• Culin-Air Travel advises in international gastronomic travel,
  • spots destinations with unparalleled culinary heritage,
  • publishes stories in word and photography about experiences at excelling destinations,
  • creates distinctive tours in international culinary heritage, and
  • offers business incentives, inspirational tours and leisure gastrotravel.

We focus on gastronomic incentives, food travellers and Dutch food professionals. We bring you the world of international Culinary Heritage, ready to create stunning stories and new memories that last a lifetime.

Let us take you to the finest culinary heritage in exclusive gourmet hotspots. Enable meet & greets with influential local chefs. Visit fascinating street food and the finest BBQ hotspots. From local fresh food markets to visits with global fine food brands and local speciality producers. All in the context of the local cultures that have given rise to the world’s most luscious traditions.

Discovering the flavours of a culture

Throughout the world, the culinary heritage of a region is inextricably linked to its cultural heritage. That’s why, wherever possible and desirable, we always select premium discoveries that go beyond simply serving regional dishes and tasting traditional wines. We create the link between the finest local flavours and the artistic and cultural traditions of the region.

We invite you to get in touch with the locals. To cook, eat and drink with them. To share what nourishes us all and to dive deep into the colourful flavours and aromas that caress all our senses. To truly understand this culinary heritage. To tell the stories of the local generations. And take them home as new memories to last a lifetime.

Focus on the five continents

Our unique International Culinary Heritage Incentive Programme is developed in close collaboration with a Dutch travel agency and local destination management centres.

Looking ahead to 2029, we are focusing on developing our food heritage programme across all continents, starting with Europe and the Middle East, followed by Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania. In Europe, the USA and Australia, we will focus on intensive BBQ workshop tours based on local culinary heritage in a joint venture with BBQ52.

New tours currently being developed:

  • Italy, Ubruzzo: Big Green Egg on tour – Culinary Heritage Cooking Class
  • Italy, Food Valley: Food & Opera (exclusive group foodie tours)
  • Spain, Andalusia: Iberico Heritage (for food professionals and food travellers)
  • Iceland: Nordic Cuisine (for food travellers)
  • Egypt: Tasting the food of the Gods (exclusive group foodie tours)
  • Southern Africa: Braai & Tribal food on Safari (exclusive group tours)
  • UAE – Tasting The Seven Emirates (advanced tour for extreme foodies) postponed
  • Mexico – Switzerland – Singapore: Triple Chocolate Treasures (advanced tour for extreme foodies)
  • Israel: Inspirational Vegan (for food professionals) postponed
  • Turkey: Silk Road Culinary Heritage (for food professionals and food travellers)

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

“Nothing unexpected or extraordinary is likely to happen if you have
an itinerary in Paris filled with the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.”
Anthony Boudain

New in our 2024 program:
Abruzzo – october 2024

An exclusive gastronomic journey where world-class culinary heritage cooking classes at Big Green Egg meet hundreds of years of cultural history.

You’ll explore, cook and taste the finest and freshest local produce in its original region. Pick the world’s best saffron in L’Aquila. Hunt for wild white truffles in ancient forests. Go fishing on the unique trabucco’s of Ubruzzo. And, of course, visit some of Italy’s finest olive oil and wine producers.

And recreate the culinary heritage of Abruzzo with local top chefs and a certified Big Green Egg workshop leader on the eight Big Green Eggs that travel with us in this exclusive Abruzzo food adventure.

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Advanced food travellers & extreme foodies

Culin-Air Incentive Travel advises, designs and guides exclusive private gourmet tours for 2-6 travellers. Every detail of our tours is personally selected and tested. Our Supreme Gourmet Tours are always tailor-made, based on the traveller’s preferences.

Although we strive for the highest quality in every detail, exclusivity does not automatically mean luxury. After all, authentic encounters with the locals don’t always go hand in hand with star-studded luxury. But don’t worry, it’s all included, as long as it fits in with the focus on discovering culinary heritage. We believe it’s this contrast that creates the best memories to last a lifetime!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

BBQ52 on Culinary Heritage Tour

As a joint venture with BBQ52, Culin-Air Travel offers exclusive high-end Big Green Egg Cooking Class Tours in European regions with a strong culinary heritage.

While our local guides take you to exclusive hotspots to experience the essence of the regional culinary heritage, the BBQ52 team travels behind you with a deluxe set of 8 Big Green Eggs. They will be prepared for you at special locations for unique heritage cooking classes with top local chefs and a certified Big Green Egg workshop leader.

You’ll explore, cook and taste the finest and freshest local products in their own natural and cultural habitat. We visit food markets and local producers. Experience both street food and top chef restaurants. All balanced with visits to stunning nature reserves and local art and culture.

Our most intensive culinary tour to really understand the heritage!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Distinctive Culinary Heritage Incentives

Culin-Air Incentive Travel uses its international network of food and gastronomy experts to offer tailor-made incentive trips with a strong focus on culinary heritage.

Our incentive trips have great value as a distinctive employee reward or can be used for quality relationship management. We design each incentive according to your personal requirements. Once the incentive has been designed, we can provide and co-ordinate the motivational communication before the trip, the supervision of the trip itself and, of course, the stimulating memories afterwards.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Inspirational tours for food professionals

Culin-Air Incentive Travel advises, organises and coordinates Gastronomic Inspirational Tours with an average duration of 3-4 days within Europe and 5-6 days intercontinental. Travelling in groups of 10-15 participants, the result is twofold: an unparalleled insight into a regional culinary heritage and an effective networking event in itself.

Designed specifically for chefs, brand developers, (fine) food marketers and food retailers, as well as category managers, these tours introduce participants to a regional culinary heritage through a combination of factory visits, F&B tastings and meet and greets with influential food professionals from that region.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Our experience

Culin-Air Incentive Travel has over 25 years’ experience in event organisation, marketing and group projects in the arts and culture, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the international food sector.

We select inspiring destinations where local food and leading culinary hotspots can be experienced at their best. Always rich in contrasts and therefore always tailor-made. With good taste and an eye for detail.

Local expertise

In our quest to discover the unexpected, we visit every location and venue ourselves to select only those experiences that meet our high standards of authenticity and exclusivity. To find these hidden gems, we have developed an extensive network of regional and local experts who truly understand our mission.

We carefully select your personal local guides to ensure that you always have a professional host at your side. Their main task is to ensure that you experience and enjoy every aspect of your trip.

Working with the best outbound specialists

Culin-Air Incentive Travel works with specialists in the travel industry to ensure a top quality product at all levels. This motivation is reflected in our vision that a perfect collaboration is more than the sum of its partners.

The partners we select must meet our uncompromising standards of hospitality, expertise and desire to excel in order to create a joint venture in exclusive collaboration.

Would you like to know more? Then don’t hesitate to contact us!

Amazing Grace

Thai chef Supinya Jansuta, 72, better known as ‘Jay Fai’, wearing goggles, cooks with two flaming woks at her restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, one of 14 Bangkok restaurants to receive a Michelin star in 2018. Jay Fai is the only restaurant listed in the Bangkok guide under the ‘street food’ classification to receive a Michelin star.

“This is an old classic hole-in-the-wall place, famous for its crab omelette. When you cut the thing open, it’s literally bursting with the freshest crab in the city. Breathtaking, a meal at Jay Fai creates memories that last a lifetime. An unpolished gem in the Thai culinary heritage”.

Exclusivity vs. luxury
Of course, it’s wonderful to enjoy the luxury of a Michelin-starred restaurant. But we believe that on a tour of contrasts, a balance of true experiences of the local culinary heritage goes beyond impeccable food and impeccable restaurant service. Top restaurants are commonplace for our clientele, but combined with the experience of true local culinary gems. These are the stories you’ll tell again and again.

We create memories that last a life-time.