Lourdes Plana Bellido assumes the presidency of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy and replaces Rafael Ansón, who had been in office for 40 years

The Royal Academy of Gastronomy today held a telematic plenary session in which the new president of the institution was elected: Lourdes Plana Bellido.

Bellido has been unanimously elected, and comes to the post after Rafael Ansón announced that he was leaving office after turning 85, 40 of which he has been in charge of the academy.

The one chosen to preside over the new stage founded the Aragonese Academy of Gastronomy in 1995 and is a founding member of the Madrid Fusión congress, which she has directed since its first edition.

Although she has a diploma in Optics, Optometry and Contactology, Bellido's career has been closely linked to gastronomy, at the teaching level and as a disseminator. Bellido has been director of the Restauradores Magazine (1999-2003) and, during the more than 20 years that she has been dedicated to the world of the gastronomic press, she has collaborated in different magazines and radio and television programs for whose journalistic work she received, in 2004 , the National Award of the Spanish Academy of Gastronomy for the best work in the gastronomic press.

According to the statement issued by the RAG on the occasion of the appointment, “in this new stage that begins today, the President and the Board of Directors will work to promote a more participatory and inclusive Royal Academy of Gastronomy, strengthening its role as the backbone of gastronomic sector in Spain ”.

"For this reason, among its main lines of action, the Academy's support for the catering sector stands out as a priority in these especially difficult times, strengthening its ties with both professionals and associated Associations and Institutions", he concludes.

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