- They are guided by "excellence, openness, and integrity"
- They value and build on tradition
- They also embrace innovation: "new ingredients, techniques, appliances, information, and ideas" -- but not novelty for its own sake
- They believe that "cooking can affect people in profound ways, and that a spirit of collaboration and sharing is essential to true progress in developing this potential."
Why do I wish for something more controversial?
See - Top chefs' manifesto on good cooking & I'm just serious about food