Emerging talents shine in the 2023 Creative Cooking Diploma

An initiative that turns dreams into realities and takes an extraordinary turn in the Dominican gastronomic future.

It is with great joy and satisfaction that I share with you the conclusion of the fourth edition of the Creative Cooking Diploma, an initiative that I proudly support and sponsor to boost Dominican culinary talent. This project, developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Technical and Vocational Training (INFOTEP), has proven to be a breeding ground for exceptional culinary skills and has left an indelible mark on the gastronomic scene of the Dominican Republic.

This year, we had the pleasure of witnessing a special milestone: the victory of a woman, Katy Paola Gil, who stood out as the well-deserved winner of this edition. In a clear demonstration of the growing female presence in the Dominican culinary scene, Kathy not only takes home the title of champion but also a valuable scholarship to participate in an advanced culinary techniques workshop at the renowned Basque Culinary Center in Spain.

I am proud to be a part of this transformative experience for 25 young people from the Eastern region of the Dominican Republic, who, with dedication and passion, have elevated their culinary skills to new heights.

The conclusion of the fourth edition of the Creative Cooking Diploma is evidence that Dominican talent is destined to shine on the global culinary stage. Congratulations to all participants for their achievements, and especially to Katy for her well-deserved triumph.