What fees are involved in Culinary Capitals?

What fees are involved in Culinary Capitals?

There is a simple, single annual licensing fee for Culinary Capitals certification. The exact amount depends on a few factors that we will go over with you on a call.  The fee covers our staff time to review your application, perform our analysis and write your report. For subsequent years, the annual licensing fee always includes processing your updated application to give you a new report and updated index score (you will need to update your application first however).

Your destination's annual licensing fee will stay the same for the first three years you are in the program. Beginning with the fourth year in the program, your annual licensing fee is subject to change.

The annual fee also covers your program participation - either as a Culinary Capital, OR as a Culinary Candidate if your destination does not score high enough on the application (70.00% or higher). Both programs offer guidance with your culinary tourism strategy, culinary product development and culinary promotions. The only difference is the complexity of our support. Culinary Candidates destinations are newer to gastronomy tourism and need a different type of guidance than destinations that have been doing food & beverage tourism for a long time.

The annual licensing fee is subject to change, so please contact us to find out the current fee structure at the time of your application.

Invoicing is available in the following currencies: USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY, AUD, NZD, SGD. Wire payment is preferred. Credit cards are subject to a 3.5% credit card processing fee.

    • Related Articles

    • What is the Global Culinary Travel Awards application fee & how do we pay?

      What is the awards application fee? The current fee is posted on the Awards web page of our website. There are no additional fees, no hidden fees, no credit card fees, no processing fees, no winner's fees, and no licensing fees. Everything is ...
    • What fees are involved for the culinary tourist guide training and certification?

      In the first year, the vast majority of applicants will not pay anything more than the first initial application fee of shown on the Academy website. Discounts may be offered through our certification partners so ask them if they currently have any ...
    • What is Culinary Capitals?

      For your destination and you as a destination marketer, Culinary Capitals is a regenerative tourism tool that puts the spotlight on eligible destinations - perhaps those areas that are smaller or lesser-known, but with equally satisfying and ...
    • How is Culinary Capitals different from other recognition programs?

      Culinary Capitals is a regenerative tourism program that amplifies and enhances what you already have – your area's rich culinary culture. The entire application can be processed quickly so that certified destinations like yours can start promoting ...
    • How do we find funding to become a Culinary Capital?

      Compared to many other certification programs (that also include development guidance), Culinary Capitals is a tremendous value and quite affordable. Still, there is a nominal annual cost. The exact cost depends on factors that we can discuss with ...