Here's one for all the ladies out there: Nadia Santini, head chef at Dal Pescatore in Mantova, Italy has secured the title of 2013 Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef.
Her career kicked off in 1974 when she began training with her husband's grandmother, Teresa, in the kitchen at Dal Pescatore. Twenty-two years later she was the first Italian woman to earn three Michelin stars. Today she works at the restaurants with husband Antonio and their sons Alberto and Giovanni.
The award is presented to the female chef who can excite the critics, of which there are 936 for this category.
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