Identità Inclusive, the 2 days to enhance social and sustainable catering – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

La Cucina Italiana

Creating a network between realities that promote work inclusion through gastronomy: this is the goal of Inclusive Identitiesthe new initiative to be held on 9 and 10 June in San Vito dei Normanni, in the province of Brindisi. The program includes a meeting and an inaugural dinner Sunday 9 June at the restaurant XFood. Monday 10 Juneinstead, participants will visit the Torre Nature Reserve Guacetorecently awarded as the best inclusive park in terms of accessibility for people with disabilities, followed by a talk in Dentice Castle in Frasso di Carovigno and a final brunch with local producers. The afternoon will be dedicated to debates in the restaurant theatre XFoodwhich will end with a charity dinner hosted by chefs such as Franco Pepe, Giovanni Ingletti, Jessica Rosval, Antonio Guida, Floriano Pellegrino and Nicola di Lena. Among the guests of the two days, in addition to Felicita Pistilli, journalist of Tg1 and always attentive to social and Third Sector issues, there will also be Davide Groppi, Domitilla Dardi, Patrizia Catalano, Sara Mondaini who, together with other guests from the world of design, will hold talks dedicated to the theme of beauty.

Over the years, the numerous solidarity projects involving the restaurant sector have had countless merits. However, one aspect often overlooked was gastronomic quality: virtuous projects that lacked an imprint of culinary excellence. Recently, however, more and more initiatives are emerging which, while maintaining the principles of solidarity and inclusiveness, offer products and dishes of the highest quality. Emblematic examples are Tortellante by Massimo Bottura and Roots by Jessica Rosval. Identità Inclusive was born with the aim of filling this gap in the gastronomic quality of solidarity projects.

Even the choice of the city is not random: in San Vito dei Normanni, it has been operating since 2014 XFood, a “social restaurant” that for ten years has combined good food with 0 km products and a commitment to solidarity by promoting the dignity of work for women and men with disabilities. It also opened in San Vito dei Normanni Comma, a “therapeutic pastry workshop”, a space that offers training and employment to young people with disabilities (in particular those affected by autism), to single-parent families with a precarious income, to victims of domestic violence and to people with social difficulties. A project of great importance, which earned Nicola di Lena, pastry chef of the project, the recognition of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella as one of the thirty “everyday heroes” of 2024.

«These extraordinary realities that previously remained hidden are increasingly coming to light – he explains Paolo Marchi, Founder of Identità Golose and of the Identità Inclusive project, together with Vito Valente, president of the Cooperativa Includi, – Identità Inclusive wants to give them afurther showcase, thus helping them to make themselves known and become reference models for many others. The meaning is: I don’t participate in a solidarity dinner, I don’t buy a productsocially committed company, solely for ethical reasons, because “I want to be generous”, but also because I recognize the quality of the work behind it.”


The welcome

Inclusive – the fried pizza that embraces the world of Franco Pepe

Crispy anchovy onion by chef Giovanni Ingletti

Eggplant Suya by chef Jessica Rosval

Raspberry risotto and herb cream by chef Antonio Guida

Beef and capers by chef Floriano Pellegrino


A summer night’s dream by master pastry chef Nicola di Lena

Dessert buffet at Virgola Pasticceria


When: Monday 10 June

Where: XFood restaurant in San Vito dei Normanni (Brindisi), via Brindisi 72019

Cost of dinner: €150.00

To book or receive further information, call +39 366 8913041 or write to the email address

Reservation required by Thursday 6 June by bank transfer made out to:

Include Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus

Reason: Booking of the charity dinner for the 10th June Identità Inclusive Festival

IBAN coordinates: IT16D0103079280000000400142

This recipe has already been read 71 times!

Proudly powered by WordPress

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Click here to read more information about data collection for ads personalisation

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Read more about data collection for ads personalisation our in our Cookies Policy page