GourmetOnTour.com Wins 2011 IACP Award of Excellence Culinary Tour Operator

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GourmetOnTour.com Managing Director Judith von Prockl wins IACP Award of Excellence for Culinary Tour Operator of the year recognising her contribution to culinary tourism.

Food is the common language

GourmetOnTour.com founded by managing director Judith von Prockl (which organizes global cooking holidays and cooking courses by top chefs) has won the prestigious 2011 IACP Award of Excellence for Culinary Tour Operator of the Year. At the 33rd International Association of Culinary Professionals’ (IACP) Annual Conference, Judith joined the ranks of past IACP winners such as Julia Child, Chuck Williams who founded Williams Sonoma, chefs Rick Bayless and Marcella Hazan and gourmet purveyors such as Whole Foods Market and Cuisinart.

IACP honoured the world’s top gastronomic talents at the 2011 Awards Gala on June 2 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. Dave Arnold, director of technology at The French Culinary Institute, and Chris Young who co-authored Modernist Cuisine, hosted the celebration to, “honour our members’ extraordinary contributions and commitment to the culinary field,” notes IACP’s press release.

Since starting GourmetOnTour.com in 2000, Judith has seen a great rise in filling a gastronomic void—by catering to avid foodies looking for the ultimate in culinary tours featuring gourmet food and fine wine experiences. Judith has just launched a wildly successful cooking tour to Shanghai—in addition to customised food and wine tours to over 80 countries that GourmetOnTour.com is already renowned for.

This year will see GourmetOnTour.com offering new cooking vacations to:

  •     Italy—Rome and Puglia
  •     France—Gascony and Normandy
  •     U.S.—Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Food is the common language. Culinary holidays are perfect for more seasoned and hungry travellers who prefer to participate in, rather than observe, another culture,” says Judith.


GourmetOnTour.com is the world’s premier culinary tour operator offering unrivaled feasting, impeccable accommodations and unique cultural discoveries to over 80 countries. “While we love organising unique experiences that our travellers couldn’t have otherwise done on their own—from private cooking classes with Michelin-starred chefs to accessing exclusive wine cellars—we’re also mindful of preserving local food cultures and support local food businesses around the world,” Judith emphasises.
http://www.GourmetOnTour.com; London

GourmetOnTour.com in the media

Gourmet On Tour offers the ultimate in culinary holidays—Food & Wine’s Connoisseur Club
Kitchen Gods—Forbes Magazine
Top of the glass—Conde Nast Traveller
Cooking Tour de France—Gourmet Traveller, Australia
Prepare to feast on the trip of a lifetime—Sherman’s Travel, U.S.


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