Award-winning pastry chef, Alessandro Laudadio of the distinguished Federazione Italiana Cuochi (FIC), part of the Worldchefs Organization, will be hosting a workshop to present and deconstruct the recipes that he developed especially for ASN´s end of year event. Chicory is used as a central ingredient in his twist on the Napoltena classic, Chicory Maritozzo with Anchovy Powder and in his take on the Spanish staple, Raw and Cooked Chicory Gazpacho.


Professional Pastry Chef and Culinary Consultant with vast experience in both starred and non-starred restaurants throughout Italy and Europe. He is a member of the Federazione Italiana Cuochi (Federation of Italian Chefs) for whom he currently holds the position of Deputy National Secretary. He has acted as pastry chef on multiple occasions for the many FIC events held over the years. He has also taken the role of trainer for the Federcuochi in the field of restaurant pastry. He has a deep knowledge of the restaurant world in its entirety and of raw materials which he finds fundamental for the success of creation and creativity.

Founded in 1968, the Federation of Italian Chefs (FIC) is an officially recognised body of over 110 Italian and foreign associations representing and supporting the development and promotion of professional, dedicated cooks. With over 15,000 annual members FIC is represented in the main culinary salons of the world and plays a leading role in esteemed international culinary competitions including Lyon´s Bocuse D’Or and the World Championships of Luxembourg. The organisation is also an active player in the development of solutions to key issues related to the labour market and organises annual popular initiatives throughout Italy. FIC proudly promotes Italian food and wine, consumer health and food safety and has its own in-house publication, Il Cuoco, of which 18,000 copies are printed bimonthly.


Worldchefs is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our membership. Worldchefs is a federation made up of 110 national chef associations, this global dynamic network represents culinary professionals at all levels and across all specialities.Since its founding in 1928, Worldchefs has been committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.