About Us

Mission & Vision

Learn, Share, Connect

In urban environments all around the world, the food offer is essential. With the change in customer behavior, food & gastronomy have more than ever become inevitable for city development, city promotion & citizen wellbeing. Cities now have a role to play to develop a qualitative and diverse food offer for the local population & tourists in order to remain competitive.

Délice Network is a tool for worldwide cities who consider food and gastronomy as a boost for urban economic development and city attractiveness.

The member cities of the network all believe that thanks to their heritage and strong gastronomic culture or their strong food strategy, they can gain impact in terms of city attractiveness, economic development, employment and general well-being.

Délice Network is the most significant professional network linking food and gastronomy to city development, promotion and the overall wellbeing of its citizens. It brings together city representatives involved in implementing food-related projects and initiatives. Thanks to the network, they learn, share and connect.

Fields of Action

Food and Gastronomy are complex topics for city institutions. Each Délice member has a different approach on what they include and how they can act as a public institutions. 

This diversity brings the strength of our network, with cities working on different concepts, different projects and with a different approach.

All the topics discussed within the network are linked to one of our four fields of action around Food & Gastronomy: 

Food Culture

as part of a City Identity 

Food sector

as a boost for Economic Development

Food scene

as a tool for global Recognition & Attractiveness

Food policies

to enhance Urban Livability

Gouvernance of the Organization

Délice Network is a French membership based non-profit organization

An Executive Committee acts as the running body of the organization. The six members are city representatives, elected by all members for a three-year mandate.


The Executive Committee defines the strategic line of the association, controls the activities and results and keeps under continuous review the Association’s finances.

The Main Office of the organization is based in the founding city Lyon.  The Délice Network manager handles the daily management of the organization, with the support of a Project Officer.

Our history and values

Founded by the City of Lyon in 2007, Délice Network is a unique organization with a special history and shared values