The second iteration of the Chefs World Summit will take place at the Grimaldi forum in Monaco from the 26th to the 28th of November. Over the two days, chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant owners, sommeliers, maîtres d’hôtes, professors and students will attend conferences, debates and practical workshops. The event will be sponsored by chef Régis Marcon.
The programme for the 2017 event includes talks on social media enhancement, vegan cooking, restaurant inheritance and a debate on the importance of taste versus appearance. The 2016 event was attended by over 1200 chefs and CHR professionals from 34 different countries.
JAPANESE CHEF WINS FRENCH CUISINE CHEF PRIZE
Honorary Executive Chef Hirochika Midorikawa of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo has become the first Japanese chef to be awarded the French cuisine chef prize La Coupe d’Or Internationale d’Art Culinaire Marius Dutrey, for his achievements in culinary art within the hotel industry. “Receiving such an honourable award, I am truly grateful to the great chefs in Europe who taught me what French cuisine was,” he said. “I’d like to continue doing the best work while learning much from my friends from all over the world.”
The award, started by 1958 by Marius Dutrey, is intended to raise the profile of chefs around the world in the field of French cuisine. Hirochika Midorikawa studied in Europe between 1964 and 1971 before moving back to Japan and becoming the first Japanese chef to win an international food competition.