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MISS CHEF Association

National Network: 
via Nedo Nadi, n.2
via Nicola Vaccaro, n.134
85100 Potenza PZ
0039 0971 51339
0039 0971 594037
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
0039 333-4532314
Mobile Phone (other): 
0039 331-5934925
Organisation Type: 
Private Company
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

MISS CHEF® ( is a no-profit cultural association aiming at the promotion of the growth of the female talent. With the collaboration of public institutions and other cultural associations, it contributes to the diffusion of the Italian Culture and food and wine tradition, in different forms and expressions, promoting the “Made in Italy” culinary excellences, known and appreciated all over the world. In fact, the MISS CHEF® Association is a multicultural container in which it is possible to meet ideas, insights, knowledge, planning, entrepreneurial, artisan and artistic realities from different sectors that characterize the "Made in Italy", but always focusing on the value of the Italian woman. MISS CHEF® ASSOCIATION owns the national and international Award “MISS CHEF®” organized and implemented since 2012. MISS CHEF have a eight ten persons in its staff and over twenty partners in Italy and abroad. In a year MISS CHEF can reach a budget of about 20000 euros in resources coming from public entities ad private sponsors. MISS CHEF realizes seminars and concrete projects. Main partnes are some public Region, Universities and other no profit Associations.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Award consists in a competition in show cooking born in 2012 and become, in 2014, itinerant in several Italian regions and has made competitions even in the USA. With its innovative and dynamic formula on tour, it wants to contribute to exalt the socio-cultural value-ness, of the Italianness. The protagonists of the competition are some Chef Women for each competition, selected for curriculum and professional merits. The chefs on competition are engaged in the realization of a dish according to their repertoire in the kitchen following the strict Regulation of the Award. The competition consists in a show cooking with the subsequent tasting of the dishes realized and offered to two Juries, a technical one and an institutional one; the jurors may ask the chefs for questions or explanations and, soon after the tasting, will give an overall judgment according to some pre-fixed criteria. The Award Juries are always made up of personalities from the political, economic, entertainment and socio-cultural national and international world, journalists and food and wine experts. While they are at work in the kitchen or in front of the juries, the competitors describe their dishes underlining the interpretation of the classic recipe, the use of certain ingredients, the recovery of certain flavors and products that make the excellence of the different territories; illustrating their own recipe in the competition, each Chef tells her family and professional history. The competition takes place in some prestigious locations that host the tour stops in the various Italian regions and abroad. Each competition has a MISS CHEF® Winner . The format is further enhanced by an innovative formula complementing the experience MISS CHEF®, moments of culture, entertainment and discussions, cooking demonstrations and conferences may be planned and implemented from time to time for the promotion of excellence and typical manufacturing or territorial peculiarities and, of course, the highlight of the competition which is the MISS CHEF® Award.

Main Projects / Activities: 

MISS CHEF® ASSOCIATION owns the national and international Award “MISS CHEF®” organized and implemented since 2012. Conceived by the journalist MARIANGELA PETRUZZELLI, president, author and artistic director of the Award, which is the first competition among some of the best Italian Chef Women with the proposition, all in pink, of the most renowned menu of the traditional Italian cuisine, between yesterday and today.MISS CHEF realizes also MISS CHEF Academy to teach high quality cusine. MISS CHEF promotes and realizes cultural and socio- economical meetings, events and debates.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Organizing international meetings, events and debates.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Because ALF Network have an international mission and view and because the multicultural relationship with all the ALF entities  create a plus value for MISS CHEF.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Mariangela Petruzzelli
Job Title: 
Head of the organisation: 
Mariangela Petruzzelli-president
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Maria Di Girolamo
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