Massimo Bottura, the stellar
chef whose restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy was awarded first place on the list of
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
this year, has a lot to say outside of his kitchen. Aiming to shed light on the issue of food waste and to raise awareness of the importance of fully utilising the food supply, he created Refettorio Ambrosiano during ExpoMilano 2015, and during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, he has instated another Refettorio Gastromotiva. An important part of this project is the cultural aspect. Architects, designers, and artists have donated their work in order to make Refettorio Gastromotiva a beautiful and inclusive space where everyone feels comfortable, welcome, and inspired. Metro Architecture, Vik Muniz, the Campana brothers, and Maneco Quinderé were among those who contributed to making the space unique, infusing it with art, beauty, and design.