The sixth edition of the Italian Cuisine in the World Forum will be held in Casentino (Arezzo, Tuscany region), from the 18th to the 21st of June this year. The event is a unique proscenium to celebrate the Italian Cuisine and Restaurants outside of Italy, in addition to Italian quality food and wine production. It is no coincidence that the Forum is being organized simultaneously with the XVI edition of “Capolavori a Tavola”, the event focusing on excellent Italian Cuisine, signed by the butcher Simone Fracassi, whose family business this year is celebrating its 90th anniversary.
The format of the Forum was created in 2011 as itchefs-GVCI’s (http://itchefs-gvci.com/) initiative. The network counts more than 2500 members, among chefs, restaurant managers, influencers and culinary professionals involved in Italian Cuisine and restaurants in 70 countries worldwide. This year the Forum will be joined by chefs, restaurant managers, suppliers and culinary professionals from all over the world, 40 Italian and international journalists, and, above all, more than 30 Italian Michelin-starred Chefs, in addition to one hundred food and wine producers.
The Forum delegates belong to a sector including over 80,000 restaurants in the world, which are real embassies of Italian Cuisine, serving millions of clients daily. Again, it was thanks to these chefs and culinary professionals that the sector of Italian Cuisine and restaurants today is such a successful emblem of the worldwide hospitality and an extraordinary network spreading the Made in Italy food and wine all over the world.
This edition of the Forum happening in Casentino (and which will also continue in the Marche Region with a post-event) is aiming at recognizing and enhancing the exceptional work of these professionals and that of the Italian emigrants who had worked in the same field and left a unique food and wine heritage to the world kitchen tables. With this event, the Movement to promote the inclusion of the Italian Cuisine and food and wine outside of Italy in the UNESCO immaterial cultural heritage list will move its first steps.