Michelin star chefs Massimo Bottura and René Redzepi participating in THE GRAND GELINAZ! SHUFFLE(2) this November

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 15th September 2016

The international ‘restaurant swap’, THE GRAND GELINAZ! SHUFFLE(2), returns on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and will feature a number of Michelin star chefs.


The global event will see 40 chefs from around the world cook simultaneously across continents and time zones in a one-off worldwide restaurant shuffle. 

Following the success of the inaugural Shuffle in 2015, this year 40 chefs from around the world including Massimo Bottura, René Redzepi and Dominique Crenn will swap their kitchen with another chef’s at random. Each chef will discover his or her new restaurant location several weeks prior to the SHUFFLE keeping it a secret until the day.

Curated by Andrea Petrini and Alexandra Swenden, THE GRAND GELINAZ! SHUFFLE TWO(2) is the latest in a series of projects devised by the pair.

Andrea said: “The SHUFFLE is getting bigger as we incorporate more of the world’s most extraordinary culinary talent into the GELINAZ! collective, and with that every project we do is more innovative and diverse than the last. The element of surprise and endless outcomes of where each chef ends up is truly exhilarating.”

Alexandra said: “In last year’s swap we saw René Redzepi take residence at Nahm in Bangkok, Mauro Colagreco make a trip to Hisa Franko in Slovenia and Claude Bosi cross the pond for a stint at San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn. Each and every exchange was completely wonderful, both for the dishes created and the social connections that are born from this existential, cross-cultural experiment. We can’t wait to find out what SHUFFLE TWO(2) will bring out.”

The chefs will not only swap kitchens but lives as well. With help from the
resident chef’s kitchen they will create an eight course menu inspired by the culinary delights and culture of their new found cities, which will be served on November 10, 2016.

Although the public can buy tickets for a specific restaurant, they won’t know the identity of the chef until that evening.  

The chefs participating in 2016’s SHUFFLE TWO(2) are: Alex Atala, Inaki Aizpitarte, Massimiliano Alajmo, José Avillez, Massimo Bottura, Danny Bowien, Sean Brock, Manu Buffara, Daniel Burns, Riccardo Camanini, Paul Carmichael, Dominique Crenn, Sven Elverfeld, Anand Gaggan, Adeline Grattard, Sean Gray, Rudolfo Guzman, Zaiyu Hasegawa, Dan Hunter, Mikael Jonsson, Christopher Kostow, Virgilio Martinez, Carlo Mirarchi, Vladimir Mukhin, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Matt Orlando, Christian Puglisi, Dave Pynt, René Redzepi, Niko Romito, Ana Ros, Alexandre Silva, Ben Shewry, Bo Songivsava, David Thompson, Lee Tiernan, Simone Tondo, Mitsuharu Tsumura, Blaine Wetzel, Jock Zonfrillo.

GELINAZ! is a collective made by chefs for chefs solely created to give something back to an ever-evolving industry, adapting to unpredictable situations and charting new territory.

Reservations open on Wednesday, September 21 and will be available to purchase on the website: WWW.GELINAZ.COM

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 15th September 2016

Michelin star chefs Massimo Bottura and René Redzepi participating in THE GRAND GELINAZ! SHUFFLE(2) this November