21 June 2021 – Local chefs, producers and foods are the protagonists of the new, mouth-watering video of Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2023.
The video showcases chefs and producers who are committed to boost gastronomic excellence in the region by highlight local food varieties and an inclusive and eco-responsible approach to gastronomy.
Created with the support of the Région Hauts-de-France and the Campus des Métiers et des Qualifications d’Excellence – Tourisme et Innovation Hauts-de-France – two of the main stakeholders of Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2023 – the video shows how local food traditions inspire innovation in the regional gastronomic scene.
Hauts-de-France was recommended for the European Region of Gastronomy 2023 title by an international jury of IGCAT experts based on their programme Explore Our Food, Uncover Our Hearts that highlights the excellent quality of the local gastronomy, the region’s investment to sustainability and the wide stakeholder participation.
The region will officially receive the European Region of Gastronomy 2023 title in October 2021. Savour Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2023 by watching their video here.
About the European and World Regions of Gastronomy
Candidate and awarded European and World Regions of Gastronomy, guided by IGCAT, are working together to strengthen food security through the celebration of distinctive food cultures; create employment by stimulating creativity and gastronomic innovation; nourish children and adults through culinary and cultural education; drive environmental sustainability in tourism, hospitality and agricultural sectors; support balance and sustainable tourism practices; highlight and support expertise from within rural and urban communities, creating connections and sharing good practises; and contribute to community health and well-being.
IGCAT aims to empower local communities by raising awareness of the importance to protect and promote distinct regional food, culture, arts and natural assets as part of sustainable and balanced tourism and development strategies. This is essential to safeguard our planet, health, wellness 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 founded the European and the World Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the European and World Regions of Gastronomy Platform. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award, the European Food Gift Challenge, the Top Visitor Experience and the Food Film Menu.