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Best UK Sommelier 2022 – Villa Sandi Award | Best Chef of Italian Cuisine – Parmigiano Reggiano Award | The Italian Show | Sommelier Graduation Ceremony | Walkaround Tasting
The event includes:
-Best UK Sommelier 2022 – Villa Sandi Award
The show will feature a series of exciting and engaging challenges between the three sommeliers, who will show off their skills and impeccable style to the audience and the judges. The jury, made up of journalists, VIPs, wine buyers, sommeliers from well-known restaurants, former champions, Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, members of the Italian Sommelier Association and the UK Sommelier Association, will decide the winner, who will be announced on stage. Journalists and bloggers will be present to promote the event in their networks and magazines.
-Sommeliers Graduation Ceremony
In the late afternoon, the sommelier students will receive their diplomas and tastevin.The ceremony is an important moment for us to celebrate the hard work, dedication and passion of our students in achieving their ultimate goal,in the presence of some of the biggest names in UK hospitality.
-Best Chef of Italian Cuisine – Parmigiano Reggiano Award
The Federation of Italian Chefs UK is pleased to announce the first edition of The Best Chef of Italian Cuisine. Six pre-selected chefs will have one hour to prepare a “main course” with at least 5 elements. At the end of the hour, a jury of Top Chefs will taste and vote on the dishes prepared by the competitors and decide the winner of the competition. The announcement will take place on the stage at the end of the competition.The Federation of Italian Chefs UK will liven up the lounge area of the event, involving its member chefs in cooking shows and tastings of products offered by the event sponsors.
The walkaround tasting will take place throughout the day and into the evening to give all industry professionals the chance to take part. The event provides an opportunity for producers and sponsors to meet well-known wine personalities and promote their wine portfolio ‘business to business’.
-The Italian Show
The 100per100 Italian Shows are international events entirely dedicated to Made in Italy supply chains and authentic Italian food and wine products. The main objective is to connect Consortia and Producers of 100% Italian supply chains with international professionals of the sector, thus creating new growth opportunities for our agri-food sector.
Masteclasses organised by 100per100 Italian Show and UK Sommelier Association, Cooking classes organised by the Chef Federation and Mixology classes organised by the Bartender Guild.