• August 1: Salvatore Bianco, Il Comandante (Hotel Romeo) – Naples (1 Michelin star) and Roy Caceres, Metamorfosi – Rome (1 Michelin star)
  • September 5: Lionello Cera, Osteria Cera – Lughetto Di Campagna Lupia, Venice (2 Michelin stars)
  • October 3: Marco Sacco, Il Piccolo Lago – Verbania (2 Michelin stars)
  • September 7: Andrea Aprea, Vun – Milan (1 Michelin star) and Lorenzo Cogo, El Coq – Marano Vicentino, Vicenza (1 Michelin star)