What happens if we don’t renew our Culinary Capitals license or if we lose our certification?
If your destination loses its Culinary Capitals certification, or if you choose not to renew in any year, you will lose all of your benefits. You won’t get an updated annual performance report or annual certification logo. You won’t benefit from monthly strategic planning calls. Your listing on our website will be removed. Your destination will no longer be included in any marketing or other visibility opportunities that are part of the program. You will be welcome to apply again at any point in the future.
If your destination is a Culinary Capital, but upon reapplying (to get your updated annual report), your lose your Culinary Capitals status (due to an insufficient score), you will move directly into our Culinary Candidates program. We will work with you over the next 12 months to identify what happened and what your destination needs to do to regain Culinary Capitals status.
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 ...
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 ...
How will our Culinary Capitals certification be promoted?
We promote your certification through our own, hand-curated network of thousands of media professionals around the world. In the past, we’ve worked with major outlets like CNN, the BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Australian Broadcasting ...
When is the best time to apply for Culinary Capitals?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so you can apply at any time. If accepted, your certification begins on the date of your acceptance and lasts a full 365 days. So you can align your application with the calendar year or your fiscal year, ...