IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to safeguard and promote distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets. This is essential to balance against globalised food trends that are impacting on our planet, health 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 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 Visitor Experience and the Food Film Menu.

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Gastronomy and education: a winning combination for regional development

Gastronomy and education: a winning combination for regional development

Highlighting the link between gastronomy and education was the aim of the second Interregional Exchange Visit of the...

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Our mission is a global message

Our mission is a global message

The International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT) held its 6th Annual Expert´s meeting...

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1st World Region of Gastronomy Meeting held in Barcelona

1st World Region of Gastronomy Meeting held in Barcelona

Building a better food future for world regions was the intention behind the first ever World Region of Gastronomy...

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IGCAT has launched the Food Film Menu 2019!

IGCAT has launched the Food Film Menu 2019!

IGCAT is proud to announce the official launch of the Food Film Menu! The creation of the Food Film Menu aims to...

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117 stakeholders promote the gastronomic richness of the islands

117 stakeholders promote the gastronomic richness of the islands

The South Aegean, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2019 has just launched its action plan for the title...

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European Young Chef Award 2019 announced!

European Young Chef Award 2019 announced!

The European Young Chef Award 2019 has been announced by IGCAT and will be hosted by South Aegean, European Region...

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European Regions of Gastronomy tackling the urban-rural divide

European Regions of Gastronomy tackling the urban-rural divide

The exchange of knowledge and good practises is a fundamental principle and major strength of the European Region of...

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Thrilling food events and focus on sustainability in Sibiu

Thrilling food events and focus on sustainability in Sibiu

The European Region of Gastronomy Platform gathered to celebrate the opening of Sibiu, European Regions of...

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Developing local food networks: FOODBIZ state of play

Developing local food networks: FOODBIZ state of play

Engaging local stakeholders to build local networks is one of the main goals of FOODBIZ – University and business...

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Learning by doing: FOODBIZ experiential learning workshops

Learning by doing: FOODBIZ experiential learning workshops

University partners in the FOODBIZ project completed the first round of planned multiplier events by organising...

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