EVOOLEUM PACKAGING AWARDS: the jury
In addition to awarding prizes to the best 100 extra virgin olive oils on the planet, the EVOOLEUM International Awards Competition is no stranger to a reality that has seen a creative revolution in recent years: packaging design, or in other words, the presentation and careful design of the containers that will hold the precious liquid gold. Thus the Awards for Best EVOO Packaging -a novelty in a contest of this kind- recognize the best designs in the categories of Best EVOO Premium Design, Best Innovative Design and Best Design in Retail.
The EVOOLEUM Packaging Awards jury -elected especially for these awards- is made up of interior designer and decorator Pepe Leal; renowned fashion designer Ángel Schlesser; chef and restauranteur Javier Bonet, creator of it places in Madrid such as the Sala de Despiece; style director and fashion communicator, Ana López de Letona; blogger and journalist Teresa de la Cierva, member of the Real Academia de Gastronomía (Royal Academy of Gastronomy); Sesé San Martín, founder and director of the TELVA Cooking School; and, businesswoman and influencer, Cayetana Vela, creator of LuxuryComm, the first digital communications company specializing in luxury brands in Spain, and the blog Miss & Chic. All of them make up a jury with an openly multidisciplinary character and recognized prestige in each of their areas of expertise, with talent and creativity as the common denominator.
Ana López de Letona
Founding member of the decor, PR and communication studio OTOSTD. Responsible for communication and fundraising at the Cooperation Foundation for Development Emalaikat. Regular contributor at several publications and firms that specialize in style and decor.
Fashion designer and several-time winner of the Cibeles Fashion Week Award for Creativity. His collections include fashion for men and women, swimwear for men and women, perfumes, jewelry, home textiles…
New technologies lawyer, influencer, public relations and expert PR for luxury brands, Cayetana has been a pioneer in Spain by creating the blog Miss&Chic, which has become a reference in the Premium brands sector, as well as having a long career in the content creation of added value for luxury brands (branded content) and in putting together creative strategic digital campaigns.
Designer of culinary spaces, obsessed with the quality of products and creating the ideal environment to serve them in, chef and restaurant owner Javier Bonet began his career in the world of hospitality as a waiter and is currently the architect and culinary ideologist behind Sr. Bonet, which is comprised of the Patrón Lunares cantina in Palma de Majorca, tapas and open-kitchen-plan restaurant Sala de Despiece, the gastronomic meeting place Academia del Despiece and the work-in-progress Muta, these last ones being the trendy places in Madrid.
This History of Arts graduate began his training as interior designer in London to then return to Spain with new and creative ideas for various different kinds of projects. Antiquarian and gastronomy lover, this multifaceted professional in constant motion who shuns from old-formulas and embraces new trends has a CV that includes forays into the world of television.
Sesé San Martín
With a degree in Media Studies from the Complutense University in Madrid and a Le Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris earning both the cuisine and the pastry diplomas, Sesé San Martín is founding partner and director of the TELVA Cooking School since it opened in 1989; in addition to being founder and CEO of the consulting and culinary auditing company Sesé San Martín, S.L. She has written several books and is also a member of the Real Academia de Gastronomia (Royal Academy of Gastronomy) and vice-president of the Academia Madrileña de Gastronomia (Academy of Gastronomy of Madrid).
Teresa de la Cierva
With a degree in Media Studies, Teresa began her journalism career in the field of event planning and promotion. She is the beauty, health and lifestyle editor at ABC newspaper as well as a member of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy and the Academy of Gastronomy of Madrid, which she founded and presided nearly ten years ago.