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Head Chef Rick Owens Takes Gold at IKA – Culinary Olympics 

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Head Chef in hospitality, Rick Owens, has emerged victorious at the IKA – Culinary Olympics held in Stuttgart this weekend. Rick secured gold with his innovative plant-based 5-course gastronomic menu and four varieties of finger food.

We also extend our appreciation to Lexington Head Pastry Chef, Yoana Marinova. Her role as an essential support team member was instrumental in facilitating Chef Rick Owens’ win. 

Lexington Head Chef in Hospitality, Rick Owens
Lexington Pastry Head Chef, Yoana Marinova

About the IKA – Culinary Olympics

The IKA – Culinary Olympics is renowned for being a prestigious platform that brings together the best culinary talents from around the world; a ‘once in a lifetime’ event that has been repeated every four years since 1900. 

Divided into different categories, talented chefs with a particular passion for the competition meet at the Culinary Olympics. They face up to their competitors and the attentive jury of experts, show award-winning creations on the plates and start culinary trends. 

Chef Rick Owens’ gold medal win is a testament to his dedication, passion, and unwavering pursuit of culinary excellence. His achievement not only adds a golden feather to our culinary cap but also reaffirms our commitment to excellence in hospitality. Congratulations, Chef Rick and Yoana, on this remarkable triumph! Take a look below at some of the culinary creations from the event.