2 XChef Challenge by 1906 Beer / Estrella Galicia

  • Exhibitor: GRUPO GOURMETS
  • Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 14:00 PM
  • Pab: 8
  • Location: Gourmets Auditorium - 8A60


Desafío XCHEF by Cervezas 1906 is a contest organised by Hijos de Rivera that in 2022 has taken a qualitative leap by expanding to different parts of Spain. Its objective is to recognise the most talented and potential chefs in the country, who also show enthusiasm for being part of a community that acts in favour of achieving a positive and conscious impact on society.

Now, the contest celebrates its second edition at the 35 Salon Gourmets, where the six finalist chefs of the contests that were developed throughout the country will meet. On April 26, the participants will present their gastronomic proposal harmonised with one of the 1906 family beers before a professional jury made up of Chef Javier Olleros (Culler de Pau) and Chef Javier Aranda (Gaytán), Journalists Emma Sueiro (ABC) and Alejandro de la Rosa (Que no me la den con queso).

The chef who wins the award in this second edition will win a prize of 2,500 euros and a promotion plan from Hijos de Rivera.

First Prize

Moncho Méndez

Millo Orzán Restaurant

(A Coruña)


Second Prize

Christian Nindl


(Sitges, Barcelona)


Third Prize

Álvaro Gantes

O Lagar da Estrella 

(A Coruña).



Javier Olleros,

Chef Culler de Pau

Javier Aranda,

Chef Gaytán Restaurant

Emma Sueiro,

ABC - Journalist 

Alejandro de la Rosa,

Que no me la den con queso - Journalist. 


Selected Contestants:

Moncho Méndez Pazos,

Millo Orzán Restaurant

Álvaro Gantes Gómez,

O LagarDa Estrella

Iván lópez Bartolomé,

Cami Vell Restaurant

Diego Álvaro García,

Carbón Moreno

Mateo Bertozzi,

My Fucking Restaurant

Christian Nindl Segovia,

Gutiziak Restaurant