ECKART 2016 – Visiting Claus Meyer

In 2015, NOMA-founder Claus Meyer receives the “ECKART 2015 for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment”. The prize is endowed with 10.000 EUR. In Summer 2016, the Witzigmann Academy visits the award winner, who talks about his engagement in Brownsville.

“Chef of the Century” Eckart Witzigmann, receives the “Pro meritis scientiae et litterarum” award for outstanding services to science and the arts

Munich. Minister of Arts and Science, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle bestowed the accolade “Pro meritis scientiae et litterarum” on Eckart Witzigmann at a ceremony in Munich.

Minister Spaenle praised Eckart Witzigmann for having brought culinary art to Germany, and to Bavaria in particular. In his laudatory address, the Minister said: “A truly great chef requires the creativity and imagination of an artist. But great cuisine also demands a scientist’s curiosity and thirst for knowledge. These are qualities that Eckart Witzigmann possesses to a very high degree. I am therefore delighted that I may bestow this award to someone, who so embodies both art and science.” Continue reading ““Chef of the Century” Eckart Witzigmann, receives the “Pro meritis scientiae et litterarum” award for outstanding services to science and the arts”

ECKART 2016 award winners: Andreas Caminada, Dominique Crenn, Sebastian Copeland and the Munich Viktualienmarkt “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann and his jury announce honourees

Munich. The jury appointed by “chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann has made its selection: This year’s international Eckart Witzigmann Awards (ECKART) will go to Andreas Caminada (Switzerland), Dominique Crenn (USA), Sebastian Copeland (USA) and the Munich Viktualienmarkt (Germany). The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony held for the first time at BMW Group Classic on 18 October 2016. Continue reading “ECKART 2016 award winners: Andreas Caminada, Dominique Crenn, Sebastian Copeland and the Munich Viktualienmarkt “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann and his jury announce honourees”

ECKART 2015 award winner Claus Meyer uses prize money for social project Witzigmann Academy visits Brownsville, New York City

New York City. Claus Meyer, co-founder of the New Nordic Cuisine and the world-famous Noma restaurant, won the ECKART 2015 for “Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment”, partly in recognition of his social commitment in Bolivia. Meyer has since shifted the focus of his activities to New York. The cash award of 10,000 euros endowed by the BMW Group for the ECKART 2015 is now benefiting Meyer’s new project in the disadvantaged neighbourhood of Brownsville in New York City. A delegation from the Witzigmann Academy visited the location to learn more about the social project. Continue reading “ECKART 2015 award winner Claus Meyer uses prize money for social project Witzigmann Academy visits Brownsville, New York City”

Further recognition for ECKART award winners Heinz Reitbauer and Massimo Bottura Heinz Reitbauer named “chef of the decade”; Massimo Bottura’s Osteria “La Francescana” world’s best restaurant

Vienna/Munich. Heinz Reitbauer, winner of the ECKART 2014, will be named “Chef of the Decade” by Gault Millau on 6 September 2016. The award provides further recognition of Reitbauer’s culinary concept, responsible handling of food products and consistently high standards at the Stadtpark in Vienna. Heinz Reitbauer and his father won the Eckart Witzigmann Award for the “Art of Cookery” in 2014. The ECKART is an international award presented in four categories, acknowledging achievements in the art of cooking and fine dining, as well as a responsible approach to nutrition. The ECKART is awarded in conjunction with the BMW Group. Continue reading “Further recognition for ECKART award winners Heinz Reitbauer and Massimo Bottura Heinz Reitbauer named “chef of the decade”; Massimo Bottura’s Osteria “La Francescana” world’s best restaurant”

From theory to practice – Witzigmann Symposium 2016 BMW Group and Witzigmann Academy step up their commitment to sustainable company catering

Munich. The BMW Group and the Witzigmann Academy are continuing their cooperation
to promote sustainability and social responsibility in the culinary arts and nutrition. The two
partners have explored current developments and various aspects of fine dining at a
number of symposiums and field trips since 2012, with intensive discussions of its
significance for everyday nutrition and company catering. At the Witzigmann Symposium
on 28 June 2016 at the BMW Museum in Munich, experts will discuss what has already
been achieved at the BMW Group, as well as the challenges of sustainable nutrition for
everyone in the chain, from the producer to the consumer. Continue reading “From theory to practice – Witzigmann Symposium 2016 BMW Group and Witzigmann Academy step up their commitment to sustainable company catering”

Jury ECKART 2016 ECKART WITZIGMANN names jury for ECKART 2016

Munich. Eckart Witzigmann, who will celebrate his 75th birthday this year, has named the jury for the ECKART 2016. Jury members for the 2016 award include:

− Alex Atala, ECKART 2013 winner, São Paulo
− Fritz Eichbauer, entrepreneur, founder and owner of Tantris Restaurant, Munich
− Dr. Friedrich Eichiner, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance, Munich
− Otto Geisel, Witzigmann Academy, initiator of the award, Munich
− Claus Meyer, ECKART 2015 winner, Copenhagen and New York City
− Jon Rose, ECKART 2014 winner, Los Angeles
− Tohru Nakamura, ECKART 2011 winner and Chef of the Year 2015, Munich Continue reading “Jury ECKART 2016 ECKART WITZIGMANN names jury for ECKART 2016”