Food, culture, and technology find their natural home at Asif: Culinary Institute of Israel, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating and nurturing Israel’s diverse and creative food culture. A partner of Start-Up Nation Central, which shares the same building in the heart of Tel Aviv, Asif’s unique positioning is the intersection of heritage and tradition with creativity and innovation.
By providing a space for food professionals and food lovers to discuss, research, learn about, debate, experience, and taste the richness of the food of Israel, Asif is helping to shape the local food culture. We hope you will join us and our expanding community of people who share in the delicious promise of Israel’s food and technology ecosystems.
Chefs & Food Tech
Chefs and Food Tech, a Collaborative Relationship in the Making
Until recently, chefs stood behind their pots and food tech entrepreneurs behind test tubes. Now, they’re finding common ground.
News from the North
With a Hoe and a Microscope: Are Truffles from the Golan Heights About to Conquer the World?
The Israeli startup Ilsar identified one of Israeli agriculture’s most significant advantages; just try to stop it now.
Four Questions About the Desert
With rising global temperatures, population growth, and shrinking fertile land, a growing number of scientists believe the desert could hold the answers to a looming food crisis.
A Global Change
Could ‘Cultivated Steaks’ Be the Future of Meat?
Asif talks with Aleph Farms CEO Didier Toubia about sustainability, kosher laws, and more
at our rooftop farm
From the Test Kitchen
- An Interview With the CEO of Redefine Meat
- A Future With Vegan Salmon?
- Is an Israeli Startup About to Change the Global Vanilla Market?