Carpigiani UK is official partner of 'The Italian Show' in London

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Under the shadow of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, an event of Wine, Food, Italian food culture and networking is opening its doors to UK food & wine trade and specialised press

On Monday May 30th, from 10am to 8pm, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel St. Pauls 10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ, the UK Sommelier Association, I Love Italian Food and the Federazione Italiana Cuochi UK are organising a one-day event where Italian Wine and Food will be the stars. On that day, two competitions sponsored by two excellences of the Italian wine and food world, will highlight the schedule.

The UK Sommelier Association is presenting The Best UK Sommelier – Villa Sandi Award, where sommeliers will be engaged in different challenges and they will be judged by a panel comprising journalists, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and other experts related to the wine world who will crown the winner as the Best Sommelier in UK. In the evening, the UK Sommelier Association will also take the stage for its annual Graduation Ceremony.

The Federazione Italiana Cuochi UK is organising the first edition of The Best Chef of Italian Cuisine – Parmigiano Reggiano Award. Six chefs, who have been selected after two previous phases, will have one hour to prepare a ‘main coursewith at least 5 elements. At the end of the hour, a jury of top chefs of Italian cuisine will taste and vote on the dishes prepared by the contestants and decide the winner of the competition.

I Love Italian Food will bring together Italian producers and protection consortia under The Italian Show, for the first time in London, to promote the made in Italy supply chains in the United Kingdom. Training classes dedicated to authentic Italian excellence, storytelling and product tastings, networking with local professionals.

During the day it will also be possible to take part in wine Masterclasses guided by the UK Sommelier Association, Cooking Classes organised by I Love Italian Food and the Federazione Italiana Cuochi UK on Italian products using ingredients from the participated sponsors, led by the finest local chefs of Italian cuisine. There will also be Mixology Classes guided by the UK Bartenders Guild, to share new cocktails and products.

The Walk-around Exhibition area, will give visitors the opportunity to get in touch with F&B producers and Consortia of protection, taste the products and network. Chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine masters, wine and food distributors, buyers and specialized press are invited to register for this event only for the trade at the following link:




UK Sommelier Association Since 2005 The UK Sommelier Association, has been providing professional sommelier courses built on the foundations and the principles of the Italian Sommelier Association, which itself has offered wine education since 1965.

With such heritage and culture in its genes and with expert and qualified mentoring by accredited wine professionals, Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, we have become synonymous with passing on the art of ‘sommelierie’, along with wine knowledge and appreciation of fine wines, sake and spirits.

Based in Central London, we hold our acclaimed 6 month course creating a relaxed and informal atmosphere. A convenient setting for a unique and complete journey for passionate wine enthusiasts who desire a career change, for those seeking to advance in their careers, expanding their wine knowledge and perfecting their palates, or those simply wishing to deepen their enjoyment of wine.




Contact: Andrea Rinaldi, President -


I Love Italian Food is the international network that promotes and defends the true Italian food and wine culture. A community that since 2015 has reached more than three billion digital contacts worldwide. With its network of professionals, it produces content for the narration of Italian food, organizes international events to create dialogue with professionals and supports research and training initiatives, to teach Italian products and cuisine to international professionals. I Love Italian Food, born to promote the authentic Italian food. With Love.




Contact: Silvia Meloni, PR Manager - - 0039 0522 1307022

Federazione Italiana Cuochi in UK aims to support chefs and cooking initiatives, sharing recipes and forging relationships through food events in the UK. Since 1968 Federazione Italiana Cuochi (F.I.C) promotes the Italian cuisine and runs professional development activities for chef patron, restaurateurs, teachers, students and food investors.


Contact: Cristina Polizzi, Secretary FICUK - - 0044  7866 890 624

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