Bangkok, 29 March 2021
Public notice no. TICC/OI2021.0001
Dear Restaurateur and Chef,
Greetings from the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce!
We are glad to announce the launching of OSPITALITA’ ITALIANA THAILAND, 2021-2022, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Project in the Land of Smiles.
OSPITALITA’ ITALIANA – Italian Hospitality, Italian Restaurants in the World is a quality endorsement issued by the Italian Government to Italian Restaurants Abroad that guarantee the respect of 10 strict requirements set by ISNART, the Italian Institute for Tourism Research. The Coordinating Committee (the Chamber) is responsible for defining and continuously updating standards of good Italian Hospitality while the Evaluating Committee (ISNART) is the technical body involved in the scrutiny of the project and consists of a number of experts from major Italian institutions and organizations, responsible for assessing potential candidates in the lead up to the approval of the OSPITALITA’ ITALIANA plaque.
During the past years, we have awarded hundreds of Italian Restaurants in the whole peninsula, reaching new cities and islands. The aim of the project is to develop and promote Italian food traditions and upgrade the culture of Italian Food and Wine, enhancing the image of the Italian Restaurants in Thailand, providing, and monitoring the respect of Italian quality standards in Hospitality.
For this new edition, we are pleased to introduce, for the very first time, the certification of Italian Gelaterie (Italian Ice Cream Shops), with a whole new set of standards and requirements to be matched if willing to obtain the certification. Preserving and protecting the traditional way of making one of the most iconic desserts that Italy has ever conceived and blessed to the World is a top priority.
Regarding the application and the renewal of the Certificates for both categories: Restaurants and Gelaterie, since the project is managed by the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce, it is mandatory to become a Corporate Member of the Chamber. In this regard, the Restaurant will be able to benefit from a wider range of privileges and exclusive advantages, including the possibility to be featured in our publications, the affiliation to our Member for Member Card, being involved in our social events, and others.
Restaurateurs and Gelato Makers that believe they qualify for OSPITALITA’ ITALIANA can register their interest with the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce from April to August 2021.
- Application – From 1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021.
After registering their interest, restaurants may apply by filling out and returning the Application from to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Admission & Visit – From 1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021.
The TICC reviews the applications and arranges a visit to the restaurants to complete an evaluation. It then verifies that all documents are in order and forwards the application to the external Evaluation Committee in Italy.
During the visit, an evaluation checklist is completed, and photographs are taken along with a copy of the menu, wine list, recipes, Chef’s CV and different statements, according to our checklist.
- Assessment & Certification – From 1 April 2021 to 31 August 2021.
The candidates are evaluated and notified of the outcome of the assessment by the external Evaluating Committee. The Communication, where necessary, will also highlight areas of improvement or changes to be implemented. Furthermore, TICC collects documents and pictures in preparation of publishing the annual guidebook Italian Cuisine in Thailand which will be presented during the Awarding Ceremony.
**Only certified restaurants will be published in the book, free of charge.**
- The Awarding Ceremony – November 2021.
The TICC will organize the Awarding Ceremony with the presence of Press Media, Sponsors/Partners, and other Institutions to publicly award the certificates to the eligible restaurants.
The Awarded Restaurants will also receive window stickers, magazines and plaques and enjoy further promotional activities, such as: social media and printing advertising, free admission to the Awarding event, and much more.
Mr. Giacomo Iobizzi, TICC Deputy Secretary-General
T: +66 02 255 8695 (#110)