What is the readiness index and report that Culinary Capitals get?
After we complete our review of your application, we present you with an analytical report of approximately 20-30 pages detailing our assessment of your destination. We evaluate 5 total pillars and provide scores for each. The index score is your destination's overall average for the scores in each of the 5 sections.
Destinations can get a new report every year (you will need to update your application to be eligible for the updated assessment). A new report each year means that destinations can compare your performance over time, as well as compare your performance with that of similar destinations (aggregate data only).
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 do we apply for Culinary Capitals certification?
STEP ONE To begin the application process, open a support ticket to contact us and let us know that you want to get started. STEP TWO We will create an invoice, which needs to be paid before any work begins. The annual fee includes your new (or ...