GELINAZ!, the collective of chefs which each year organises ambitious events across the globe is returning in the summer month of August with an event at Mühltalhof (Neufelden) in Upper Austria.
Details of the event have not yet been fully revealed but the lineup of 24 cutting edge chefs (12 men, 12 women) that will first head to Vienna and then to Mültahof has been announced. What is maybe unique about the event is a huge lineup of female chefs that will take part in this ‘itinerant foodart performance’.
The organisers are promising a tribute to Upper Austria and the Austrian culinary scene and will bring with them 8 contemporary artists and a global sound installation.
It will be about Generative Thinking, Generative Music and Generative Cooking.
The chefs taking part in this summer retreat in Austria are Lukas Nagle of Bootshaus (Das Traunsee, Austria); Bo Songivsava of Bo Lan (Bangkok, Thailand); Felix Schellhorn of Hansi Hansi (Bad Gastein, Austria); Magnus Nilsson of Faviken (Jarpen, Sweden); Rosio Sanchez of Hija de Sanchez (Copenhagen, Denmark), Manu Buffara of Manu (Curitiba, Brazil); Milena Broger of Klösterle (Lech, Austria); René Redzepi of Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark); Helmut Rachinger of Mühltalhof (Neufelden, Austria); Ana Ros of Hisa Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia); Mauro Colagreco of Le Mirazur (Menton, France); Philip Rachinger of Mühltalhof (Neufelden, Austria); Heinz Reitbauer of Steirereck (Vienna, Austria); Lukas Mraz of Cordoba (Berlin, Germany); David Chang of Co Momofuku (New York, United States); South African Margot Janse formerly of The Tasting Room; May Chow of Little Bao (Hong Kong, China); Antonia Klugmann of L’Argine di Vinco (Cividale, Italy); Mexican Karim Lopez of Franceschetta 58 (Modena, Italy); Konstantin Filippou of Restaurant Konstantin Filippou (Vienna, Austria); Virgilio Martinez of Central (Lima, Peru); Colombe Saint-Pierre of Chez Saint-Pierre (Le Bic); Gabriela Camara of Cala (San Francisco, United States) and last but not least Japanese Chiho Kanzaki of Virtus (Paris, France).
Last year on the 10th November, an ambitious restaurant shuffle was held together with the GELINAZ! Brussels Headquarters event which was organised at the two Michelin star Brussels restaurant of chef Christophe Hardiquest, Bon Bon. It brought together 20 chefs cooking four shifts in the space of 14 hours from noon to 2am.
GELINAZ! was origially created by Fulvio Pierangelini and Andrea Petrini. Today, the two co-curators of the events are Petrini and Alexandra Swenden.
The collective approaches cooking in a completely different style, away from the fanfare of Michelin stars or lists. It is a way for chefs to collaborate, for chefs to test ideas away from their usual clientele and to exchange and maybe test some ideas that might otherwise not be tested in their restaurant.