ECKART 2017 presented at Palace of Versailles. Prize money for sustainable projects at high international level.


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The BMW Group and the Witzigmann Academy welcomed the who’s who of international high-end gastronomy yesterday to the Palace of Versailles, outside of Paris. The two partners presented the international Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) for outstanding services to the culinary arts, nutrition and responsible use of resources together for the sixth consecutive year. For the first time, the ECKART was endowed with €50,000 of prize money for each category, to reflect the prestige and importance of the award among top international culinary prizes.

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ECKART 2017 Award-winners

The BMW Group and Eckart Witzigmann welcomed 150 guests of international high-end gastronomy (more than 80 Michelin stars combined) on 21 September 2017 to the Palace of Versailles.

The two partners presented the international Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) for outstanding services to the culinary arts, nutrition and responsible use of resources together for the sixth consecutive year. For the first time, the ECKART was endowed with €50,000 of prize money for each category, to reflect the prestige and importance of the award among top international culinary prizes.

Award-winners:
ECKART 2017 for “Art of Cookery”: Alain Ducasse
ECKART 2017 for “Innovation”: María Marte and Luisa Orlando
ECKART 2017 for “Art of Living”: Michel Guérard
ECKART 2017 for “Creative Responsibility”: Tiffany Persons

Michel Guérard wins ECKART 2017 for ART OF LIVING. Pioneer of light gourmet cuisine.

Munich. All four winners have now been named: Three-star chef and nouvelle-cuisine pioneer Michel Guérard will be presented with the International Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) 2017 in the category “Art of Living” at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, on 21 Sept. 2017. Continue reading “Michel Guérard wins ECKART 2017 for ART OF LIVING. Pioneer of light gourmet cuisine.”

ECKART 2017 for INNOVATION goes to María Marte and Luisa Orlando. From dishwasher to Michelin-starred chef.

Munich. The Eckart 2017 Award for Innovation has been presented to two individuals at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant El Club Allard in Madrid: head chef María Marte and managing director Luisa Orlando. The renowned Eckart Witzigmann Continue reading “ECKART 2017 for INNOVATION goes to María Marte and Luisa Orlando. From dishwasher to Michelin-starred chef.”

Alain Ducasse wins ECKART 2017 for EXCELLENT CULINARY ART. Awards gala hosted by Alain Ducasse at Palace of Versailles.

Paris. The jury of the International Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) has announced its first selection: Alain Ducasse will receive the ECKART 2017 for the “Art of Cookery”.

“Alain Ducasse embodies a culinary philosophy that is very similar to my own. Preparing food is first and foremost a craft for him: The product takes centre-stage, with no room for airs and graces in the kitchen,” said Eckart Witzigmann, commenting on the jury’s decision. Continue reading “Alain Ducasse wins ECKART 2017 for EXCELLENT CULINARY ART. Awards gala hosted by Alain Ducasse at Palace of Versailles.”

ECKART 2017: BMW Group and Eckart Witzigmann Academy step up cooperation. Renowned culinary award launches world tour in Paris 

Munich. The BMW Group and “chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann are strengthening their joint commitment to the culinary arts, nutrition and social responsibility. At the same time, they are sharpening the focus of the International Eckart Witzigmann Award, ECKART for short, in their fifth year of collaboration. The award will become more global in its efforts to create an international stage for sustainability, quality and responsible nutrition. Award ceremonies will also be held outside of Germany in the future, starting in France: The ECKART 2017 will be presented in the country that invented haute cuisine. Continue reading “ECKART 2017: BMW Group and Eckart Witzigmann Academy step up cooperation. Renowned culinary award launches world tour in Paris “

Witzigmann Academy and the BMW Group honour ECKART 2016 award winners Award ceremony at BMW Group Classic with outstanding gala dinner

Munich. The international world of haute cuisine gathered at BMW Group Classic in Munich last Tuesday for a special occasion: “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann presented the ECKART 2016 named after him to Dominique Crenn, Andreas Caminada, Sebastian Copeland and the Munich Viktualienmarkt. An honorary award was also received by Julia and Tobias Moretti. In just over ten years, the International Eckart Witzigmann Award, ECKART for short, has established itself as one of the highest accolades for outstanding achievements in the art of cookery and fine dining. This was the fifth year the award has been presented in conjunction with the BMW Group. Continue reading “Witzigmann Academy and the BMW Group honour ECKART 2016 award winners Award ceremony at BMW Group Classic with outstanding gala dinner”