Who we are

Executive Board

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Diane Dodd Phd - Spain/UK
President
Diane Dodd PhD is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
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Dr. Edith Szivas - Spain
Vicr-President and Treasurer
Vice-President and Treasurer of IGCAT, she is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
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Jaume Gomila - Spain
Secretary
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...
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Omar Valdez - Andorra
Vocal
Executive Director – UNWTO Academy Omar Valdez, Argentinean, holds a Bachelor degree in...
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Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton - Spain
Vocal
Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of the Masters in...

Staff

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Fabrizia Toccoli - Spain
International Projects Manager
International Projects Manager – IGCAT Fabrizia Toccoli is International Projects Manager at IGCAT where she...
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Raúl Torres - Colombia
Communications Manager
Social media manager and digital content creator – IGCAT Raúl Torres is social media...

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 Saimaa, European Region of Gastronomy candidate 2024

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Diane Dodd Phd - Spain/UK
Diane Dodd PhD is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
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Jaume Gomila - Spain
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...
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Diana Hounslow - France
Director – Pas-de-Calais Tourism Ambassador – Hauts-de-France, European Region of...
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Omar Valdez - Andorra
Executive Director – UNWTO Academy Omar Valdez, Argentinean, holds a Bachelor degree in...
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Morana Polovič - Slovenia
Project Manager – Slovenian Tourist Board Morana Polovič’s career has been built in the...

Jury for Aseer, World Region of Gastronomy candidate 2024

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Diane Dodd Phd - Spain/UK
Diane Dodd PhD is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
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Jaume Gomila - Spain
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...
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Dr. Edith Szivas - Spain
Vice-President and Treasurer of IGCAT, she is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
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Omar Valdez - Andorra
Executive Director – UNWTO Academy Omar Valdez, Argentinean, holds a Bachelor degree in...
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Fabrizia Toccoli - Spain
International Projects Manager – IGCAT Fabrizia Toccoli is International Projects Manager at IGCAT where she...

Jury of the Food Film Menu 2022

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Mai Damgaard - Denmark
Founder and Director - FoodFilmFestival. Mai Damgaard Rasmussen is the founder and...
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Lluís Valentí - Spain
Cinema Producer, Director and Scriptwriter, Director of the Girona Film Festival Lluís Valentí...
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Diane Dodd Phd - Spain/UK
Diane Dodd PhD is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
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Robert Ngoun - Cameroon/France
Expert in the field of performing arts & restaurant consultant Since 2020, Robert Ngoun has...
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Lina Al-Khaled - Jordan
Tourism Expert Born into a hybrid Russian Jordanian family, and having lived and studied in...
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Raúl Torres - Colombia
Social media manager and digital content creator – IGCAT Raúl Torres is social media...

Jury of the Top Websites for Foodie Travelers 2022

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Dr. Edith Szivas - Spain
Vice-President and Treasurer of IGCAT, she is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
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Levan Kharatishvili - Georgia
CEO & Founder – Creative Strategies Lab After more than a decade leading numerous...
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Renata Vincek - Croatia
Head of Projects Management – Kvarner Region Tourist Board Renata Vincek has worked in the...
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Emanuela Panke - Israel
General Manager – Iter Vitis Les Chemins de la Vigne en Europe (Cultural Route of the...
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Baptiste Resse - France
Executive Manager – Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2023 Born in...

Jury of the World Food Gift Challenge 2022

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Diane Dodd Phd - Spain/UK
Diane Dodd PhD is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
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Dr. Edith Szivas - Spain
Vice-President and Treasurer of IGCAT, she is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
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Omar Valdez - Andorra
Executive Director – UNWTO Academy Omar Valdez, Argentinean, holds a Bachelor degree in...
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Ariadna Ribas Merino - Spain
Wine & Food Tourism Brand Manager – Catalan Tourist Board Ariadna Ribas Merino is an...
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Inés-Olympe Mercadal - France
Creative Director, Interior Designer, Fashion Designer Inès-Olympe Mercadal is the creator of...

Jury of the European Young Chef Award 2022

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Espen Laumann - Norway
Winner of the European Young Chef Award 2021 and IGCAT’s Regional Chef Ambassador, Espen Laumann...
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Sonakshi Kanoria – India/Norway
Chef - Credo restaurant - Sustainability is a main concern in Sonakshi’s professional career, and...
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Gaetano Verde - Italy
Nominated in the top 10 of the 2022 TheFork Awards (Italy), Gaetano has recently become Executive Chef...
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Johan Rudsby – Sweden
Chef and owner - Nästgårds and Bua restaurants Johan’s career as a chef started 11 years ago alongside...
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Diane Dodd Phd - Spain/UK
Diane Dodd PhD is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
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Paul Newman - Scotland
Named Scotland’s ‘Sustainable Chef of the Year 2022’ by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust in Scotland...
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