IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to protect and promote distinct regional food, culture, arts and natural assets as part of sustainable and balanced tourism and development strategies. This is essential to safeguard our planet, health, wellness and local economies.

IGCAT is a non-profit institute established in 2012, working with regional stakeholder consortiums in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. It counts on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts and works in partnership with specialised intergovernmental organisations.

IGCAT provides the European and World Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the World and European Regions of Gastronomy Platforms. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award, the World Food Gift Challenge, the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers Award and the Food Film Menu.

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Menorca’s Cooking Films endorse IGCAT’s Food Film Menu

Menorca’s Cooking Films endorse IGCAT’s Food Film Menu

The Menorca International Film Festival – Social & Sustainable joined the network of international...

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Winners of the World Food Gift Challenge 2022 awarded!

Winners of the World Food Gift Challenge 2022 awarded!

The best and most unique food and food-related gifts from candidate and awarded World and European Regions of...

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Top 10 Websites for Foodie Travelers 2022 announced!

Top 10 Websites for Foodie Travelers 2022 announced!

For the delight of good food and fine gastronomic experiences lovers, IGCAT’s Top 10 Websites for Foodie Travelers...

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Aseer recommended for World Region of Gastronomy 2024 title

Aseer recommended for World Region of Gastronomy 2024 title

An international jury comprising of four international experts accompanied by IGCAT’s President, Diane Dodd PhD...

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European Young Chef Award 2022 officially announced

European Young Chef Award 2022 officially announced

IGCAT has officially announced the 6th edition of the European Young Chef Award that will take place in...

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Call open for the Food Film Menu 2022!

Call open for the Food Film Menu 2022!

A call for submissions to IGCAT’S Food Film Menu 2022 competition is now open to collect short food films that...

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Call released for the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers 2022

Call released for the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers 2022

IGCAT has announced the 1st edition of the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers Award to acknowledge websites that...

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IGCAT launches the World Food Gift Challenge 2022

IGCAT launches the World Food Gift Challenge 2022

After two successful European editions, IGCAT launched the first World Food Gift Challenge to be celebrated on 7...

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The European Region of Gastronomy Platform welcomes Saimaa Region!

The European Region of Gastronomy Platform welcomes Saimaa Region!

Saimaa Region (Finland) officially joined the European Region of Gastronomy Platform with the intention to bid for...

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Sustainability and cross-marketing in the Regions of Gastronomy

Sustainability and cross-marketing in the Regions of Gastronomy

Minho, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2016 welcomed the European Region of Gastronomy Platform on 30 November...

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