Hans Neuner cooks at star-rated gala awards ceremony

The International Eckart Witzigmann Award, ECKART for short, has established itself as one of the highest accolades for outstanding achievements in the art of cookery and fine dining. 

This year´s edition took place last month and Hans Neuner, Chef of Ocean restaurant at VILA VITA Parc, was one of the invited guest chefs to cook for the participants and guests.

“Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann has awarded the ECKART for unique culinary achievements and special commitment under the broad spectrum of lifestyle since 2004.

In partnership with the BMW Group, the Witzigmann Academy presents awards annually in three categories: “Art of Cookery”, “Innovation” and “Art of Living”.  The ECKART for “Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment” is endowed with a cash award of 10,000 euros by the BMW Group.  Amongst the winners at this year´s ceremony there were undeniable names in high gastronomy, such as Massimo Bottura, the Troigros family, Claus Meyer, Ulrike Thieltges, Klaus Erfort and Melanie Wagner.

The award ceremony’s 200 guests were served a six-course gala dinner prepared by an illustrious kitchen team managed by chefs Kevin Fehling (Hamburg), Fredrik Berselius (New York), Martin Fauster (Munich), Björn Weissgerber (London), Michel Roth and Eric Léautey (Paris), and our very own Hans Neuner (Algarve), from Ocean restaurant with 2 Michelin stars, which was greeted with generous applause.

For more information about the winners and the ceremony, please click here.