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Brazilian Helena Rizzo named world's best female chef

Published on Mar 26, 2014 6:16 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Brazilian chef Helena Rizzo, of the Mani restaurant in Sao Paulo, was on Tuesday named Veuve Clicquot's World's Best Female Chef for 2014.

Rizzo, who last year became the first winner of Veuve Clicquot's Latin America's Best Female Chef, will receive the award at a ceremony in London next month.

She takes the award from Italian Nadia Santini, who cooks at the three-Michelin-starred "Dal Pecatore" in Canneto sull'Oglio, Lombardy.

Rizzo apprenticed at Spain's El Celler de Can Roca, currently rated as the world's best restaurant.

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