Foods and Wines

Recognition for Canadian chef


Carla F. Castro is one of the 13 young foreign chefs that will take part in the 2014 Spanish Gastronomy Program.

She first had the opportunity to taste Spanish products in the exhibition Under The Spanish Spell held at Toronto.

Canadian chef Carla F. Castro, of the Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College, received last June 3rd her Diploma as participant of the 7th ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy. Spanish Trade Commisioner in Toronto, Mª Concepción Gorriti Guitérrez-Cortines, presented her with the award during the dinner held in Cava restaurant celebrated after the Spanish Food exhibition that took place in this city.

Carla F. Castro will be one of the 13 participants that will take part in this program, offered by ICEX Trade and Investment in collaboration with the International School of Culinary Arts (EIC) in Valladolid (Castile-León). This initiative was created for the first time in 2007 with the aim to provide specialized training in Spanish gastronomy for young foreign professionals, while simultaneously fostering their integral understanding of Spanish culture, language, history, and modern  21st century Spain.

 Article: Almudena Martín Rueda / ICEX

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