The 8th appointment of CARE’s -The ethical Chef Days, an institution in the field of sustainability, will take a new form. CARE’s on Tour will be an itinerant journey starting from Venice and continuing in Bruneck and Salina. At the press conference, the programme of the first and unmissable stop planned from 14 to 16 October.
Venice, 12 September 2022 – Today, during the press conference held in the exclusive “Sala Tiepolo” of Aman Venice in Venice, was presented the 8th edition of CARE’s – The ethical Chef Days, an international project born in South Tyrol and which has become an institution in the field of sustainability.
Once again, the desire and need to reach new sustainable horizons in order to answer the current needs and bring a positive change, led the two co-founders Norbert Niederkofler and Paolo Ferretti to rethink the modalities of the event.
The result is the creation of CARE’s on Tour: an itinerant journey that will take place between Venice, Bruneck and Salina. Sustainability will be the protagonist through green projects, meetings with other worlds such as art, energy, fashion and design, and various activities involving the participation of prominent national and international personalities.
The first stop will be Venice, a uniquely fascinating lagoon city that daily faces many challenges due to its unique geographical position. What systems must be adopted to be sustainable, also in terms of energy? This will be one of the questions that will be answered during the weekend of 14-16 October, among the unmissable CARE’s Talks, speeches and reflections by various partners, and the many-handed dinners prepared by national and international chefs.
Here is where ‘Cook The Lagoon’, the adaptation of Norbert Niederkofler’s sustainable philosophy, developed in collaboration with Aman Venice, took place.
CARE’s journey will begin with a visit to the Michela Rizzo Gallery and will continue among the green gardens of Venissa**. In the restaurant, the chefs Chiara Pavan and Francesco Brutto will transport us to a dimension where time slows down, and in their local and seasonal cuisine that follows the rhythms of nature, our senses will be completely enveloped.
Various activities are planned for the two weekends, during which cuisine will dialogue with fashion, art, history and technology, always with an eco-sustainable perspective.
The first talk will focus on energy, a ‘hot’ and topical subject. After an introduction by the co-founder of CARE’s, Paolo Ferretti, the discussion will continue with the participation of Fabrizio Longo, Director of Audi Italy, on energy and mobility. Afterwards, there will be an analysis on hydrogen by Walther Huber, founder of the Institute for Technological Innovations Bolzano, and speeches by Stefan Verhoeven, Global Manager of Miele Netherlands and Global Head of Sustainability, Andrea Visentin, creator of Radici Future 2030 – Festival of sustainability, circular economy and business ethics, and Alberto Favero, CEO of Baxi. Federico Giudiceandrea, outgoing President of Assoimprenditori and current President of Südtiroler Wirtschaftsring, will present an ambitious energy project, the creation of a sustainable energy microcosm on the island of La Certosa. The location for the speech will be the ‘House of the Ortolan’, right on the island.
Afterwards, the participants will reach the Library of San Francesco della Vigna, for a delicious light lunch based on local products inside the cloister, prepared by the chefs Salvatore Sodano of Local*, Alberto Toè of Horto, Agostino Iacobucci of Ristorante Iacobucci* and Alessandro Dal Degan of La Tana Gourmet* and anticipated by a suggestive aperitif in the vineyard served with Kettmeir. A place with a magical atmosphere, San Francesco della Vigna has a rich and ancient history, which can be felt as soon as one reaches this small silent oasis surrounded by nature.
Personalised cultural activities, including guided tours with the curator Michela Rizzo, will lead the guests to discover the city’s treasures.
In the evening, an exclusive gala dinner will be held at Aman Venice, prepared by national and international culinary excellences such as Norbert Niederkofler, three-Michelin-starred chef and Green Star for Sustainability at Hubertus*** * – Rosa Alpina- An Aman Partner Hotel, Matteo Panfilio executive chef of Aman, Virgilio Martinez from Central in Lima, Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri from Thai Sorn, Christophe Pelé and Aurora Storari from Le Clarence** in Paris will know how to amaze the palates of the guests, in order to make them live unique and surprising multi-sensorial experiences.
On Sunday, there will be the choice to take part in an original tour of the lagoon on board of characteristic vintage boats, enjoying a refined light lunch in one of Venice’s most elegant spots, or to continue the cultural tour with the curator and to end the weekend enjoying Local specialities.
The idea of involving three very significant destinations on a territorial, culinary and cultural level came from the desire to extend the boundaries of the project. But what motivated the choice of these three locations?
AlpiNN-Food Space & Restaurant, ‘home of Cook The Mountain’, Niederkofler’s sustainable philosophy, and CARE’s headquarters for several years, is located at Kronplatz, in the province of Bruneck. The key topics in this case will be the elimination of waste, the protection of the land and the reuse through the circular economy. The event will be held from 3 to 5 March.
Salina, jewel of the Aeolian archipelago in Sicily and characterised by a unique geological setting, will be the second new element of this travelling edition. Between sea-view debates on the importance of water in such complex territories and on the efficient use of natural and material resources, the essence of CARE’s will find here fertile ground and inspiration for new reflections and projects between 25 and 27 May.