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Preserving the history and authenticity of Italian food


Last month Sydney’s best Italian chefs and restauranteurs gathered in Smeg’s Sydney showroom for the annual Evento Marchio di Ospitalita' Italiana, Italian Hospitality Awards.  Administered by Unioncamere (global network of Italian Chambers of Commerce), these highly coveted awards honour and celebrate traditional Italian food and the Italian dining experience, while providing a shared standard of excellence for Italian food and restaurants around the world. 

Along with Smeg, Unioncamere is also an advocate for celebrating Italian culture and heritage.  Further, with regard to food and hospitality, Unioncamere believe that the culture of the Italian table is a symbol of both quality of life and human relationships. 

The awards event was hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and, together with Smeg, event partners included Barilla Pasta and Vittoria Coffee.  

The culture of the Italian table was put to the test at the awards event with a fun, energetic Barilla Pasta cook-off, the results of which were judged by Arturo Arcano, Italian Consul General and Nicholas Care, CEO Italian Chamber of Commerce. 

L to R: Nicholas Care, CEO Italian Chamber of Commerce; Davide Zavaroni, National Foodservice Manager, Smeg Australia; Andrea Tranchero, Executive Chef, Barilla; Silvia Gardin, Casa Barilla coordinator; Arturo Arcano, Italian Consul General; and Emanuele Attanasio, Italian State Tourist Board

For those who appreciate the history, culture, quality and authenticity of Italian food and hospitality, it is a comfort to know that Unioncamere is committed to preserving same with the belief that food and hospitality contribute to the heritage of humanity.