Cinema: Chef Antonio’s Recipes for Revolution
Chef Antonio de Benedetto is on a quest to change the world with his delicious Italian food. He is creating a gastronomic revolution by bridging intellectual disability, the culinary arts and Italian hospitality.
In 2015, Antonio co-founded the Albergo Etico (Ethical Hotel), the first of its kind in the world. Guests are welcomed, shown to their room, cooked for and served by young Italian men and women living with Down syndrome.
His apprentices are Mirko Piras, a young man born with Down syndrome, who dreams of becoming a great chef ‘just like Antonio’ and Jessica Berta, an ambitious waitress who’s also set her sights on a career among the pots and pans. Their tiny kitchen is the beating heart of a revolutionary restaurant and hotel like no other. Both are staffed by young men and women living with Down syndrome, who come from across Italy to train and work in hospitality, so they can take their place at the table of life.
Chef Antonio’s Recipes for Revolution is a cinematic invitation to experience the behind the scenes story of this unique restaurant and hotel, as its staff embark on a journey to take their vision to the wider world, while forever changing the lives of those who are its heart and soul.
Adult $15, Concession $12.50, Child $10