Who we are

Executive Board

Jaume Gomila – Spain
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of the Masters in...
Dr. Edith Szivas – Spain
Dr. Edith Szivas – Spain
Vice-President and Treasurer of IGCAT,  she is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...

Advisory Board

Blanca Cros i Moll – Spain
Blanca Cros i Moll – Spain
Blanca Cros i Moll is the Head of European Programmes & International Relations at the...
Larissa Uwase – Rwanda
Larissa Uwase – Rwanda
Chief Operations Officer – Carl Group Ltd Larissa Uwase completed an undergraduate course...
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo...
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration/Perfect...
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Bulgaria
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Bulgaria
Senior consultant, lecturer and researcher  Dr. Lidia Varbanova has professional experience in...
Ilona Sares – Finland
Ilona Sares – Finland
Business Relations – ProAgria North-Savo Ilona Sares is working in Finland, North Savo...
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Independent MultiMedia Sustainable Development Educator, Journalist, Researcher, Writer, Policy...
Marina Simião – Brazil
Marina Simião – Brazil
Associate – Ícone Gestão, Treinamento e Consultoria Tourism bachelor, Marina Simião has...
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Honorary Professor – University of Ljubljana Prof. Janez Bogataj worked as an Art Director...
Caroline Couret – Spain
Caroline Couret – Spain
Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network®...

Staff

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Fabrizia Toccoli - Spain
International Projects Manager – IGCAT Fabrizia Toccoli is International Projects Manager...
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Raúl Torres - Colombia
Social media manager and digital content creator – IGCAT Raúl Torres is social media...
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Julia Benzinger - United States
Project Development Manager – IGCAT Julia brings over 20 years’ experience in culture to...
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Niccolò Casini - Italy
Research and Communications Assistant - IGCAT Niccolò Casini is currently undertaking...

External Collaborators

Josep M. Florensa – Spain
Josep M. Florensa – Spain
Accounting and Management Consultant – Be·one Consulting Josep M. Florensa is a freelance...
Enric Gómez – Spain
Enric Gómez – Spain
Web designer and developer – Enric Gomez Web Design Studio

Jury for Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy candidate 2023

Jesper Borg Christensen – Denmark
Jesper Borg Christensen – Denmark
Special Advisor – Business Region Aarhus Jesper is a founding member of the European...
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...

Jury of the Food Film Menu 2021

Oda Moen Tjørstad – Norway
Oda Moen Tjørstad – Norway
Head of programming – Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival
Hugo Alexandre Cruz – Portugal
Hugo Alexandre Cruz – Portugal
Photographer and Director Hugo Alexandre Cruz was born in Lisbon, Portugal and studied...
Mariana Calaça – Portugal
Mariana Calaça – Portugal
Freelance Consultant in Heritage, Tourism, Communication and Culture Mariana Calaça Baptista...
Lluís Valentí – Spain
Lluís Valentí – Spain
Cinema Producer, Director and Scriptwriter,  Director of the Girona Film Festival Lluís Valentí...
Mai Damgaard – Denmark
Mai Damgaard – Denmark
Founder and Director – FoodFilmFestival. Mai Damgaard Rasmussen is the founder...
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
Professor at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at University of...
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Expert consultant (former Director of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe...
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...

Jury of the European Food Gift Challenge 2021

Dr. Dezső Kovács – Hungary
Dr. Dezső Kovács – Hungary
Retired university lecturer, rural researcher and entrepreneur. Researches, writes papers, guest...
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
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