Cook It Raw – the annual, international gathering of culinary luminaries that explores possibilities of cuisine – has partnered with the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance to announce its eighth edition, unrolling from May through September in Alberta, Canada. The first gathering held in Lac La Biche from May 19th to 22nd, and featured 14 of the region’s most innovative chefs. Conceptualized and directed by Alessandro Porcelli, this year’s program will focus on the discovery and collaborative shaping of the culinary identity of Alberta – a corner of the world with a burgeoning gastronomic scene, ready for global exposure.
Having completed the first leg of the Cook It Raw Alberta program in May, the fourteen regional chefs will continue to work together – culminating in their collaboration with the international chefs in early October. The goal is to create a line of communication among chefs within the region and forge links internationally, laying the framework for a longstanding culinary network.
At its core, Cook It Raw Alberta is a mentorship program, helping local chefs, producers and farmers identify the materials and techniques that are unique to their region and crafting a strong culinary narrative that will resonate with global audiences.
Public Event: Feast on the Frontier
Join us to celebrate the culmination of the #rawAlberta program, and sample the iconic dishes from each of the chef teams. Tickets are only $125 – get yours now before they’re gone!