#FOURNews | Andreas Caminada and Massimo Bottura join in for young talents

28 Sep 2017
2 min read
Swiss star chef Andreas Caminada welcomes his Italian counterpart Massimo Bottura for an epic 4-hands-dinner at Schloss Schauenstein.
When two of the best European chefs meet to cook, the gastronomical offspring benefits: Once again, the smallest city in the world becomes the scene for a top-class four-hands-dinner. All profits will be donated to the Fundaziun Uccelin which supports the professional development of talented young chefs and service staff. For this special occasion, host Andreas Caminada accomplished to convince Massimo Bottura, being one of the most demanded chefs at present, to accompany this event at restaurant Schloss Schauenstein.


Avant-garde meets regional focus 

Creativity, inspiration, and poetry: only some of the key words that usually appear when talking about the cuisine of three-star chef Massimo Bottura. The top chef from ‘Osteria Francescana’ in Modena, currently second on ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list, is one of today’s most appraised chefs. Unlike any other, he knows how to combine the traditional aspects of his Italian homeland with stunning avant- garde features – creating new culinary stories. In contrast, Andreas Caminada’s cooking style grounds in reputedly simple, seasonal ingredients which mostly have its origin in Switzerland. His special talent lays in creating intense yet visual appealing taste sensations from well-known basic products such as carrots, celery, or red cabbage.

Even if the two chefs differ in their basic culinary style, they are united by their broad, boundless views as well as their commitment within the gastronomy. Their collaboration started back in 2015 when Andreas cooked for the guests of the first project that Massimo Bottura has set up with his non-profit organization ‚Food for Soul’. Hence, Massimo was right away enthusiastic about his colleague’s idea of a four-hands-dinner on behalf of Andreas’ culinary foundation: “Creating opportunities for our next generation means taking responsibility for the future. In the same way, initiatives like Fundaziun Uccelin are truly important to encourage cultural as well as culinary exchange“, explains Bottura with regards to the upcoming get-together at Schloss Schauenstein and its fundraising background.

Host Andreas Caminada is pleased as well. “It is amazing that Massimo takes the time to engage for Fundaziun Uccelin; I know his schedule is really packed and he is busy with his own projects.” Moreover, the three-star chef from Grisons emphasizes, “Could there be anything better than cooking together with one of the most exciting European chefs for our guests, and to simultaneously do good for both, the culinary offspring and industry?”

Focus on the gastronomical offspring 

The foundation “Fundaziun Uccelin” is initiated by Andreas Caminada and aims at the individual support of talented chefs and service staff. In their role as ambassadors, the young talents are supposed to deliver the quality of top gastronomy to the global public. “We are very proud to be able to aid the good cause with this first-class dinner. On top, the holders of the scholarship can benefit from the skills of even two chefs,” Sarah Caminada, CEO of Fundaziun Uccelin, enthusiastically points out. She further claims, “inspiration and successful role models such as Massimo Bottura constitute the most important motivation to our young talents.” In addition to financial support, the fellows have access to Andreas Caminada’s worldwide network consisting of renowned restaurants and hand-picked manufacturers in order to organize their individual 20-week schedule.


Information about the four hands dinner:

When: Monday, October 23, 2017
Where: Schloss Schauenstein, 7414 Fürstenau, Switzerland
Time: from 6:30 pm
Tickets: CHF 850

Reservations: +41 (0)81 632 10 80 or kontakt@schauenstein.ch

Photo: Fundaziun Uccelin/Paolo Terzi – aghi.de