About our Project Selection Process

Gastronomy is about the culture of food, and how people connect to it. Launceston Gastronomy wants to connect the people of Northern Tasmania through food, working together to make a sustainable future.
To achieve this, June 2021 Launceston Gastronomy are submitting a bid to become a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Six key projects are required to underpin our bid.
We are seeking the following types of projects:
  • 3 projects for the bid with uniquely local flavours,
  • 3 projects for the bid that are globally connected,
  • Early-stage projects to build into our 5-year plan, and
  • Projects to promote, share, support and that celebrate our place. No project is too big or too small.

Launceston Gastronomy works with food from soil to stomach taking a food systems approach. We are seeking projects from across our food system including, but not limited to: food policy, security, literacy, education, production, manufacturing, technology, preparation, supply, retail, and communications.

Criteria & Assessment

We want to hear how your project works with Northern Tasmania's food system, how it puts creativity and culture at its core, and how it makes the region more sustainable (using the UN Sustainable Development Goals).
Projects will be assessed by an industry panel using a resourced based view. You can read more about this framework here.

Key Dates
Submissions open: 5 PM Tuesday, February 1, 2021
Submissions close: 7 AM Monday, March 1, 2021
Notification of outcome: by March 10, 2021

The Program Manager may contact you with more details regarding your submission if there are questions from the selection panel.

Contact Details
For all enquiries, please contact:

Lynda McKay, Program Manager - Launceston Gastronomy
Phone: 0417 660 452
Email: hello@launcestongastronomy.com.au