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The BEC dresses up to receive Gustoko: a meeting of flavors and tradition

BEC Gustoko 2024

Mairenis Gomez

February 15, 2024 | 3:34 p.m.

A showcase of flavor and sustainability in the heart of Bizkaia

In an emblematic corner of Barakaldo, The Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) is once again transformed into the epicenter of gastronomy with the celebration of Gustoko 2024. From March 1 to 3, this biennial event opens its doors to reveal a world where culinary innovation and tradition go hand in hand, promising an unforgettable experience for those lovers of good food.

Expansion and variety at Gustoko: seducing demanding palates

This year, Gustoko surpasses itself with a 20% expansion in its exhibition area, hosting more than 200 companies that are preparing to seduce palates More demanding. Among the additions, niche products such as truffles stand out, expanding the spectrum of flavors and textures available for tasting.

Sustainability and social inclusion: fundamental pillars of Gustoko

Not only gastronomy is celebrated at Gustoko; The event also shines for its firm commitment to sustainability and social inclusion. Recognized as a sustainable event by Erronka Garbia, of the Basque Government, Gustoko integrates environmental measures that make a difference. In addition, this year social integration initiatives stand out, collaborating with firms that employ people at risk of exclusion, such as Rotura, Itsaslur and Ekoizan/Vegaizan.

More than a fair

This approach not only enriches the fair experience, but also underlines the importance of a responsible gastronomic sector committed to the well-being of the community. In the words of Mario Goffard Negro, commercial and marketing director of the BEC, «Gustoko is more than a fair; “It is a movement towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.”

A meeting point for crafts and small production

Gustoko's dedication to small artisan producers continues to be one of its hallmarks. The selection of exhibitors focuses on those that offer high-quality products and represent the best of culinary craftsmanship. This unique space facilitates direct meetings between producers and visitors, allowing a rich and personal exchange about the production processes and the stories behind each product.

Geographic diversity at the fair

This year, The fair is proud to bring together a diverse geographical representation, including firms from Asturias, Burgos, Cantabria, and beyond.. Reaffirming its role as a catalyst of visibility for local producers and as a showcase for the diversity and culinary richness of our region and the world.

Gustoko 2024: a program full of activities and flavors

Gustoko's activities program is more robust than ever, with showcookings by the Bilbao Higher Hospitality School (ESHBI) and tastings that promise memorable culinary experiences. In addition, the event serves as a platform for exchange between the general public and professionals in the sector. With spaces dedicated to promoting dialogue and collaboration.

The fair is not only a place to taste and discover, but also to learn and share. With a wide range of products on display, from traditional to the most innovative. Gustoko is positioned as an essential event for all those linked to the world of gastronomy and food.

BEC Gustoko 2024
A showcase of flavor and sustainability in the heart of Bizkaia

A must for professionals and gastronomy lovers

Undoubtedly, the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) and Gustoko 2024 is not just a fair; It is an experience that transcends the palate. Inviting you to reflect on the future of food, the importance of sustainability and the power of the community. For the citizens of Bilbao and Bizkaia, it is a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a celebration of flavors, traditions and values ​​that define our gastronomic identity.

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