Italy’s contribution to gastronomy is undeniable. To this day, the food world looks to Italy as a source of culinary inspiration. Like any other cultural export, Italian food has spawned a legion of imitators in our increasingly globalized and competitive market place.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) and Centennial College, supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, were proud to present CENTItalia: Gusto Cultura! – a week-long event that aimed to educate Torontonians about the unique qualities and characteristics of authentic Italian food, including PDO/PGI and other protected designations.

The event was a celebration of bona fide Made in Italy goods with award-winning top chefs, such as Chef Franco Pepe, Michelin Star Chef Cristina Bowerman and Chef Ugo Mura, directly from Italy. Each Chef delivered executive style classes, lectures and workshops.