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Our Vision

Food tourism is a meaningful and sustainable contributor to local economies in destinations worldwide.


Our Mission

To bridge the gap between the food & drink, and travel industries by:

  • continuing to be a global leader in food tourism destination development
  • building destination’s tastes of place by supporting agriculture, viticulture and aquaculture industries across the food tourism value chain
  • fostering stakeholder engagement and relationship building that results in new and/or enriched food tourism experiences that are mindful of the natural resources and cultures they showcase
  • seeking and encouraging partnership development that will increase capacity, leverage audiences, promote innovation and maximize resources
  • nurturing industry and consumer confidence as experts and leaders in food tourism destination development
  • promoting Ontario and Canada’s authentic tastes of place sharing our stories with pride 


Our Mandate

Operating as an independent member-driven, private sector-led, not-for-profit food tourism development organization our mandate is to:

  • Cultivate members and market their tastes of place stories 
  • Develop criteria-based accreditation for the foodservice industry to support the tastes of place 
  • Provide strategic support to grow food and agritourism 
  • Curate authentic content and experiences


The Culinary Tourism Alliance is a membership based organization. Membership is open to any destination marketing organization, sector organization, commodity group or hospitality group in Ontario. Help build our food identity by joining today! JOIN US.

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