We founded the Fundaziun Uccelin to help create something sustainable with our know-how. If we succeed in combining this with a project like Smiling Gecko, it will add value for both Cooperation of both sides.
At Smiling Gecko, our Uccelin fellows can not only show that they can work flexibly, creatively, yet economically, away from the perfectly equipped environment of a top-notch restaurant. On the contrary, their commitment in Cambodia proves that they have truly learned to live and have internalized the important core values on which our commitment is based: hospitality, thinking and interest in others, and passing on new skills.
We are very proud that we can promote the good cause with such a first-class dinner and that our fellows benefit from the skills of both bosses. Inspiration and successful role models like Massimo Bottura are the most important motivation for our young talents.