TMC Vision

The Torribera Mediterranean Center is a Barcelona-based, Mediterranean-wide academic center that addresses vital public health and sustainability issues through expanded academic, professional, and business collaborations. It aims to advance adoption of Mediterranean dietary patterns in restaurants and foodservice, in food manufacturing, and at home. TMC connects cutting-edge food and nutrition research with culinary, agricultural, and business innovation to translate scientific evidence into action. It is open to Mediterranean, European and other international partners.

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Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean: Digital Magazine Now Available

Once again this January, the Mediterranean Diet was named the world’s best overall diet. What does that mean for food professionals, and how can you best use the learnings of the Mediterranean Diet in your operations? The 2020-2021 edition of Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean: Digital Magazine will help guide your business and culinary strategies to create…

Culinary Institute of America Students Arrive for Semester at Torribera Mediterranean Center

On January 8th, the Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC) welcomed the first group of students from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) here as part of their Mediterranean Concentration semester abroad. Seven students and their chef-instructor arrived in Barcelona to study at the Campus de l’Alimentació de Torribera and throughout the city. The concentration is among…

International Conference Connects Sustainability, Health, and Deliciousness Within the Mediterranean Diet

The Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC), a joint project of the University of Barcelona and The Culinary Institute of America, hosted Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean, its first international industry leadership conference, October 15-16 at the Edifici Històric of the University of Barcelona. On October 15, Joan Elias, rector of the university, also officially welcomed and constituted the…


“While the Torribera Mediterranean Center will have a strong, physical presence here at the University of Barcelona, the work of the center will embrace the entire Mediterranean Basin and will have impacts internationally, as we work with other collaborators to enhance the health and sustainability of global food systems and dietary patterns. At the same time, working with our colleagues at The Culinary Institute of America, we have to redouble our efforts to preserve this gift of heritage that is the Mediterranean Diet, for this and future generations worldwide.”

Dr. Joan Elias Garcia  |  Rector, Universitat de Barcelona

“The traditional Mediterranean Diet is the most heavily researched and documented cultural model for healthy eating. This ground-breaking academic center will, for the first time, bring together academics, chefs, other professionals, and business leaders from around the world to accelerate positive impacts tied to this delicious UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. As part of our continuing global outreach, we are honored to co-launch this partnership with the University of Barcelona to underscore the enhanced role that interdisciplinary scholarship, translational research, and marketplace innovation needs to play in advancing healthy, sustainable food choices.”

Dr. Tim Ryan  |  President, The Culinary Institute of America