Our city has been chosen as the home of the General Secretariat of the European Academy of Gastronomy. This is an opportunity to make Warsaw and local cuisine famous around the world. The Mayor of Warsaw has welcomed the President of the Academy Rafael Ansón and the Secretary General Maciej Dobrzyniecki.
"I am very pleased that Warsaw will become a new home to the European Academy of Gastronomy. The fact that the general secretariat and authorities of such a prestigious and influential organisation will be based in Warsaw holds much promise for the city, the local culinary-art community, and Polish chefs,"– said Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw.
"Warsaw has become the European capital of culinary tourism," said Rafael Ansón, President of the European Academy of Gastronomy.
It is the Warsaw office of the Secretary General that will organise the upcoming meetings of the Academy Members, as well as all the courses, training, contests and events. Warsaw has never had such a great opportunity to get on the radar of the most influential culinary institutions in the world and top international culinary rankings such as Michelin and the World's 50 Best Restaurants.
It's important to remember that in September 2015 Poland hosted the culinary study visit of the International Academy of Gastronomy for the first time in the 90 years' history of the Academy. Hailing from the US, Brazil, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, France and Sweden, among other countries, the Academy representatives showed their appreciation of Polish delicacies.
The European Academy of Gastronomy is part of the International Academy of Gastronomy (Académie Internationale de la Gastronomie - AIG), which was established in 1927 and is considered to be the world's most prestigious culinary institution and the culinary opinion leader. It is their members that recommend restaurants to be awarded stars by the famous Michelin Guide. AIG also gives recommendations for the exclusive ranking of The San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants, which lists the best restaurants in the world and each year selects the world’s best restaurant.