Vegetation: planting thoughts - a Chef's Symposium in Copenhagen

René Redzepi - 13/07/2011

The role of the chef is evolving and developing into a position of influence – one that impacts the manner in which people and food professionals consume and connect with food. Such responsibility requires education, an elevation of awareness and social maturity. On the 27th and 28th of August, we are holding a symposium, which we desire to be an educational tool for the developing chef. By improving literacy in ecology, studying food history and food production methods, this symposium seeks to increase the general awareness of today’s chef. Whilst an homage to quality, seasons, nature and knowledge, with this idea we also embark on a journey to enrich the soil of every chef’s understanding. The total price for the two-day symposium is 1.500 DKK (approx. €200). This figure is inclusive of light refreshment and two communal lunches at the event. It also covers access to the nearby Bazaar area where a wide selection of top Nordic produce will be displayed for the public to buy and taste. Places are limited to just 250 as we want all the participants, speakers and audience to engage and interact. Tickets are reserved for chefs and farmers. Follow us on Twitter: @plantingthought These are the confirmed speakers/demonstrators:

Francois Couplan (researcher, wild plants)
Hans Herren (president of Millennium Institute)
Thomas Harttung (entrepreneur, organic farmer)
Miles Irving (entrepreneur/forager)
Stefano Mancuso (plant neurobiology)
Harold McGee (scientist and author)
Kamal Mouzawak (creator of Souk el Tayeb)
Tor Nørretranders (author)
Niels Stockholm (biodynamic farmer)
Gaston Acurio (Peru)
Andoni Aduriz (Spain)
Iñaki Aizpitarte (France)
Alex Atala (Brazil)
Massimo Bottura (Italy)
Michel Bras (France)
David Chang (USA)
Magnus Nilsson (Sweden)
Daniel Patterson (USA)
René Redzepi (Denmark)
Ben Shewry (Australia)

For more information please contact Ali Kurshat Altinsoy at Yours sincerely, René Redzepi