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 aims to empower local communities by guiding, facilitating, and supporting leaders in regions to understand the potential of their distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets.

IGCAT provides the Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the European Region of Gastronomy Platform. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award the Local Food Gift Challenge, the Top Food Experiences of the Year and the Food Film Festivals project.

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Forgotten recipes and new tastes

Forgotten recipes and new tastes

Ancient and forgotten recipes starred at the 2nd edition of the Festival della Pasticceria Tradizionale...

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Slovenia awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021 officially joined the European Region of Gastronomy Platform on...

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Coimbra Region announced European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Coimbra Region announced European Region of Gastronomy 2021

The European Regions of Gastronomy gathered once again in Brussels in the framework of the European Week of Regions...

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Creativity and cross-sectorial dialogue as key to regional growth

Creativity and cross-sectorial dialogue as key to regional growth

Cross-sectorial cooperation, citizen engagement and food innovation were among the topics discussed at the round...

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South Aegean European Region of Gastronomy has selected their finalist for the 2018 European Young Chef Award

South Aegean European Region of Gastronomy has selected their finalist for the 2018 European Young Chef Award

  Chef Antonis Dimovasilis from Mykonos shone in the final of the local young chef competition held in Syros...

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The ability of women to achieve success in gastronomy

The ability of women to achieve success in gastronomy

Calonge-Sant Antoni Chair of Gastronomy, Culture and Tourism of the University of Girona organised a round table, on...

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The Gastronomy Festival of Sifnos is now an international institution

The Gastronomy Festival of Sifnos is now an international institution

The 12th Cycladic Gastronomy Festival Nikolaos Tselementes in Sifnos, Greece was yet again a great success. The...

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Growing expectations for the European Young Chef Award 2018

Growing expectations for the European Young Chef Award 2018

Expectations are growing in the European Regions of Gastronomy, where local competitions are being held to select...

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Young Chefs celebrate the Mediterranean Diet

Young Chefs celebrate the Mediterranean Diet

“I used the best that my region can offer in terms of seasonal products to create a fresher version of the...

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A million food stories provide a legacy for Coimbra Region

A million food stories provide a legacy for Coimbra Region

A Million Food Stories of Coimbra Region (Portugal) was the title of the bid that won the hearts of an international...

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