What We Stand For

CIRA has these aims:

  1. Safeguard Italian culinary cultures 
  2. Increase public knowledge of both traditional and evolving values in Italian food
  3. Encourage informed experimentation in the industry 
  4. Encourage members to strive for excellence in their respective market niches 
  5. Provide support and advice to members in relevant aspects of restaurant operation

Our core values are: Inclusiveness (a wish to involve anyone passionate about Italian foodways in our activities); and Rispetto, (a word that means more than respect, and conveys our wish to honour the best of what Italians have developed over 2,000 years.

We hope to promote partnerships with educational and training institutions, create synergies with cultural organizations; encourage research and publications on Italian food; and organize programs of Italian food scholarship.


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