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About

the network

Délice Network aims to be a tool to explore, rethink and collaborate on the global issue of Food & Gastronomy. Comparing diverse cultures, approaches and methods enables all to prosper and come up with innovative ideas.

Délice member cities have expressed a wish to pursue these efforts into the future with as many cities as possible worldwide, and encourage those cities to share Délice values to join the dynamic.

Testimonies

of our member cities

Birmingham

United Kingdom

The Délice gatherings are fabulous learning opportunities for professionals in the food industry. The study tours, presentations and discussions provide a creative forum to find out about the latest food trends and to see how gastronomy can make a positive impact on lives

Chef David Colcombe , Head of the food division at Liquid and a visiting professor of Culinary Arts at University College Birmingham

Torino

Italy

For years, Torino was reputed a capital of taste both thanks to an innate local talent for conviviality and for the international gourmet events. Local Institutions have made crucial investments to promote Torino’s gastronomic centuries -old tradition abroad: one of these steps has been joining Délice; the city is very proud to belong to this unique global network, sharing with other esteemed some best practices on gastronomy and culinary -related topics

Mariangela Chiapperini , Product Developer, Turismo Torino

Puebla

Mexico

You learn, you exchange, you laugh, you eat, you drink, you meet and great! Délice is an enriching experience through which cities from all over the world can gather to tell their stories, to share their successes and challenges. Puebla is glad to be part of this network and is committed to its standards and new goals

Alejandro Cañedo Priesca , Public Relations, Instituto Municipal de Turismo

Brussels

Belgium

Brussels has always considered food culture and gastronomy is a major asset of our city marketing. We’ve been enthusiastic about the Délice network from its very first days. It is the only platform where we can exchange good practices and knowledge, secure partnerships with cities sharing the same values and contribute to the economic growth of our city.

Olivier Marette , Project manager Gastronomy, VisitBrussels

Chicago

United States of America

The Delice Network allows international cities to collaborate, share ideas, and learn best practices for promoting vibrant culinary scenes throughout the world. As Chicago has grown into a culinary epicenter of the United States, our membership in the Delice Network has given us unique insights into global marketing, tourism, and gastronomic trends, and an international forum to elevate our own dynamic culinary scene.

Mary Kay Bonoma , Vice-President, Illinois Restaurant Association

Advantages

Together through Délice, member cities create strong working partnerships, gain greater knowledge, exchange initiatives and good practices. This is achieved through Délice annual theme-based meetings during which participants are able to learn about the host city, welcome international experts and take time to exchange on news and practices in each city. 

Thanks to these meetings, member cities consolidate partnerships that facilitate a wide range of projects and collaborations in favor of those actively involved in gastronomy and food-based sector. 

Délice Network works with the member cities by:     

  • Offering a platform to capitalize on each city’s strategy
  • Organizing knowledge transmission and creating intelligence
  • Coordinating global advocacy on food-related topics
  • Facilitating partnerships and collaborative projects

Conditions

Délice aims to be a quality professional city network, offering the member cities a diverse and rich panel of partner cities to work with within the network. As such, while the network is looking to grow it stays selective so that all members share the same values and objectives, guaranteeing a qualitative global working group.

 

The selection of the new member cities is based on the quality of their Food & Gastronomy and their motivation to engage in Délice Network to learn, share and build partnerships. 

Therefore, the recruitment of new partner cities is based on the analysis of the following points :

  • Assets: The food culture, food scene and food sector
  • Policites & Initiatives: the initiatives and public policies regarding food & gastronomy
  • Vision: how food & gastronomy will serve the city on a local, national and international level
  • Motivation: the intention to engage within Délice Network and partner with member cities

 

How to apply?

All candidacies are reviewed by the members of Délice Member and submitted to a vote.  New cities may join the network all year long.

Any candidate city may contact the main office of Délice to receive the full Recruitment Pack with the information about the recruitment procedure and membership fee.