Celebrating Enrique Olvera’s Lifetime Achievement Award

“My initial feeling was surprise,” said Enrique Olvera, recalling his reaction to winning the prestigious Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2015. “Being so young, I never expected to deserve such a merit,” the chef and restauranteur explained. For the last 15 years, Olvera has made a vital contribution to the popularity of authentic Mexican … Explore More

Celebrating The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were awarded this week on June 1, with El Cellar de Can Roca winning the coveted slot as the No. 1 Restaurant. El Cellar de Can Roca edged out last year’s winner Noma, which slid down a few spots to No. 3. This was one of the many high points of the prestigious event. … Explore More

Celebrating Chef Daniel Boulud’s Lifetime Achievement Award

We are honored to celebrate award-winning chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud, named the winner of the The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this prestigious award that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of chefs from around the globe, so it’s especially poignant that … Explore More

Highlights from the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic 2014

The 23rd Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic took place for the second year running at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa during the first week of November. The tournament included 16 teams from 11 Diners Club franchises with two franchises—China and India—participating for the first time. Though the team from the United Arab … Explore More

Celebrating a Strong Year at the 2014 Global Partner Meeting

Last month, Diners Club International® management and franchise CEOs from around the world came together in New Orleans, Louisiana, for our annual Global Partner Meeting. Three days of meetings and cultural events left all of us feeling encouraged and inspired as we head into 2015. Reflecting on the week, we were energized by insightful, dynamic … Explore More

A Look Inside Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

The 50 best restaurants in Latin America gathered in Lima on September 3 to celebrate their accomplishments at an awards event as vibrant as the foods from the region. Diners Club International® was there as a sponsor of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, recognizing in particular the work of Brazilian Chef Alex Atala, whom … Explore More

The 50 Best Places To Dine In Latin America? Find Out Today

The Latin American food community’s finest have landed in Lima, Peru, to attend Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Awards, where this year’s list of the top 50 restaurants in the region will be announced today. As a key sponsor of these awards, Diners Club International® will be on the scene, hosting a private media event … Explore More

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Alex Atala: Bringing Brazilian Cuisine to New Heights

The star of South American cuisine is rising in global gastronomic circles, with recipes and ingredients from the region making it onto the plates of diners around the world. Chef Alex Atala has played a central role in this ascendance by unveiling the previously-hidden local flavors of Brazil. For this important contribution, Atala has been … Explore More

A Journey to Peru: The Best Restaurant in Latin America

The low hum of chatter from fine diners lofts high above the soft lighting and easy-going ambience found within the walls of this iconic restaurant, voted No. 1 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013. Owner and celebrity chef Gastón Acurio and his wife, Astrid, have been cooking up brilliant Peruvian dishes together at Astrid … Explore More

Chef Narisawa’s Secret Ingredient

With his eponymous restaurant Narisawa ranked No. 1 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 and coming in at No. 2 on the list in 2014, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa has crafted the perfect culinary glue that binds nature and people together in food-loving harmony. Paired with his thoughtful selection of ingredients, he has developed a unique … Explore More

The Brothers Three: El Celler de Can Roca

The Roca Brothers have shaken the culinary community with their avant garde approach to cuisine which nevertheless remains “faithful to the memory of different generations of the family’s ancestors dedicated to feeding people.” Three diverse skills meet at the legendary El Celler de Can Roca, a restaurant that in eight years time rose to the … Explore More

Celebrating the Newest Class of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Diners Club International interviews Virgilio Martinez of Central in Lima, Peru – No. 14 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 list The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were crowned last week, with NOMA in Copenhagen, Denmark, edging out last year’s first place winner, El Celler de Can Roca from Girona, Spain, to regain this highly coveted spot. … Explore More

Chef-Innovator Henderson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Some take the road less traveled and this year’s Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award winner is no exception. Fergus Henderson, the founding partner of one of the United Kingdom’s most influential restaurants, St. John, and a UK culinary patriarch, has captured admirers from across the globe with his unconventional ‘head-to-tail’ dining. Henderson’s contribution to the … Explore More

Diners Club Global Franchise Meeting Attendees

The EPIC Global Franchise Meeting that Was

At the beginning of this year, Diners Club International® announced the location and dates of our Global Franchise Meeting (GFM). This is a time when the heads of our franchises convene from all corners of the world to share best practices and key developments in their markets. My prediction at the time was that this … Explore More

Felicitaciones Chef Gastón Acurio! Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine

Dedication, passion, and love of his native Peru’s rich culinary tradition and indigenous ingredients are some of the hallmarks of chef Gastón Acurio’s work. At just 45 years old, this ambassador of Peruvian cuisine’s accomplishments were recognized with The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award – Latin America 2013, announced on July 31. The award, conferred … Explore More

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World’s Biggest Celebration of Creativity in Communications

Diners Club International President Eduardo Tobon awards first place winner Billy Wong for his video “Diners Club International – Club Gastronomy” at the MOFILM awards event at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Thousands of members from the global creative communications industries come together each year to be inspired and educated at the Cannes … Explore More

Eduardo Tobon with Chef Alain Ducasse

Chef of a Lifetime: Alain Ducasse

True to the rumors, Paris in the springtime is nothing less than spectacular. But Paris increased its brilliance quotient when, just a few weeks ago, the culinary world paid tribute to one of its greatest: renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Ducasse received a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Diners Club International®. The award, which I had … Explore More

The World is our Club: Diners Club

From Cardmember to Clubmember – You BELONG

  From the very beginning, Diners Club International® was just that – a club. An association of like-minded people who found benefits, rational and emotional, in joining together for at least part of their journey through life. The rational benefits aggregated from sharing resources and knowledge. The emotional benefits came from our deep-rooted need to … Explore More

Indra’s Winning Photograph, "Night Painter"

“Burning The Night” With Our Winning Photographers

Major congratulations are in order for Indra Widi, the winning photographer in the Diners Club International photography contest on Talenthouse! Our contest called photographers to submit a photo that represented their life journey. Drawing inspiration from the visually stunning, Oscar® award-winning film Life of Pi, Indra’s photograph, “Night Painter,” wowed the judging panel. Indra’s photograph … Explore More

Sponsoring the Inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards

We are proud to announce that Diners Club International is now “The Official Financial Services Sponsor” of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for 2013. theworlds50best.com   One of the most hotly anticipated annual restaurant lists, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an annual snapshot of the opinions and … Explore More

“EPIC” Global Franchise Meeting in 2013

Now is the time to mark your calendars for the 2013 Global Franchise Meeting to be held in Europe. As you know, last year was my first time attending this global conference and it was truly a great experience. We want this year to be even better with additional key participants and more focus on … Explore More

First Global Movie Partnership

A week before Ang Lee’s film “Life of PI” opened in theaters, Diners Club International® hosted an exclusive employee screening. We partnered with Twentieth Century FOX for the promotion of the movie globally, with 23 countries participating from all regions of the world. For Diners Club®, the Life of Pi movie was the perfect fit … Explore More

Be live…Believe…Belong!

After a few weeks as President of Diners Club International and fresh from a global franchise meeting, I am very excited to announce a new platform for interaction: BelieveBelong.com. We anticipate blogs coming from different countries in many languages and I encourage you to share them and provide comments. We want this to be a … Explore More