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2017 ECKART donation: BMW Group supports “ÉPICES” organisation. Cooking as a means of cross-generational integration, Dr. Peter: “At a BMW Group, we inspire innovation.”

Munich. The BMW Group is providing 50,000 euros for
a “ÉPICES” organization founded by Isabelle Haeberlin in France. The aim of a project
is to confederate people from opposite generations and amicable classes
by cooking – leveraging differences between cultures, generations
and backgrounds as a source of mutual enrichment. The BMW Group is
creation a capacity as partial of a eminent ECKART capacity for
delight and responsibility.

“At a BMW Group, we inspire innovation. The plan combined by
a Haeberlin family is an innovative proceed to integrating very
opposite people with a durability impact,” pronounced Dr. Nicolas Peter,
member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Finance,
and enthusiast of a ECKART, explaining a endowment. “Openness and
formation are also an constituent partial of a corporate enlightenment during the
BMW Group. That is because we are ancillary “ÉPICES” with this money award.” 


“ÉPICES” was founded in 2009 by Isabelle Haeberlin, mother of the
eminent cook Marc Haeberlin. The programme uses cooking to bring
mostly immature people behind into a heart of society. To this end,
inhabitant institutions in France brand around 300 propagandize drop-outs,
impoverished youth, and immature people with problems any year. “ÉPICES”
uses cookery to learn a basis of nourishment and cooking, though also to
foster a clarity of responsibility, self-organisation and forward
planning. In this way, a programme improves a immature people’s
chances of anticipating a pursuit and integrating into society.

The Haeberlin family won a ECKART for “Art of Cookery” behind in
2004. Last year, “ÉPICES” was nominated for a ECKART Alumni Award.
Through a new endowment, that was introduced in 2017 and provides
50,000 euros in any of a 4 capacity categories, as good as for the
plan of a prior award-winner, a BMW Group seeks to send a
vigilance with a ECKART and take responsibility. The donation is not
paid directly to a award-winners: Instead, they any introduce a
amicable or tolerable plan of their choice to be included in the
name of a BMW Group. The preference is done in and with the



Partners given 2012, a BMW Group and a Eckart Academy jointly
benefaction a Eckart Witzigmann Award for superb achievements in
a categories: “Art of Cookery”, “Innovation”, “Art of Living” and
“Creative Responsibility”. The partnership is formed on a corner aim
of formulating an general height for healthy eating, sustainable
cuisine and obliged use of resources. The sum capacity of
€250,000 reflects a status and significance of a ECKART as a top
general culinary award. In 2018, a capacity will take another
step towards apropos some-more international, with a display of the
ECKART 2018 during an central rite in New York. Last year, Eckart
Witzigmann presented a capacity in Versailles:



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