Francesco Mazzei and Theo Randall will be among a line-up of top chefs demonstrating and discussing new food trends at this year’s Italian food and wine trade show Bellavita.
Chefs Claudio Sadler (two-Michelin-starred restaurant Sadler in Milan), Felice Lo Basso (one-Michelin-starred Felix Lo Basso in Milan) and Davide Degiovanni at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café in London are also in the schedule.
The chefs will be cooking on stage at the Bellavita Chef Academy throughout the show, demonstrating their expertise in Italian cuisine and highlighting upcoming food trends in the sector.
Alongside the chefs, Bellavita has commissioned an extensive 2018/19 Italian Food Trends report which will be shared only with visitors to the trade event. The in-depth, 194-page report, focusing on UK and US trends, will be prepared by trends agency The Food People who have an extensive list of retail, food production and hospitality clients including the Casual Dining Group, Papa Johns, Waitrose, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Dr Oetker and Bidvest.
The report will identify trends in Italian food, wine and coffee, social and cultural trends, health, sharing, regionality and trend lifecycles of key Italian ingredients.
Charles Banks, co-founder and director of The Food People, said: “This report is vital for anyone wanting to know exactly what is trending in Italian food and beverage. From old favourites to rising stars, to broader themes such as regionality, provenance and nostalgia; in both food service and retail, and across the globe – if you work in Italian food/beverage, then you need this report!”
Aldo Mazzocco, CEO of Bellavita, added: “Our chef line-up is looking really exciting with talented and entertaining chefs from the UK and Italy each bringing distinctive insight into contemporary Italian cuisine. The Chef Academy stage is set to be an incredibly vibrant element in the Bellavita Expo experience.”
Bellavita takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington from the 18-20 June.