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Cooperation of the ICWAG and the Republic of Dagestan: summary of Vizit Dagestan festival in Makhachkala


From 24 to 28 of March in the capital of the Republic of Dagestan under the auspices of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy the 1st International Gastronomic festival Vizit Dagestan-2018 was held. Leonid Gelibterman became a member of the international jury of the culinary championship as a judge of WorldChefs-WACS and has also acted as the moderator of a round table concerning the opportunities of gastronomy tourism in Dagestan in frames of festival’s business programme.


During the Vizit Dagestan festival more than 90 participants of the international culinary championship from Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia competed in several nominations: cook business, preparation of chyudu (flat cake with a stuffing), pies and other pastries. Separately competitions for restaurant service took place there.



Members of government of the Republic of Dagestan, experts of hospitality industry from different regions of Dagestan and experts from Armenia, Georgia and France took part in the round table devoted to the opportunities of gastronomic tourism in Dagestan.


During Vizit Dagestan festival the Agreement about cooperation of the Republic of Dagestan, in the person of Ms. Rabiyat Akhmedova, Minister of Tourism and Ethnic Arts and Crafts, and Mr. Leonid Gelibterman, President of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, was solemnly signed.


The Georgian Culinary Federation, in the person of its President Mr. Levan Kobiashvili, has accepted the president of ICWAG in Honorary Members of the Federation, and the organizers of the 1st International Gastronomic Festival Vizit Dagestan-2018 have handed to Leonid Gelibterman a commemorative medal.


According to the decision of the government of the Republic of Dagestan the Festival will be held in Makhachkala annually.

Additional materials:

TASS, 24.03.2018:
The first International Gastronomic festival has started in Dagestan

Makhachkala news, 26.03.2018:
The Gastronomic festival Visit Dagestan-2018 was opened In Makhachkala

This Is The Caucasus (Eto Kavkaz), 27.03.2018:
Roast, fight, cook: how the chefs of the Caucasus fought for the title of the best

TASS, 28.03.2018:
Culinary masters gathered in Makhachkala

TV Dagestan, 28.03.2018:
Round table with the participation of Leonid Gelibterman at the TV channel "Dagestan"

TASS, 02.04.2018:
Experts: Dagestan can become one of the centers of gastronomic tourism in Russia

Feedback and thanks:

Kumsiyat Mirzaeva (Makhachkala), the judge in the categories of Restaurant service:

"Leonid Vladimirovich! Thank you for your appreciation. I would like to express my gratitude to you for such a bright gastronomic event in our city. Thanks to your assistance, the championship was held at a high level"

Gratitude letter for Mr Leonid Gelibterman from the Ministry of Tourism and Arts of the Republic of Dagestan


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