Today the World Food Travel Association announced the first four graduates of its culinary tourist guide certification program:
- Eftychia Kalampoukidou (Greece)
- Mike James (Bath, England, UK)
- Paulo Cosme (Portugal)
- Catalina Echeverría Bartonova (Denmark)
The Association launched the certification program last month to bring a level of professionalism and excellence to the profession of culinary tour guiding. The Culinary Tourist Guide Certification program is currently offered to European tourist guides who are members or affiliates of the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations. The World Food Travel Association is actively working with other destinations to bring culinary tourist guide certification to their areas as well.