Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants is moving to Colombia in 2017 and 2018 – and the country’s top chef says it’s the perfect moment for a gastronomic revolution.

Colombia’s peace agreement will help pave the way for growth and positive change across the food and restaurant scene, says Jorge Rausch, co-owner of Criterión in Bogotá and one of the nation’s most influential restaurateurs. The accord, signed in November between the government and leftist FARC rebels, ends more than 50 years of conflict, making the country more attractive for tourism and, Rausch hopes, as a dining destination.

Read the full interview with Jorge Rausch