trustees

 

Italia's Foundation is governed by a team of 16 valuable national and International experienced restaurateurs and hotel trustees who routinely scrutinize nominations for review. The selection process is very lengthy and stringent, and evaluates all details pertinent to categoriesin relation to the Foundation's Rules and Process.

REWARDING ITALIAN EXCELLENCE AND THE COMMITMENT TO VERACITY


italia foundation

 
Italia Foundations is an Educational Non-for-Profit Ranking Bureau created to protect, promote and diffuse the quality of the Veritable Italian Gastronomy and Hospitality in the United States and Canada, and to develop the tutelage for the operators, while presenting the world the traditions, the philosophy and the products of the Italian Culinary Richness.

italia FOUNDATION's mission

italia FOUNDATION AWARDS


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Italia Foundation is a new division of the defunct Ciao Italia "Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo", created by the Honorable Visionary and Political Leader Bartolo Ciccardini. The association was launched in 1982 and remained active until Bartolo's passing in 2014. To honor the memory of our founder, the Foundation carries forward the dreams and the philosophy of the association.

Italia's Foundation's vision is to be an international forum for the preservation, development and exchange of information, while protecting the knowledge, and inspiration of the Veritable Italian Gastronomy and the Hospitality Enterprises community in North America and Canada. The Made in Italy brand is an essential representation of Italian Hospitality and Lifestyle. Italia Foundation seeks and discovers Veritable Hotels, Restaurants, Restaurateurs, Chefs, Managers, Hospitality Leaders, Journalists, Design, Wine, Products and many other entities that constitute an absolute message of true Italian identity and philosophy, while maintaining leadership in their fields.

Italia Foundation Awards

 









FOOD IS THE MIRROR AND THE POETRY OF SOCIETIES  Walter Potenza


Italia Foundation is an Hospitality and Educational Award Non-for-Profit Ranking Bureau. The awards are divided in three (3) categories: INSIGNIA, ECCELLENZE, SPECIALITA". Anyone in the listed categories can submit an entry for consideration. These submissions are recommendations to the trustee committee for overall consideration. Finalists and winners will be notified by January 2022.


CALL FOR ENTRY BEGINS MAY 15, 2021 TO AUGUST 15, 2021