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The world leader in quartz surfaces, Silestone® by Cosentino, once again stands alongside one of the most important events in the international culinary calendar, the Madrid Fusion International Culinary Summit. In its sixteenth year, the event was held at the Palacio de Congresos in Madrid from 22-24 January. This year marks the eleventh time that the Spanish multinational company, Cosentino has, through its products, attended this distinguished event as a sponsor. For three days, the summit turns Madrid into the capital of world haute cuisine, with chefs from all over the world taking part in technical demonstrations, training workshops and competitions.
Since 2014, Cosentino has also sponsored the ‘European Chef of the Year Prize’, a prestigious award that has been presented annually at the Madrid Fusion summit. This year, the organisation has awarded the prize to Austrian chef Sebastian Frank, of Horváth in Berlin, recognising his demanding, rebellious cooking, which breaks rigid traditional lines to create new possibilities. The awards ceremony took place on 23 January at 2:05 p.m. at Madrid Fusion’s main auditorium. Vanessa Feo, Cosentino Group Head of Communications and International PR, presented the award to Sebastian on behalf of Cosentino.
The Madrid Fusion summit featured more than a dozen Silestone® worktops in different colours, used by internationally prestigious chefs. The presence of Silestone® in the Madrid Fusion kitchens guarantees both stunning aesthetics and practical features such as hygiene and high stain resistance.
Madrid Fusion’s sixteenth year focused on the new generation of chefs who are setting trends in the culinary world, with this year’s guest country being Japan. Conferences, workshops and cookery demonstrations addressed new flavours, textures and techniques.