Seed company Sakata Seed Ibérica launches the first edition of the Sakata Awards. The objective of these awards is to recognise people and institutions that collaborate in the promotion of good nutrition and healthy habits.
The awards ceremony will take place in October at the next edition of Fruit Attraction, which will bring together many familiar faces from the worlds of communication and gastronomy.
Four categories will recognise professionals in gastronomy, communication and young talent whose work promotes good nutrition.
The jury will be chaired by the prestigious chef Martín Berasategui, holder of eight Michelin stars. In fact, the winner in the Seed-Young Talents category will receive a practical training course at his prestigious Lasarte restaurant.
SAKATA AWARDS CATEGORIES
SEMILLA (SEED): Aimed at recognising budding talent in haute cuisine training in cooking schools throughout Spain and Portugal. It consists of a tapas contest using Bimi broccolini.
SAVIA (SAP) – HONORARY: Aimed at recognising the career of a prestigious professional in the culinary sector.
SENTIDOS (SENSES): Aimed at rewarding the work of communication professionals in the promotion of healthy cooking in the media, in accordance with the values of Sakata Seed Ibérica.
BIMI: Aimed at recognising the work of gastronomy professionals who contribute to the use and promotion of Bimi broccolini in the kitchen.
Sakata is a Japanese company with a global presence. Since its creation in 1913, it has played a very important role in the development of modern horticulture, especially in the world of seeds.
In 1996 Sakata Seed Ibérica began its activity in Spain and Portugal, and has grown gradually since then.
Sakata offers more than 900 products in different key vegetable crops such as broccoli, melon, broccolini, tomato, pumpkin, onion, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, radish, spinach, baby-leaf, pak choi, turnip, cucumber, pepper, beet, watermelon and carrot.
In addition, Sakata Seed Ibérica has two proprietary brands, namely Bimi, a brand that gives its name to a new vegetable resulting from the natural hybridisation between broccoli and a type of oriental cabbage called kai-lán, and the Sapito brand, a small and sweet Santa Claus melon.
Sakata is committed to offering added value products that are capable of giving the utmost satisfaction throughout the entire production process, from farmers to end consumers, not forgetting the different distribution channels. Its objective is to make a significant contribution to improving society’s living conditions.
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