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Unraveling the Michelin Guide: Journey To The Heart of The Fascinating World of Food Studies


The recent Speaker Series 2024 organized by the School of Food Studies and Gastronomy (SFSG), featuring esteemed Michelin Expert, Associate Professor Dr. Frédéric Zancanaro from University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France, to share his insights on the topic of "Journey to the Heart of the Michelin Guide: An Opening onto Food Studies".


This event garnered significant attention, attracting a diverse audience of over 50 participants, including faculty members, graduating students, alumni, and specially invited external guests. Together, they delved into the intricate intersection of Michelin guide and the realm of food studies.


Dr. Frédéric Zancanaro is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès (France), and a member of Centre for Research on Work, Organization, Power (CERTOP). He teaches at Institute Supérieur of Tourism, Hotels and Food (ISTHIA) and is the Deputy Director of the institute. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Taylor's Toulouse University Center (TTUC) and International Association of French-speaking Sociologists (AISLF).

Dr. Frederic delivered a captivating presentation, offering profound insights into the significance of the Michelin guide and its enduring impact on the gastronomic landscape. Attendees were treated to a deep dive into the guide's evolution over time and its profound influence on culinary excellence globally. The session provided attendees with a wealth of knowledge and sparked meaningful discussions about the role of Michelin in shaping culinary standards and practices.


Overall, the Speaker Series was a resounding success, signaling the School's commitment to academic excellence. It set a promising tone for future events, promising further exploration of the intricate relationship between food studies and the wider gastronomic world.


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