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European Food Summit 2020 — Ljubljana, Central Slovenia
March 28, 2020 - March 30, 2020
The European Food Summit is with us again after last year’s tremendously successful premiere. Happening over three days between March 28 and 30 in Ljubljana, this year’s second edition is set to yet again inspire, educate, enthral, and engage all food lovers and the public at large.
It will feature a number of intriguing events, including culinary walks, eventful dinners (such as the historic premiere of the ultimate culinary experience) and an expert gastronomy-oriented summit headed by Ana Roš, named World’s Best Female Chef in 2017, and Andrea Petrini, one of the most influential people in the world of gastronomy.
The European Food Summit is more than just a culinary event, as it raises awareness of the global impact of food and brings together great minds from around the world in a one-day symposium. In fact, its main emphasis is on food culture, diversity and a sustainable future. Top chefs, scientists, and internationally renowned journalists, and individuals devoted to making the world a better place will convene at this enormous three-day event.
Saturday, March 28:
10 am: OPEN KITCHEN: SPECIAL EDITION, a special edition of one of the most popular culinary markets in central Europe, the Open Kitchen. This introduction shall be prepared by selected Slovenian restaurants and their local growers and suppliers. (Free admission)
11 am to 5 pm: GOURMET LJUBLJANA CRAWL, a delicious stroll through Slovenia’s capital city during which you’ll see the main cultural sights and points of interest while enjoying top-quality authentic dishes made from local ingredients by Slovenian chefs at several spots across town.
8 to 11 pm: EXPERIENCE DINNER. A grand dinner featuring food prepared by the best Slovenian chefs.
Sunday, March 29:
7 pm: LJUBLJANA SOUL CHEFS. Various restaurants around Ljubljana will prepare one-of-a-kind menus with local ingredients.
Monday, March 30:
8 am to 5 pm: SYMPOSIUM. This is not only the highlight of this year’s summit, but a European culinary and educational highlight of 2020. Top world-class chefs, experts in various fields, writers, journalists and other influential individuals, will relate their inspiring stories and inspire us to think about our future and act in more sustainable ways to benefit our lives and that of generations to come. The summit is intended for anyone, regardless of their profession. Click here for an updated list of speakers.
This is what world-famous chef Ana Roš of Hiša Franko has to say about the summit: “I would really like to see many Slovenian chefs, sommeliers, opinion makers, bloggers, journalists and everyone else working in or talking about our business at the symposium. But I would also like to see people are not involved in gastronomy, because gastronomy is much more than just wine and food. It is a global reflection, because whatever happens in our daily lives also affects gastronomy.”
European Food Summit organisers:
Ana Roš, world’s best chef according to the academy of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, who placed Slovenia on the gastronomic map and brought world fame to Hiša Franko.
Andrea Petrini, writer, journalist, curator of the GELINAZ project and the President of the Council of Judges of the World Restaurant Awards. He’s considered one of the most important figures in the world of gastronomy.
Martin Jezeršek, Managing Director at Jezeršek gostinstvo d.o.o. A company with 35 years of tradition and experience in the field of HORECA, and one of the top-ranked catering providers in the EU.
Event partners: Ljubljana Tourism, Gourmet Ljubljana, Slovenian Tourist Board.