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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European Regions of Gastronomy shine as international foodie destin...

European Regions of Gastronomy shine as international foodie destinations

Two European Regions of Gastronomy have been internationally recognised as bucket list foodie destinations...

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1 million legacy for Aarhus-Central Denmark Region 2017

1 million legacy for Aarhus-Central Denmark Region 2017

Central Denmark Region has announced the allocation of 1 million euro over three years to secure the legacy of...

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Local Young Chef rejuvenates traditional Slovenian cuisine

Local Young Chef rejuvenates traditional Slovenian cuisine

The spotlight was on reinventing traditional recipes using local produce as Slovenia European Region of Gastronomy...

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Savouring local tastes – 5th Gastronomic Fair of Sant Pol de Mar

Savouring local tastes – 5th Gastronomic Fair of Sant Pol de Mar

No matter how tiny a place is when its gastronomy is big enough to delight the palates of the most enthusiastic...

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Stracciatella, a delicious theatrical twist

Stracciatella, a delicious theatrical twist

The commitment of East Lombardy, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2017 to promote its gastronomic heritage took...

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Healthy eating and youth; North Brabant style!

Healthy eating and youth; North Brabant style!

North Brabant, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2018, has dedicated the fourth month of its We Are Food...

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Raising awareness through gastronomy – Food On The Edge 2018

Raising awareness through gastronomy – Food On The Edge 2018

As a good example of the many collaborations and initiatives emerging between former, present and future European...

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Food stories and tastes from candidates 2021

Food stories and tastes from candidates 2021

Slovenia and Coimbra Region (Portugal) formally presented their candidature for the European Region of Gastronomy...

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European Region of Gastronomy office opened in Kuopio city!

European Region of Gastronomy office opened in Kuopio city!

In an endless effort to deliver effective and high-quality programmes, the European Regions of Gastronomy are taking...

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The young ambassador of Minho’s gastronomy

The young ambassador of Minho’s gastronomy

The winner of the Minho Young Chef Award to fly the flag of Minho’s gastronomy at the European Young Chef Award...

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