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Last year's winner, María Fernanda Di Giacobbe, will serve as a judge for this year's Basque Culinary World Prize.

The second annual Basque Culinary World Prize is now taking nominations. The €100,000 ($111,000 USD) award is given to a member of the culinary world who has achieved success in improving society through gastronomy.

Nominations will be taken through Tuesday, May 2, through the prize’s website. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 16, at the International Committee of the Basque Culinary Center in Mexico City.

This year’s judging panel includes Gastón Acurio, René Redzepi, Enrique Olvera, Dominique Crenn, Dan Barber, Alex Atala, Ferran Adrià, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Heston Blumenthal, Massimo Bottura, Joan Roca and Michel Bras.

Last year, Venezuelan chef María Fernanda Di Giacobbe took home the prize for her work in creating opportunities for women in the cacao industry. She will serve as a judge in this year’s competition.