The new way to know about food. A worldwide Blog Magazine about Gastronomic Culture without borders, with rigorous and entertaining articles. Discover here WGI COMEFOOD Magazine.
El nuevo medio para conocer todo sobre alimentación. Una Revista Online sin fronteras sobre Cultura Gastronómica. Con artículos rigurosos y entretenidos. Descubre aquí el WGI COMEFOOD Magazine.
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Organización transnacional para la divulgación y difusión de la gastronomía en el mundo como valor social y cultural, como motor económico y de empleo, como recurso turístico y como fuente de vida saludable.
Internationell Organisation för diffusion av gastronomi runt om i världen som socialt och kulturellt värde, som ekonomi och sysselsättning, som en resurs för turism och en källa till hälsosam livsstil.
Gastronominin dünyada; sosyal ve kültürel bir değer, ekonomik büyüme ve istihdama yönlendiren bir unsur, turistler ve sağlıklı yaşam için bir kaynak olmasını amaçlayan uluslararası bir organizasyondur.
Organisation transnationale pour la divulgation et la diffusion de la gastronomie dans le monde comme une valeur sociale et culturelle, comme moteur de l’économie et de l’emploi, comme ressource touristique
et comme source de vie saine.
एक अंतराष्ट्रीय संस्था जो कि विश्व में पाक कला के द्वारा सामाजिक व सांस्कृतिक मूल्यों का प्रसार तथा आर्थिक विकास एवं रोजगार में वृद्धि व पर्यटन संसाधनों के द्वारा स्वस्थ जीवन शैली को आधार प्रदान करती है ।
Eine transnationale Organisation mit dem Ziel, den gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Wert der Gastronomie auf der ganzen Welt bekannt und bewusst zu machen und zu zeigen, dass dieser Wert als Wirtschaftsmotor Arbeitsplätze schafft, eine Tourismusressource darstellt und eine Quelle für einegesunde Lebensweise bildet.
المنظمة الوطنية للإفصاح تذوق الطعام الغذاء في العالم، عبرالقيمة الاجتماعية والثقافية، واقتصادية وفرص العمل كمورد للسياحة ومصدرا للحياة صحي
Organização internacional para a divulgação e difusão da gastronomia no mundo, como valor social e cultural, como meio económico e do emprego, e como recurso turístico e fonte de vida saudável.
Transnational organisation for diffusion af Gastronomi i verden, som en social og kulturel ventil, som drivkraft for økonomisk vækst samt en turisme ressorce og en kilde til sund lisstil.
Транснациональная организация для развития и распространения гастрономии во всем мире как социальное и культурное значение, как двигатель для экономики и возможность увеличения рабочих мест,в качестве ресурса туризма и источник здорового образа жизни.
Organizatie internationala pentru a difuza gastronomia in lume ca valoare sociala si culturala ca motor economic si de munca, ca recurs turistic si sursa de viat a sanatoasa.
ארגון בינלאומי להפצה ופרסום הגסטרונומיה בעולם כערך חברתי ותרבותי, כמנוע כלכלי ותעסוקתי, כמשאב לעידוד התיירות וכמקור לחיים בריאיים
Organizzazione Internazionale per la divulgazione e diffusione della Gastronomia nel mondo come valore sociale, culturale, come sviluppo economico e opportunità di lavoro, come risorsa turistica e come fonte di benessere e salute.
Tổ chức xuyên quốc gia để phổ biến và phổ biến ẩm thực trên thế giới như là một giá trị xã hội và văn hoá, như là một động cơ kinh tế và việc làm, như một nguồn tài nguyên du lịch và là một nguồn sống lành mạnh
The World Gastronomy Institute (WGI) is a transnational NGO with Consultative Status, accredited by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Collaborating Entity of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Collaborator and a Member of the UNITWIN Network of the UNESCO Chair on Food, Culture and Development UOC.
The WGI since its foundation in 2007 collaborates, very actively, with Intergovernmental Organizations, Associations, Public Administrations (national governments, territorial and local administrative divisions) and Diplomatic Missions, also providing support to the business network relating to gastronomy.
World Gastronomy Institute, due to its international presence in the academic, research and development context, is considered the most influential gastronomic Organization in the world, usually intervening in more than a hundred projects simultaneously in dozens of countries.
Currently, more than a hundred Collaboration Agreements are in force, offering leadership and support to the food sector in advancing knowledge and local and global policies worldwide.
The spirit imbued by the founders has continued to be maintained and extended at the General Assemblies held, including the administrative restructuring in 2012 with the change of Headquarters to Spain, and there-foundation of the Organization in 2017, when it was approved to dissolve the Organizations and Local associations belonging to the WGI, constituting a single Global Entity.
It serves as a global forum for gastronomic policy issues and a practical source of knowledge through its activities and actions such as the organization and participation in meetings, seminars, conferences, events, contests, congress, publications, and educational initiatives. WGI encourages the implementation of a Global Code of Ethics for Gastronomy, to maximize the contribution of this discipline to socio-economic development, while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting food as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WGI's messages and activities are of increasing importance today, in a globalized world where interconnections, geographic mobility, the need for sustainable development and diversity must serve as opportunities to build peace in people's minds.
A world where gastronomy has a preponderant role, since it intervenes in the social transformation and development of Humanity, in such crucial issues as: differentiation of national identity, strategic area of creating Wealth richness, setting up employment, source of healthy life, share and like essential food tourist agent; as academic and educational issues. And as fundamental element of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The Organizational Aims of the WGI are to promote and develop sustainable gastronomy -rational, thinking and responsible- to contribute to cultural and socioeconomic development, international understanding, peace, prosperity and universal respect for, and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion. In pursuing these Aims, WGI gives particular attention to the interests of developing countries in the field of gastronomy, including Food in all its manifestations, the process of food production, culinary culture and its diversity, educational and informative models, Food Tourism, associations and institutional treatment, economic influences and, above all, in what affects people.
● Engaging with the Governments and Public Administrations and the private sector, regional and local food organizations, Academical and researcher institutions, civil society and the UN system to build a more sustainable, responsible and competitive gastronomic sector.
● Mainstreaming the food culture in the world agenda: Advocating the value of gastronomy as a driver of growth, its inclusion as a priority in national and international policies and the need to create a level playing field for the sector to develop and prosper, taking care of the earth, and working for the reduction of inequalities in the world.
● Fostering knowledge society, education and capacity building: Supporting actors to assess and address their needs in academic training, as well as providing networks, meeting and events for Creation and Exchange of knowledge, at the service of the majority.
●Improving gastronomic competitiveness: Getting better the cuality and sectorial competencies through knowledge creation and exchange, human resources development and the promotion of excellence in areas such as policy planning, statistics and market trends, sustainable food tourism development, marketing and promotion, product development and risk and crisis management.
● Constitute and build a meeting space in which to explore and unite International Relations and Gastronomy, being de facto a platform prepared to promote the analysis, study and divulgation of these matters, interrelated or converging
● To achieve the objectives, the WGI will seek: Gathering different internal actors in a forums of dialogue, organizing Meetings and Events. Generating academic documentation that serves as an international benchmark. Be a platform speaker to the social movements that promote the quality food and agriculture. Creating working groups with common interests. And advise the public and private sector involved, in institutional relations, communication, educational and organizational issues
The General Assembly is the principal gathering of the World Gastronomy Institute. It meets periodically to approve the budget and programme of work and to debate topics of vital importance to the food sector in related subjects such as culture, tourism, society, employment, health, economy, education and divulgation.
The General Assembly is responsible for selecting a Secretary-General and approvingthe lines for policy action and master guidelines of the Councils.
The WGI is coordinated by the Executive Council, which has a Steering Committee for conclusive decisions. The Institution has an Advisory Council organized in National Delegates, Delegate Ambassadors and Advisors. The only difference in the classification is that the National Delegates have a more executive role, the Ambassadors a more representative role and the Advisors a consultative role.
The Entity delegates some functions in different Subsidiary Organs such as the Committee on Education, the Commission of Divulgation and Communication, the World Committee on Ethics, Committee on Food Tourism, Committee on Hospitality and Hostelry Sector, Committee on Alcoholic Traditional Beverages, Intangible Heritage Committee and the Commission of Food Culture.
ATTENTION: Section in progress. The organization chart will be completed periodically.
Click on the Councils to see the short CVs of the Members.
Executive Council / Steering Committee
José Manuel Iglesias
Associate Vice-President of Traditional Alcoholic Beverages Affairs
Rosa María González
Institutional Advisor on
Javier Lorés Mínguez
Commercial Relations Manager
Consultant on Image Affair
Consultant on Institutional Affairs
Associate Vice-President in Chile
Associate Vice-President of
Institutional Advisor on
Joaquín de Toro
Executive Director of
Deputy Director of the General
Juan José Burgos
Senior Vice-President of Ethics and
Associate Vice-President in India
Marios D. Sotiriadis
Special Consultant in
Advisor on Fundraising
& Commercial Relations
Institutional Advisor on
Director of Institutional
Deputy Director of
the General Secretariat
Board and Subsidiary Organs
F. Xavier Medina
President of Committee
President of Committee on
Hospitality and Hostelry Sector
President of Committee
on Food Tourism
President of Committee on
Alcoholic Traditional Beverages
President of Intangible
Special Consultant on Institutional
Affairs in Culinary Arts
Director-General of Culinary Relations
Delegate Ambassador Portugal
Roy D. Palmer
Special Consultant on Seafood Affairs
Special Advisor on
Delegate Ambassadors / National Delegates
Thomas A. Gugler
Donna J. Keren
Special Ambassador of
Nhi Nguyen Thi Hong
Delegate Ambassador United Kingdom
Akamine Jun (赤嶺淳)
Sidney C. H. Cheung
Taiwan - ROC
Saurabh Kumar Dixit
Mauro J. Ferreira
Delegate Ambassador Denmark
Paul Christiaan Klieger
Jean Paulin Mengue
Antonio J. Gras
Jennifer Kim Lian Chan
Mª Luisa Safont
José Maria Egea
Antonio P. Russo
Julio Quiroz de la Rosa
Indonesia - Singapore
Paul E. Siserman
Nihal Kadıoğlu Çevik
João Pedro Gomes
Ernesto Di Renzo
Ana Paula Guimarães
Argentina - Australia - Azerbaijan - Belgium - Brazil - Cameroon - Canada
Chile - China - Colombia - Croatia - Denmark - Ecuador - France
Germany - Greece - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Ireland - Italy
Japan - Malaysia - Mexico - Netherlands - Norway - Perú - Philippines
Portugal - ROC Taiwan - Romania - Russia - Serbia - Singapore - Slovakia
Slovenia - South Africa - South Korea - Spain - Sri Lanka - Sweden -Turkey
United Kingdom - Unites States of America - Venezuela - Vietnam
We are in 46 countries
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