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Culinary tourism for cultural heritage

The Vistula School of Hospitality will host the international conference Culinary Tourism for Cultural Heritage for the eighth time. The event will take place on April 17-18, 2024.

The date of the conference is not accidental. April 18 is World Culinary Tourism Day. The event is addressed to researchers dealing with the phenomena accompanying the development of culinary tourism, as well as to representatives of local and regional governments, agricultural consultancies, tourist organizations and the third sector, as well as to individual entrepreneurs: hoteliers, restaurateurs, farmers, food producers.

This year’s conference speakers include:
Erik Wolf – founder and CEO of the World Food Travel Association, Anu-Anette Varho and Sari Kaasinen from Finland, or Niclas Fjellström from Sweden, global coordinator of the European Culinary Heritage Network, Prof. Ewa Czarniecka-Skubina, Ph.D. from SGGW, Karolina Buczkowska Gołąbek, Ph.D., Prof. Magdalena Tomaszewska-Bolałek, Ph.D. from AWF Poznań, President of the Polish Culinary Tourism Association, author of sensational books on culinary and Bogdan Gałązka, Ph.D. researcher and culinary expert.

The conference will include lectures, debates, and workshop sessions. Workshop participants will discuss, among others, how to launch the new potential of culinary tourism in rural areas and prepare agricultural producers and processors to become tourist attractions – presentation of the approach used in the European regions of the Baltic Sea as part of the international BASCIL project. Conducted by Hubert Gonera, Landbrand.

The conference will also include a presentation titled “Culinary traditions on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List – application procedure, or how to find yourself in a distinguished group”. This topic is extremely important from the point of view of promoting Polish culinary heritage.

The event will also provide an opportunity for a discussion between the Polish Tourist Organization and the representatives of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, which will revolve around the topic of activities promoting Michelin restaurants in Poland.

The conference partners are: Masovian Voivodeship Government, Polish Tourist Organization and OST Gromada. The Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the World Food Travel Association will take patronage of the event.

The university implements projects co-financed by the European Union
Vistula University in Pultusk

Vistula University in Pultusk

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