Cook the Mountain Chefs Camp: Norbert Niederkofler’s first cooking class about sustainable mountain cuisine

The long-awaited cooking class for professional chefs who want to rediscover their cuisine in a sustainable way is about to start: Cook the Mountain Chefs Camp is the first cooking class that revolves around the sustainable and zero waste cooking concept  of chef Norbert Niederkofler, recipient of three Michelin stars and the Green Star for Sustainability. After some postponed dates due to the ongoing health emergency, everything is ready: from 29 to 4 June the lights (and the stoves) are turned on an intensive week full of unique experiences for the 15 participants. During the class, visits to the alpine farms of the local producers will take place in addition to practical classes on cooking techniques aimed at realising different mountain menus. All the activities will be guided by chef Niederkofler himself alongside his head at the St. Hubertus Restaurant Michele Lazzarini and Fabio Curreli, the executive chef of AlpiNN Food Space & Restaurant, the renowned restaurant of Norbert Niederkofler and Paolo Ferretti.

Cook the Mountain: the green philosophy of the South Tyrolean chef

Conceived over ten years ago, Cook the Mountain represents a real philosophy of life: “Everything started when I began to ask myself how mountain cuisine could contribute the sustainable growth of the planet, how a chef could promote the preservation of his local area in which he lives and what could be the future of mountain nutrition,” says the chef. Having travelled the world and having found the same dishes everywhere, Norbert Niederkofler has understood that the real value of a dish is in its genuineness, in its sustainable production processes and in local and seasonal ingredients.

AlpiNN Food Space & Restaurant, a unique location in Kronplatz

This long-awaited event will take place at in what is regarded as the home of the Cook The Mountain concept: AlpiNN. The restaurant is surrounded by the spectacular mountains of Kronplatz (Bruneck) at 2,275 metres above sea level and its cooking concept is based on local and sustainable mountain cuisine. It is located inside the Lumen Museum, a museum dedicated to mountain photography that offers a breathtaking view over the Dolomites: a unique location and an unmissable week. In this unspoilt location, CARE’s has also found its home after two unforgettable editions that took place here.

For further information about the cooking class and submissions for participation by 19 May, you can look up the official website of Cook the mountain Chefs Camp.