World’s 50 Best Restaurants announces Recovery Summit programme

The three-day event will focus on restaurants in a post-pandemic world as the global food community shares experiences and looks to the future

The organisers of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants have announced the Recovery Summit will take place over three days next month. The digital event was launched as part of the wider 50 Best for Recovery programme to replace the annual celebrations, which were due to take place in Antwerp, Belgium, but were postponed due to Covid-19.

The summit will take place across several digital platforms and will focus on the road to recovery for the restaurant sector as the global food community comes together to share experiences and learn from each other.

The Recovery Summit will be made up of several elements:

Food Meets Hope by S.Pellegrino, charting positive stories of restaurant restructure, recovery and revitalisation

50 Best Masterclasses, with the world’s top chefs and bartenders demonstrating dishes and pairing cocktails for a hungry audience at home

Visions of Recovery chef interview series on Instagram Live

#50BestTalks, presented by Miele: Rewriting the Menu, with leading gastronomic thinkers discussing how current events are transforming what we eat

New Horizons, an exploration of the future of fine dining, inclusivity and recognition

Signs of renaissance

“We are all aware that the hospitality sector has suffered horrendously as a result of the pandemic through the majority of 2020, but we are now seeing tentative signs of renaissance, albeit unevenly, across different parts of the globe,” says William Drew, director of content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

“The Recovery Summit plays a vital role in helping reconnect, reaffirm and revitalise the restaurant sphere – for professionals and diners alike – and we invite all those with a love of food and restaurants to join us over these three days of diverse events.”

Since the onset of the global pandemic, the 50 Best team has focused its resources on 50 Best for Recovery, providing  financial relief as well as creating resources for hospitality businesses as they emerge from the pandemic and seek actionable advice and support.

To date, the World’s 50 Best Recovery CIC, an independent non-profit body created to administer the funds raised, has distributed $1.23m to restaurants and bars in need of support, as well as to a series of non-profit organisations supporting the sector.

Tina Nielsen

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