Connecting the best Chefs, Restaurants and Sommeliers in the world with their fans.
for True Foodies only is the culinary world in your pocket. A global app and social platform where lovers of the art of food and wine come to connect, be inspired and share that love.
Top Chefs and restaurants are by invitation only, or must be nominated by other Chefs to be included. This strict control guarantees that for True Foodies only offers quality recommendations from a community Foodies can trust.
Congratulations to the winners!
The True Foodies Restaurant Awards recognize great dining experiences as chosen by foodies and chefs from around the world.
They support True Foodies' mission to celebrate great chefs, restaurants and cuisine, and to promote young talent and diversity in the culinary community.
Best Restaurant Awards
Best Fine Dining Restaurant Award
Martín Berasategui, Spain
Best Top Bistro/Casual Dining Award
Les Cocottes, France
Signature Dish Award
Tarte Tatin di frattaglie di germano, piccione e pernice
Chef Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana, Italy
Young Chef Award
Award for a Chef under 25 who is doing amazing work. Nominated by Top Chefs and Restaurateurs from True Foodies.
Curtis Clement Mulpas
Restaurant Diversity Award
Award for a Restaurant that is working to promote women and/or minorities in their staff and championing diversity. Nominated by Top Chefs and Restaurateurs from True Foodies.
Primo Restaurant in Lecce, Italy
Primo Restaurant has a proportion of 60% women on staff, and is run by managing partners Silvia Antonazzo and Marco Borelli. Leading the kitchen is Chef Solaika Marrocco, a young woman of 23 years, the first woman chef to win the Birra Moretti Grand Cru Award 2017 in collaboration with Identità Golose and from July 2018 Madame chef for Atelier des Grandes Dames by Veuve Clicquot. In March 2018 Primo was also a part of the round table of the Veuve Clicquot champagne house, during the international Identità Golose congress, discussing the female vision of the human factor in the kitchen.
Best Fine Dining Restaurant – Global Top 10
1 – Martin Berasategui / Spain
2 – Gaggan / Thailand
3 – El Celler de Can Roca / Spain
4 – The Fat Duck / UK
5 – Fäviken / Sweden
6 – Blue Hill / USA
7 – Sylvestre / France
8 – Osteria Francescana / Italy
9 – Narisawa / Japan
10 – Le Pré Catelan / France
Best Bistro / Casual Dining Restaurant Global Top 10
1 – Les Cocottes / France
2 – Restaurant 108 / Denmark
3 – Casa Santo Antônio / Brazil
4 – Eclectic / Spain
5 – Tomy & Co / France
6 – Tanino Bistro / Panama
7 – Gunpowder / UK
8 – La Bòria / France
9 – Eataly Chicago / USA
10 - Brasa / Sweden
Best Signature Dish Global Top 10
1 – Massimo Bottura / Tarte Tatin di frattaglie di germano, piccione e pernice / Osteria Francescana / Italy
2 – Jean-François Piège / Blanc Manger by Piège / Le Grand Restaurant / France
3 – Jean Sulpice / Plins d'Escargots aux Herbes / Auberge du Père Bise/ France
4 – Heston Blumenthal / Scotch Egg / The Hind's Head / UK
5 – Victor Arguinzoniz / Zamburiña and Smoked Caviar / Asador Etxebarri / Spain
6 – Rafael Jacuzzi / Tortelli de Brie / Casa Santo Antônio / Brazil
7 – Sidney Schutte / Carabinero dish / Librije’s Zusje / Netherlands
8 – Michel Roth / Cappuccino de pommes de terres ratte à la truffe / Bayview / Switzerland
9 – Antonino Montefusco / Homage to Pollock / Terrazza Bosquet / Italy
10 – David Garlinge / Sea bream Ceviche, Kimchi, Horseradish / Restaurant Celebrus / UK
Best Restaurant Award The Americas Top 10
1 – Blue Hill / USA
2 – Central / Peru
3 – Eleven Madison Park / USA
4 – Le Bernardin / USA
5 – D.O.M. / Brazil
6 – The French Laundry / USA
7 – Daniel / USA
8 – Maido / Peru
9 – Acquerello / USA
10 – Atelier Crenn / USA
Best Restaurant Award Europe Top 10
1 – Martin Berasategui / Spain
2 – El Celler de Can Roca / Spain
3 – The Fat Duck / UK
4 – Fäviken / Sweeden
5 – Sylvestre / France
6 – Osteria Francescana / Italy
7 – Le Pré Catelan / France
8 – Asador Etxebarri / Spain
9 – Bayview / Switzerland
10 – Comme chez Soi / Belgium
Best Restaurant Award Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa Top 10
1 – Gagann / Thailand
2 – Narisawa/ Japan
3 – La Colombe / South Africa
4 – Odette / Singapore
5 – Attica / Australia
6 – Amber / Hong Kong
7 – Indian Accent / India
8 – Quay / Australia
9 – The Test Kitchen / South Africa
10 – Whitegrass / Singapore
The True Foodies Restaurant Awards recognize great dining experiences as chosen by foodies and chefs from around the world. They also support True Foodies mission to celebrate great chefs and restaurants who are creating excellent dining experiences, and to promote young talent and diversity in the culinary community. The awards are a combination of likes by foodies, recommendations by Top Chefs in the For True Foodies Only app, and votes during the online voting.
Congratulations to the winners!
Everything for True Foodies in one platform
What makes the for True Foodies only app different?
- It is exclusive. A "culinary Facebook" for only the best Chefs, Restaurants, and Sommeliers in the world and their fans.
It is global—in 8 languages and 155 countries.
Users of the app from around the world can find out where to eat when they travel giving restaurants and chefs free exposure to this elite group and ensuring that your vacation is full of delightful meals at the restaurants your favorite chefs eat at.
New restaurants and chefs can only be nominated by existing chefs in the app, so together we are building a trusted community of the highest quality.
There is no cost to restaurants to be included or to users—the app is free.
Pioneer concept to buy recipes the way you buy music —one recipe, a BiteBook™ or an annual pass. Restaurants and Chefs make extra income by selling digital recipes through the app.
The story behind the app
Cordon Bleu Chef Ted and his foodie partner Joanne love eating in great restaurants around the world. But they spent a lot of time researching where to go, in guidebooks, online and from friends, and looking for news about what their favorite chefs were creating. They wished they could easily see where their favorite Chefs and foodie friends loved to eat, and find the latest about the best Chefs and restaurants all in one place. Chef Ted’s fellow Cordon Bleu alumni were also obsessed with their favorite chefs, wanting to find out more about them and their restaurants.
And so the idea was born. To build a trusted community of those who love the art of food and wine, with Chefs and True Foodies at heart.
Ted and Joanne spent the next two years using all their experience—
Ted as a chef in Michelin star restaurants, and Joanne as an international food marketer—to launch a truly amazing app, including only the top Restaurants and Chefs. Fortunately their work has included a lot of fine dining which makes it all worthwhile.