Chefs can change the world: Massimo Bottura

The Italian chef wants to give back to society with projects like restaurants for the homeless and a pasta store involving youth on the fringe

When Italian chef Massimo Bottura of three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, declared in June that chefs can change the world, it was not just the elation talking.

Although his restaurant had just been ranked No. 1 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, the 55-year-old has been working to change the world for some years now. And he believes he can set an example for younger chefs to follow.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline 'Chefs can change the world: Massimo Bottura'. Subscribe