Finally, it will be a valuable opportunity for young chefs to enhance their career inside a vibrant framework. They will have the occasion to share experiences and knowledge and learning from each other’s regional cooking traditions and the Award will give them the chance to sign a protocol to be IGCAT Regional Chef Ambassadors.
IGCAT is a non-profit organisation working in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. Through its worldwide network of experts, IGCAT aims to empower local communities supporting local leaders in cities, regions and cultural projects to understand the potential of their distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets. It is furthermore the official secretariat for the Region of Gastronomy Platform and provides the European Region of Gastronomy Award, the European Young Chef Award and the Local Food Gift Project.
About the European Region of Gastronomy
The European Region of Gastronomy Platform aims to contribute to better quality of life in European regions, by highlighting distinctive food cultures, educating for better health and sustainability and stimulating gastronomic innovation. Candidate regions are invited to join a knowledge-exchange platform of European regions in order to further cross-border collaborations and develop shared initiatives.
The Galway International Hotel School is located within the campus of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. GMIT has the largest Culinary & Hotel School on the West coast of Ireland and is situated in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in Ireland.