“Genoa Pesto World Championship” is held in Genoa’s historic Palazzo Ducale. The competition is organized by ‘PalatiFini’, a cultural and gastronomic association, whose name means ‘Refined Palates’.

All contestants were required to make their pesto exclusively with a mortar and using only authentic ingredients.
100 competitors from all over the world will prepare Genovese Pesto exclusively with a pestle and mortar, using only traditional, authentic and genuine ingredients. The competition is open to everyone: professionals and amateur cooks.
The winner of the First Championship was Luciana Parodi, a dynamic “cookishness” housewife! The young American cook James D. Bowien won the Second edition. He  works as cook at a famous restaurant in San Francisco specialized in Ligurian cuisine and has been trained by the Genoese chief cook Paolo Laboa. The  Champion in charge is Federico Ferro a chemist in Sestri Levante, he has participated with the old family mortar “pushed by his great passion for the cuisine”.
Do you want to partecipate? Just subscribe the registration form or try to win one of the many preliminary eliminatory competitions all over the world. So, keep you update subscribing “Newsletter” or visit our site.