The ship is open to both professional and amateur cooks, from any country in the world, as long as they are over 18. The maximum number of participants is 100. Among them, 10 finalists will be selected by the jury to compete for the final prize. Competitors must only use the ingredients and equipment provided.
The jury is made up of a President and 30 tasters (restaurant owners, professional tasters, food and wine journalists and expert cooks). The prize will go to the “Pesto” considered to be the most balanced, as regards the original recipe.
Each single competitor will receive a Certificate of Participation. There will only be one final winner, who will not only enjoy the glory and world fame, but will be awarded the prize of a real pestle made in olive wood with a gold plated handle, worth about 1,000 Euro.