The 9th edition of Audi Chef's Cup, the annual event created by two Michelin-starred chef Norbert Niederkofler and sponsored among others by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, took place in the alpine region of Alta Badia, Italy. Celebrity chefs, haute cuisine and skiing combined for a whole week designed to highlight the unique ingredients of the region and the local producers’ craftmanship.
Chefs showcased their talent both in the kitchen and on the slopes. The event opening saw a torchlight procession of chefs and an inaugural dinner.
The Acqua Panna/S.Pellegrino Chef's Ski Cup, a ski race amongst chefs, was held on the 20th and there was a special themed dinner in the evening.
On the 22nd of January the Acqua Panna/S.Pellegrino Showcooking took place at Parterre Pista Gran Risa in La Villa, Bozen, with chefs Adrian Quetglas (The Sad, Mosca, Russia), Filip Sajler (Perfect Catering, Prague, Czech Republic), Filippo La Mantia (La Mantia, Rome, Italy), Francesco Mazzei (L'Anima, London, United Kingdom), Jefferson Rueda (Attimo, San Paulo, Brazil), Odrej Slanina (Hotel Chateau St.Havel, Prague, Czech Republic), Tomaz Kavcic (Pri Lojzetu, Vipava, Slovenia) and Wout Bru (Chez Bru, Eygalières, France) juggling the pans.
The agenda was packed with cooking classes, shows, dinners and exciting sports events with chefs participating from all over the world.