In February 2018, Chef Danny was invited to be an honored guest chef at The University Of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG), an international University, founded by the Slow Food organization and based in the Pollenzo, Italy. UNISG offers students from all over the world a chance to explore all areas of science, culture, politics, economics and ecology in relation to food.


Carlo Petrini welcoming Chef Danny to the University

In addition to tasting the different flavors that each chef brings to the plate, students have the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion and ask as many questions they would like.


Guest of le Tavole Accademiche add their signature to the academic poster and a portrait is hung at the school to serve as a proud reminder of all who have participated in this noteworthy project. Great chefs and gastronomes like Alice Waters, Ferran Adrià, Alex Atala, and Massimo Bottura have been honored on the walls of the Mensa. After 25 years of cooking in the traditions of the Slow Food movement, Chef Danny Petrosino has now taken his place as a member of this prestigious group of noted international chefs.

Each year UNISG invites 25 guest chefs from around the world who practice the Slow Food philosophy of good, clean, and fair food to visit the campus and prepare lunch for students and university staff. Danny was the only chef from the United States to be featured at the University in 2018.

Check out our adventures at UNISG

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