Carvoeiro chef Rui Silvestre wins coveted international prize

Rui Silvestre, the Michelin-starred head chef at Carvoeiro’s Bon Bon restaurant, was one of only 10 chefs around the world to receive the coveted ‘Prix au Chef de L’Avenir’.

The accolade is awarded every year by the International Academy of Gastronomy (IAG) to the world’s most promising young chefs.

The chef said: “Receiving this prize represents a huge acknowledgement, both nationally and internationally, of our work. Our country has a unique diversity of products which I use every day in my kitchen, especially those from the region (Algarve) I work and live in.”

This is yet another outstanding achievement for Rui Silvestre, who became the youngest Portuguese chef ever (at 29 years of age) to win a Michelin star in 2015.