News | Meet Our Culinary Certified Tourist Guides

Meet Our Culinary Certified Tourist Guides We are pleased to introduce a few of the recent culinary tourist guides who have been certified by the World Food Travel Association. The individuals below graduated successfully from our pilot culinary tourist guide certification program, which we are currently testing in Europe in partnership with the European Federation of…

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News | Working to Preserve Culinary Culture in Chile’s Patagonia

Last year, representatives from the World Food Travel Association were invited to Chile's Northern Patagonia to explore the local culinary culture and provide a professional assessment as to the potential to develop culinary tourism in that region of Chile. The site visit includes meetings with local tourism and foodservice representatives, as well as agricultural producers. One…

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Episode 11: Evarist March – See You in the Wild

Evarist March is a lover of nature. He specializes in the knowledge of plants, fungi and algae and their usefulness for humans, which directly relates to their use in both traditional or contemporary gastronomy. He is a passionate guide, and admittedly somewhat eccentric, who works mainly in Catalonia. It is here where people interpret the natural…

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Episode 9: Jon Simon – The Lost Art of the Phone Call

Amanda Niode is an internationally renowned environmental and climate change educator and communicator. Her work background is varied, handling environmental specialties and climate change for Indonesian government agencies, multinational corporations, consulting companies, academic institutions, civil societies and international organizations. Amanda was appointed as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, outside…

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News | Chile Program Helps Protect Indigenous Food Cultures

This just in from our Ambassador-in-Training in Chile, Dalma Díaz Pinto: In March 2017, Dalma asked for the World Food Travel Association's support for a project called "Ambassadors of the Coastal Edge of the Region of the Lakes". This initiative spearheaded by Chile's Bordemar Foundation was designed to help protect the local area's cultural and gastronomic heritage, and also to highlight the important…

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Episode 5: Oscar Farinetti – Honoring Our Food Cultures

Oscar Farinetti Eataly Eat Well Travel Better Podcast Discussed in this episode: Ari Weinzweig's books Ari Weinzweig is Co-Founder of the Zingerman's family of companies, which include a delicatessen, bakery, catering operation, family restaurant, Korean restaurant, creamery, coffee store, candy store and a professional hospitality training arm. Ari had no idea the company would grow so large…

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