Culinary Capitals Destination Accreditation

Accredit your destination's food and beverage tourism!

International Visibility

A competitive advantage and newsworthy coverage among culinary destinations around the world.

Local Pride

More knowledge of local food and beverage products leads to increased community pride and local empowerment.

Education & Awareness

Put your local culinary culture on a global stage. Teach visitors about traditional recipes, ingredients, and not-to-miss experiences!

Culinary Captials Accreditation

Do you believe in your destination and your area’s intangible culinary culture and heritage? If yes, then Culinary Capitals is a perfect fit to help your destination develop its culinary resources and visibility. As a Accredited Culinary Capital, your area will benefit from:

  • An Annual Performance Report (Culinary Tourism Readiness Index), with discussions about your area’s culinary USP, food systems recommendations and annual benchmark
  • Sustainable food & beverage tourism foundation for your future strategies and work that preserves and promotes your unique culinary culture
  • International visibility as a destination for quality food- and drink-lovers
  • Cross-sector collaboration with local stakeholders, including business innovation and job creation
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Accreditation Criteria

Culture & Tradition

Help us to understand the richness of your area’s culinary culture, including unique dishes and ingredients, historic recipes, customs, etiquette, tradition, products with DOP/DOC/etc or UNESCO intangible cultural heritage designations and more. You don't need all these things to qualify. Don't worry - we're happy to help you identify qualifying assets.

Culinary Strategy

What kind of culinary (tourism or other) strategy does your area have? How  does your area preserve and promote its culinary culture(s) and heritage? 

Culinary Promotion

How have you promoted your destination's culinary products and experiences in the past? How will you do so in the future? Not sure? We can help.

Culinary Community

How does your community engage with your area’s culinary culture? Are your chefs, craft producers, bloggers and other influencers actively involved? What kind of support do you have from culinary and other stakeholders?

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WHY WORK WITH US

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We founded the food travel trade industry in 2001. Since then, we have been recognized as the world’s leading authority in food and beverage tourism. We are our industry’s #1 advocate. Our Association proudly demonstrates 20 years of dedication to, and thought leadership in, the food and beverage tourism industry. We have already collaborated on nearly 500 diverse food travel projects and initiatives around the world. We have empowered all kinds of businesses, entrepreneurs, media, NGOs and governments to leverage the power of food tourism. Simply put, you benefit from working with the food tourism industry’s best.