IGCAT is a non-profit organisation established in 2012 working in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism.

Through its worldwide network of experts, IGCAT aims to empower local communities by guiding, facilitating, and supporting local leaders in cities, regions and cultural projects to understand the potential of their distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets.

IGCAT is furthermore the official secretariat for the Region of Gastronomy Platform and provides the European Region of Gastronomy Award, the European Young Chef Award and the Local Food Gift Award.

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North Brabant’s top young chef to go to European final

North Brabant’s top young chef to go to European final

Local tradition and Thai roots was the innovative recipe that won the preliminary contest for top young chef in...

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Best of the Nordic food culture showcased in Aarhus

Best of the Nordic food culture showcased in Aarhus

Aarhus, European Region of Gastronomy 2017 hosted the most important food event of Northern Europe on 1-3 September...

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Strategy Plan approved at 14th IGCAT Board Meeting

Strategy Plan approved at 14th IGCAT Board Meeting

14th IGCAT Board Meeting took place on 12 July 2017 to approve the organisation’s new Strategy Plan for 2017-2020...

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Sea Gastronomy at the Ocean Wealth Summit in Galway

Sea Gastronomy at the Ocean Wealth Summit in Galway

Ireland’s national maritime SeaFest attracted 101,113 visitors to Galway Harbour on 30 June and 1 -2 July...

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Boosting local economies: developing the MicroEcoRegion of Ter Gava...

Boosting local economies: developing the MicroEcoRegion of Ter Gavarres

On Wednesday 21 June, IGCAT participated to a meeting organised by EcoRegió Catalunya and the Municipality of...

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IGCAT Experts stimulate entrepreneurial thinking, creativity and in...

IGCAT Experts stimulate entrepreneurial thinking, creativity and innovation

Larissa Uwasse, IGCAT International Expert from Rwanda and representative for Africa on IGCAT’s board, has one...

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How to attract visitors to Europe! Joining forces to promote Europe...

How to attract visitors to Europe! Joining forces to promote Europe’s rich cultural and food diversity

Attracting foreign visitors to Europe is the expertise and central work of a dedicated team at the European Travel...

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Discussing long-term legacy and prioritising sustainability at 11th...

Discussing long-term legacy and prioritising sustainability at 11th Regions of Gastronomy Platform Meeting

The Regions of Gastronomy Platform celebrated its 11th Meeting on 14-16 June 2017, following the announcement...

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IGCAT, supporting sustainable initiatives to empower local communit...

IGCAT, supporting sustainable initiatives to empower local communities!

IGCAT was one of the Cultural Sponsors of the Eat Art Fest, the 1st sustainable food and arts festival in Östersund...

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Kuopio announced European Region of Gastronomy 2020

Kuopio announced European Region of Gastronomy 2020

European Region of Gastronomy 2020 title was recommended to be given to Kuopio Region (Finland), on Wednesday 14...

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