Massimo Bottura proves he has both cooking skills and kindness in spades with his upcoming Aussie event.
Massimo Bottura may be renowned for his creativity in the kitchen, but it’s his conscience that is really helping him to make waves in the food industry. The Italian chef has used his profile to create non-profit organisation Food For Soul and set up not one, but two soup kitchens in Milan and Rio to help those less fortunate.
Now the food superstar will be bringing his cooking with a conscience to Australia, partnering with OzHarvest for a one-off feast, all in the name of a good cause. Shortly set to be in town for the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, Massimo will be hosting a special dinner to help bring attention to the growing food waste epidemic.
On Sunday April 2, the OzHarvest warehouse in Alexandria will be transformed into a swanky fine dining space for a degustation. 130 will be treated to the meal prepared by nine of Australia’s best chefs, and will also be able to enjoy intimate talk with Massimo as a part of the event’s proceedings.
Charged with the task of cooking for the event will be a hand-selected crew of fellow lauded chefs on hand, including Rob Cockerill (Bennelong), Monty Koludrovic (Icebergs and The Dolphin), Josh Niland (Saint Peter), Matt Stone (Oakridge), James Viles (Biota), O Tama Carey (chef/writer), Aaron Ward (Sixpenny), Clayton Wells (Automata) and Duncan Welgemoed (Africola). All of those involved in the event, from chef to supplier, has donated both products and services, ensuring that all proceeds from the evening will go directly to OzHarvest and Food for Soul.