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Indeed! All destinations need to defend their gastronomic and other heritage from fast-food, mass-produced and non-descript products, infrastructure and experiences.
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PositionChef, Author, Cultural Seminar Organizer, Sustainable Tourism Consultant
CompanyFounder & Director, Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Eco-Agritourism Network, an award-winning program for best practices in responsible travel. Author of "Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet."
Degrees & CertificatesCrete's Culinary Sanctuaries (CCS) was founded in 1997 by Nikki Rose, a Greek-
American professional chef, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, writer,
culinary seminar director, and responsible travel adviser for projects in Brazil,
Cambodia, Europe and USA.
CCS has received awards for Best Practices in Responsible Travel from National Geographic, the World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development, the World Travel and Tourism Council, and is featured in major media outlets, including
National Geographic, National Public Radio, Heritage Radio Network, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Lonely Planet and TV New Zealand.
Work ExperienceCCS Seminars and Study Tours are private and tailored for our small groups. We collaborate with over 40 small businesses, organic farmers, ecologists and individuals working to protect Crete’s cultural and natural heritage. We develop distinctive educational programs that help provide tangible benefits to local communities. Seminar attendees have a rare opportunity to discover Crete’s heritage in the company of resident-specialists, while supporting community-run sustainable travel programs.
Services OfferedDistinctive cultural-culinary educational travel programs. CCS organizes private accredited study tours for academic institutions and seminars for the general public. Nikki Rose also consults on sustainable/community-based tourism with emphasis on traditional, local food and beverages.