11212 11 Jul 2021

Valencia is Looking the for World's Best Paella Chef

In celebration of World Paella Day, València has relaunched its World Paella Day CUP 2021, an international competition to find the world’s best paella chef

Valencia is once again opening its doors to the international culinary stage. Now in its second year, the World Paella Day Cup 2021 competition aims to find the world's best paella chef by bringing together international culinary experts. Celebrated on September 20, World Paella Day seeks to shine a spotlight on the most universally renowned dish in Valencian gastronomy.

To participate, each chef is required to submit a 60-second video outlining their professional culinary history, country of representation and reasons why they would like to participate in the event. Participants should include their resume, including personal social media handles, and email them toworldcup@worldpaelladay.org before Monday, July 12th. The best videos will go to a public vote on August 6th.

Fans of the event can also upload songs in support of their favorite entry using the hashtag #WorldPaellaDayCup. All details of the competition will be announced on www.worldpaelladay.org and live updates can be found on the events official social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The jury, made up of several professionals designated by the World Paella Day organization, will take into account the individual entries votes, songs, professional trajectory and videos of those who enter before selecting eight finalists and three reserves prior to an official announcement on August 13th.

This year, the eight finalists will be invited to Valencia to compete live on September 20th and the event will be available to watch online via streaming services. The winner will be awarded with a grand World Paella Day trophy and runners up will receive a personalized World Paella Day Cup 2021 jacket and certificate.

For more information visit worldpaelladay.org

Click here for the World Paella Day Cup 2020 Overview and here for the 2020 Semi-Finals featuring USA. Images here.


About Visit Valencia

Renowned for its mouthwatering gastronomy and home to the Spanish dish paella, Valencia is a must-see destination when discovering Spain. Located on the Iberian Peninsula with immediate access to the Mediterranean Sea, travelers who visit Valencia can experience 75 miles of beaches, including the famous La Malvarrosa, year-round warm weather, and plenty of outdoor activities such as bike routes that span nearly 100 miles and hike trails that cross the Albufera National Park. Featuring three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, impressive museums and spectacular gardens, this vibrant city is filled with breathtaking sights including the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas, the historical Old Town, and charming neighborhoods that reflect Valencias past and present culture. Designated the World Design Capital for 2022, those who vacation in Valencia must explore the City of Arts and Sciences and revel in its innovative and futuristic buildings. Visitors can choose from all sorts of accommodations ranging from beachfront lodging to luxury historical palaces. A port city ideal for the eco-conscious traveler, it is the first destination to be awarded by AENOR for verifying the carbon footprint of its tourist activity, and the Richard Camarena Restaurant, located in the heart of Valencia, was rewarded a Green Michelin star for its constant commitment to the environment. To learn more about the Spanish city of Valencia and begin to plan your trip, visit: https://fundacion.visitvalencia.com/