The process for Italian cuisine, a UNESCO heritage site, begins
The process for Italian cuisine, a UNESCO heritage site, begins

The process for Italian cuisine, a UNESCO heritage site, begins

The announcement that Italian cuisine is formally in Corsa per essere riconosciuta as cultural heritage and immaterial dell'Unesco rappresenta una notizia di grande rilievo, not only per gli appassionati della gastronomia Italiana, but also per tutto il settore HO.RE.CA. This candidacy, the only one for Italy in the 2024-2025 cycle, is promoted by prestigious institutions such as the Casa Artusi Foundation, the Italian Academy of Cooking, the Culinary College and the La Cucina Italiana magazine.

The fascination of Italian cuisine, with its regional variety and its ability to relate cultural history across the world, is a treasure that deserves global knowledge. The dossier for the candidacy, curated by a group of expert guides from Pier Luigi Petrillo and Elena Sinibaldi, shows how the kitchen is not just a daily activity, but a deep understanding of the curator's verses and others. This represents a powerful vehicle of cultural memory, keeping the traditions alive and promoting the transfer of all new generations.

The decision, made by December 2025 with an attempted valuation by an international expert body, may have significant impact on the HO.RE.CA market. The eventual recognition of Italian cuisine as human heritage may in fact increase the demand for authentic Italian products and reinforce the position of quality that is perceived in the global restaurant market. Ciò potrebbe tradursi in nuove opportunità di business per chef e grossisti alimentari, che si troveranno a gestire un crescente interesse verso authenticity e qualità, pilastri della cucina nacional.

For the professionals of the settore, it is dunque a moment of great aspiration but also of opportunity. Essere prepared to respond to this crescente domanda sarà essenziale: espandere l'offerta di prodotti tradizionali Italiani, investire in formazione sulla cucina Italiana autentica e stabilire partnership solide con fornitori affidabili saranno passi fondamentali per capitalizzare sulla potenziale onorificenza.
In the final decision, the HO.RE.CA settore will begin to plan how to integrate this novelty into its business model, guaranteeing that things will soon be enjoyed by the richness of Italian cuisine as a human heritage, celebrating a 'arte che da secali arricchisce tavole e cuori in tutto il mondo.