Once again, from November 13th to 19th, “Italian Culinary Week in the World”.will be celebrated. This thematic initiative aims to promote high-quality Italian cuisine and agri-food products and is supported by the network of Embassies, Consulates, Italian Cultural Institutes, and ICE Offices abroad.

The event is developed following these main directions:

1. Enhancement of the rich food and wine traditions of the various regions and territories of the country, with the aim of promoting Italian culture internationally.

2. Promotion of the Mediterranean Diet as a model for a balanced lifestyle.

3. Protection and promotion of protected designation of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGI) products, while combating the phenomenon of Italian-sounding, which causes immeasurable damage to genuine Made in Italy products.

4. Actions aimed at promoting Italian wines and improving their position in international markets.

5. Activities aimed at presenting and internationalizing Italian educational offerings in the sector.

Italian Chef Academy, as one of the most important professional cooking schools in Italy, participates in this initiative every year, supporting Made in Italy, sustainability, and the training of industry professionals. Our academy pays particular attention to:

Collaborations with Italian chefs: Working with internationally renowned Italian chefs to support the opening of authentic Italian restaurants abroad contributes to the spread of Italian cuisine worldwide and the use of Italian products.

Defense of certifications and quality marks: Awarding authenticity certifications, such as the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) or PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) marks, to Italian products helps ensure their quality and origin.

Quality ingredients: One of the pillars of Italian cuisine is the use of fresh and high-quality ingredients. Promotion focuses on spreading this idea, encouraging restaurants and international kitchens to use authentic and artisanal Italian products such as extra virgin olive oil, PDO cheeses, San Marzano tomatoes, and pasta made with 100% Italian durum wheat…

Training and education: Training foreign cooks and chefs in authentic Italian cuisine is essential to ensure the proper preparation of dishes. Italian cooking schools and cultural exchange programs play an important role in transmitting Italian culinary traditions