4th Art of Knife Meat Cutting National Competition El Encinar de Humienta / Grupo Gourmets

  • Exhibitor: GRUPO GOURMETS
  • Sector: CARNES
  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 13:00 PM
  • Pab: 6
  • Location: Gourmets Stage - 6A26

Contest Rules

In the 15 Century the Marquess of Villena wrote an elaborated treatise on the art of meat cutting or cisoria, the original old Spanish word. The 2 National Cisoria Art Championship Encinar de Humienta / Grupo Gourmets, is aimed to professionals who practice their activity in Spain, recovering the relevance of this basic and yet difficult art to master.

During the first phase participants cut up a baron of beef where neatness of the cut, technique, ability, speed and order are awarded. In a second stage contestants elaborate a steak tartar taking into account presentation, originality and, of course,taste. The winner is awarded with a prize worth €500 and a diploma accrediting him/her as the Spanish Champion 2023.


  • 1º premio: Radu Christian Gerhes. Restaurante Big Cow. Madrid
  • 2º premio: Luis Emilio Cortés. Restaurante La Española. Pozuelo de Alarcón. Madrid
  • 3º premio: Mario Lazar. Restaurante Olmo. Madrid


  • Javier Collar- Director de El Encinar de Humienta
  • Andrés Madrigal- Chef Restaurante La Única
  • Joseba Quintana- Chef Restaurante Qchara de Pachi
  • Jose Luis Inarejos- Chef Restaurante Bamba
  • Juan Adán- Grupo Al Punto
  • Jose Manuel Arias Blanco- Restaurante Los Castaños


  • Mario Lazar- Restaurante Olmo. Madrid
  • Edgar Alexander Márquez- Allegria Gastrobar. Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid
  • Sebastián Bulla- Restaurante Pólvora. Madrid
  • Luis Emilio Cortés- Restaurante La Española. Pozuelo de Alarcón. Madrid
  • Radu Christian Gerhes- Restaurante Big Cow. Madrid
  • Elvis Rodríguez- Restaurante Panthera. Madrid