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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The S Plan – Smart strategies for sustainable regions

The S Plan – Smart strategies for sustainable regions

The protection and promotion of local cultural and food diversity is increasingly becoming a vital means to nurture...

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IGCAT at the Americas Cultural Summit 2019

IGCAT at the Americas Cultural Summit 2019

IGCAT was fortunate to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Americas Cultural Summit 2019, hosted by the Secretary...

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Local market accepts credit cards in Sibiu

Local market accepts credit cards in Sibiu

Sibiu, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2019 is developing trendsetting initiatives meant to support local food...

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Seeds for plastic – Sibiu for sustainability

Seeds for plastic – Sibiu for sustainability

Today’s food and environmental challenges are at the centre of Sibiu’s programme as European Region of Gastronomy...

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Changing policies through local and healthy food

Changing policies through local and healthy food

Gastronomy plays a vital role in supporting community well-being and health, and many initiatives are emerging in...

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Sustainable food models from the European Regions of Gastronomy

Sustainable food models from the European Regions of Gastronomy

Sustainability in its wider implications is clearly emerging as an important theme in the European Regions of...

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IGCAT delivers sustainable message at UNESCO International Forum

IGCAT delivers sustainable message at UNESCO International Forum

On the 5-7th June 2019, IGCAT´s president and co-founder Dr. Diane Dodd contributed to the UNESCO international...

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Slovenian Tourist Board invests in the future of Slovenian gastronomic tourism

Slovenian Tourist Board invests in the future of Slovenian gastronomic tourism

In the partnership with the Gault&Millau Slovenia, the Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) has actively started to...

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Coimbra Region announces finalist to the European Young Chef Award 2019

Coimbra Region announces finalist to the European Young Chef Award 2019

Bernardo Calvo is the finalist of Coimbra Region, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021 to the European Young...

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Minorca focuses on sustainability, gastronomy and culture

Minorca focuses on sustainability, gastronomy and culture

The Region of Gastronomy programme keeps raising interest and enthusiasm of regions from all around the world who...

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