The Russian National Culinary Association joins GWTO

The Russian National Culinary Association (RNCA) became the first Full Member in Russia of the Global Wine Tourism Organization (RNCA). The accession agreement was signed by their presidents Mr. José Antonio Vidal and Mr. Victor Belyaev.

Founded in 1990, RNCA is the most distinguished professional associations in the country joinning chefs, cooks, and industry organizations from various regions of Russian Federation, representing Russia in the World Association of Chef’s Societies ‘Worldchefs’ (WACS).

Mr. José Antonio Vidal and Mr. Victor Belyaev

The first meeting between both presidents took place in Perm (Russia) with the occasion of the National Culinary Art and Service Olympiad ‘Legend’ with the mediation of GWTO Vice President for EurAsia, Mr. Leonid Gelibterman.

Wine tourism is inextricably linked to gastronomy, and this agreement between GWTO and RNCA opens up new opportunities and prospects for the development of enogastronomic tourism in Russia.

About GWTO

A Global wine, agri and gastro Tourism Business and Knowledge Network, comprising the whole agritourism value chain located in wine destinations -related to ‘wine’ in its broader sense-, the public sector and the academic by GWTO Academy. GWTO has been created to enhance the social-economic development of wine tourism destinations and its residents through strategic value propositions, as part of an inclusive and supportive governance framework, based on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

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Julia Smirnova
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