The city wants to support entrepreneurs in the gastronomy industry, facilitate their promotion, education and establishment of business contacts.
Délice (The City Network on Food & Gastronomy) creates conditions for the exchange of knowledge and experience, facilitates partnerships and international projects, coordinates joint actions on issues related to:
- food culture - an essential aspect of city identity that needs to be protected;
- food sector - the driving force of economic development;
- the food market - in terms of international reach and impact;
- food policy - a tool to improve the quality of life.
Wroclaw's membership in the Délice Network is also a strengthening of the city on the international arena and a promotion of local gastronomic events.
Wroclaw in the Délice Network
The Délice Network was established in 2007 in Lyon, France. Its members are currently 31 cities from 5 continents, including: Buenos Aires, Chicago, Montreal, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Birmingham, Lisbon, Bordeaux, Leipzig, Brussels, Riga. The capital of Lower Silesia will be the first member of the Network from Poland and Central Europe. The decision to join the Délice Network will be made by city councillors at a session of the City Council to be held on 24 February this year.
Délice Network - support for the catering industry
Representatives of the Wrocław City Hall's Economic Development Office emphasize that participation in the Délice Network provides real support for entrepreneurs in the catering industry. Cooperation with other Délice Network partner cities will also be one of the tools for building a catering brand, strengthening Wroclaw on the international arena and promoting the city's catering events such as "Europe on a Fork" or "Christmas Market" and initiatives related to sustainable development of the city.
Délice Network - promoting Wroclaw
Wroclaw's membership in the Délice Network has been endorsed by the Wroclaw Catering Council, whose members are representatives of the Wroclaw catering industry.
Jolanta Jurkowlaniec, owner of the "Dinette" restaurant in Wroclaw, adds that Wroclaw is perceived as a meeting place and it is best to meet at the table.
Joining the Délice Network is part of implementing the objectives of the Wroclaw 2030 Strategy (i.e., improving the city's position in international rankings) and the Entrepreneurship Development Strategy of the City of Wroclaw, by supporting the internationalisation of Wroclaw entrepreneurs.