Menorca’s pledge to ethical and responsible food writing

10 October 2022 – Reflection and self-criticism were at the centre of the 1st Congress of Gastronomic Journalists and Writers, that was successfully held on 7-9 October in Menorca, awarded by IGCAT European Region of Gastronomy 2022. By gathering 21 distinguished voices from the sector – including two IGCAT Experts – the Congress represented an […]

The common vision of Hauts-de-France 2023’s chefs

30 September 2022 – The European Region of Gastronomy 2023 award of Hauts-de-France shines on the pages of the 2022 edition of the regional magazine Esprit Hauts-de-France, that annually highlights the best that the region has to offer.    With the contribution of some of the top chefs in Hauts-de-France – from starred, to self-taught, […]

Saimaa 2024 supports local artisanal producers

19 September 2022 – Saimaa, European Region of Gastronomy for 2024 has taken on the challenge to help its artisanal producers advance the local offer of top-quality food and craft gifts. On 15 August 2022, the region officially opened its first call for food and food-related handicraft products to select its finalists to IGCAT’s World […]

Slovenia’s chef of the future

15 September 2022 – 2022 has been a year full of achievements for chef Filip Matjaž, who represented Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy 2021 and earned 3rd Prize at IGCAT’s European Young Chef Award 2017. Besides being elected Chef of the Future by the Gault & Millau Slovenia Guide 2022, his restaurant COB received its […]

Menorca 2022 advocates for fair gastronomic criticism

7 September 2022 – With the aim to drive gastronomic criticism based on fairness and respect for diversity, Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022 will host the 1st Congress of Gastronomic Journalism, on 7-9 October 2022. Follow the Congress in live-streaming at: Organised by the Association of Gastronomic Journalists and Writers of the […]

Why Trondheim-Trøndelag is a European Region of Gastronomy

15 August 2022 – Norwegian food blogger, Helle Valebrokk explains how Trondheim-Trøndelag, awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022 by IGCAT, has grown into an amazing international gastronomic destination over the past 20 years, by promoting the production and consumption of local top-quality food among both the food service sector and local citizens. Holder of an outstanding series […]

Nordic Taste Dinner in Trondheim-Trøndelag

By Mai Løvaas and Silje Kolaas – Matriket Midt 3 August 2022 – Christopher Davidsen of Speilsalen and Britannia Hotel invited Trondheim guests and the very best of Nordic chefs to a historic and unforgettable evening with Nordic Taste Dinner. Trøndelag Food Festival started with a real starry bang.  Ten top Nordic chefs, with a […]

An important legacy for Kuopio 2020-21

20 May 2022 – Kuopio, awarded by IGCAT European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21, secured a significant legacy of its title year by granting an extension of the project and further financial support throughout 2022. This important measure aims to diversify food production in Kuopio and the Pohjois Savo region and enhance promotion of local gastronomy in […]

Catalonia awards young culinary talent

9 May 2022 – Raúl Gisbert from EUHT StPOL culinary school will represent Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2016 at the…

Trondheim-Trøndelag to host Bocuse d’Or Europe 2024

29 March 2022 – Trondheim-Trøndelag awarded European Region of Gastronomy 2022 by IGCAT will host the Bocuse d’Or Europe 2024 competition. The announcement was made in Budapest during the 2022 championship, held on 23-24 March. “Trøndelag is one of the country’s most exciting food regions, with a variety of products, producers and restaurants with local […]