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Food Influencers Awards 2024, a powerful event to connect influencers to gastonomy experts

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30 April
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On the 28th of April, the culinary world converged at La Vague de Saint Paul de Vence for the highly anticipated Food Influencers Awards 2024. This unique event, which brings together food influencers from across France (targeting the world) along with gastronomy experts and Escoffier Disciples, was a celebration of life, taste, and creativity.

The magical green frame of La Vague de Saint Paul for a rich program to unveil to all the participants

The evening unfolded against the backdrop of La Vague's enchanting gardens, creating a magical ambiance that set the stage for an unforgettable experience. Attendees were treated to a rich program of live entertainment, including captivating singing performances by Matisse Jones, Chanel Berrebi, and Martine Ackermann, under the careful attention of the marvellous DV, Victor Leporati from VG Lights in Monaco. Adding to the allure, a fashion show signed by AVE Atelier in collaboration with Enchante Sori dazzled the audience with its Mediterranean theme, featuring natural shells and nautical reflections.

Plenty of tastings from the local artisans and an impressive Mixology Bar

An important part of the event lay in the culinary delights offered by local artisans. From the delicious paninis of Artisan Daqui to the vegan creations by Marianne Meschi, guests indulged in a feast for the senses. Honey from Bar a Miel, aperitifs by Chateau Begude, pastries by Nicolas Dolbeau, chocolates from Chocolaterie Maison du Planteur, and ice cream by Neron Glacier delighted the palate. Sensational drinks by Soleia Nice, Terpene, Champagne Cheurlin, and a mixology bar show by South Mixology Events added to the festive atmosphere. We appreciate the interest of brands like Danube Caviar to the French market and the amazing opportunity that there is with the Chefs involved and extraordinary personalities. 

Cooking Show for the Competition 

At the core of the event was the competition among food influencers, with Chef Akhara Chay leading a captivating cooking show and masterclass. Influencers embarked on a culinary journey, learning and creating alongside the esteemed chef, all while capturing the experience for their Instagram followers. The show ws also aired at M6 television pointing on the level of excellence of the event: "la creme de la creme".

"It is an abolute honor to gather together marvellous Chefs, artisans and food influencers in a spectacular celebration of life and art de vivre. Each edition comes with something new and different vibes in order to see different facets of life. Culinary world is bloomed with tastings and encounters, with contents and sharings, and this makes a unique and wonderful opportunity for everyone involved. It was a very successful edition and looking forward to the next one in 2025!" said Andra Oprea, the organizer of the event. 

An exceptional jury for the 2024 edition with Mr Michel Escoffier as its President

An exceptional jury, including President Michel Escoffier, the great-grandson of legendary Auguste Escoffier, and other esteemed figures such as Mario d'Orio, Michel Lefèvre, and Gilles Brunner, The President of Cordon d'Or Monaco, Martine Ackermann, Antoinette Petit, Daniel Haouidesch, Geoffroy Szambursky, Nicolas Dolbeau, Alexandre Marza, Philippe Tallois, Bruno Seillery presided over the competition. Mr Michel Escoffier is the proof of preserving the family legacy with dignity and strength, bringing the philosophy of Auguste Escoffier into the modern times, connecting profound values of life to the amazing tissues of nowadays society. Mr Michel Escoffier is a symbol, a living legend and the continuation of the authentic "art de vivre": "A good cuisine is the basis of an authenctic happiness" said Michel Escoffier.

The winners of this edition, Food Influencers Awards 2024

This year, Thomas Behalbchia of @caravage_productions was crowned Best Food Photography, while Elodie Versos of @lacuisinedunetoquee took home the title of Best Food Influencer, both capturing the best moments from the Cooking Show and creating the best content they could in order to impress the jury and their community. They published a post on their Instagram page encompassing description to visual in order to create a content that has an impact and can influence others through their ability to bring value in front of their communities, through their content.

Honorable guests to elevate the class of the event

Amidst a convivial and chic ambiance, connections were forged, friendships were made, and a shared love for gastronomy was celebrated. The Food Influencers Awards 2024 showcased the best of French culinary talent and creativity, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended, a hub of connections either for conviviality or for business. We appreciate brands like Probat that understand the importance to be at the right event with a unique and amazing audience. We had the honor to have distinguished guests among us like the Honorary Consul of Romania in Monaco, Mr. Constantin Turchina and the Honorary Consul of Romania in Nice, Mr. Stefan de Fay who brought even more elagance and class to the event.

As the day drew to a close, guests departed with memories of an evening filled with culinary excellence, inspiration, and camaraderie. The importance of connecting and uplifting both sides of digital content and the gastronomy expertise, is a unique initiative that creates and brings value to a field that is essential to life and living. 

 

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