Rio de janeiro Summit

Social gastronomy summit, November 4-11, 2018

The summit aimed at gathering the core team, the thinking partners and the sponsors. The
agenda included a learning journey, development sessions on the strategy of the Social
Gastronomy Movement (SGM) and various local events around innovation and gastronomy.



In the beginning of November 2018, the Social Gastronomy Movement (SGM) had the opportunity to host the Social Gastronomy Summit at the Refettorio Gastromotiva in Rio de Janeiro.
Just a couple of months after our first meeting in Miami in April 2018, we decided to gather our community to keep the momentum going.
More than 60 chefs, social entrepreneurs and experts came with an open heart from all around the world, to participate in a celebration and a discussion on the future of the Movement. 

The 9-days summit started in Minas Gerais on the 3rd of November, followed by a week in Rio de Janeiro and ended in São Paulo on the 11th of November. 
Our guests arrived in Rio de Janeiro and were welcomed with a Learning Journey; a hands-on meant to discover social projects in Rio. The next day started with a meditation session. We shared a vegetarian paella prepared from wasted food ingredients, which now became a tradition. Our guests also had the opportunity to meet and discuss with Venezuelan refugees. Having a better understanding of the current challenges in the region, our guests tackled two full days of further defining and planning the Social Gastronomy Movement. On the 9th of November, the Movement joined Colaboramerica, the biggest event for new economies in South America. Our journey ended in São Paulo showcasing Social Gastronomy at Mesa Tendencia.

We would like to give a big thank you to our main event sponsor: Cargill and to local sponsors: Bacio di Latte and LATAM Airlines who made this event possible!