Source: Osteria Franscescana
"I have followed my passions for over thirty years to find my voice. The time has come to use it to make visible the invisible. Around the world, we waste one third of the food we produce. In 2016, I founded the non-profit association Food for Soul to empower communities to fight against food waste in the interest of social inclusion and individual wellbeing". Massimo Bottura Massimo Bottura is the chef and owner of the three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. It was named best restaurant in the world twice, in 2016 and 2018, by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Time Magazine named Bottura one of the most influential people of 2019. Bottura is also the author of Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef as well as Bread Is Gold. Recently he launched a series of classes on modern Italian cooking with MasterClass. Massimo Bottura is reducing food waste. In cooperation with Pope Francis, he turned an abandoned theater in a Milan suburb into Refettorio, a soup kitchen that has turned more than 15 tons of excess food into meals for the homeless, working poor, and refugees. He remains a trailblazer in reducing food waste–one of the prime issues of the restaurant industry. He even started a foundation, Food for Soul, to expand the concept to cities around the world, like Rio de Janeiro and London.