European Food Summit – FOOD for future’s GOOD

Published: 12.12.2019

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European Food Summit – FOOD for future’s GOOD

The European Food Summit is returning to Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 28th and 30th March 2020. With an emphasis on food culture, diversity and sustainability, it sets the direction for the future and aims at making the world a better place.

European Food Summit – FOOD for future’s GOOD

Top chefs, scientists and internationally renowned journalists and individuals making the world a better place are coming to Slovenia between 28th and 30th March 2020. It is time we bring more to the table.

Slovenia is experiencing a real culinary revival lately: our chefs rank at the very top of the world, as a country we gained the European Gastronomic Region 2021 title, Ljubljana has been classified among the world's best culinary destinations, international culinary guides, Gault&Millau and the famous Michelin, have shown interest... a great deal of events and factors that make Slovenia one of the best culinary destinations in the world.

In addition, Slovenia is also becoming recognizable thanks to its sustainable attitude towards food. Moreover, Slovenia is one of the countries that wastes the least food and holds local production chain strong, which is why food travels short distances and the food served is practically from farm to table. We can all agree that it is not only important that the ingredients are of high quality, but also that their production leaves a small carbon footprint.

You are not only what you eat but how you eat it

Gastronomy offers many opportunities and challenges for innovation. We constantly present culinary surpluses on the table and answers to questions regarding how to improve the world with food and raise our eating culture to a higher level. Although we strive for sustainability and responsible behavior these days, the numbers still show otherwise. The amount of harvested and wasted food is still growing and the number of hungry people in the world is still increasing. Our planet's message is clear - we are doing something terribly wrong! Climate changes and global warming are consequences of the problems we have created by decades of irresponsible treatment of our planet. The scientists are clear: 40 % of all solutions leading to a reduction in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are associated with our food system. It is time to become aware that each individual has an important role. It is time we bring more to the table!

It is up to us to create a future of milk and honey

We need concrete solutions, how the right decisions and actions can change the attitude towards food, improve food culture and promote responsibility towards food.

The European Food Summit is one of the most important culinary events in Europe. With emphasis on sustainability, diversity and food culture, it sets the direction for the future. It is more than just a top culinary event, as it raises awareness of the global impacts of food, brings together great minds from around the world and creates a better tomorrow.

Each year, the event grows and leaves an indelible mark in the world of cuisine and social responsibility. Thus Slovenia, at the crossroads of European geographical routes and cultures, in partnership with the Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) and Visit Ljubljana, organized by Jezeršek Catering, shall host the European Food Summit under the main slogan FOOD for future’s GOOD with a number of top culinary events and symposiums.

Good food is more than just a matter of good taste

Rich accompanying program of the three-day event shall first accompany the speakers and the invited foreign journalists to an introduction at Hiša Franko and then continue their route at the culinary market and an innovative culinary stroll through the capital, entitled Gourmet Ljubljana Crawl, followed by a dinner experience and many other events that for now shall remain a mystery. The highlight of the event will be on the last day, at a full-day symposium where the speakers, with their stories, under the baton of Ana Roš, the world's best chef and the World Tourism Organization ambassador, and curator Andrea Petrini, who is considered one of the key players in gastronomy,  will teach, inspire and encourage us to think and work towards a better and sustainable future.

The European Food Summit is for anyone who, with the help of food, wants to change the world for the better, regardless of their profession, so we would like to invite anyone to join us on this journey.

Let us make a better world together.

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