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Gruppo Italiano (GI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering Italian culinary culture and genuine products through educational series and scholarships. It offers timely and in-depth information to its members: restaurants, producers, importers, and distributors of authentic Italian products, as well as media, culinary schools, and to the general public with a serious passion for authentic Italian food and wine.


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Become a Member

The GI membership body consists of two segments
reflective of the Italian restaurant industry itself:
Trade/Journalists and Italian Enthusiasts — each with their own set of exclusive benefits.


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Scholarships

Founding the GI Giacomo Bologna Scholarship facilitated through a partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. For over 30 years, GI has provided almost a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to culinary and hospitality program students enabling them to travel to Italy and participate in an intensive educational program.


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GI Brand Ambassadors

Originally established in 1979 in New York City, Gruppo Italiano is now expanded in major American areas, thanks to a solid network of Ambassadors!

Riccardo Longo
Riccardo Longo – Gran Caffe` L’Aquila, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Young
Michael Young – Taub Family Selections, Los Angeles, CA
Dean Nole
Dean Nole – Café CaNole, Utica, NY
Enrico Carducci
Enrico Carducci – Circo Massimo Entertainment


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Gruppo Italiano (GI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering Italian culinary culture and genuine products through educational series and scholarships.


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