Mauro Colagreco has been appointed by UNESCO as Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity, marking the first time in the organisation’s history that a chef has been chosen for the role.
The Italian-Argentine Colagreco is the chef-patron of three-Michelin-starred Mirazur in Menton, France. In 2019, it was named as the world’s best restaurant in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and it also became the first restaurant with a chef-patron born outside of France to receive three stars in the French edition of the Michelin Guide.
On Friday afternoon, Colagreco was appointed to the role by UNESCO general director Audrey Azoulay in a ceremony held at the agency’s headquarters in Paris. In 2010, the actor Edward Norton was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.
Colagreco was singled out due to his advocation of ecologically-responsible…