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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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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Menorca focuses on sustainability, gastronomy and culture

Menorca 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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Local stories inspire Slovenia’s finalist to the European Young Chef Award 2019

Local stories inspire Slovenia’s finalist to the European Young Chef Award 2019

Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021 selected its finalist to the European Young Chef Award 2019...

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Mariona Rodà, the young ambassador of Catalonia’s local products

Mariona Rodà, the young ambassador of Catalonia’s local products

Best Presentation prize at the 33rd Catalan Young Chef Award, Mariona Rodà has been selected to represent Catalonia...

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Minho selects finalist for the European Young Chef Award 2019

Minho selects finalist for the European Young Chef Award 2019

With his dish Mantença do lar do Minhoto (Keeping Minho’s home), Rui Pedro Meira was elected winner of the Minho...

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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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