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Food Meets Science // The Best Chef Awards // Amsterdam

FOOD MEETS SCIENCE is one of the main events of THE BEST CHEF AWARDS' itinerary.

Food Meets Science // The Best Chef Awards // Amsterdam

FOOD MEETS SCIENCE is one of the main events of THE BEST CHEF AWARDS' itinerary. Taking place on the 13th of September 2021 in Amsterdam. It is an interdisciplinary conference connecting the world of science with gastronomy. This year, be prepared for exciting cooking shows and inspirational presentations that centre around two main subjects: FOOD AND SPACE and MEAT -  NO MEAT.


This September 13th, an all-star lineup of experts will focus the whole program on two main topics. Starting with MEAT - NO MEAT. A subject that sparks discussions all over the world and that's definitely affecting fine dining and the way we all eat.

The talks? Stacy Pyett will conduct one called Weird, Wild and Delicious, about new protein sources; Ariette Matser will talk about the science behind plant-based burgers and Marleen Onwezen about Finding Flexitarians: what’s driving consumers?

All of them are scientists from Wageningen University & Research, one of the partners of the event and a leading institution when it comes to sustainability. The cooking shows will also bring excitement as Fatmata Binta presents her new vegetarian menu while explaining attendees about her farming projects for women in Africa; Rüdiger Brummer from Nice to Meat explains what it is to be a Meat Sommelier and David Muñoz bring their world famous dishes to Amsterdam.

FOOD AND SPACE, the second subject of this year's Food Meets Science conference takes us to the stars and back. Humans have always shared this big curiosity for the infinite space and all there’s to see and discover, and this year we team up astronauts, experts and academics to discuss their work involving space nutrition. Starting with Mathieu Castex and Jörg Hofmann from LSG Group, who work as menu developers for the German ESA astronauts, not just cooking, but also designing and caring for the production process.

They will host a show cooking and tasting of the food astronauts eat in outer space. Followed by astronaut and professor Reinhold Ewald, who will explain the evolution of space nutrition and how it started as a commodity that turned into a key part of every mission to space. And last but not least we’ll also connect directly with astronaut Matthias Maurer in Houston as he and Bernd Breiter explain what gastronomy, space and music have in common.

Science is an amazing tool to educate and to have a better understanding of things in the culinary world. With that knowledge, farmers, producers, chefs and even guests can make better and more conscious decisions about what they grow, how the fish, what they produce or buy, how they cook and what they eat just to name some examples. Through FOOD MEETS SCIENCE our goal is to spread that knowledge and education and to provide a worldwide platform to experts that are doing amazing work in both the culinary and the scientific world.”

- explains Joanna Slusarczyk, neuroscientist and one of the founders of THE BEST CHEF.

THE BEST CHEF is a vibrant world community of passionate food lovers. A project dedicated to celebrating the talented chefs that create the best experiences around the world, as well as being a global family of like-minded that share culinary experiences. A common space where the old guard shares the cores of the craft with the next generation, who in return inspires new ways of thinking.

This year’s slogan is: Back to “Live”. Back to Reality. After last year's Virtual 2020 edition and previous successful editions in Warsaw in 2017, Milan in 2018 and Barcelona in 2019, The Best Chef Awards plans to make a big comeback in Amsterdam, where attendees will get to share knowledge with their international peers and colleagues, and get to experience their great projects while being in one of Europe’s most exciting cities, with remarkable art, architecture, flavours and history.

A three day gastronomic fest that includes AREA TALKS, the AWARDS GALA, and of course the FOOD MEETS SCIENCE conference. 

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