, Dr. Stefan Elfenbein, on the selection of the nominees: “Reindeer meat on Ku’damm Blvd., erotic pasta on Friedrichstraße, the first gourmet corner bar, the ‘no waste’ leitmotif and monstrousness in Neukölln! The thing many people feared was that rising prices and structural change in Berlin would hinder the city’s culinary creative potential. But instead, what’s happening in the city today is even better, more colorful, surprising and imaginative than ever before. Roughly 100 chefs, restaurants, sommeliers and hosts made it to the jury’s list this year – clearly more than ever; that number was at 72 last year, 71 in the year before. The 20 best have now been nominated in four categories. On the other hand, Berlin’s base in under pressure: I’m talking here about the city’s culinary heritage and product pool, those masters, butchers, bakers, unique spots, pub owners and barkeepers that represent Berlin and its colorful neighborhoods. This is why we decided this year to consider an additional 38 people for a new category of “Kiez Master.” The jury is eager to set new standards with this fifth category. We are going to do without the “Master Chef of the Region.” We also terribly miss our long-time jury member Jürgen Schiller, who passed away last year. New in our group is Tina Hüttl, a delightful voice from the Berliner Zeitung.” The voting results for the “2018 Berlin Master Chefs” will be announced on 30 August at a press conference in Mampes Neuer Heimat. The ceremony honoring the winners will take place on 13 October as part of a gala dinner at Vollgutlager Berlin. THE 2018 NOMINEES: BERLIN MASTER CHEF: Daniel Achilles, “reinstoff” Arne Anker, “Pauly Saal” Alexander Koppe, “SKYKITCHEN” Gal Ben Moshe, “GLASS” Micha Schäfer, “Nobelhart & Schmutzig” NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Nicholas Hahn, “Restaurant am Steinplatz” Sauli Kemppainen, “SAVU” Daniel Lengsfeld, “CRACKERS” Andreas Rieger, “einsunternull” Sophia Rudolph, “Panama” BEST BERLIN HOST: Maria Hinrichsen, “Schmidt Z&KO.” (Gastronomische Leiterin) Bini Lee, “Kochu Karu” (Gastgeberin) André Macionga, “Restaurant Tim Raue” (Restaurant Manager and Sommelier) Jakob Petritsch, “Restaurant Horváth” (Host and Sommelier) Emmanuel Rosier, “Schwein” (Sommelier) BERLIN SCENE RESTAURANT: CRACKERS Kin Dee MontRaw TISK Speisekneipe Ungeheuer Neukölln BERLINER KIEZMEISTER: Barcomi’s, Kreuzberg Blomeyer`s Käse, Charlottenburg Blutwurstmanufaktur Benser, Neukölln Kumpel & Keule, Kreuzberg Rogacki, Charlottenburg For further information on the “Berlin Master Chefs” and its history, please visit The “Berlin Master Chefs” can also be found on Facebook under and on Twitter under #berlinisst. THE BERLIN MASTER CHEFS Berlin Partner has honored the best chefs in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region annually since 1997. By honoring Berlin’s master chefs, Berlin Partner helps to showcase the region’s high-end restaurant culture and the diversity of its gastronomy scene, both as an important economic factor and as the embodiment of a distinct regional spirit. So far, 130 chefs and restaurateurs have been honored in the various Berlin Master Chef categories. Former honorees include, among others, Kolja Kleeberg, Tim Raue and Markus Semmler. THE JURY OF THE BERLIN MASTER CHEFS The independent 13-member jury, which is headed by chairman Dr. Stefan Elfenbein, is drawn from Berlin’s leading food journalists and experts. In addition to the quality of the cuisine, the jury evaluates the originality of the creations, the presentation of the food, the service and the ambiance. With its Berlin Master Chefs format, Berlin Partner seeks to publicize and better position the capital’s upscale restaurant culture and diverse gastronomy as an important economic factor and major feature in Berlin. 30 31

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