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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International support for IGCAT’s Food Film Menu increases

International support for IGCAT’s Food Film Menu increases

IGCAT’s Food Film Menu gained further international support upon signing a new collaboration agreement with the NNLE...

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Promoting best practises from Trondheim-Trøndelag 2022

Promoting best practises from Trondheim-Trøndelag 2022

Zero emission farms; the contribution of local farmers and producers to regional identity; opportunities to...

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South Aegean to host the World Food Gift Challenge 2023

South Aegean to host the World Food Gift Challenge 2023

Kos island will be the stunning background of IGCAT’s 4th World Food Gift Challenge, to be held on 26-29 April 2023...

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Sicily officially joined the Regions of Gastronomy Platform

Sicily officially joined the Regions of Gastronomy Platform

Strongly committed to sustainably preserve and promote its food and cultural diversity, Sicily (Italy) has...

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Saimaa recommended for European Region of Gastronomy 2024 title

Saimaa recommended for European 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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Aseer to be awarded World Region of Gastronomy 2024

Aseer to be awarded World Region of Gastronomy 2024

The Aseer region (Saudi Arabia) will be officially awarded the title of World Region of Gastronomy 2024 by IGCAT...

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NEMOS – Sustainability competences in higher education

NEMOS – Sustainability competences in higher education

IGCAT is a consortium partner in the Erasmus+ project NEMOS – A new educational model for acquisition of...

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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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World/European Regions of Gastronomy shared best practices in Menorca

World/European Regions of Gastronomy shared best practices in Menorca

The 24th IGCAT Best Practices Platform Meeting was successfully held in Menorca, awarded European Region of...

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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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