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Dear CookArts, dear friends!

I would like to tell you a story about CookArt , the story about how it all began…
I have always been very lucky in my life. During my apprenticeship, I worked under the supervision of a very strict teacher in a good business. More often than not did I come home crying after work and often, it was crying that I went back to work the next day. However, I need to say that I learnt a great deal during these years of training. I was a newbie to the cooking industry. I didn’t know what I was entitled to, worked non-stop for nearly 3 months and knew the term “afternoon break” only in theory.

After concluding my apprenticeship, I wanted to see the world, cook and travel. I had many good friends who stood by me no matter what; today, these friends are also part of CookArt. Over time and the years, on my way to becoming a professional chef, I celebrated a range of smaller and bigger successes. Then, in 2005, I had the idea to offer teenagers in South Tyrol my support. I needed a name for my idea; this led to the foundation of CookArt South Tyrol. CookArt South Tyrol led to the network CookArt Social World with the mission to offer a helping hand, the exchange of information and much more.

What I want to say with my story: you do not need to belong to CookArt to do something good. There might be some criticism about the international network CookArt Social World which is why I would like to clarify here what CookArt is all about.

CookArt is a social network, offering support for teenagers in the hospitality industry, providing information and offering a helping hand in case problems or challenges arise. CookArt in this sense is like a big family with brothers and sisters from all over the world.
It is our dream to have CookArts in every country: in Germany, Switzerland, you name it. We can’t see the future, but we can work on making this dream come true – and we do this every single day.

There is one thing that we can already do today: we, the CookArts, can act as a circle of friends from all over the world, friends who don’t hide from problems, but help each other. Often, all it takes is a smile, a nice word or a handshake.

This is CookArt Social World, plain and simple, now and in the future.

Kind regards and let’s rock!
Yours, Martin

A cooking network, a circle of friends: CookArt

Who’s behind the CookArt cooking network?

Cooking up a network of over 1.200 members in 21 different countries, all sharing the same goals and philosophy… it takes wit, it takes heart. WACS Global Master Chef Martin Mairhofer had it all, and his idea for an international network developed into CookArt Social World. However, this ever-growing cooking network wasn’t the first of his achievements. His social commitment, ranging from training activities to UNICEF projects, comes with a side of creative inventions such as the natural preservative Vital Activia and the eco-snow sherbet. In the end, it’s all about innovation: a new art of fine cooking for a new art of living.


The gourmet cooking champions

Gourmet cooking is an art, and just as all other forms of art, it blooms and thrives in passion. A genuine, unrepentant passion for food is what turned these champions of fine cooking into Cook Arts. 

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Too merry cooks spoil the guests
Too merry cooks spoil the guests
by CookArt & Brandnamic @HOTEL 2015

CookArt Social World by Martin Mairhofer® was there!

HOTEL 2015, the international trade show for the hotel and hospitality industry in Bolzano, was a great opportunity to thank Brandnamic for their amazing support, and we seized it by doing what we do best: COOKING! 

Every day we gave their top clients a taste of what happens when excellence meets excellence …
… and more excellence: Senoner (hotel supplies), Hotec (kitchen facilities) and Woerndle (food supply) are the fairy cookmothers who made it possible. To them all, our warmest THANK YOU!

Video: CookArt & Brandnamic @HOTEL 2015

CookArt goes trademark!
CookArt goes trademark!

CookArt Social World by Martin Mairhofer ® is an international association of top, highly-motivated chefs committed to voluntary work for the benefit of children and youth. This has always been our heartfelt mission and our priority: our own contribution for a better world.  I am proud to announce that, as the legal expert of this association, I trademarked the name Martin Mairhofer®: another small step towards a better future for children and youngsters worldwide. 

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