On the first day of the World’s 50 Best Recovery summit, which will be held by World’s 50 Best from October 13 to 15, the countdown began for the Food Meets Hope event, which will feature world-famous chefs such as Daniel Humm, Dominique Crenn, Richard Ekkebus and Daniela Soto-Innes.

In the event, where chefs will share their thoughts on running a restaurant in the new global food paradigm, each chef will talk about the political, health, climate and economic challenges specific to their region. Dominique Crenn will talk about how she is navigating California’s coronavirus crisis, wildfires and racial tensions, and Richard Ekkebus will explain how he conducts business in a Hong Kong convulsing with political change. Swedish chef Bjorn Frantzén will speak about coping with two differing pandemic coping strategies across his restaurants in Sweden and Singapore.

The virtual event, created by S.Pellegrino, in conjunction with partner World’s 50 Best, is open to all, streaming on Facebook at 15:00 UK time on Tuesday, 13 October.

Food Meets Hope will have three main themes: Recovery introduces a number of restaurateurs who received grants as part of the World’s 50 Best Recovery Programme, which replaced the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards this year.

Inclusivity will feature Daniela Soto-Innes; Brazilian-born chef and culinary researcher Ivan Brehm of Nouri in Singapore, who is advocating new perspectives on identity via his ‘crossroads cuisine’ concept; and black chef Erick Williams of Virtue in Chicago.

The Evolution section will look at how restaurateurs can achieve a more sustainable business model for the future, and will feature Mirazur director Julia Colagreco, Tim Raue, Richard Ekkebus and Dominique Crenn.

The Recovery Summit, which runs from October 13-15, forms part of the overarching 50 Best for Recovery programme, which was launched earlier this year in conjunction with founding partner S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.



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