ECKART 2017: BMW Group and Eckart Witzigmann Academy step adult cooperation. Renowned culinary endowment launches universe debate in Paris.

Posted on 06. Jun, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The BMW Group and “chef of a century”
Eckart Witzigmann are strengthening their corner joining to the
culinary arts, nourishment and amicable responsibility. At a same time,
they are heightening a concentration of a International Eckart Witzigmann
Award, ECKART for short, in their fifth year of collaboration. The
endowment will turn some-more tellurian in a efforts to emanate an
general theatre for sustainability, peculiarity and responsible
nutrition. Award ceremonies will also be hold outward of Germany in
a future, starting in France: The ECKART 2017 will be presented in
a nation that invented haute cuisine.    


The fifth year of team-work also outlines a transition: Dr. Nicolas
Peter, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for
Finance, takes over as enthusiast of a team-work from his predecessor
in a Board of Management, Dr. Friedrich Eichiner. Eichiner, with
substantial personal commitment, had created a team-work given 2012.


“I am tender by a partnership and partnership with the
Witzigmann Academy. Together, we can inspire open discuss about
unwavering nourishment and shortcoming towards people, animals and the
planet,” pronounced Peter. “These are really critical matters for a BMW
Group, and for me, personally. It is an honour to take over the
clientele of ECKART from my venerable predecessor.”


France was an apparent choice for a initial stop on a ECKART world
tour: French cuisine sets a general standard, and food and
splash occupy an critical place in a culture. It is no coincidence
that many ECKART award-winners are from France, including the
Troisgros Family, Anne-Sophie Pic and Tomi Ungerer. Outside the
culinary world, a special loyalty has always existed between
Germany and France. France is also really critical to a BMW Group.
BMW France is an constituent partial of a BMW Group’s international
network and France was a fifth-largest marketplace for new automobile sales in 2016.


France also has a really special significance to Eckart Witzigmann: “I
had a payoff to learn from luminaries like Paul Haeberlin to Paul
Bocuse a essentials of their art. These heading total of the
French cuisine nurtured my creativity and style.”


The ECKART 2017 endowment rite in autumn 2017 outlines a initial step in
a serve internationalisation of a award, with other stops around
a universe to follow. Next year already, a ECKART 2018 will be
presented outward of Europe.


ECKART and a BMW Group


The International Eckart Witzigmann Award is one of a most
prestigious honours recognising superb achievements in a art of
cooking and excellent dining. “Chef of a century” Eckart Witzigmann has
awarded a ECKART for singular culinary achievements and special
joining underneath a extended spectrum of lifestyle given 2004. In
partnership with a BMW Group, a Witzigmann Academy presents awards
annually in a categories: “Art of Cookery”, “Innovation” and “Art of
Living”. The Academy has also presented an ECKART for “Creative
Responsibility and Enjoyment” given 2013, with a money endowment of 10,000
euros included by a BMW Group.

Previous winners embody Daniel Boulud, HRH Charles Prince of Wales,
Elena Arzak, Anne-Sophie Pic, Harald Wohlfahrt, Dieter Kosslick,
Ferran Adrià, Marc Haeberlin, Joël Robuchon, Alex Atala, Jon Rose,
Mick Hucknall, Massimo Bottura, Dominique Crenn, Andreas Caminada; and
many more.

Sustainability has been an constituent partial of a BMW Group’s corporate
plan for many years, with tolerable growth firmly
determined as a corporate aim during Group level: from a development
of alternative, fuel-saving car concepts through
environmentally-compatible prolongation processes to eco-friendly
recycling methods. At a BMW Group, tolerable meditative and action
influences not usually a product, though a whole value chain. In all
areas of a company, a concentration is on suggestive and obliged use
of appetite and tender materials.


If we have any questions, greatfully contact:


BMW Group Corporate Communications

Julian Hetzenecker, BMW Group Business and Financial Communications

Tel.: +49-89-382-39229




Media website: 


Press hit Witzigmann Academy
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80639 München     

Telephone: +49 89 139 260 26


Further information on a Eckart Witzigmann Award can be
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ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
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conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.





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