Identità Milano 2022

The main theme of the seventeenth edition of the Identità Milano Congress, scheduled from 21st to 23rd April 2022 at MiCo in Milan, is The future is now. As Paolo Marchi, founder and editor of Identità Golose, wrote: “We must stop thinking that sooner or later we will go back and live the world the way it was, and that counts for each field, including the restaurant industry. We have to think about new perspectives and solutions that can be innovative, we have to give young people the possibility to challenge themselves , we have to remind those who are deaf and blind that there is no future for those who prefer to erect walls and refuse any type of contact with the outside and forget that the world, as we know, it’s the product of migrations, contaminations, and also the unaware acceptance of aspects belonging to populations different from ours. It has always been so and soon it will be like that again. What has changed is the time that we have, time that urges us to hurry. It obliges us to act in the present only.”



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Thursday 21th April

On Thursday 21st April 2022, the main topic of the Congress – The future is now – will be the chore of the morning session of lessons in the Auditorium. A series of speeches will be delivered by prestigious speakers who will share their experiences and ideas regarding how to build new perspectives, in the restaurant business too: already confirmed, Davide RampelloEneko Atxa, Federico Quaranta, Leopoldo Gasbarro (Wall Street Italia editor in chief) and Marco Bizzarri, chairperson and CEO of Gucci. In the afternoon, always in the Auditorium, Dossier Dessert will be the protagonist, in partnership with Valrhona: six widely-known professionals will participate. There will also be again two long-awaited and always well followed sections of Identità: Identità di Gelato (in partnership with Motor Power) and Identità di Champagne (in partnership with Veuve Clicquot), that will also take place in the following days, as well as Identità Cocktail, in partnership with Bibite Sanpellegrino and Perrier. First debut ever for the new section assigned to the new bets of Identità for the future, and it will be called The future is theirs: a dozen of Italian and international young toque will give classes during half-a-day on Thursday 21st and on Friday 22nd April.

Friday 22nd April

In the Auditorium, the main topic will be again The future is now, with many of our major chefs: Antonia Klugmann, Carlo Cracco, Corrado Assenza, Moreno Cedroni with Carlo Sebastiani, Domingo Schingaro with Didier Mariotti (Chef de Caves Veuve Clicquot), Matteo Metullio and Davide De Pra, “The best chefs” for the Identità Golose Guide 2022… Assenza will give a second three-headed and six-handed class, about the ABC del gelato, together with Paolo Brunelli and Matteo Casone. Among the guests from abroad there will be Jorge Martín and Massimiliano Delle Vedove, who will explain us the Dani Garcia “phenomenon” in Spain. In the other rooms: six great pizza chefs will be the protagonist of Identità di Pizza; Identità Cocktail and Identità di Champagne will continue, but a new section will make its debut, Bollicine del mondo. Finally, the second and the last day for The future is theirs, with another group of young promises in the restaurant industry.

Saturday 23rd April

Fireworks on the last day, as per usual. Massimo Bottura and many Italian chef celebrities, such as Riccardo Camanini ed Enrico Bartolini, will deliver a speech on the subject of the Congress, along with young chefs that will take part too, for instance Richard Abou Zaki and Pierpaolo Ferracuti, "Surprise of the year " for the Identità Golose Guide 2022. There will also be several international guests: Virgilio Martinez and Pia LeónDabiz MuñozJoxe Mari Aizega (Basque Culinary Center general manager), Søren Ledet from Geranium in Copenhagen. In the other rooms, there will be a great morning in Sala Blu 2, Niko Romito and a super trio composed by Enrico e Roberto Cerea, Davide Di Fabio e Salvatore Bianco (who will focus on truffle) will talk about vegetables and fermentations. In the afternoon, on the same stage Identità di Formaggio will go on, in partnership with the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano. Instead, in Sala Blu 1 the whole day will be dedicated to Identità di Pasta, in partnership with Pastificio Felicetti: there will be seven classes starting from Matias Perdomo and ending with Cristiano Tomei. Finally, the last day for Identità Cocktail and Identità di Champagne.

The protagonists of Identità Milano 2022