Today the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) and World Gourmet Society (WGS) signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on projects that support the shared goals of both organizations. The WFTA's mission is to preserve and promote the awareness of culinary cultures through hospitality and tourism. The WGS mission is to discover new culinary landscapes and support young chef talent.
WGS Founder and President Tesi Baur shared his enthusiasm for the partnership, "We from the World Gourmet Society are proud to call World Food Travel Association our partner as both organisations share the goals of embracing the diversity good food globally and discovering new food cultures from different angles. The partnership symbolises a perfect match of two food-focused organisations that share common goals and values in the global food scene”.
WFTA Founder & Executive Director Erik Wolf shared the sentiment, "We've known Tesi for years and the great work he does with the WGS. It was about time that we formalized our relationship. Our goals are closely aligned. We're looking forward to supporting their efforts and growing together, starting with the upcoming chef video challenge."
WFTA Executive Director Erik Wolf will serve as a judge on this year's chef video challenge organized by the WGS. Meet the panel of judges.
About the World Food Travel Association:
The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) and today is recognized as the world's leading authority on food and beverage tourism. Each year the Association serves nearly 100,000+ professionals in over 100 countries. Our knowledge, tools and training help trade professionals and organizations to leverage their area's food and beverage products and experiences to help create a strong sense of place, which increases visitor arrivals; destination brand equity; and export demand for their area's food and beverage products. Learn more about the WFTA here.
About the World Gourmet Society:
WGS is a gourmet club for food enthusiasts and professionals alike. It's a refreshing mix of influential culinary experts including food writers, chefs, restaurant owners and managers, young and dynamic individuals with new and exciting ideas – and last but not least, people who simply love food. When you join WGS, you join a group of global gourmet enthusiasts. You can create a personalised profile page detailing your culinary expertise and can contact and exchange ideas with like-minded food lovers from all around the world. Learn more about the WGS here.