The European Region of Gastronomy Platform

Candidate and awarded Regions of Gastronomy from Europe, guided by IGCAT, are working together with the long-term aim to contribute to better quality of life by:

  • raising awareness about the importance of cultural and food uniqueness
  • stimulating creativity and gastronomic innovation
  • educating for better nutrition
  • improving sustainable tourism standards
  • highlighting distinctive food cultures
  • strengthening community well-being

IGCAT

(International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism)

IGCAT provides the Award, with the support of International and European institutions. The regions also join a Platform of awarded and candidate European Regions of Gastronomy in order to foster long-term benefits, increase international visibility and support sharing of knowledge

Protect and promote your local food and culture

Share knowledge and build innovative projects

Grow a diverse stakeholder group

Increase your international visibility

European Regions of Gastronomy Platform

MENORCA 2022
TRONDHEIM-TRØNDELAG 2022
SLOVENIA 2021
COIMBRA REGION 2021
KUOPIO 2020
SIBIU 2019
SOUTH AEGEAN 2019
GALWAY-WEST OF IRELAND 2018
NORTH BRABANT 2018
AARHUS-CENTRAL DENMARK 2017
EAST LOMBARDY 2017
RIGA-GAUJA 2017
CATALONIA 2016
MINHO 2016

Ambassadors

Wassim Hallal
Wassim Hallal
Aarhus/Central Denmark Region 2017 will celebrate our widespread and innovative use of local ingredients.
Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer
European Region of Gastronomy is a pioneering project of cultural and economic significance to all regions who participate.
Montserrat Garrido Romera
Montserrat Garrido Romera
Sant Pol de Mar is proud to share knowledge in raising the quality of culture and gastronomy offers.
Maurizio Zanella
Maurizio Zanella
East Lombardy promotes food and wine tourism, with a particular attention to local cuisine and sustainable food production.
Francisco de Calheiros
Francisco de Calheiros
Minho IN aims to create synergies with other areas that share the same views on competitiveness and economic development.
Eeva Mertanen
Eeva Mertanen
Gastronomy is a holistic experience. It is delicious, clean food and tasty drinks combined with memorable moments with heartfelt presence. It’s...
Dzintars Kristovskis
Dzintars Kristovskis
Technology and cooking is so advanced that I feel the urge to go back to the roots. Riga-Gauja 2017 European Region of Gastronomy is going to be...
Carme Ruscalleda
Carme Ruscalleda
Catalonia is committed to raising the quality of local cuisine and food products.
Anton Rombouts
Anton Rombouts
North Brabant 2018 will highlight how agrifood industries are protecting food and culture diversity.
Anssi Kantelinen
Anssi Kantelinen
I express myself and give people something to talk about with my cooking skills. When I cook, I solely use fresh ingredients with respect of their...
Aki Hiltunen
Aki Hiltunen
Kuopio region is committed to regional diverse food production and to maintain a connection with local nature and traditions. My cooking is based...

News

Slovenia: sustainability and top-quality food experiences

Slovenia: sustainability and top-quality food experiences

24 November 2020 – Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021 was highlighted at WTM London 2020 as a destination for excellent...

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Kuopio region highlighted in national Finnish travel guide

Kuopio region highlighted in national Finnish travel guide

27 October 2020 – Kuopio, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21 by IGCAT, was featured in Madventures Travel Guide to Finland...

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Kuopio Region hosted its 1st Local Food Gift Challenge

Kuopio Region hosted its 1st Local Food Gift Challenge

4 September 2020 – Kuopio, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2020-2021 proudly hosted its first Local Food Gift Challenge to select the...

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