Veuve Clicquot’s Best Female Chef 2013: Nadia Santini
From studying sociology to being crowned the Best Female Chef of 2013 by Veuve Clicquot, Nadia Santini has long been a rapid rising star.
Santini, head chef at Dal Pescatore in Mantova, Italy, was recently named the 2013 Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef, an honor that is part of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. The award celebrates the life of Madame Clicquot, in honor of a woman who set the standard for others of her gender in the industry, almost 200 years ago.
The remarkable Santini first set foot in the Dal Pescatore kitchen in 1974, and began her training with her new husband’s grandmother. Only 22 years later, she is the first woman to be awarded three Michelin stars, and Dal Pescatore has been listed eight times on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.