About the event

Baltic food culture and heritage, the variation of traditional and regenerative farmers and diversity of regions all combined with sustainability, is so worth visiting and exploring, both for locals and international visitors. We present Sustainable Gastronomy on the main stage!

What is Sustainable Gastronomy?

Gastronomy is sometimes called the art of food. It can also refer to a style of cooking from a particular region. In other words, gastronomy often refers to local food and cuisine. Sustainability is the idea that something (e.g. agriculture, fishing or even preparation of food) is done in a way that is not wasteful of our natural resources and can be continued into the future without being detrimental to our environment or health.

Sustainable gastronomy, therefore, means cuisine that takes into account where the ingredients are from, how the food is grown and how it gets to our markets and eventually to our plates.

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Three ways of participating

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For food spots and creative people

Baltic Gastronomic Festival is an arena to present delicious food events throughout the Baltics together with many of the region’s talented, dedicated and interesting food people.

If you are a bakery, restaurant, shop, market, producer, farmer, cultural institution, catering school or other, and you want to contribute with good and sustainable food experiences, then this event is the right living lab to transform your bold ideas into culinary treats.

Inspire and be inspired through your food, heritage, creativity and culinary roots.
If you want to know more, let us know.

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For sustainability shapers and leaders

Transnational community is becoming more and more important as the world gets smaller with technological advances. In order to create unique and different events, we invite organisations in all sector – public, private, educational or NGO, to put your own flavour in the development mix. Connect with a community of peers and turn words into actions to shape sustainable food systems. Here we’re opening the doors for any Baltic food and sustainability related topic you would like your organisation to address through an event, talk, hackathon and so on.
If you do not have the right idea, but are passionate about food and want to contribute, we are happy to help you match with the right partner and to help with inspiration.

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Calling all foodies near and far

There’s something for everyone’s taste buds. Here we set the stage for various activities, with a focus on sustainability, to delight all your senses while increasing your food literacy, no matter what age you are. By being open to locally grown foods, eating what is in season, trying types of fish you have never heard of or fruits that you have never seen before, eating local products helps to give you a better insight into the Baltic culture of a place and supports local economies.

The program consists of dining experiences, tastings, workshops, talks and much, much more.

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EVENT CATEGORIES

A TASTE OF OUR THREE MAIN AREAS

(The programmes for all three categories will be launched in August)

Local food festival

Together with all our good partners, we’ll present a program filled with diverse range of food experiences, eco-friendly tastings, family oriented green treats, zero food waste challenges and more.

Good food for all

A series of interactive activities, workshops, talks and more.

Bring food and agriculture into the climate conversation and work towards change through partnerships with respect for the fact that food systems are personally and socially important to everyone on this planet.

Sustainable Sundays

How will you continue to act for better food systems?

Join us for “Sustainable Sundays” to encourage others to take small but meaningful action to ensure food is good for our local communities as well as the planet. As an individual you can contribute in various ways, by gathering with your friends and family for a healthy climate-friendly meal each week, visiting your local farmers to trying out new delicious green recipes.