The European Young Chef Award 2017
final will be held on 6 November in EUHT school in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona. Joan Roca is the ambassador for this IGCAT initiative, that hopes to:
Promote innovations on traditional cuisine
Local food cultures are an important source of innovation. Traditions developed over centuries from the vital ‘DNA’ of food cultures and regional gastronomy as well as local knowledge is therefore an important potentional source of innovative products and experiences.
Highlight sustainable food cultures
Sustainable local, regional and global food systems are important for all our futures. The European Young Chef Award therefore aims to stimulate debate about sustainable food and gastronomy practices, production and consumption.
Create future ambassadors for local food products
Local food products are often unique to the territory from which they come. Likewise, regional culture creates distinction that underline the added-value of local products. By giving visibility to emerging chefs that support local products, it is hoped to contribute to a more sustainable and better quality of food experiences.
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