All experiences are underpinned by our four guiding principles, which we believe are essential for any culinary claim to be made:
Tradition is not just a static belief or behaviour passed down to the next generation with origins in the past, but a way to explore rituals, cultural exchange, fluidity, adaptation and evolution of behaviours. Through our experiences, we want to discover the evolution of food systems, their historic, social, geographical and economic influence and impact on regional cuisine
We believe that sustainable food systems must be collaborative networks that encourage a self-reliant economy, reinforced by local food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management – all contributing to individual, community and ecological health. A sustainable food system endeavours to make nutritious food available, accessible, and affordable to all with a minimum impact on the environment.
As part of our programming, we explore local food chains and connect with the environment, the provenance of food and experience nature as a space with multiple identities for food production.
We believe that innovation happens through interdisciplinary approach and experiences. We provide an environment where collaboration, inspiration, engagement and sharing happen in a natural and intuitive way.
Cook It Raw brings together farmers, producers, distributers, academics and experts from various disciplines to explore and share past and present thinking on food.
Inspiration is the driver of innovation and creativity. We want to provide space and encounters for creative expression.
Through our experiential gatherings, we want to challenge the comfort zone, provide input from creative thinkers and inspirational leaders, and work with creative tools to stimulate inspiration and drive innovation.