• Bendigo - City of Gastronomy

Bendigo has been designated a UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy!

On October 31, 2019 Bendigo joined 65 cities around the world who have been newly admitted to the Creative Cities Network. Bendigo has been designated as a creative city of gastronomy – recognising all the exciting things happening across our city and region in food and beverages, culture and sustainability.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network is a network of 246 cities around the world that are putting creativity at the heart of their economic, social, cultural and environmental development plans. There are seven categories that make up the network. The categories are: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music. There were already four Australian cities in the network – Melbourne (Literature), Geelong (Design), Sydney (Film) and Adelaide (Music) – and in 2019 Bendigo’s creativity and gastronomy has been recognised on the world stage.

Check out the official website and watch this space for more updates about Bendigo’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. 

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Hear from our local Gastronomy legends in the below episode of Bendigo Talks