The chef of the Cypriot and Mediterranean cuisine, Mr Savvas Savva, has won the ‘’Gold Award for the Junior Chef of the Year’’ at the 8th International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival.
The 8th International Istanbul Gastronomy festival that was organised by the All Cooks Federation, (TAF), took place at Istanbul, Turkey, on 18 to 21 March 2010. In this festival there was participation of more than 10.000 chefs from around 35 countries from all over the world including countries like the USA, Korea, Russia and Cyprus.
Savvas Savva, by winning the Gold Award has honoured Cyprus, the Mediterranean Cuisine and especially the Cypriot Cuisine. Today, Savvas is the Executive chef at the new restaurant that will serve highly upgraded and modern version of the traditional Cypriot gastronomic cuisine. His love and specialization, is the traditional Cypriot cuisine and he is actively promoting this cuisine where ever he cans. He has won many awards and honours the second most important being the Silver award for the Gastronomic Culinary college competition.
Savvas was born in Larnaca, Cyprus, in 1986 and studied Culinary Arts at the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus. He then followed studies in derby UK where he got a BSc in Culinary Science. He worked at various restaurants and hotels among which the prestigious Le Meridien Spa and Resorts in Limassol, Cyprus. Despite of the fact that he is 25 years old, he is a very promising chef.
The 9th International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival will take place in Istanbul Turkey on February 17-20 2011.