When this chef opened his first trattoria some 30 years ago, the locals in Modena, northern Italy, were sceptical about his take on their staple dishes. They’ve since come round and Osteria Francescana is perennially named one of the world’s top three restaurants. Alongside Redzepi and Adrià, Bottura spearheaded the devotion to serious foodie pilgrimages. And yet, here is a chef at the top of his game not just focused on stars but on making a real difference to how we can eat more sustainably and mindfully. He’s now the champion of the anti-waste movement, with his Food for Soul initiative resonating on menus from Brighton to Hudson Valley.