The Torribera Mediterranean Center: Food, Health, Culinary Innovation (TMC) is a joint initiative of the University of Barcelona and The Culinary Institute of America based at the Food and Nutrition Campus of the University of Barcelona at Santa Coloma de Gramenet. It leverages the strengths of two leading educational institutions to address vital public health and sustainability issues through expanded academic, professional, and business collaboration.
As the only academic center focused on preserving and broadly advancing the Mediterranean Diet and the wide application of its principles, TMC connects cutting-edge food and nutrition research with world-class culinary insight, food and agricultural business innovation, and translational strategies across multiple sectors of society—all within a pan-Mediterranean cultural reference framework. TMC builds on the UNESCO World Heritage status of the Mediterranean Diet, its worldwide appeal with chefs and the public, the depth and breadth of scientific research confirming the efficacy of the diet, and the alignment of traditional Mediterranean dietary patterns with global sustainability imperatives.
TMC is open to Mediterranean, European, and other international partners.