Experience - ICIF Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners


ICIF is an internationally recognized institution with a know-how of over 20 years during which time it has set up and actively participated in events worldwide

Among many national and international events in which ICIF has been charged to represent the Top Italian Cuisine, the participation in some Expos stands out: Aichi 2005 in Japan, Zaragoza 2008 in Spain, Shanghai 2010 in China, Yeosu 2012 in South Korea, and Venlo 2012 in the Netherlands. In these exhibitions, the Institute of Costigliole d’Asti managed the whole food services of the Italian pavilions.

Since its establishment, ICIF have received immediate support of the institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Piedmont and the Lombardy Regions, the Chambers of Commerce in Italy and abroad, as well as the ICE.

Thanks to the widespread presence on the national and international stage, the excellent relationships with companies and institutions, and great organizational skills, ICIF organizes and actively participates in events aimed to promote the Italian traditions, wine and agricultural food products abroad.


In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the delegated government commissioners, ICIF managed the restaurants inside the Italian Pavilions at the following Expos.