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Grana Padano Italian Cuisine Worldwide Awards 2013: The Nominees

Conceived to honour individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the introduction, spreading and preservation of the Italian food and wine culture in the countries they live in. The jury, composed by prestigious members of the food and wine industry have made their selection. Based upon the nominations of the Italian Cuisine Master Chefs, our jury has made a shortlist of 17 nominees.

Alexander Averin

Russia

Photographer specialized in food and wine
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Santino Busciglio

United Kingdom

Chef Owner of Mennula Restaurant, London

Carla Capalbo

United Kingdom / USA

Photographer, Journalist and Food Writer
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Julia Della Croce

USA

Italian Food and Wine Broadcaster
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Mary Ann Esposito

USA

TV broadcaster, food writer specialized in Italian Food and Wine
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Oscar Farinetti

Italy

Creator of Eataly

Pietro Granillo

Chile

Pioneer of the import of Italian goods to Chile
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Daniela Ingrosso

China

Blogger of expatcucina.com

Tara Tan Kitaoka

Japan / Singapore

President of KK Vinarius

Mark Ladner

USA

Executive Chef of Del Posto Restaurante

Deborah Mele

USA

Author and blogger italianfoodlover.com

Giorgio Nava

South Africa

Chef owner of 95 Keerom & Carne SA

Danilo Nicoletti

Hong Kong

F&B Director at Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Elio Orsara

Japan

Restaurant owner
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David Rocco

Canada

Author, Producer and TV Broadcaster
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Piero Selvaggio

USA

Owner of Valentino Restaurants

Nashwa Taher

Saudi Arabia

Business woman and restaurateur