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”

Glamour and Enjoyment at ECKART 2015 award ceremony Films

Munich. BMW Museum hosted a grand gala event for the presentation of the Eckart Witzigmann Award 2015 on Tuesday. “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann paid tribute to fellow chef Massimo Bottura, the Troigros family of restaurateurs and the father of Nordic cuisine, Claus Meyer. Awards were also presented for contemporary German gastronomy, represented by three of its outstanding exponents: Ulrike Thieltges, Klaus Erfort and Melanie Wagner. Continue reading “Glamour and Enjoyment at ECKART 2015 award ceremony Films”

Enjoyment and sustainability at ECKART 2015 Award ceremony with star-rated gala dinner at BMW Museum

Munich. BMW Museum hosted a grand gala event for the presentation of the Eckart Witzigmann Award 2015 on Tuesday. “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann paid tribute to fellow chef Massimo Bottura, the Troigros family of restaurateurs and the father of Nordic cuisine, Claus Meyer. Awards were also presented for contemporary German gastronomy, represented by three of its outstanding exponents: Ulrike Thieltges, Klaus Erfort and Melanie Wagner.

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Clean water for everyone Interview with Jon Rose, winner of the ECKART 2014 for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment

In June 2015, Theresa Geisel and Lejla Beganovic travelled to the Philippine island of Bohol on behalf of the Witzigmann Academy to visit surfing legend Jon Rose. Here, Rose and his Waves4Water (W4W) organisation are helping provide locals affected by earthquake and typhoons with clean drinking water. Jon Rose talks about his mission, how the prize money is being used and how the project works.

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Water is the new oil Representatives of the Witzigmann Academy visit ECKART prize-winner and surfing legend Jon Rose in the Philippines to talk about his “Waves4Water” project and how he has invested his grant.

Munich/Bohol (Philippines). “Clean water for everyone who needs it” – the mission of Jon Rose and his Waves4Water (W4W) organisation is beguilingly simple. In October 2014, surfing legend Rose was presented with the ECKART 2014 for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment at the BMW Museum in Munich. The prize is endowed by the BMW Group with a grant of 10,000 euros, which Rose is using for an assistance intervention in the Philippines. This summer he was visited by a delegation from the Witzigmann Academy.

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