Biggest Names in Food Gather for #50BestTalks San Francisco


The #50BestTalks event, from The World's 50 Best Restaurants, which brings together the world’s top food leaders to discuss the biggest issues facing gastronomy, is to hit San Francisco this autumn.

The event, sponsored by Miele, will take place at the city’s Dogpatch Studios on 12 September, and will welcome some of the biggest names in food under the theme of “Voices for Change: Championing a Diverse Future”.

Lara Gilmore, from the World’s Best Restaurant, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy will discuss she and husband Massimo Bottura’s social projects under the banner of their Food for Soulorganisation, which has seen them establish ‘Refettori’ around the world to feed the needy with food destined for landfill.

Enrique Olvera of Mexico City’s Pujol restaurant and his business partner, chef Daniela Soto-Innes of New York’s Cosme will be talking about their mission to update and celebrate Mexican cuisine, while Virgilio Martínez of Lima’s Central will be speaking about how his home country’s biodiversity influences his work.

Gaggan Anand of four time Best Restaurant in Asia, Gaggan in Bangkok, will lead on re-evaluting perceptions of Asian restaurants and gastronomy, while the most local of all the speakers, Dominique Crenn, of San Francisco’s two-Michelin-star Atelier Crenn, will discuss how to make the industry more diverse, from top to bottom.

The San Francisco edition of #50BestTalks, the first to held in the US, follows previous events in Barcelona, Macau and San Sebastián.

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