The idea comes from Monica Olivieri, food marketing expert and food event organizer, from her profound love for pasta and the recipe. Carbonara is one of the most popular Italian/Roman dishes in London.
British people also grew up with this specialty, along with other Italian recipes (see the baby meal pot of Bolognese, Lasagna, Amatriciana), but overlooking its origin and the original formula. It seems that Carbonara is part of the English menu, too, but with a new interpretation (cream and mushroom).
The event is focused on the iconic Carbonara dish and to its traditional recipe.
It is an educational food event, a cultural event about Italian food and Italian culture, and it is a charity event in support of homeless people.
Through a ‘Carbonara Sospesa’ (Carbonara suspended), we will support ‘Mudchute Association’, which provides food for the community through its food poverty project.
A Carbonara Sospesa is basically a Carbonara left paid for somebody who cannot buy food, it’s a real donation left to the Mudchute Park and Farm, which helps providing homeless people food.
6 International chefs will prepare Carbonara, but just the Italian chefs will be entitled to cook it with a special twist.
Carbonara Sospesa is the medium through which people will make a donation.
In the green area food producers will promote and sell their products.
Live music and kids activities (face painting, ballons) also will be on the spot.
Mudchute ParK & Farm, under the shade of Canary Wharf skyscrapers, it is heaven on earth. The largest city farm in Europe with over 32 acres of countryside.
A wonderful collection of British rare breeds and over 200 animals.
The closest DLR stations are Mudchute, Crossharbour & Island Gardens. We highly recommend using Crossharbour. When alighting walk directly across the road and through the ASDA car park where you'll find an entry at the back right hand side to Mudchute Park and Farm.
The Mudchute Association is a registered charity in England and Wales (registered charity number 284907) and membership organisation. Mudchute Association with the donation of Carbonara Sospesa, will provide food to poor families and those in need.
Buy your Carbonara Classic or Vegetarian : this purchase allows you to receive any Carbonara dish between the Classic and the Vegetarian.
All the other special editions, made by the chefs, will be available during their show cookings. Be sure to be on time if you want to taste something different.
11.30 Alvaro Robles show cooking of Carbonara Classic
12.30 Carmelo Carnevale show cooking of Carbonara Salad
13.30 Nina Parker show cooking of Vegetarian Carbonara
14.30 Arcangelo Dandini show cooking of Carbonara de Roma
15.30 Andrea Jeriri show cooking of Carbonara Scomposta
16.30 Ignacio Rivera show cooking of Carbonara Classic.
Make your donation here https://www.mudchute.org/support-us/donations for the Carbonara Sospesa
Terranostra UK Ltd connects International producers, especially in the agri-food sector, with the UK market, and its key players.
Export company of Italian food & beverage, throughout UK, Terranostra UK Ltd will provide the main products for the event, and will hosts some of their most important Italian food traders.
Antonina ‘Nina’ Parker - Nina Parker is a London based chef, writer and director of her own food company, ‘NINA’. She currently has two cookbooks (NINA St Tropez and Capri) which both pay homage to the region’s stunning scenery and mouthwatering cuisine. After working in London restaurants she now does private catering and counts Donatella Versace, Russell Brand and Stormzy among her clients. She has written content for publications such as Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller and creates daily recipes, restaurant recommendations on her popular Instagram.
At Carbonara Day she will cook a Vegetarian Carbonara.
Carmelo Carnevale, a genuine ambassador of the Italian cuisine in London. Carmelo’s career has taken him all over Europe – and to some of London’s leading restaurants, Floriana, Harry’s Bar, Bar Trattoria Semplice, Novikov. Other senior positions have included Executive Chef/Brand Chef for Global Point Group, working at Barbaresco Italian Restaurant & Deli, 22-13 Fusion Restaurant & 22-13 Wine Bar, all in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Now he is the executive chef at the Mediterranean restaurant Onima, in Mayfair. Carmelo has also enjoyed a number of high profile private appointments. He remains responsible for the kitchen in Regent’s Park of Prince Khaled bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia and also spent a year as chef to Duchess Claudia Pozo de Borgo.
His cuisine is colourful, empathetic and Sicilian oriented. At Carbonara Day he will prepare a Carbonara Salad.
Arcangelo Dandini is the true representative of the Roman cuisine.
His Carbonara, Amatriciana and Gricia recipes are his calling card. Arcangelo is also famous for having relaunched one of the most delicious Roman street food, the suppli, that he also proposes at Carbonara style. One restaurant and 5 street food corner in Rome, one street food soon in Milan, Arcangelo Dandini is the real interpreter of the Jewish/Roman cuisine.
At Carbonara Day he will cook his personal version of Carbonara.
Alvaro Robles, a Spanish young chef, in love with Italy and the Italian food. He is currently chef de partie at Michelin Star Barrafina, and he previously worked at Michelin Star Paco Tapas ( Bristol) and Michelin Star Casa Mia (Bristol)
Spanish, Italian and all Latin food for Alvaro is something that still need to be recounted.
At Carbonara Day he will cook the classic Carbonara.
Andrea Jeriri is the Italian ‘chef with the coppola’ ( flat cap), a remarkable Sicilian symbol that defines Andrea’s roots.
He is currently head chef at The Library Restaurant at Marriott Hotel at County Hall, after working for OblixRestaurant and Harrods.
His cuisine is fully Mediterranean also because Andrea has North African origins and he loves to include Asian inspirations in his dishes
At Carbonara Day he will cook a Carbonara Scomposta.
Ignacio Rivera, Head Chef at the Spanish restaurant Donostia and previously at 1*Michelin Barrafina. His cuisine is fully Spanish, but he is so much in love with Italian food that he is planning to travel around Italy for a while
At Carbonara Day he will cook the traditional Carbonara.
A Carbonara Challenge is the moment where actors from hospitality, entertainment, journalism, food will fight for the best Carbonara recipe.
13.30 Francesco Buonpane, Caffe' Latino owner vs journalist Alessandro Allocca,
14.30 Roberto Costa, Il Macellaio restaurant owner vs Dino De Bellis, Roman chef.
15:30 Marco Morello, Roman chef vs Marco Jurentrupp
The winner will make a donation to Mudchute Meals Association.
11:00 Dan Mota
11.30 E&E Acoustic Duo
12.30 Nashville Phil
13.30 David Stramaglia
15.30 Mariska Martina
17.30 Monica Olivieri & Silvio Perchia
Carbonara Day in London is an original idea by Monica Olivieri Marketing and Events