20. November 2023
Miguel Marques wins chef of the year
Miquel Marques, Sous Chef at Alois by Dallmayr in Munich, beat off stiff competition in an exciting final to win the prestigious title of “Chef of the Year 2023”. His remarkable victory in the high-profile competition underlines his exceptional skills and passion for the art of cooking.
Marques’ culinary journey began on his grandfather’s farm, a passionate farmer who instilled in him a love of cooking and fresh, seasonal produce. This deep-rooted passion still shapes his culinary work today. In the competition, he impressed with his product-oriented, purist cuisine, which is characterized by a deep respect for the traditions of his homeland.
His philosophy, which he expressed in the pre-final of the competition, is inspiring: “Cooking must be a mixture of feelings in the mouth, it must have emotions, life, history.” Marques’ aim is to create a smile of happiness with every spoonful of his dishes, and it is precisely this dedication to taste, creativity and passion that led him to victory.
In the future, Marques dreams of returning to Portugal and running his own successful restaurant there. With his victory as “Chef of the Year”, he has taken another significant step in his impressive career.