PARIS, France, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The 60th anniversary International Congress of Relais & Châteaux (R&C) was held in Paris last week. During this 2014 Rendez-Vous, nearly 500 hoteliers and chefs from all over the world attended and more than 250 international journalists and guests were invited to participate. They experienced three highlights: Taste Art evening at the Palais de Tokyo, Relais & Châteaux Vision and Commitments presented at the UNESCO and a Gala Dinner at the Opéra Garnier.
A Vision and Commitments presented at UNESCO
This movement started more than a year ago by the R&C World Culinary Council, comprised of our hoteliers, sommeliers, chefs and innkeepers - 3 initiatives have been defined :
Preserve the diversity of cuisines in the world: R&C members are stewards of our global culinary heritage and work together to preserve the precious nature of the earth's bounty and join forces with farmers and fishermen to protect the harvest of humanity and be guardians of the biodiversity of our planet. Above all, they protect and promote the rich diversity of the many different cuisines and elements of hospitality throughout this world, seeing them both as somewhat intangible but still valuable assets of our humanity and our cultural heritage.
Share our passion for all that is good and beautiful in this world: The R&C family strives to share what is beautiful, good and unique by creating moments that are not just a luxury reserved for the elite, but a treasure to be shared with anyone who cares about and wants to feel a part of the world around them. R&C cultivates and shares this value with many different communities.
To work together to create a more humane world: The ambition for every R&C property is that each experience be an inspiration for the guests, the suppliers, the staff and the local partners. Together, they can craft and create a new and more humane world: one that is more sensitive and attentive to the essential aspects of dining, warmth and welcome, which are key to a more peaceful and open society.
These commitments are designed to engage others, on a worldwide level and to elevate the Fine Arts of Living to the 10th Art. With humility and determination, R&C aims to start a movement to "make the world a better place through cuisine and hospitality". A movement to collectively demonstrate that all R&C properties are individually the stewards of a responsible and creative cuisine, and promoters of the Arts of living as the true 10th Art.
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For further information: Media information: Claudette Dumas-Bergen, Relais & Châteaux Press Bureau - Canada, 514-866-9816 - [email protected]