The second World Cuisine Summit is held on Tuesday within the Sirha World Hospitality and Food Service Event in Lyon, France; the organizers announced the participation of the greatest stars of culinary art.
The event aims at opening a dialogue between the major actors in this industry and finding new solutions for its current problems, AGERPRES reported.
The main topic of the summit organized under the honorary chairmanship of Chef Paul Bocuse is food waste. 'Given the fact that our planet has to feed nine billion people by 2050, how can we cut the food waste?' the organizers ask.
Besides famous chefs, the list of participants to the summit include Bernard Fornas, the CEO of the Swiss Groupe Richemont, and French Jean-Pierre Petit, Vice Chairman of the Board of McDonald's France.
Overall, Sirha will stage 18 culinary contests ranging from catering to coffee brewing and chocolate making. Round tables on food industry and trade as well as exhibitions of famous products add to it.
Approximately 3,000 exhibitors are registered at this salon; 650 new products will be introduced to the public; 22 regional and 32 international pavilions will welcome visitors. The dedicated television studio, Sirha TV, has invited about 150 gastronomy experts and chefs.
Sirha will close with the renowned Bocuse d'Or competition for chefs, on Tuesday and Wednesday. As many as 24 culinary experts will contend for the grand trophy founded in 1987 by Chef Paul Bocuse.
The honorary president of the jury is American Grant Achatz, owner of a Michelin three-star restaurant, recognized as a pioneer of culinary art