OCTOBER 15-16, 2019



Translating research-based evidence into

culinary practice for healthier, more sustainable,

more delicious food for the future.



Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean is an industry leadership conference organized by the Torribera
Mediterranean Center (TMC), a joint project of the University of Barcelona and The Culinary
Institute of America. Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean aims to help the restaurant and foodservice
industry better understand and transfer the healthful, sustainable, and cultural principles of the
Mediterranean Diet into menus and products suited to the demands of 21st century consumers.

The Mediterranean Diet is unquestionably one of the world’s healthiest, not to mention delicious,
ways to eat. Its benefits to our physical and mental health are settled science, as leading researchers
from all over the globe, from Harvard to the University of Barcelona, have been proving for decades.



About The Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC): The Torribera Mediterranean Center is a joint
project of the University of Barcelona and The Culinary Institute of America, recently opened its
doors on UB’s Food and Nutrition Torribera Campus in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. It is the first
center in the world to take the Mediterranean Diet as starting point to connect leading-edge
food and nutrition research with culinary, agricultural, and business innovation. TMC is open to
Mediterranean, European, and other international partners.




Tuesday, October 15

*free morning activity* Spanish Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Guided Tasting, organized by Olive Oils from Spain: A unique opportunity to identify olive oil aromas and flavor and to understand the different olive oils available on the market, their health benefits, and their nutritional properties. Spain's olive oil expert, Alfonso Fernández-López, oleologist, nutritionist, and founder of Sabor de España, will discuss all of this, plus using four different varieties of Spanish extra-virgin olive oils in the kitchen and in food pairings. 9h-11h, BCN Kitchen @ La Boqueria (Rambla 91 - Mercado de La Boqueria, Edificio Administrativo, 3rd floor), free.

*activitad gratis de la mañana* Cata magistral de Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra Español, organizada por Aceites de Oliva de España
: Una oportunidad única para identificar aromas y sabores de los aceites de oliva virgen extra españoles; para entender los distintos tipos de aceites de oliva que existen en el mercado; conocer los beneficios saludables, las propiedades nutricionales de los aceites de oliva virgen extra, sus usos en la cocina y los mejores maridajes, de la mano del experto español, Alfonso Fernández-López, catador, nutricionista y fundador de Sabor de España, que guiará una cata organoléptica de cuatro diferentes variedades de AOVEs de España. Organizada por Aceites de Oliva de España. 9h-11h, BCN Kitchen @ La Boqueria (Rambla 91 - Mercado de La Boqueria, Edificio Administrativo, 3a Planta), gratis. 

*free afternoon activity* Guided Tour of the University of Barcelona's Historic Building, with special viewing of 14th and 15th century cookbooks from the university non-public library. 15h30-16h30. Free. 



*please download the 2019 program below*

*por favor, descargue la programa de 2019 a continuación*

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:30 – 9   Registration
9 – 9:45  Opening remarks
10 – 11:30  General sessions
11:30 – 12  Break
12 – 14  General sessions
14 – 15  Lunch
15 – 17:05  General sessions
17:05 – 17:30  Break
17:30 – 19:15  General sessions



Confirmed presenters include Joan Roca, Ramon Estruch, Antonia Trichopoulou, Maira Bes Rastrollo, Fabio Parasecoli, Aglaia Kremezi,

Angelo Bonamici, Greg Drescher, Jean-Xavier Guinard, Chris Koetke, Aglaia Kremezi, Rosa Mª Lamuela-Raventós, Maria Llamas,

Isma Prados, Sara Roversi, Lluis Serra Majem, Ana Sortun and Tara Stevens.

Aglaia KremeziCo-Founder, Kea Artisanal | Kea, Cyclades, Greece
Àlex Aguilar VilaUniversity of Barcelona Vice-Rector for Outreach and Internationalization, President of the TMC Monitoring Committee.
Ana SortunChef-Owner, Oleana | Cambridge, MA, USA
Angelo BonamiciRegional Director Operations EMEA, Google Food | Milan, Italy
Anne E. McBridePhD Deputy Director Torribera Mediterranean Center Barcelona, Spain
Antonia TrichopoulouMD, PhD | President, Hellenic Health Foundation | Athens, Greece
Áurea RodríguezInnovation Unit Director ACCIÓ Barcelona, Spain
Chris KoetkeMBA, CEC. Founder, Complete Culinary | Oak Park, IL, USA
Fabio ParasecoliPhD. Professor, New York University | New York, NY, USA
Greg DrescherVice President, Strategic Initiatives, The Culinary Institute of America | Napa, CA USA
Isma PradosChef and Founder, Oficina Tècnica Gastronòmica | Barcelona, Spain
Jaime LilloDeputy Executive Director International Olive Council Spain
Jean-Xavier GuinardPhD | Professor, University of California, Davis | Davis, CA, USA
Joan RocaChef-Owner, El Celler de Can Roca | Girona, Spain
Joana Relat PradoPhD Professor University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Lluis Serra MajemMD, PhD. Professor, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Maira Bes RastrolloPhD. Professor, University of Navarra | Navarra, Spain
Maria LlamasFounder, Alambique and Spain: An Open Kitchen | Madrid, Spain
Marta Vila RigatPhD Executive Director Torribera Mediterranean Center Barcelona, Spain
Michael SperlingVice President of Academic Affairs The Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, NY USA
Octavi QuintanaDirector of the Secretariat PRIMA Barcelona, Spain
Ramon EstruchMD, PHD. Professor, University of Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain
Rosa M Lamuela-RaventósPhD. Professor, University of Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain
Sara RoversiFounder, Future Food Institute | Bologna, Italy
Sırma GüvenPartner Network of the Good Food Cities of the World and Meditea Izmir, Turkey
Tara StevensJournalist, Cooking School Owner, Courtyard Kitchen | Fez, Morocco and Barcelona, Spain
Teresa Pérez MillánManager Interprofessional Aceite de Oliva Madrid, Spain
Tolga KamiloğluChef Meditea Izmir Turkey
Xavier Pi-SunyerPhD Professor Columbia University New York, NY USA


Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean ​is for chefs and foodservice professionals;

research and development chefs; food industry professionals;

culinary educators and gastronomy professors; scientists; nutritionists and dieticians;

food scientists and technologists; tourism and hospitality professionals;

food, health, nutrition, sustainability, and tourism communication specialists and journalists;

and students of all these disciplines or who are interested in careers in those fields.














For sponsorship opportunities, please contact santi.mdx@tmcmediterranean.org  Phone: +34 661 44 65 89


Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean will take place at

University of Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585

08007 Barcelona Spain




For more on the Torribera Mediterranean Center, please visit


Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC)
La Masia building. Recinte Torribera. Prat de la Riba, 171
08921 Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Phone: +34 93 403 90 39