Massimo Bottura, Italy's most renown chef, has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2014 White Guide Global Gastronomy Award.
Bottura, who has broken deep-rooted Italian traditions to give way to a more modern cuisine at this restaurant Osteria Francescana, will be honored at the White Guide Gala in Stockholm on March 3rd.
The White Guide Global Gastronomy Award is given to international food creators who inspire others with their contemporary gastronomy. Bottura was honored this year for "continually renew[ing] one of the world 's most beloved kitchen - the Italian - and add[ing] new dimensions to the senses and mind to explore and enjoy," according to a press release.
S.Pellegrino and Food for Soul, the non-profit organisation founded by Lara Gilmore and chef Massimo Bottura, form a new global partnership to drive social and environmental change and promote a sustainable food culture.