Vedat Basaran, Represents Turkey at International Culinary Event

Vedat Basaran, Director of the TCF Culinary Arts Center – YESAM was invited to join the world’s greatest chefs at an international culinary event organized by renowned chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse and SBM (La Societe des Bains de Mer) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Le Louis XV/Alan Ducasse. The event took place in Monte-Carlo on November 16-18 and brought together 240 chefs representing 25 countries, 5 continents, and 300 Michelin stars.

The event also featured an open market with 100 of the best local producers. To make the event even more memorable, Alain Ducasse invited 10 chefs to prepare dishes in their own style with the products offered. During this event, local producers and guest chefs had a chance to interact, watch demonstrations and sample the dishes prepared by the chefs. The highlight of the event was a gala dinner, which was attended by Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Basaran said that it highlighted Ducasse’s vision that the future of gastronomy rested in preserving Mediterranean cuisine and keeping local culinary culture as the base of our cuisines. He added: “The event drew attention to the importance of bonds and continuity between different generations by bringing them together to identify the gastronomic dynamics for the future.”

Mr.Basaran’s article about the event was published by Food in Life magazine and can be read here (in Turkish).