This year’s live streaming conference of the global organization & guide AMBASSADORS OF TASTE FOR THE GLOBAL GASTRONOMY® organized by the GREEK TASTE BEYOND BORDERS® GTBB organization was declared as a huge success, with more professionals (taste experts & chefs) than ever, from every continent, engaging in this global forum.
The e-conference took place in Athens-Greece, 5th of July 2021 at the emblematic lighthouse of STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER (SNFCC) under the Auspices of Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Ministry of Tourism, GNTO and City of Athens.
The structure of this year’s conference was divided into two parts: The “global session”, with references to international trends and developments in the field of taste and gastronomy and the “national session” with impetus on the Greek gastronomic insights, gastronomy tourism opportunities and the in depth presentation of Greek products, as a continuous reminder of our ancestral legacy of our forefathers to our better, brighter future of today.
A major theme of this taste & gastronomy summit was about conjoining all cultures & traditions under the scope of the core values of Ambassadors of Taste® and the agenda of GREEK TASTE BEYOND BORDERS® GTBB that sets the general policies for a safer future as, sustainable gastronomy, food waste solutions, authentic local cuisine preservation and more.
Alongside of the conference, GREEK TASTE BEYOND BORDERS® GTBB organization, with its powerful business networking platform with strategic partners around the world in collaboration with its highly trained team of partners, analyzed its strategy and goals for the future, by providing solutions and answers to the above mentioned issues.
On the day of the conference, the official honorary titles of AMBASSADORS OF TASTE FOR THE GLOBAL GASTRONOMY® and additional certification awards & honors were presented to world chefs & entities, as well as the official titles of the Ambassador for Greek Gastronomy® Ambassador of Greek Cuisine® Ambassador of Greek Taste®, the Certification of Value & Quality by GTBB Gold Medal and the Authentic Taste of Greece certification award to premium brands and restaurants.
Mr. Philip Koutras (founder of the organization) on the day of the conference gave his address on the culinary theme for the coming year, “Preserve tradition, Maintain local cuisine, Prevent climate change and Act sustainably for a better future for everyone “
Noteworthy to mention, the side events of the next day of the conference: The amazing reception at the GRAND HYATT ATHENS with high-end gastronomy delicacies that was preceded by the symbolic visit of the AMBASSADORS OF TASTE FOR THE GLOBAL GASTRONOMY® at the Acropolis, the cradle of Global Civilization and Greek culture.
Gold Sponsor of the conference was the LE MONDE Institute of Hotel & Tourism Studies recently won the special title (Educational Institution of the Year 2021) by Estiatoria.gr Golden Awards® (Pan-Hellenic contest). LE MONDE, the leader institution in Hotel & Tourism studies was presented during the 3rd global conference with the Certification of Value & Quality by GTBB Gold Medal 2021 for its great contribution in gastronomic tourism.
AMBASSADOR FOR GREEK GASTRONOMY® ΠΡΕΣΒΕΥΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΓΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑΣ® GOLD MEDAL 2021 :
MICHAEL NTOUNETAS, CHRYSOSTOMOS PRASATZIS, DEMETRIOS PYLIOTIS, ALEX SAMOILIS, IZU ANI, ANTONIS MELAS, GIORGOS TSOULIS, MILTOS KAROUBAS, PETROS SYRIGOS, IOANNIS TASOPOULOS, PANAYIOTIS PAPAPHILIPPOU, YIANNIS STANITSAS, CHRISTOS NANOS, ALEXIS MANTHEAKIS, ANASTASIOS NTOUMAS, DIONISIOS PAPANIKOLAOU, GEORGIOS KASTANIAS, CHRISTOS MOUSOUROULIS , YORGOS MAKRIS, CHRISTOS TZIERAS, ANASTASIOS CHASEKIOGLOU, EMMANOUIL KYRIAKIDIS, ORESTIS KOTEFAS, THEOFILOS VAFIDIS, STAMATIS LOUMOUSIOTIS, VASILIKI VOURLIOTAKI, EFSTRATIOS KALATHAKIS
COMPANIES/RESTAURANTS: ΧΑΒΕΛΑΣ ΖΑΓΟΡΙΣΙΑ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΗ ΖΥΜΗ, ALEXANDER FOODS LLC, AMMOS GREEK RESTAURANT,GAIA RESTAURANT DUBAI, POSEIDON Group of Restaurants, , ALATI DIVINE GREEK CUISINE
*TITLE AMBASSADOR OF GREEK TASTE® GOLD MEDAL 2021: MYROMENI VATOS, FOS Greek Mastiha, ΧΑΒΕΛΑΣ ΖΑΓΟΡΙΣΙΑ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΗ ΖΥΜΗ
CERTIFICATION OF VALUE & QUALITY by GTBB GOLD MEDAL 2021 (ΜΕΤΑΛΛΙΟ ΑΞΙΑΣ):
TASSOS ZISSOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS BOURTSOUKLIS, PETROS TSANOS, VALANTIS GRAVANIS, STYLIANOS DIGKAS, STELIOS KORRES, EVANGELOS BILIBAS, DIMITRIOS AIVALIOTIS, TONY LINA, ANDREAS DIAKROUSIS, GEORGE DIAKROUSIS, VASILEIOS KAFALOUKOS, GEORGIOS KARAMPATSIS, TSAMPIKOS SFYRIALLAS, IOANNIS BRATSOLIAS, ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ ΒΑΡΑΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ, NIKOS KOUKOUVAS, GIANNIS PATSOPOULOS, DIMITRIOS PAPAIOANNOU, ANASTASIOS ANDRIOTIS, EFFIE KOSTAKI, STEFANOS PRISKAS, VIVIAN PELOPIDA, HARRY JOE PATSIS, DIMITRIS MORAITIS, POLYKARPOS EFSTATHIOU,GEORGIOS LORENTZOS, VENEDIKTOS ANASTASIADIS, GEORGE KOROLIS, NIKOLAOS FALIAS, EVANGELOS CHASIOTIS
Company/Entity: LE MONDE INSTITUTE OF HOTEL & TOURISM STUDIES