GI MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
The GI membership body consists of two segments
reflective of the Italian restaurantindustry itself:
Trade/Journalists and the General Public
– each with their own set ofexclusive benefits!
SCHOLARSHIP
Founding the GI Giacomo Bologna Scholarship facilitated through
a partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.  
Each year for the last 30 years, GI has provided almost a quarter of a million dollars
in scholarships to culinary and hospitality program students from across
the United States enabling them to travel to Italy and participate in 
an intensive educational program to study the cuisine, viticulture, and products of Italy.
VINO & CUCINA EVENT
Establishment of the Vino e Cucina
Italian cuisine & wine event.
Organized annually by GI, this consumer event, drawing more than 500 guests
and press, brings together the acclaimed GI member restaurants from around
the United States who prepare and present their signature dishes. 
The evening is complemented by Italian wines and spirits and a silent auction.
INSTITUTIONS AND JOURNALISTS
GI continues to represent the point of reference for educational institutions and
journalists throughout the U.S. and Italy promoting a better understanding and
appreciation of Italian Cuisine and its regional products.
In addition GI provides the support and resources to all regions throughout Italy
who travel to the U.S. for special events and educational programs.
ANNUAL TRIP
Since 1980, GI sponsors an annual professional development trip to Italy
for members and invited journalists focusing on a different region each year,
allows the opportunity to learn about the history of Italian Cuisine
while being introduced to new products and techniques.
The knowledge gained through this experience provides restaurateurs
the opportunity to enhance their businesses and provide a new resource
of training for their staff making their operations more successful
and progressive in today’s competitive market.
CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
Serving as the consultant to the Italian Cuisine curriculum developed
and introduced at the Culinary Institute of America.
Through these efforts the CIA opened the Catherine De Medici restaurant
which still serves as an educational resource for college.

Events

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DATE: OCTOBER 1st, 2nd ,3rd , 2018 EVENT LOCATION: Chef's Club Counter 62 Spring Street  NYC TIME: 6:30PM - 9:30PM INFO: Event limited ...
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DATE: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 EVENT LOCATION: Il Buco Alimentari 53 Great Jones Street  NYC TIME: 11:30AM - 3:30PM INFO: Event limited for ...
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DATE: Monday, September 24th, 2018 EVENT LOCATION: Zio Restaurant 17 West 19th Street  - New York TIME: 12 - 5PM INFO: Event limited ...
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DATE: Monday, October 22nd, 2018 EVENT LOCATION: The High Line Hotel 180 10th Avenue (at 20th Street) New York NY 10011 TIME: 10AM ...
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