Ljubljana is hosting the annual European Food Summit from Saturday to Monday for the third time since it was incepted in 2019. Michelin-starred Slovenian chef Ana Roš is confident that the event puts Slovenia on the gastronomy map.
This year’s summit is devoted mainly to the importance of a sustainable approach to food and stepped-up responsibility in handling food, the organisers told a press conference in Ljubljana on Thursday.
As part of the event, the Gourmet Ljubljana Crawl and Ljubljana Soul Chefs will take place on Saturday.
On Sunday, food tours will be held for journalists to present cooperation between local producers and top-rated chefs in several Slovenian regions. Best Slovenian gastronomic practices will be in focus, said Barbara Zmrzlikar, head of research, development, innovation and EU projects at the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO).
The main part of the summit will be held in Ljubljana Castle on Monday when world-class chefs, scientists and journalists will discuss ways to boost food sustainability. The ‘Common-Sensitarian’ Food Culture Manifesto will be unveiled in a bid to improve society’s attitudes towards nutrition and diets.
At the press conference, Roš, the celebrated chef from Hiša Franko, who has recently again made it among the top ten world chefs, a list by The Best Chef, said that the event put Slovenia on the gastronomy map, where the country wants to be positioned and where it also belongs.
The summit is part of the November Gourmet Ljubljana gastronomy festival that will bring a number of events to the capital until 30 November.