The gastronomy sector
The Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food, through Prodeca, in coordination with the Regional Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge through the Catalan Tourist Board, promotes the Gastronomy Plan. It provides a cross-cutting diagnosis of the main spheres as well as identifying the main challenges and future areas for action. The core aim of the Catalonia Gastronomy Plan is to contribute to promoting and consolidating Catalan cuisine and agri-food products nationally and internationally as a strategic sector and a key lever to drive the Catalan economy and society as a whole.
In terms of diet, Catalonia is a healthy and sustainable nation that pursues innovation across the entire gastronomy sector and leverages dissemination of Catalonia's gastronomic heritage to boost the region's economy and culture.
Catalonia is the Spanish region with the most Michelin stars. Two of its restaurants have been number one and have featured seven times on the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
Catalonia’s deeply-rooted culinary tradition, the variety and quality of its products, and the innovative creativity of its top restaurants have made it a gastronomic power that is internationally recognised at the highest level.
The Gastronomy Plan, promoted by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food through Prodeca, in coordination with the Regional Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge through the Catalan Tourist Board, in conjunction with over 120 sector experts, provides a cross-cutting diagnosis of the main areas as well as identifying the main challenges and future areas for action.
The core aim of the Catalonia Gastronomy Plan is to contribute to promoting and consolidating Catalan cuisine and agrifood products nationally and internationally as a strategic sector and a key lever to drive the Catalan economy and society as a whole.
“Chefs and products team up to show the international power of Catalan agri-food”
The aim of the CatalanFood campaign is to highlight the potential of Catalan land and products in the words of those best placed to do so - the chefs who use them. Each of the 13 celebrities talks about a Catalan agri-food product in individual videos lasting a minute each, while a group video lasting 5 minutes summarises the excellence of some of Catalonia's most exported and valued products.
The image shows a pantry of Catalonia, where various product categories stand out as a result of the highly diverse landscape and climate, and the video shows how this productive and industrial potential feeds one of the world's more powerful gastronomies. It is perhaps no surprise that Catalonia has the most Michelin stars in the peninsula with 52 restaurants that have been recognised by the French guide, far surpassing the 22 stars held in the Basque Country, which comes second.
NEWS FROM SECTOR GASTRONOMY
Raúl Gisbert, finalist of the European Young Chef Award
Trondheim (Norway) hosted the final of the European Young Chef Award on November 12, which included the participation of chef Raúl Gisbert. The Catalan representative was not able to win the final, but his dish, "Reinterpretation of vermouth", was highly rated for the variety of aromas and flavors.
Raúl Gispert is going to represent Catalonia at the European Young Chef Award
The young chef from the EUHT StPOL culinary school, Raúl Gisbert, is the winner of the contest “Cuina Jove de Catalunya” with the dish "Vermut en tres mossegades" (Vermouth in three bites). This dish will allow the young chef to represent Catalonia at the 6th European Young Chef Award in Trondheim (Norway) from November 10th to 13th, 2022.
The Catalan food companies, at the online edition of the Foodex Saudi 2020 with Prodeca
10 Catalan food companies have participated with Prodeca in the Top Food Suppliers from Catalonia, Spain webinar organized during the online edition of the Foodex Saudi. The webinar was attended by 40 professionals from the import, distribution, retail and Horeca industry from Saudi Arabia.