ECKART 2018 FÜR KREATIVE VERANTWORTUNG

Union Square Greenmarket & Günter Seeger

Union Square Greenmarket & Günter Seeger sind Preisträger des ECKART 2018 FÜR KREATIVE VERANTWORTUNG. Dotiert mit 50.000 € von der BMW Group. Preisverleihung: 14. Juni 2018, Spring Studios New York City.

ECKART 2018 FÜR GROSSE KOCH KUNST

Christopher Kostow, St. Helena | USA

Christopher Kostow ist Preisträger des ECKART 2018 FÜR GROSSE KOCH-KUNST. Dotiert mit 50.000 € von der BMW Group. Preisverleihung: 14. Juni 2018, Spring Studios New York City.

ECKART 2018 2 FÜR LEBENSKULTUR

Suzanne Cupps & Danny Meyer, New York City | USA

Suzanne Cupps & Danny Meyer sind Preisträger des ECKART 2018 FÜR LEBENSKULTUR. Dotiert mit 50.000 € von der BMW Group. Preisverleihung: 14. Juni 2018, Spring Studios New York City.

2018

Art of Cookery

Christopher Kostow,*** St. Helena

Christopher Kostow is the third youngest chef and the second from the United States to receive three Michelin stars. For Meadowood he cooked an impressive list of prizes, all of which prove one thing: He is a master of his craft, which he developed as an autodidact. But what makes the award-winning chef so special are not the awards, but the reasons for which he received them: Kostow cooks discerningly, treats the products carefully and selects only the best for his extraordinary creations. Traditional combinations meet culinary inventiveness and are combined with regional products from the Valley as well as seasonal ingredients grown in the garden and selected by hand. Kostov’s boundless curiosity in particular enriches his work, the constantly changing map and the result of his work, which captures the charm of the Napa Valley.

Innovation

Astrid Gutschein & Gaston Acurio, Lima

Since 1999, after his wife Astrid Gutsche opened his eyes to the local cuisine, Gastón Acurio has been committed to his culture, experimenting with local ingredients: a recipe for success. Since then, both have been looking for interesting new products for the original and creative creations that made their way from faraway Peru and brought the taste of their homeland to the world. Gastón and Astrid started a gastronomic revolution that fundamentally changed Peru.

As entrepreneurs, both recognised their social and ecological responsibility early on: in 2007, they opened the first Peruvian cooking school with a heavily subsidised and therefore only symbolic tuition fee in a low-income district of Lima and gave young chefs from their home country the chance of professional success. The use of regional products for their extraordinary creations shows a deep understanding of sustainability, which is not only a sign for Peru, but also for the worldwide use of resources.

Culture of Living

Suzanne Cupps & Danny Meyer, New York

Danny Meyer is an entrepreneur with a flair for strong concepts and quality. He leads the successful Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes some of New York’s most popular and successful restaurants such as Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern and The Modern at MoMA. In his restaurants he offers more than good food – he provides his guests with an extraordinary experience. He succeeds in doing this for all generations, not just for a “target group”. His restaurants are places of enjoyment and encounter. He also finds and opens up spaces and possibilities: He was a leading force in bringing contemporary, attractive cuisine to the museum restaurants and cafes.

One example is the Whitney Museum. Suzanne Cupps has been head of the restaurant “Untitled” there since 2017. As the only female chef in the Union Square Hospitality Group, Cupps brings an invigorating breeze to the museum and kitchen. In a casual and elegant atmosphere, she presents subtly aromatic dishes based on fresh and sustainably grown seasonal products. As an aspiring cook, she initially wanted to become a mathematics teacher after her studies. She has brought her sense of clarity and precision into the kitchen and this characterizes her gentle and respectful handling of the basic products to an inimitable style.

Creative Responsibility

Union Square Greenmarket & Gunter Seeger

Union Square Greenmarket is part of the GrowNYC initiative, which provides sustainable resources in the city of New York. Various markets – called “greenmarkets” – offer fresh and untreated products from local farmers throughout the city. The Union Square market was the first of its kind and was already taking a step against the American fast food mainstream in 1976. Today, the market can be called a trendsetter: The conscious handling of food has established itself in the modern kitchen. Union Square Greenmarket receives the well-deserved award for its mission of giving regional agriculture, and thus over a hundred small farmers from the local area, the chance to sell their high-quality food directly to customers. The ECKART jury also praised the claim to make healthy nutrition accessible to all New Yorkers.

Günter Seeger is one of the founders of “New American Cuisine” and promotes the highest culinary art with regional and fresh products. He also collaborates with regional farmers for his enjoyable creations and brings the trend of Union Square Greenmarket from the street to star cuisine.

Alumni

Alice Waters

ECKART 2018 FÜR INNOVATION

Gaston Acurio & Astrid Gutsche, Lima | Peru

Gaston Acurio und Astrid Gutsche sind Preisträger des ECKART 2018 FÜR INNOVATION. Dotiert mit 50.000 € von der BMW Group. Preisverleihung: 14. Juni 2018, Spring Studios New York City.

ECKART 2018 in New York verliehen

Die BMW Group und die ECKART Academy ehren Pioniere der verantwortungsvollen Kulinarik und verleihen Preisgelder für wegweisende Projekte.

Eckart Witzigmann vor 7er BMW auf dem Times Square in New York auf dem Weg zur
Preisverleihung des „ECKART 2018 / Internationaler Eckart_Witzigmann Preis 2018“ powered by BMW Group in den SPRING STUDIOS in New York am 14.06.2018
Agency People Image (c) Michael Tinnefeld[/caption]

„ECKART 2018 in New York verliehen“ weiterlesen

ECKART 2018 für Große Koch-Kunst geht an Christopher Kostow

Die BMW Group und die ECKART Academy zeichnen einen autodidaktischen Koch aus, der sein Handwerk ebenso gut kennt wie die Herkunft seiner Zutaten – denn sie wachsen in unmittelbarer Nähe des Restaurants im Napa Valley. Christopher Kostow vereint genussvollen Erfindergeist mit einem grünen Daumen und kreiert regionale Koch-Kunst auf höchstem Niveau. 

„ECKART 2018 für Große Koch-Kunst geht an Christopher Kostow“ weiterlesen

ÉPICES – un projet d’Isabelle et Marc Haeberlin.

ECKART ACADEMY et BMW Group présents : En 2017 Isabelle et Marc Haeberlin recevront les anciens élèves ECKART 2018 pour leur projet ÉPICES à Mühlhausen. Leur idée : l’intégration par la cuisine. Le groupe BMW a décerné le prix avec 50 000 €. Le film montre comment la famille Haeberlin, qui a reçu le prix ECKART POUR LE GRAND ART CULINAIRE en 2004, a investi l’argent du prix.

Friends of ECKART #4: The visionary – Günter Seeger

Seit Jahrzehnten lebt der im Schwarzwald aufgewachsene Günter Seeger in den USA. Er ist einer der Pioniere der Greenmarket-Bewegung. Ohne seine Unterstützung hätten sie heute nicht die Bedeutung, die sie inzwischen haben. In seinem vor kurzem eröffneten Restaurant „Günter Seeger New York“ bringt er ihre besten Produkte auf den Teller. Seine ausgefeilte Kochkunst nutzt er, um den Produkten zu ihrem geschmacklichen Optimum zu verhelfen. Günter Seeger ist ein Visionär, der seine Vorstellung von Qualität und Geschmack virtuos und kompromisslos realisiert.