About us

The Venerabile compagnia dei Quochi is an association established to bring together cooks, those who have worked as cooks, cooking instructors, the supporters of the category and the students of the institutes and hotel and catering schools who live in Italy or abroad.

The spirit of the association and of its members is set on enhancing the value of the profession of cook and on improving the social, economic and professional prestige of the category, not limiting itself only to the world of cooking and of food alone but widening its scope to involve art, culture and literature.

The members of the Venerabile are carefully selected by the executive board, assessed on the basis of their professional résumé as well as of the special characteristics and peculiarities of the person. Each year only a small number of new members is admitted.
Another objective of the association is to enhance the territory and its agri-food farms of excellence, helping them not only to promote their produce but also to better understand the strategies to be put in place in order to offer products and services that increasingly meet the requirements of the catering and hotel industry both in Italy and abroad.

Thanks to the work conducted with Consorzio Orologio 2.0, the association disposes of the means to achieve a ‘corporate’ kind of organization, namely fast reaction and execution as well as effective relations on a daily basis with enterprises and entrepreneurs. These relations are placed at the disposal of all of the association’s members.

To be a member of the Venerabile Compagnia dei Quochi does not mean you are simply a holder of a prestigious membership card. It means you have chosen to improve yourself and the world you live and work in, and to proudly experience all of the activities conducted together, from the meetings to the events.

The association also takes into serious consideration the marketing required to promote both itself and its partners. To this end it has always worked closely with an important local agency that helps it to develop effective communication with the external world and with its members, thereby eliminating the limitation of interaction that is often seen in associations.